[Coral-List] Looking for teachers for the Galapagos

Samantha Birch samantha at oedsi.org
Tue Nov 8 14:12:37 EST 2005

Please find below an announcement for teachers in the Galapagos. OEDSI works with scientists to teach students about the sustainable use of resources, both land and marine based. Although not strictly coral reef based we are partnered to a marine protected area in Vanuatu and will be partnering with marine resouce managers in the Galapagos as part of our program. Please forward this to anyone that might be interested. Thank you! Sam Birch

Executive Director of Programs and Research Development
Organization for Education and Science Integration

Job Description- Teachers Needed for the Tomas de Berlanga School, Galapagos


The Scalesia Education Foundation is currently in need of teachers for the 2006 school year at the Tomas de Berlanga School on Santa Cruz Island, Galapagos. OEDSI is forming a partnership with Scalesia to adopt our Sustainable Education program as Tomas de Berlanga's school curriculum. 


Start Date of Positions: March 1st, 2006


Number of positions: Three


Experience: qualified and experienced language teachers, one with an emphasis in science and one with experience in environmental teaching. Applicants with intermediate Spanish language skills preferred.


Grade levels: The age of the students is 5-17 years old. Applicants must have experience in primary or secondary education. 


Teaching and School Hours: School hours 7am-2pm, 25 hours a week. Hours in between classes will be used for lesson planning, work in the school library and attending to parents.


Pay: $450 a month to cover room and board. The school is looking for people who are prepared to work in a different environment, are enthusiastic and willing to gain something from the experience. As their funding is limited they are seeking educators whose passion for teaching and working to improve education in the Galapagos will be compensatory in and of itself.


Bonus: End of contract cruise around the islands!


Application Deadline: All applications must be received no later than January 14th, 2006. Applicants are recommended to apply by the 30th December. 


Contact: Maria Eulalia, Scalesia Foundation, P.O. Box 1717 1832, Santa Cruz, Galapagos, balfour at uio.telconet.net 


For an article about the Tomas de Berlanga School click on: http://www.gct.org/tomas.html


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