These roles can be site-based, working on nature reserves or other protected sites – or they can work for an organization that doesn’t have sites, but provides an environmental education service in schools, colleges or on land owned by others. 

Typically, they will teach both children and adults so they need to be good communicators. They can work for NGOs, in the public or, more unusually, in the private sector. Use the links below to browse job profiles by sector or browse all environmental educator job profiles.

NGO Environmental Educator

NGO educators may teach adults or children in a range of situations. This can be at nature reserves, or they may often be an external service brought into other organizations to teach. They may run events independently as “pop ups” or be a community organization focused on making change in a local area.

Public Sector Environmental Educator

Environmental educators will often go into schools, colleges and other educational institutions and teach children about nature and environmental topics. They can also work at nature reserves and run educational and outreach programs from such sites.

Private Sector Environmental Educator

Some environmental educators may work in the private sector. This could be for companies looking to boost their green credentials, you could be a self-employed educator working on a contract basis, run courses in environmental awareness, or work for an “eco-tourism” business where environmental volunteering and conservation opportunities are part of the experience for visitors.

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