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Positions: Outdoor Educator
Type: full-time or part-time contract
Organization: Dogwood Acres Forest School
Location: Port Perry, near Whitby/Oshawa, GTA/Durham Region, Ontario

Dogwood Acres, set on 57 acres of private forests, fields, and wetlands, offers unique nature-based mentorship programs throughout the school year. We aspire to promote and facilitate the cognitive, physical, social, and emotional development of children through meaningful interactions in the natural environment. Through exploration, inquiry, reflection and community building we strive to create a positive learning environment that promotes achievement and development of lifelong skills.

Position Summary

Dogwood Acres Forest School is looking for outdoor educators/facilitators for full-time or part-time contract work throughout our fall, winter and spring terms. We operate entirely outdoors in rain, shine, or snow from 8am to 4pm Monday to Friday, a potential of 25-33 weeks of the school year (excluding holidays).

Knowledge and Experience

  • Outdoor/environmentalist/naturalist/artisan experience and knowledge is welcomed (i.e. plant and tree ID, animal ID and tracking, orienteering, knowledge of local edibles and survival skills, sewing, etc.)
  • Able to work independently leading a small group of students as well as in collaboration with a team to facilitate/co-facilitate learning and play 
  • Teaching experience or experience working with children is an asset


  • Up to date Police Vulnerable Sector Check
  • Up to date Standard First Aid and CPR-C or higher


  • Based on experience

Come join our team in creating a unique outdoor learning experience for our students through mentorship and exploration. We welcome people of all backgrounds and experiences to consider applying. 

To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to For more information, email or call Brad at (905) 429-1498. Learn more at

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Jul 22 2020    ID: 57101