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There are an abundance of jobs in the nonprofit and education sectors that allow you to work in or for the outdoors. Careers in the outdoors in both education and nonprofit sectors can vary greatly depending on the mission and vision of the organization you choose to work for.
Pursuing a career in the outdoors can be an amazing opportunity to work while doing what you love and give back to your greater community. There are many career opportunities within the nonprofit and education sectors that will allow you to work in or for the outdoors.
This guide contains detailed descriptions of specific fields within the nonprofit and education sectors including example organizations, as well as education and experience necessary to pursue a career in the nonprofit and education sectors.
For the purpose of this guide, the nonprofit and education sectors will be broken into fields outdoor recreation, environmental education, outdoor youth development, wilderness therapy, and conservation. The education sector is made up of K 12 schools, colleges and universities which tend to focus primarily on recreation and environmental education
Published November 2020
This paper outlines ways to achieve two key goals: First, to create career paths for young people; and secondly, to improve the U.S.’ ability to counter, and adapt to climate change, especially in communities that have suffered from environmental injustices.
The Recreational Trails Program directly addresses our desire to put young people to work, provide equitable access to nature, and provide resilient responses to natural disasters
Are there any graduate programs that are focused on trail planning, development, and design?
The National Crosscut and Chainsaw Program was created to train smart volunteer and professional sawyers across the nation.