In order to provide excellence for students participating in ACE Education field trips, all ACE Education Educators take part in two training periods annually. Most of the ACE Education Educators are either enrolled or have achieved the status of being a NC Certified Environmental Educator.
"It fit so well with our science curriculum."
-3rd grade teacher
"In 40 years of going on field trips, this is the best!"
“This is reinforcing our curriculum perfectly – vocabulary, concepts – [this field trip] is really meeting our objectives.”
-5th grade teacher, Creekside Elementary, Durham
“I had no idea we would touch on so many of the objectives we were supposed to cover.”
-5th grade teacher, Four Oaks Elementary
“The program is well organized, instructions were thorough, facilities were clean, activities were ready, and presenters were flexible.”
-3rd Grade Teacher
"[ACE Ed is] the best science-related field trip.”
-8th grade Centennial teacher
"This field trip is the greatest!"
If you live in the following counties, please read on: WAKE, HARNETT, LEE, CHATHAM, JOHNSTON, CUMBERLAND.
Are you interested in nature? Do you like working with children? Would you like an opportunity to do both where there isn’t a large time commitment AND you get paid? Then here’s your big chance! The Agapé Center for Environmental Education (ACE Education) is now looking for people who are interested in being trained to be “on call” Environmental Educators. The time commitment is minimal, training and salary are provided, benefits include working with children, working outdoors (who could ask for anything more?), and flexibility.
Requirements: 1. Love of nature, 2. Enjoy children, 3. Physically fit – job involves a lot of hiking on hilly and sometimes rough terrain. 4. Background in either teaching or science/nature-related fields preferred.
For more information, e-mail or call: ACEed@agapekurebeach.org, (919)552-9421 x 210. Resumes may be sent to the same e-mail.
• What does “on-call” mean?
Days that ACE Educators are needed will be announced as field trip dates are established by the schools. Depending on how full our calendar becomes, you are free to arrange as many or as few educational opportunities as you like.
• When do schools come to the Agapé Center?
September-early December, and February-May. We offer both day trips and overnight excursions. Day trips average 4.5 hours.
• Where is Agapé?
10 miles SW of Fuquay-Varina. 45 minutes from downtown Raleigh, 40 minutes from Fayetteville, 30 minutes from Cary & Lillington, 25 minutes from Sanford.
• When can I start?
As soon as the following season after being hired.