Education Intern

Expected Dates
August 25, 2014 to November 23, 2014
Site
Casper Mountain Science School
Position ID
PO-00441404
Education Interns will team teach outdoor educational programs on the Casper Mountain Science School campus.  Science education is a focus of the school.  Grades 4-9 are the primary audience with classroom sizes of 25 students.  Local natural history, mountain ecology, and the connections to adjacent Casper is our emphasis.  We implement place-based educational experiences for regional school youth.  Sessions will be conducted during weekdays Fall, Winter, and Spring.  Interns will work with teachers, college students, and other interns to provide quality experiences for students.  The scientific method will be taught through field investigations conducted in a variety of habitats and seasons.  Inquiry and critical thinking will be major themes.  Interns will facilitate independent research projects to be conducted by the students.

May involve day programs, evening programs, and chaperoneing of children overnight.

Applicants must have a degree in one of the following areas: Biology, Earth Sciences, Geology, Physics, and/or Chemistry

Following this internship, qualified interns may be eligible to enter a post-bachelors program here leading to a certification in secondary STEM education.  Should funding become available, this program will support individuals in pursuit of certification with full tuition, fees, and a living allowance for the duration of this post-bachelors program.  The potential end result will be certification in secondary science education recognized in all states, some graduate credit toward a masters in curriculum and instruction, an AmeriCorp education award, and valuable teaching experience.  This program is 18 months beyond the SCA internship.  At this point, funding is tentative. 

Preference will be given to candidates interested in pursuing a career in STEM education.
  • Casper Mountain is a montane forest habitat of the middle Rocky Mountains. The campus is located about 20 minutes from Casper College. Elevation is about 8,000 feet above sea level. Our campus includes a lodge and several outlying buildings on about 400 acres. Internet and phone service is available at the lodge. Lodging, kitchen, and parking are available.
  • Leave No Trace, Trainer Course
    CPR
  • Access to alpine and Nordic ski areas. The Nordic trails include 14 miles of cross country groomed ski trails. Additionally, there are many trails available for biking and hiking. Local university faculty are available for practicum courses.
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Main Area of Focus
Education and Interpretation
Education, Training & Skills Expected
Education
some coursework or experience
Ecology & Restoration
some coursework or experience
Working with Children
competent without supervision