The main focus of this internship is to work with the education coordinator on school programs. Interns will have direct experience teaching school classes in the outdoors by participating in the Learning Stations program designed for K-5th grade classes, leading small group guided walks for youth, and helping to update existing curriculum. These opportunities will provide interns with a wide variety of experience teaching children in an outdoor classroom setting.
Interns will also have opportunities to interact with families in the children’s Little House and lead activities during special events and programs such as spring plant sale.
All of the above will provide interns with the opportunity to teach STEM, specifically science, to students in a non-traditional classroom setting. The development of the new curriculum will provide interns with the opportunity to develop new curriculum based on STEM.
The qualities valued in an intern at the Wildflower Center are:
Interest in working outdoors in all types of weather conditions.
Interest in the environment.
Ability to adjust to changing circumstances due to weather, timing, nature, etc.
High interest in connecting children to nature.
Provide excellent customer service to Wildflower Center guests.
Interest in learning and trying new things.
Ability to work as a team and independently depending upon the project.
M-F, 8:30am – 5:00pm, but must be able to commit to mornings (8:30am – 1:30pm) for school/youth group programs on Tuesdays/Thursdays and occasional weekends for special events, if possible.