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Are you passionate about education, gardening, or working with children? If so, consider applying to be a Spring Farm Education Intern with the Sauvie Island Center. On a field trip to the Sauvie Island Center, elementary school children from around the Portland area visit a working farm, participate in hands-on outdoor science lessons, and discover where their food comes from. Interns are trained to lead small groups of elementary school students through hands-on activities about plant life cycles, pollination, soil science, and more.
You wish to gain experience in teaching youth about food, farming, and ecology
You must enjoy working with children
You are able to work outdoors, in variable weather conditions, lifting, digging, using hand tools
You have a positive, ‘can do’ attitude
You must be able to pass background check
(Preferred) You have some background in outdoor education / gardening / farming
Interns commit to one weekday per week for 10 weeks of spring field trips (April 8th – June 14th), plus one training day (Friday, April 5th). Daily hours will be 9:00 am – 2:30 pm.
As a Sauvie Island Center Farm Education Intern you will receive:
Option for college credit (if arranged with your school)
Experience teaching outdoor education programs with children
Knowledge of Pacific Northwest ecosystems
$200 stipend upon completion of season