Rebecca Rodomsky, Environmental Studies

Rebecca Rodomsky, M.S.Email Rebecca

Research Interests

I sought out CTEC to further my professional skills by working for an organization/program seeking to build and strengthen their community by providing excellent service in the area of conservation education. After spending a year and a half of my life in sub-Sahara Africa I developed a deep love for tropical areas the diversity of place, people, wildlife and landscape. I am thrilled to be joining CTEC for the 2005 year!


Employment Experience

Fall 2004;2005, Teacher/Naturalist
National Environmental Education Development (NEED)
Cape Cod, Massachusetts
Act as a residential teacher/naturalist in a converted Coast Guard Station used by the Cape Cod school districts for three-five day environmental education programs. Work as one of four instructors teaching fifth grade classrooms various ecological concepts in marine, forest, swamp and salt marsh environments.
Responsibilities included:

  • Lesson planning for nature walks in diverse environments
  • Supervising students during lessons, meals, and overnight
  • Creating and leading evening programs
  • Assisting with maintenance of school facility

Summer 2004, Outdoor Adventure Specialist Co-Director
Iroquois Springs Camp, NY
Responsibilities included:

  • Responsible for the direction and scheduling of six other Outdoor Adventure Specialists
  • Acting as an active and creative facilitator to young people ages 8-16 on a challenge course (ropes and climbing wall)
  • Providing safe and effective outdoor recreational activities
  • Planning overnights including: backpacking, camping and canoeing trips

Fall 2002;Spring 2004, Naturalist
Los Angeles County Outdoor Science School, Wrightwood, California
Naturalist responsible for establishing curriculum for 5th and 6th graders participating in a week long residential outdoor science school. Creating stimulating, creative and educational lessons in biology, natural history, botany and geology.
Responsibilities included:

  • Leading a group of 14-24 fifth or sixth graders in 6 hour hikes
  • Administering activities, lessons and games
  • Enthusiasm to lead songs, sing, play instruments, dance and act
  • Extensive knowledge of the mixed pine/oak forest and chaparral ecosystems
  • Coordinating high school and parent cabin leaders who supervise children in cabins

Summer 2002, Camp Counselor
Super Kids Day Camp
Sonoma State University
Responsibilities included:

  • Encouraging healthy and empowering communication with children
  • Designing activities, game and initiatives for ages 6-12
  • Working with a staff of 16 other counselors
  • Monitoring children while participating in biweekly swimming
  • Supervising groups ranging from 7-30 children

Related Experience and Activities

Summer 2005
Thru-hiked the John Muir Trail in the Sierra Nevada
224 miles

Summer 2003
Thru-hiked the Appalachian Trail
2176 miles

Fall 2002;2005
Member of the Association for Environmental and Outdoor Educators (AEOE)

Fall 2001;2002
Volunteer Naturalist
Fairfield Osborn Preserve (FOP)


Extensive International Travel

Mexico, Baja, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Zimbabwe, South Africa, Botswana, Namibia, Mozambique, Kenya, Tanzania, Zambia, and Zanzibar.


Interests

Reading, writing, travel, guitar, singing, birding, running, yoga, backpacking, biking, music, and movies


License & Certificates

  • Wilderness First Responder Certification with Wilderness Medical Institute (2007)  (80 hr)
  • CPR and First Aid Certified through American Red Cross (2005)

Education

Masters of Environmental Studies
Emphasis in Environmental Education
Antioch University New England
August 2005;July 2007

Bachelor of Arts, in Anthropology, minor in Biology
Sonoma State University, May 2002
GPA 3.7

Study Abroad, in Zimbabwe, Africa
Studied Anthropology/Sociology and Shona Language and Culture
University of Zimbabwe, Harare January 2000;June 2001