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Now taking applications for Summer Internship Deadline May 31st Friends of North Creek Forest Environmental Education Internship Summer Quarter 2017 Description: Looking for a motivated and reliable student to help with curriculum planning, design, implementation, and assessment. Friends of North Creek Forest is a non-profit organization committed to maintaining and improving the ecological function of North Creek Forest through stewardship, education and conservation in perpetuity. Our education program has ambitious goals which include providing environmental education programming that enhances nature relationships and provides classroom to field curriculum in support of NGSS standards. The environmental education program works with a variety of school and community partners and we anticipate building many new relationships as we grow. Intern will work with the Education Manager to design a detailed project outline and schedule for each quarter, as well as a plan for teaching and research opportunities. In addition interns will assist in a variety of duties including curriculum design, stewardship, and preparation (reading and logistics) for committee meetings. Expectations: 8-10 hours per week/ per quarter. Contribute written or visual reflection to FNCF blog per quarter. Attend education committee meetings and complete required readings. Assist in designing educational activities with community service and ecological themes. Produce end of quarter deliverables including lesson plans, and/ or teaching tools. Assist in field instruction with eventual plans to lead a field activity. Objectives/Learning Goals: Students will be able to: Understand basic lowland forest ecological restoration practices. Understand the role of community service/service learning in that work. Practice respectful community outreach skills. Think critically about equity in environmental education. Design for diverse ways of knowing and understanding science and the natural world. Qualifications: Interest in community outreach, environmental issues, and ecological restoration. Comfortable working within a variety of tech platforms especially Google drive. Ability to complete strenuous fieldwork and hike steep, unmanicured trails. Working on undergraduate or graduate degree in education, environmental sciences, ecology/biology. Compensation: $500 for each quarter upon satisfactory completion of program and deliverables. Experience working in the field with a professional learning community made up of seasoned classroom and outdoor educators. Internship expectations are built to support a 3 credit per quarter college internship and can be adjusted according to college credit requirements. To Apply: Send you resume and a short cover letter to Alice@friendsnorthcreekforest.org
Interpretation/ Crew Lead/ Environmental Education Internships and Training Programs:
Crew Lead Training: We offer interpretation and crew lead training through our CBLR program. Community Based Learning and Research students from the University of Washington Bothell learn how to be community leaders and educators in the field of restoration ecology.
Environmental Education Internship: Intern works with the Education Manager to design a detailed project outline and schedule for each quarter, as well as a plan for one or more teaching opportunities. In addition, interns assist in a variety of duties including curriculum design, program marketing, outreach, and preparation (reading and logistics) for committee meetings. We will be hiring a new intern for the summer quarter, contact Alice Tsoodle for more information.
For more information, please contact Alice Tsoodle at email@example.com To maintain and improve the ecological function of North Creek Forest through stewardship, education, and conservation in perpetuity.
Friends of North Creek Forest is a 501(c)3 nonprofit corporation. Donations are tax deductible. EIN: 27-5439187.