Environmental Nonprofit Education Intern

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Coastal Watershed Council
345 Lake Ave., Suite F
Santa Cruz, CA
Posted: August 02 2016
Application Deadline: Available Year-round
Position: Part-time, Unpaid

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Description

The Coastal Watershed Council (CWC) is a non-profit agency whose mission is to preserve and protect coastal watersheds through community stewardship, education and monitoring. CWC founded the San Lorenzo River Alliance, a coalition made up of environmental organizations, local government and partners in arts and business organizations, to transform Santa Cruz County’s relationship with its largest watershed from one of apathy and disdain to one of respect, recreation, and restoration. Our office is located in the beautiful Santa Cruz Yacht Harbor.

The Coastal Watershed Council works in public elementary, middle and high schools throughout Santa Cruz County to involve teachers and students in sustainability education. Interns will participate in many aspects of this program including:

Responsibilities

• Teach lessons to K-12 students about 1) watersheds 2) human activity impacting the health of our watersheds such as storm water runoff, trash disposal, pollution 3) water quality monitoring 4) sources of water and water conservation 5) sustainable practices 6) climate change.
• Support and leading small groups as part of our after-school and summer watershed education programs.
• Researching and developing curriculum related to watershed education.
• Training and support are offered on the lessons and activities, working with students, group management and teaching techniques. There is both school/field time and office time for this internship.

Requirements

Strong interest in environmental preservation and protection, Microsoft Office, strong written and verbal communications skills, attention to detail, team-player.

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