Vacancy: GLOBE Science Education Officer
The Environmental Education Unit (EEU) of An Taisce is the national operator of a number of highly successful environmental education and management programmes such as Green-Schools, Blue Flag, National Spring Clean, Clean Coasts, Neat Streets and GLOBE.
GLOBE is an international science and education programme that provides students and the public worldwide with the opportunity to participate in data collection and the scientific process, and contribute meaningfully to our understanding of the Earth system and global environment.
GLOBE provides age level appropriate, interdisciplinary activities and investigations about the atmosphere, biosphere, hydrosphere, and soil/pedosphere, which have been developed by the scientific community and validated by teachers. GLOBE connects students, teachers, scientists, and citizens from different parts of the world to conduct real, hands-on science about their local environment and put it in a global perspective.
Since 1995, more than 36,000 schools in 122 countries have participated in GLOBE. Over 175 million measurements have been contributed to the GLOBE science database creating research-quality datasets that are available to all and can be used in support of student and professional scientific research.
Ireland rejoined the international GLOBE programme in 2017 and the Environmental Education Unit of An Taisce is the Country Coordinator for the programme, with support from the Environmental Protection Agency.
We are seeking a candidate who has an excellent knowledge of science, professional experience of Ireland’s education system and a passion for the environment; to promote and develop the GLOBE programme to primary and secondary schools in Ireland and assist teachers implementing various GLOBE campaigns and activities. The post will be 32.75 hours per week, based in the Environmental Education Unit, 5a Swift’s Alley, Dublin 8 awith an initial contract for a period of 1 year based on current funding.
Deadline: January 17, 2020.