How to Apply

Step 1 - Site Selection

Decide which outdoor science school site matches your education, training and experience. You are welcome to apply at both sites.

  • Malibu—A coastal stream canyon surrounded by a coastal sage scrub plant community. The site has access to a sandy beach and tidepool area.

  • Wrightwood—A mountain site near a small town in a forest with interesting geologic features and a 4-season climate—including snow.

Step 2 - Required  Application Materials

The full Application Packet will allow you to complete  the following documents which will be forwarded to the site(s) for which you are applying.

  • Cover letter

  •  Resume

  • ·Short biography

  • Your detailed background

  • References (3)

  • College Transcripts - send PDF scans attached to an email to the site director(s)

Step 3 – Interview

 If, after review, your paperwork shows a good fit with our program, we will contact for an interview. 

  •  An in-person interview will be conducted so we can meet you, and you can meet us. We like applicants to see our program in operation.
  • The interview includes you presenting a short teaching demonstration with our students, to show us your teaching style.
  • If you don't live in the state, we can do a preliminary phone interview to see if we would like to proceed further.


Malibu Site 

Email Shaun Hawke at

Wrightwood Site 

Email Kathleen Mitchell at