Quogue Wildlife Refuge: Intern Educator for Summer Ecology Program
Summer 2022 Internship Opportunity Intern Educator for Summer Ecology Program
This is an unpaid Internship for a College Student studying Environmental, Educational or Animal related sciences.
Organization Background: The Quogue Wildlife Refuge is a 305 acre non-profit nature preserve that was founded in 1934 and is home to diverse wildlife. Open 365 days a year from sunrise to sunset, visitors can enjoy walking seven miles of trails to explore diverse habitats including forests and ponds, as well as the ecologically rare Dwarf Pines in the Pine Barrens. The Outdoor Wildlife Complex houses permanently injured wildlife that require human care to survive. The Charles Banks Belt Nature Center offers spectacular views of Old Ice Pond as well as a variety of wildlife exhibits, live animals, a nature library, and gift shop.
DURATION: 9-10 weeks, 23- 37 hours per week (based on camp week schedule) SCHEDULE: *Monday through Friday, 8:30am – 1:00pm starting week of June 27. *Evening Program Hours 6:30pm-10:30pm on Thursdays: July 7 & 21, August 11 *Overnight camp-over Thursday, July 28 from 6:30pm – Friday 9:30am. *Field trip dates 8:00am-3:30pm on Tuesdays & Wednesdays: July 18, 19, 26, 27 & August 9 & 10 *Plus 3 training days in June.
Assist in teaching lessons and leading activities such as hikes and games for children attending the Summer Ecology Program. Nine one-week sessions of this program are offered throughout the summer for children 2nd grade through high school.
Assist with attendance, various aspects of the program including set up/break down of camp activities, safety and supervising of children.
Summer Programming includes 3 Offsite Kayak adventures, 3 offsite trips to Sunken Forest Fire Island, 3 Night Hikes and 1 camp over at QWR.
This summer marks the 53rd anniversary of the Summer Ecology Program at the Refuge. Through hands-on, intense exploration, children learn some of nature’s secrets, the importance of the natural world, and upon completing the program they will have more knowledge and a greater respect for the earth, and its inhabitants.
This is a great opportunity to gain experience educating children of various ages about nature, to learn about the various wildlife and habitats of Long Island, learn to teach with and about a variety of native and non-native species. Also an opportunity to gain an understanding of how a non-profit organization operates.