seasonal naturalist resume example with 2+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
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Professional Summary

Passionate Naturalist who thrives on adventure and evangelizing environmental protection subjects through educational programming for visitors and school children. Solid understanding of outdoor safety, animal behaviors and topographical challenges and how to adjust programs to meet visitor limitations. Team-minded individual with extensive knowledge of wildlife biology, plant identification, bird and freshwater fish identification.

  • Environmental Knowledge
  • Public Presentations and Communication
  • Time Management
  • Collaboration
  • Judgment and Decision-Making
  • Conservation Strategies
  • Project Management
  • Complex Problem-Solving
  • Social Perceptiveness
Work History
Seasonal Naturalist , 05/2022 to Current
City Of Coronado, CaCoronado, CA,
  • Promoted education on ecology, natural resources and environmental concerns to visitors through captivating presentations, elaborate exhibits and hands-on workshops.
  • Planned activities for nature programs to educate children and adults about issues facing local habitats.
  • Provided age-appropriate interpretive programs for children enrolled in day camps and nature education programs.
  • Planned highly engaging outdoor recreation and environment education programs for on-site and off-site delivery.
  • Promoted conservation strategies to different community and youth groups.
  • Staffed information desk and greeted visitors arriving at nature center.
  • Use spreadsheets to track visitors, animal activities, and other key metrics.
  • Quickly learned new skills and applied them to daily tasks, improving efficiency and productivity.
  • Carried out daily duties accurately and efficiently.
  • Teamed on delivery of informative educational programs on area history, geological environment and wildlife.
  • Guided tours and groups, providing educational talks and programs on wetland, costal, forrest, and freshwater ecosystems to promote ecology and preservation of wildlife and their habitats.
  • Worked outside in all weather conditions and monitored these conditions so that participants may learn about the environment safely.
  • Operated boat tour programs to all age groups and learned how to properly dock pontoon boats with and without passengers on board.
  • Completed kayak safety training which involves learning how to rescue participants using a series of different methods as well as testing personal strength in being able to successfully rescue others on open water while supporting yourself.
  • Completed training in educating the public on safe freshwater fishing practices, from safety around hooks and lures to learning how to properly bait and cast a line. Caught fish were used as an educational opportunity to discuss underwater ecosystems and fish anatomy before being released back into the waterway.
  • Handled a series of native vertebrate species such as turtles, snakes, and amphibians in a safe and correct matter for the purpose of educating public groups about the importance of preserving them.
Nursery Employee, 04/2021 to 07/2022
Twin Pond FarmCity, STATE,
  • Unloaded plants and nursery items from delivery trucks.
  • Carefully maintained plant health through watering and proper fertilization to minimize losses and waste.
  • Rearranged planting beds and flower gardens seasonally.
  • Safely used hand equipment for plant care and harvest.
  • Cultivated soil and added fertilizer, compost and amendments.
  • Assisted customers with finding requested plants and flowers.
  • Identified plant diseases and researched methods for mitigation.
  • Educated employees and members of the public on plant biology and health.
  • Communicated with coworkers and management to report challenges.
  • Removed items from shelves or storage bins and scanned tags.
  • Pulled orders quickly to maintain demanding productivity goals.
  • Transported and loaded harvested items into delivery trucks.
  • Printed labels, packaged boxes and loaded into outbound containers.
Pool Lifeguard, 05/2019 to 08/2020
Candlewood Management ServicesCity, STATE,
  • Learned and maintained proficiency in first responder skills such as First Aid and CPR to offer individuals in distress optimal support.
  • Monitored safety of guests in and around swimming pool.
  • Maximized customer satisfaction by greeting pool patrons with courtesy and resolving issues promptly.
  • Attentively monitored swimmers to identify distress.
  • Prevented falls near and into pool by calmly reminding patrons to exercise caution around edges.
  • Checked pool and surrounding areas for hazardous conditions.
  • Provided valuable swim instruction to patrons of various ages to build confidence, strength, and skills in positive learning environment.
  • Inspected pool during shift and skimmed toys and trash that could clog pool pump.
  • Observed weather and water conditions and alerted visitors to potential dangers.
  • Completed basic maintenance and repairs to keep pools functioning properly.
  • Maintained rescue equipment by conducting inspections and completing basic repairs.
  • Checked water readings regularly to keep chemicals at safe levels and avoid potential illnesses among patrons.
Bachelor of Science: Organismal And Environmental Biology, Expected in 05/2025 to Christopher Newport University - Newport News, VA
  • Honors Program Member
  • Dean's List Spring 2022
  • Varsity Women's Basketball Player
High School Diploma: , Expected in 06/2021 to Freehold Township High School - Freehold, NJ
  • Varsity Basketball player for four years
  • National Honors Society Member
  • National Latin Honors Society Member
  • FFA Member
  • Member of the Animal Botanical Sciences Program
  • Elected Captain of Women's Varsity Basketball Team sophomore through senior year
  • Member of Peer Leadership

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School Attended

  • Christopher Newport University
  • Freehold Township High School

Job Titles Held:

  • Seasonal Naturalist
  • Nursery Employee
  • Pool Lifeguard


  • Bachelor of Science
  • High School Diploma

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