Do you like working with kids? Do you love nature? Do you want to learn how to teach? Are you a Reynolds sophomore or older? Then register to be a Multnomah Educational Service District Outdoor School student leader for this spring.
MESD Outdoor School, the Portland metro-area outdoor science public education program for 6th graders is looking for high school student leaders. As a student leader, you take care of a cabin group of eight 6th graders overnight, during meals, and times in between for a week.Throughout the days you are given a group of six to eight students for 2 three hour blocks each day in which you teach about one of the four subjects: water, plants, animals and soil. At MESD Outdoor School, teaching is individual and hands-on; leaders teach students through experiments and nature activities. Leaders encourage students to interact with the science they're learning about, and teach an appreciation for nature, good environmental manners, and the effect of man on nature, as well as an appreciation for community, kindness, acceptance, and inclusion. Student leaders lead games and songs for sixth graders throughout the week, helping create an inclusive and fun Outdoor School community. If you are interested in becoming a student leader for Outdoor School this spring, register online at https://ortrac.mesd.k12.or.us/ods-registration/ by March 10. Male student leaders are especially needed as only 25% of current leaders registered are male. Male student leaders will have first priority in choosing their weeks. Preliminary registration is for the Outdoor School Workshop on April 7 and 8 at which students will go through leader training, are vetted by Outdoor School staff and choose their week. Spring session will be starting on April 9th and running through May 26 with both Outdoor School and our Oregon Trail programs. If you have any questions about Outdoor School, feel free to comment below and the Rambler Staff will do its best to answer your questions. ***Oregon Trail is a similar program to Outdoor School, but student leaders teach 4th graders during the day. Parents are present the whole time so student leaders are not responsible for overnight cabins.