The Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies

Duration: mid-May through mid-August

Location:  Millbrook, NY

Position Title:  Environmental Education Intern

Housing: Housing will be provided

For more info: The Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies

Description:  The Cary Institute’s Ecology Camp engages youngsters from the local community in science-rich exploration of ecosystem concepts. At the same time, our educators investigate children’s thinking and learning about these concepts. The Ecology Camp Intern will help plan for and teach at our camp for 7-12 year olds, and will have the option to help with our research about students’ learning.

Qualifications:  Ideally, the intern should have some experience in outdoor, environmental, or ecology education, as well as a strong interest in ecology.

Funding: $3000, Available through the Miller Worley Center dispensed through the MHC UAF System.

How to Apply: Students must apply to this position through LyonNet by Midnight Feb 28. Students must provide a resume, cover letter, and 3-page writng sample. These can be uploaded to LyonNet or emailed directly to center-environment@mtholyoke.edu .

(Letters of Reccommendation should be send directly to center-environment@mtholyoke.edu )

About the Organization:
The Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies sits on 2000 acres of forests, fields and streams which serve as an outdoor laboratory for ecology research and education. The Cary Institute combines research and education in fulfillment of its mission to create, disseminate and apply knowledge about ecological systems. A society with a basic understanding of ecological systems and an appreciation of their role in the quality of human life is essential if a healthy environment is to be sustained.  Please visit www.caryinstitute.org for more information. 
The Cary Institute’s education program builds ecosystem literacy: a way of thinking about and understanding the living and non-living systems we are connected to and depend upon.  Our vision is a citizenry capable of engaging in informed dialogue and action regarding ecosystems.  Our Ecosystem Literacy Initiative will build a seamless bridge between current ecosystem thinking and the interested public.