Naturalist Interns present interpretive talks and walks, environmental education lessons, and sustainability outreach programs. Naturalists also staff and maintain visitor centers at Walking Mountains Science Center and our partner locations (Vail Nature Center, Vail Resorts’ Nature Discovery Center, and US Forest Service – White River National Forest). Additional programs are offered in partnership with Sylvan Lake State Park and the Town of Vail. This is a professional growth position and Naturalists develop skills and knowledge in Rocky Mountain ecology, teaching, interpretation, public speaking, and community sustainability efforts throughout their tenure. Professional development and NAI’s Certified Interpretive Guide training are also components of this internship position.
Naturalists rotate through a schedule working at various recycling centers and nature/visitor centers. Naturalists develop programs and lessons, guide hikes for multi-aged groups, present interpretive evening programs, and teach environmental education lessons for children pre-K through 12 years old. Naturalist staff “Zero Waste” events to manage recycling, waste diversion, and composting stations while educating the public about these initiatives.
For more information about Walking Mountains Science Center please visit www.walkingmountains.org.
Location: Avon, Eagle County, Colorado
Duration of Position: Multiple positions of various lengths available.
Compensation: Housing plus $200 weekly stipend.
Contact: Lara Carlson, Community Programs Director, email@example.com or (970) 827 9725 x129.
To Apply: Position open until filled, interviews occur on a rolling basis. Please upload a current resume, cover letter, Walking Mountain Application Form, contact information for 3 professional references, and complete three short answer questions at https://www.walkingmountains.org/employment/naturalist-sustainability-internship/
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