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Environmental Education Internship
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Hours: 40 per week Rate of pay: $9.00 per hour Minimum Age: 18 Position dates: Spring: February – May (2 positions), Summer: June – August (3 positions), Fall: September – November (1 position) (There is the option ofworking both the spring and summer seasons consecutively.) Stratford’s Mission Statement:Stratford Ecological Center is dedicated to the education of children and adults in understanding the relationship between living things and their environment, thereby fostering and appreciation for the land and all life that depends on it. Environmental Education Interns are a key component of accomplishing our Farm and Field Trip program. Interns serve as teaching staff in collaboration with a group of volunteer guides for the 3,000 children (pre-K to High School) visiting our education farm and state nature preserve each year. Interns will teach students about gardening, composting, animal husbandry and ecology while accompanying youngsters on a diversity of farm and nature experiences and activities. The summer interns will serve as Farm Camp Counselors for 9 weeks of Farm Camp for pre-K children with a parent or grandparent, for 6-8 and 9-12 year old children. Housing is available for $190 a month through a partnership with theMethodist Theological School of Central Ohio, just a few minutes from Stratford. Housing includes internet, cable, phone and laundry. Interns also receive free produce and eggs from the farm and discounts on Stratford’s meats.