Newport Bay Conservancy (NBC) has a proud history of environmental advocacy having been involved in the protection of the Upper Newport Bay for the past 50 years. Our mission is to protect and preserve the Upper Newport Bay through education, restoration, research, and advocacy. We are able to do this with the support of 150 active volunteers contributing over 10,000 hours of service each year. We are excited to work in partnership with the City of Newport Beach and the Newport Dunes Resort to provide FiiN (Fostering Interest in Nature) for 5th grade students. This free, overnight nature camp includes 3 days and 2 nights at the Newport Dunes and provides students with an opportunity to explore the coastal areas of Newport Beach, and develop an appreciation for ecology and nature-based recreation. Click here to get a taste of the program.

The Outdoor Activity Leaders for FiiN are responsible for leading fifth grade students through nature-based science activities. The curriculum includes science/environmental concepts related to the conservation of wetlands/coastal habitats as well as leadership and team building through outdoor recreation. Outdoor Activity Leaders will provide supervision of students in shifts spanning Mondays through Fridays for 9 weeks. Outdoor Activity Leaders will report to the Community Programs Administrator or City of Newport Beach Recreation Supervisor. It is requested that all leaders work at least one overnight shift per week in a tent cabin.

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Read the full job description here. Then complete the application here.