Discover Our Climate Facilitator - Discovery Centre

Undergraduate Fellowships in Public Humanities

Description of the nature of the organization

The Discovery Centre is a non-profit, registered charitable organization that is passionate about its mission to bring STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and math) to life through fun, interactive learning experiences. The Centre has stayed true to its vision: using its facility, people and passion to demonstrate how STEAM can empower our youth, grow Nova Scotia’s knowledge-based economy and inspire an innovative culture by showcasing our best and brightest.

Job title

Discover Our Climate Facilitator

Description of the fellowship

The main objective of the job is the development and delivery of lessons for youth on Climate Change as it relates to Atlantic Canada. The facilitator is responsible for reviewing current peer reviewed publications on this topic, translating the materials into plain language so that educators have the information needed to develop hands-on activities related to the research. The material that will be covered will be local in nature and relate to topics such as sea levels, flood risks, ocean acidification, energy efficiency, and food security.

The facilitator is a highly motivated, high energy individual with passion and experience for engaging the public in STEM activities, they must converse in English fluently. They must have excellent communication skills.

This position will give the student the experience of working within a team setting, researching, and developing materials that can easily be presented to educators for both elementary and high school audiences. Students will benefit from the opportunity of to improve upon their organizational skills, research, climate change knowledge, knowledge of educational practices, and work in a team.

Discovery Centre’s mandate is advanced through the presentation of high-quality educational experiences for its audience. The quality of the climate change materials is directly related to the skills and energy of the student employed in this program.

Location

The Discovery Centre is located in Halifax, Nova Scotia. The fellowship can be done remotely.

To apply

You application should consist of a resume, cover letter, your B00# and the names of at least two references (one of which should be academic). For the references, you do not need to ask for a letter at this time, but you should ask your referee’s permission if you send their name.

Submit your application to Linda Laurence at llaurence@thediscoverycentre.ca by Thursday, June 18, 2020.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.