The application period is now closed. Please join us for 2016’s Jr. Naturalist Programs: 10:30AM to 12:30PM – Saturdays, June 25th, July 16th & 23rd, and August 13th & 20th.
Idyllwild Nature Center’s Summer 2016 Junior Naturalist Intern Program
Program Overview: The 2016 Junior Naturalist Internship program is an opportunity for young people to discover, explore, and ultimately share some of the things that make the Idyllwild Region such a special place. At the completion of the internship, this year’s Interns will be rewarded with a $200.00 stipend, care of the Idyllwild Community Fund.
Who Can Apply?
7th—12th grade students interested in environmental education, local legends and history, the natural world, working with children, and/ or spending time outdoors.
What Will I Do as an Intern?
Interns will assist Nature Center volunteers & employees develop and carry out two summer Jr. Naturalist programs, geared at kids ages 4-12. Jr. Naturalist Programs typically consist of a lesson & an activity, a guided nature hike, a craft, and a snack.
When Will I Need to be Available?
Accepted interns will attend 1 training session at the James Reserve (located near Lake Fullmore on CA Hwy 243) on June 5th, 2 planning sessions at Idyllwild Nature Center, and 2 Jr. Naturalist Programs at the Nature Center. Interns will be able to choose which 2 programs they wish to be involved with, based upon their interest in each program’s chosen topic. Programs will be held Saturday mornings from 10:30AM –12:30PM, on June 25th, July 16th & 23rd, and August 13th and 20th.
Why Should I be a Naturalist Intern?
Naturalist interns will receive a “behind the scenes” look at what working scientists do in the field, care-of the James Reserve’s 50th anniversary celebration. There will be plenty of opportunity to learn & network with professionals from a variety of backgrounds, fulfill volunteer requirements, serve your community, and received a $200.00 stipend!
To apply, please fill out the Application and return.
Questions or Concerns/Can’t Meet The Deadline? Give us a call at (951) 659-3850, or send us an Email.