How to Become an Environmental Education Assistant


Becoming an environmental education assistant is a great career choice if you are passionate about the environment and want to have a part in education others in matters concerning the environment.


Below we've outlined what you'll need to succeed in this vocation. We've also included helpful information for an environmental education assistant career, such as job description, job duties, salary expectations, a list of possible employers and much more!



Education To Become an Environmental Education Assistant

Although formal education is not typically required to get a job as an environmental education assistant, many employers consider it an asset. A degree in environmental science or a closely related field such as geology, biology, botany or environmental engineering is usually necessary to advance to careers such as Environmental Education Officer or Environmental Scientist. 





General Job Description

Environmental education assistants are responsible for coordinating environmental education outreach programs and fostering community interest in environmental conservation and restoration. 



Typical Job Duties

• Attend local fairs, festivals and other events to recruit volunteers for various projects

• Assist with volunteer coordination during various restoration projects, such as salmon habitat enhancement, large wood placement, erosion control, and beach cleanups

• Provide classroom and field based lessons to students and community groups

• Educate landowners about noxious weeds and encourage them to engage in its control by developing outreach activities

• Monitor and assess the habitats of various species 



Who Employs Environmental Education Assistants?

There are many types of organizations that are interested in acquiring and retaining individuals with the skills, knowledge and competencies that environmental education assistants have; examples include:


• Colleges and universities

• Community outreach organizations

• Conservation organizations

• Environmental learning centres

• Federal, provincial/state and municipal government departments

• Non-profit organizations





Similar Careers in Our Database

Listed below are jobs that are similar in nature to environmental education assistant, as they may involve many of the same skills, competencies and responsibilities.


Environmental Consultant

Environmental Education Officer

Environmental Impact Assessment Specialist

Environmental Policy Officer

Environmental Technician




Please use the references below to find more information on the various aspects of a career as an environmental education assistant.


Occupations in Alberta:Educational Assistant.” (May 27, 2017). ALIS website - Alberta Learning Information Service. Retrieved November 14, 2019.

Minimum Qualifications for DEC Job Titles:Environmental Education Assistant.” (n.d.). New York State Department of Environmental Conservation website. Retrieved November 14, 2019.


Please Note: Much of the information for this career guide was gathered from actual job postings, which due to the brief nature of their online presence, are not listed here as sources.



Environmental Education Assistant Jobs

Our job board below has "environmental education assistant" postings in Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom and Australia.




Scholarships for Becoming an Environmental Education Assistant

Scholarships listed for majors that are relevant for this career are any of those that are found on the following pages:


• Botany Scholarships

• Environmental Science Scholarships

• Geology Scholarships


Success Tip: Be sure to apply for any scholarships that you even barely qualify for, as there are millions of dollars of scholarships that go unused every year due to a lack of applicants!



Applicable Majors

Studying one of the university majors listed below is an excellent starting point for getting started in this career. Click on the links to find out what else you can do with these majors!


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