Mt Pisgah Education Intern needed.

Educational Internship at Mt Pisgah Arboretum

Job Description:
1) Lead small groups of 5th grade students on a 2-hour, interactive tours at the
Arboretum, teaching them about the native plants of the Southern Willamette
Valley and their many uses. Students use a treasure map and follow clues to discover
answers to mystery questions. This treasure-hunting hike was developed last year by
the UO Environmental Leadership Program.
2) Lead an afternoon session of environmental education activities for 4th grade
students, focused on our watery world. Teach students to work on a stream
model, create a mural of water creatures, and play an invasive species game.
The Opportunity:
– Gain experience teaching elementary school students
– Share your love of nature with kids
– Learn about the native plants of the Willamette Valley
– Become familiar with place-based, interactive outdoor education
– Build up your resume with real experience in the field
The Ethnobotany tours are led on Thursday Mornings, 9:30-11:30am
Afternoon sessions are Tuesdays, Noon-1:30pm
In class Ethnobotany sessions are Tues mornings (TBA)
The tour season is April 23-June 6.
All tours are led at Mount Pisgah Arboretum, approximately 7 miles from UO.
Interns will be provided with free training during the month of April.
Training includes natural history, teaching techniques, and group management.
Students leading the afternoon water education sessions will receive $9.50/hr.
To Apply:
Submit a brief cover letter and resume to, Fran Rosenthal, Education Manager
Mount Pisgah Arboretum,
Questions? Contact Fran at 541-747-1504

Posted by Shelly Knight ( on Feb 13, 2013 at 10:16 AM

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