Environmental Education Intern Duties
Teaching in Children’s Peace Garden:
? Teach the following topics during field trips to the garden site and visits to classroom visits to local schools: plant life cycles, planting and garden care, insects, pollination, beekeeping, composting, harvesting, healthy eating, community, cycles, and much more!
? Work closely with the Program Coordinator and other Environmental Educators to teach Field Trips, After School Garden Club and Classroom Visits.
? Assist Food Project Program Coordinator with Field Trips at the Food Project Farm site in Longmont.
? Once trained in all curricula, independently teach and manage field trips
? Conduct surveys and document attendance at all programs
? Document activities through photography for reports, grant proposals and marketing
? Attend intern trainings
? Assist with administration tasks
? Gleaning at the Boulder County Farmers’ Market
? Assist with marketing for programming
? Positively interact with the public during community outreach events
? Participate in the annual Farm Gala
? Participate in the Growing Gardens Community Harvest Festival
? Children’s Peace Garden Outreach events
Environmental Education Interns are responsible for other duties as assigned, to engage with, and learn from, the Growing Gardens non-profit organization and community.
Knowledge and Skills the Intern Will Develop:
? Teaching and co-teaching wide range of audiences in a garden-based setting including effective teaching techniques, group management strategies, and age-appropriate teaching/learning.
? Learning and teaching Growing Gardens’ Environmental Education curriculum for field trips, school days off in the garden and classroom visits.
? Effective communication strategies with students, teacher, peers, supervisors, etc.
? Effective feedback strategies including professional and peer-to-peer feedback.
? Ability to work in a team environment.
? Ability to work effectively in a dynamic environment including comfort with changing tasks.
? Cultivate a positive learning environment for diverse audiences.
? Contribute as active member of a professional learning community.
Gardening and Agriculture:
? Basic small-scale organic vegetable production techniques including: Seeding, Transplanting, and Propagation; basic garden care; Vermicomposting; Honeybees; Insects and Pollination; Gleaning; Harvesting.
? Gleaning produce for donation
Structure of Internship
? Internship duration is August 12th – November 1st, 2019.
? Required attendance at orientation meeting on Monday, August 12th with all GG interns, mentor, intern supervisor and additional GG staff
? Intern position is 15 hours per week. Note: hours may vary between weeks and some evening work is required. The most effective schedule for both intern and GG is 3 days per week, approximately 5 hours per day, variable based on program schedule.
? Each Intern is supported by a Mentor and Supervisor
? Mentor oversees daily activities and supports each Intern’s growth during weekly meetings throughout the duration of the contract
? Supervisor is available upon request for check-ins and meetings and provides general oversight of Growing Gardens’ internship program.
? This internship is unpaid and qualifies for credit at the university level
Learning Plan Contract – Each Intern will develop a Learning Objectives contract with their Supervisor and Mentor by the second week of the internship. This contract includes: position description, educational objectives, learning objectives, and skill development.
Evaluation – To support the Intern’s growth during the internship, the Mentor and Supervisor will provide an opportunity for midpoint evaluation and end of internship evaluation. Evaluations include Intern selfevaluation, Mentor and Supervisor evaluations, and discussion.
Additional Benefits of Interning with Growing Gardens:
- Hands-on experience making a positive impact in the lives of children, teens and adults
- Friendly, relaxed environment
- Good experience; develops marketable teaching and group leading skills
- Additional training offered through Growing Gardens classes, workshops, and staff shadowing
- Weekly organic vegetables from the garden as available – This benefit has the value of $20-$35 per week depending on the time of year.
- Shared garden plot with other Growing Gardens Interns in the Hawthorn Community Garden
- Garden is located with easy access to public transportation
- This internship qualifies for credit at the university level
- and so much more!!!!!!!!