How to Become an Environmental Education Assistant

How To Become an Environmental Education Assistant: Career Guide

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 a career as an environmental education assistant. 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. 




Environmental Education Assistant Job Description

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



Environmental Education Assistant 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 Creates Jobs for 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




Find Environmental Education Assistant Job Postings

Environmental Education Assistant Jobs - Canada


Environmental Education Assistant Jobs - United States







Careers Similar to Environmental Education Assistant

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



References: Environmental Education Assistant Career

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


Alberta Learning and Information Services website:

Cal-Wood Education Centre website:

Parks and People website:



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 apply to becoming an Environmental Education Assistant can be 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!



Becoming an Environmental Education Assistant: Applicable Majors

Studying one of the university majors listed below is an excellent starting point to becoming an environmental education assistant. Click on the links to find out what else you can do with these majors!


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