Environmental Education Intern

Expected Dates
August 25, 2014 to November 16, 2014
Site
Canyonlands National Park
Position ID
PO-00469736
Teach elementary students the science of Utah’s canyon county in a natural setting. You will assist the education specialist in implementing curriculum-based programs for elementary students. You will instruct at a variety of locations in Canyonlands and Arches National Parks, on surrounding public lands and at local schools. You will also have the opportunity to rove busy park trails and interact with junior rangers at the park visitor center. In addition, interns may work with other divisions on an as-needed basis. This internship is a cooperative venture between the National Park Service division of education and interpretation.

EDUCATIONAL AND RECREATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES: Opportunities to take field trips to other nearby parks and attend nearby teacher workshops (possible).
  • Teach elementary students the science of Utah’s canyon county. Surrounding the confluence of the Colorado and Green Rivers, Canyonlands National Park preserves canyons, unusual rock formations, and mesas reaching 6,000 ft. Arches National Park preserves over two thousand natural sandstone arches, in addition to a variety of unique geological resources and formations. This internship is a cooperative venture between the National Park Service division of education and interpretation.
  • Interns will receive training on teaching children science concepts as wel as the cultural and natural history of SE Utah. Moab offers many different educational avenues for those who seek training beyond the NPS.
  • Moab is in the heartland of all things recreational in the high desert, including hiking, biking, climbing, rafting, canoeing, paddle boarding, 4-wheel driving and scenic drives. The La Sal mountains are nearby along with several national and state parks.

  • Yes
Main Area of Focus
Education and Interpretation
Education, Training & Skills Expected
Education
some coursework or experience
History
some coursework or experience
Customer Service
some experience
Public Speaking
some experience
Working with Children
some experience