PT job opportunity: GMU students needed as Field Interpreters

Enjoy working outdoors and sharing science with the community?

We are looking for GMU students, both graduate and undergraduate, to work in local parks, providing watershed education programs to thousands of 6th & 7th graders.

FIELD INTERPRETERS provide hands-on STEM education as middle school students rotate through Chesapeake Bay-related  stations  including: collecting & identifying stream organisms, testing water quality, assessing biodiversity (plants, animals, fungi & more), land use, and habitat characteristics.

Orientation Meeting —>Very important meeting to attend.
Wednesday Sept 10th, 12:30 – 2:30pm, David King Hall, Rm 3006.

Field Dates & Times:

Mon-Fri. from 8:30am-1:30pm, Sept. 29-early November.

GMU students only sign up for days they are available to teach, and it’s ok if you only have 1 or 2 days available each week.  All positions are part time, background checks required. Paid, Volunteer and Internship positions are available.  Training is provided on Sept. 23-24.

Students who like working outdoors, and have a background in Biology, Environmental Science, Environmental Education, Outdoor Recreation, Sustainability, Conservation, or related fields,  should apply online at​

Where we conduct programs:

Burke Lake in Burke, Lake Accotink in Springfield, Lake Fairfax in Reston, Manassas National Battlefield Park, Occoquan Bay National Wildlife Refuge in Woodbridge. Reliable transportation IS required.

Questions? Contact:
Dr. Cindy Smith

Important Dates for Students

SPRING 2020 Semester (modified due to COVID-19)

MLK Day (university closed): Jan 20

First day of classes: Jan 21

Spring Break (extended): Mar 9-20

Dissertation/Thesis Deadline: May 8

Last day of classes: May 11

Reading Day(s): May 12

Final Exam Period: May 13-20

University Commencement: May 22 (tentative)

COVID-19 DATE CHANGES – For the complete modified spring calendar, see and for latest COVID-19 updates, see: