Environmental Educator (Multiple Locations)
Join us at Brandywine Creek State Park and share your appreciation for the natural and cultural world! An ideal candidate enjoys sharing a love of nature with others, is creative, considerate, and willing to work with our team to provide the best possible experience for park visitors. As a part of the Brandywine Creek State Park Nature Center/ Environmental Education Team you will be working with all ages, from adults to pre-school-aged children in school and public programs. In this position interns will be working with field experts to become actively engaged in resource-based educational program delivery, research, and coordination both on- and off-site. Nature Center Interns may also have the opportunity to conduct research on the cultural and natural history of Brandywine Creek State Park and the surrounding area to expand current programming offerings. Programs include canoeing, hiking, orienteering, birding, natural dyes, insects, animals in nature, special events, and guided hikes featuring Brandywine Creek State Park’s many natural and historical resources. You will also assist in data entry, salamander and blue bird research, animal care, and maintaining the Nature Center and exhibits. The position includes working weekends and some evenings.
AmeriCorps Educational Award (optional): Interns engaged in Education, Management, Administration, or Environmental Stewardship are eligible to receive an AmeriCorps Education Award upon completion of their service if they choose. The award amount varies and is based on the total number of hours served. The award can be used for educational expenses including tuition, student loans, books, and other fees for up to 7 years after completion of service.