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Youth Science Institute (YSI) is a nonprofit Silicon Valley leader in hands-on science education. We partner with nature to teach science to 30,000 pre-school through 8th grade students annually. YSI school programs, after-school programs, and summer camps bridge today's critical science education gap to inspire enthusiasm for science and a love of learning. At YSI, children develop the critical thinking skills necessary for academic success, and forge connections with nature that foster personal vitality and stewardship.

YSI's programs cover a variety of topics and take on a variety of forms - from nature hikes on our local trails, to making lots of noise in a study of the physics of sound, to indoor live animal programs where students get to touch snakes, turtles, and more.  YSI programs are hands-on, experiential, and inquiry based.

Programs are taught at public and private schools, and at our four Santa Clara Valley nature centers – Alum Rock Park in San Jose, Sanborn County Park in Saratoga, and Vasona County Park in Los Gatos.


Adjunct Instructor
Under the direction of Lead Instructor and Education Director, the Adjunct Instructor teaches science and place-based lessons to children and adults at a variety of indoor and outdoor setting, including education programs at school sites, school field trips and summer camps at YSI Nature Centers, and other education events. For detailed job requirements, qualification or to apply.

Science Camp Lead Instructor
Use YSI camp curriculum to guide exploration, experimentation, and scientific thinking in even the youngest campers. Also be responsible for communication with camp assistants, and parents. Detailed job requirements and qualification and employment applications.

Science Camp Assistant Instructor
Work with the Lead Instructors to encourage exploration, experimentation, and scientific thinking to make YSI's Summer Science Camps full of learning, imagination, and fun. Assist the Lead Instructor in preparation and execution of activities including crafts, hikes, experiments, and games. Detailed job requirements and qualification and employment applications.

Science Camp Counselor
Assist in camp parking, check-in, set-up, clean-up and wherever needed to help to make YSI's Summer Science Camps full of learning, imagination, and fun for all participants. Detailed job requirements and qualification and employment applications.

*Local applicants only please; relocation is not available for this position.


Last Updated:
3/6/14


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