Environmental Educator Contract Position Available

An opportunity has become available to be involved in an exciting new project entitled How safe is my cat?  A part of the Beyond Orokonui project, this project seeks to involve school children and their parents in a science-based study into the safety of their domestic cats that might roam into areas where traps are being used to catch pest animals as part of a conservation project, the Halo Project.

 Image source: http://www.odt.co.nz/news/dunedin/381333

Image source: http://www.odt.co.nz/news/dunedin/381333

This project will begin community conversations about the place of cats in our environment. Participating school students will be involved in all aspects of this project in conjunction with the project team. Together they will first look at why cats and other pests are a problem for NZ’s native wildlife, the importance of cats to individual and family wellbeing, why it is so difficult to manage cats in the context of predator control programmes and wildlife management, and how this project will help people design ways to keep cats safe.

The Landscape Connections Trust is looking to appoint someone who can implement the 'How safe is my cat?’ project and is seeking Expressions of Interest from interested people.  This self-motivated person will need a good understanding of both ecology and pest management, and have experience in working with school children.

Sound like you?  Great! Please have a look at the attached job description, and send us your CV and details as requested.