Shenandoah National Park lies along the crest of the Blue Ridge Mountains in north central Virginia. The park consists of more than 197,000 acres of mountains, forests, meadows, and streams. The park protects and preserves the natural scenery and cultural heritage of this section of the Blue Ridge. The major access route through the park is the 105-mile long Skyline Drive which provides opportunities for outstanding views of the Shenandoah Valley and the Piedmont from the Drive’s numerous overlooks.
The intern will prepare and present activity-based environmental education programs for kindergarten through 6th grade school groups on program topics such as geology, habitats, plant/animal adaptations, natural communities, and watersheds (80%).Assist with the development and revision of curriculum, the production of props for programming and the development and presentation of teacher workshops and other educator training (10%).Provide information and orientation at visitor centers and on roving interpretive patrols. Participate in cross-training opportunities relating to natural and cultural resource management. (10%)