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Visitor Services Intern

Company Name:
Student Conservation Association
Intern will present environmental education and interpretive services for the Refuge's mobile visitor center known as the Watershed on Wheels. The WoW travels across the Connecticut River watershed delivering programs as elementary schools, summer camps, and outdoor-themed festivals. The WoW consists of 4 components: 1. An immersion trailer with models of typical habitats & wildilfe in the watershed. This is used as a basis for lessons about the importance of native habitats for wildlife; 2. A watershed table that is used to demonstrated river channel dynamics, erosion, ?ooding, and the effects we can have on rivers; 3. A set of pelts & model skulls for common mammals. This is used to explain different adaptations wildlife use to survive in the wild; and, 4. Seven interactive, rolling kiosks that are used at festivals & fairs. These kiosks include several games for children & information on the Connecticut River watershed, its wildlife, & steps residents can take to protect wildlife & their habitats.
Location Description
The intern will be based at the Refuge facility in Hadley, MA, but will travel extensively in CT, MA, NH, & VT
Training Provided
Defensive Driving
Trailer Towing
First Aid
Environmental Education lesson plans.
Educational/Recreational Opportunities
Hiking, ?shing, paddling, museums, concerts, nearby university.
Professional Development Opportunities
Handicap Accessible?
Yes
Education, Training & Skills Expected
Biology
some coursework or experience
Communications
some coursework or experience
Education
some coursework or experience
Customer Service
competent with supervision
Public Speaking
competent with supervision
Working with Children
competent with supervision
Expected Dates: June 1, 2015 to August 23, 2015
Site: Silvio O. Conte National Fish & Wildlife Refuge
Position ID: PO-00617146
Main Area of Focus: Visitor Services and Site Operations
AmeriCorps Eligible: Eligible
Driving Logistics: Valid Drivers License Needed
Housing or Stipend Provided?: Yes
Indoor/Outdoor: Indoor
US Citizenship: Required

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