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 Valuable Experience for College Students Connecting Students with Nature

​College students can get experience teaching students, connect with nature, and gain public speaking skills as a teacher assistant for a mobile science classroom.

The San Diego County Office of Education (SDCOE) is currently hiring assistants to help teach science outreach lessons as part of its Outdoor Education department.

"This is a great opportunity to engage youth throughout the county with programs focused on environmental issues affecting their communities," said Jonathan Witt, project specialist with SDCOE's Science Outreach team. "Our teaching assistants develop their skills and knowledge of scientific content, student engagement, and teaching techniques."

Teacher assistants will lead groups of students in kindergarten through 7th grade in science lessons related to the environment and ecological issues as part of two unique programs: Splash Science Mobile Lab and Green Machine. The school-site outreach programs give students a field trip experience without the need to leave their campus.

Splash Science Mobile Lab is a self-contained mobile science laboratory offering students the opportunity to learn about watershed issues by acting as scientists to solve a water-quality mystery.  Green Machine provides interactive lessons to help students understand where food comes from and why a healthy environment is important to good nutrition.

The opportunity allows for a flexible, part-time schedule and is open to college students from any major who are enrolled in at least six semester units or nine quarter units.

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