Polliwog Preschool Interns– Mercer Slough Environmental Education Center

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Located on a biologically diverse 320-acre wetland nature park in the heart of urban Bellevue, WA, the Mercer Slough Environmental Education Center is a collaboration between the City of Bellevue and Pacific Science Center. Polliwog Preschool is a Mercer Slough program for preschoolers (3-5 years old). At Polliwog Preschool we focus on developing the whole child - socially, emotionally, mentally and physically - while initiating them into a lifelong, meaningful relationship with the natural world. The program is play-based and student-driven with stations to choose from, discovery exploration times and specific activities that relate to a new theme each week.


Job Duties:
• Assist Polliwog Preschool Educators by interacting with students during free play times, modeling and reinforcing positive behaviors
• Engage students in investigations, imaginative play, and cooperative interactions with other students
• Model “Leave No Trace” environmental education principles for students
• Demonstrate and support students’ appreciation for the natural world, and aid students in positively and safely interacting with the park’s flora and fauna.
• Greet parents and students
• Safely move the group from place to place, and ensuring that students are properly dressed for the weather conditions


• 18+ years old
• Pass a criminal background check
• Provide three references (one or more being a professional reference)
• Commit to volunteering at least once a week for at least 6 months


Required - Preschool, Leading Diverse Teams, Oral Communication, Professional Development

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