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Environmental Education Program Directors
Environmental education program directors create and oversee programs of study that focus on environmental topics, which can relate to animals, plants, land, water, conservation, and natural resources. They work in education departments of museums, conservation and nature centers, parks, zoos, aquariums, or public schools, private schools, colleges, and universities. Their work usually involves hiring and managing educators; researching and creating curriculum for classes, workshops, lectures, and conferences; preparing educational program budgets; and handling other aspects of business if the organization that they work for is small or understaffed. For instance, larger organizations may have dedicated staff to handle everything from enrollment to marketing and promotion. Program directors for small schools or programs may have these tasks added to their job responsibilities.