Teacher Application

Environmental Pathway engages students through three key focus areas (academic programming, workforce readiness, and student leadership development) to equip students with the ability and knowledge to address climate and environmental issues.

To bridge the gap between high school and college, Fort Lewis College, in partnership with the Southwest Colorado Education Collaborative, has created an innovative program to encourage student learning and engagement on topics related to climate and the environment from a broad array of perspectives: science, humanities, social and cultural connections, etc. Environmental Pathway includes field trips, a summer camp, real-world projects and presentation opportunities, mobile learning labs (research expedition vehicles), and concurrent courses.

Environmental Advisor Roles & Responsibilities

We are looking for high school educators who are passionate about the environment and climate and are interested in joining a program that connects high school youth to innovative, hands-on educational opportunities and pathways that lead to postsecondary success. Roles and responsibilities include:

  • Serve as a mentor to a cohort of students (~10 high school students) and oversee the design and implementation of their community project during the Summer Institute (ECI)
  • Attend the five-day Summer Institute in August.
  • Sever as an integral part of the planning, design, and implementation process over the course of the year to ensure ECI is meeting students’ needs and interests. We expect advisors to contribute an average of four-five hours per month of their time.
  • Attend professional development sessions geared towards educators in the environmental education space
  • *All participating educators will receive a stipend for their participate and commitment to the program.

Note: The application for Summer 2022 is now closed.