Teacher-Naturalist Intern

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Pennington, NJ
United States

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Work as part of a team with Education Staff to plan and implement a wide variety of hands-on, outdoor environmental education programs including:

Weekly preschool and weekend programs for families and adults
Inquiry-based school programs and field trips, addressing the Next Generation Science Standards
Scout badge workshops and children’s birthday parties

Work at Watershed Nature Camp 2018 as Group Leader or Camp Counselor
Create web material and hands-on teaching tools
Assist with animal care for small collection in the Watershed Center (reptiles, amphibians, insects, fish)
Keep a naturalist journal
Create a personal portfolio documenting the internship
Complete a final intern project
Perform simple administrative tasks such as greeting visitors, program registrations, processing payments
Other duties as requested to maintain departmental and organizational continuity



Academic background (college course work and/or degree preferable) in ecology, education, environmental studies, or related field
Experience working with children, preferably in an outdoor setting
Strong interest and enthusiasm for working in the outdoors, in all weather conditions
Passion for sharing nature and the environment with others
Good communication skills with children and adults
Willingness to learn and participate in various aspects of departmental work
Ability to be on their feet and walking for extended periods of time and able to lift a minimum of 25 lbs.
Current certification in Standard First Aid and adult and child CPR.
Minimum age of 21
Valid driver’s license and personal vehicle is highly desirable

How to Apply:

Qualified candidates should submit cover letter, resume and list of references to the attention of:

Pat Heaney, Education Manager                              

Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Association

31 Titus Mill Road

Pennington, NJ  08534

609-737-3735 ext 11