Environmental Education Internships



Teaching the teachers: Carpenter Nature Center will provide four 12-week, hands-on, educational experiences for college-level interns who will work alongside professional naturalists to teach students

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

In today's economy it is difficult for college level students to gain valuable job experience in the field of environmental education. Carpenter Nature Center will offer our highly respected, 12-week, environmental education internships for four college-level students. The four interns have the opportunity to work alongside professional naturalists, actively engaging over 7,000 youth with the natural world. The interns, the students and the community all benefit from this program.

How will this project solve this problem?

Four interns will each receive 12 weeks of environmental education training. Each intern will observe professional naturalists teach school groups, and will then have experience actually teaching students with coaching from the naturalists.

Potential Long Term Impact

Interns gain valuable experience to help acquire jobs. The hands-on training will also make them better teachers, extending their impact as they connect generations of youth with the natural world, and inspire future environmental stewards.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $75

Funding Information

This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.

Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $75 .  The original project funding goal was $8,280.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).


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Carpenter St. Croix Valley Nature Center

Hastings, Minnesota, United States

Project Leader

Jennifer Vieth

Development Director
Hastings, MN United States

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