- Assisting program naturalists in researching topics for in-school and after-school programs, as well as ﬁeld trips.
- Delivery of environmental programs to groups of children ranging in age from 3-13. (Training will be provided)
- Daily cleaning and maintenance of animal lab facility under the supervision of the naturalists.
- Safe handling of program animals. (Training will be provided)
- Participation in our annual Fish Fest, where children are given the opportunity to learn about and experience ﬁshing, ﬁrst-hand.
Due to the nature of our programs, interns must be capable/comfortable interacting with a variety of native and exotic animal species including the following:
- Invertebrates - spiders, scorpions, and a variety of other insects
- Reptiles - turtles, lizards, and snakes
Must be a full-time college student pursuing an Environmental Science degree or related Education degree. Only local candidates will be considered.
One intern will report to our north-side Learning Center at Alexander Deussen Park, which is located on Lake Houston. The second intern will report to our south-side Learning Center at Challenger 7 Memorial Park, located on the bank of Clear Creek. Both locations contain wetland and forest habitats. Challenger 7 also consists of coastal prairies.
Training will be provided on how to research and write environmental education programs. They will also learn about caring for and handling native and exotic species of animals.
The interns will be involved in all program events including: Traveling Naturalist, Field Trips, and Fish Fest.
Some Coursework or experience,