Pasadena Audubon's Bird Science Program incorporates hands-on outdoor activities and live educational owls to bring the excitement of birds to school children in our community. We are looking for interns and volunteers to assist us with guiding elementary school kids as they learn about birds and the ecosystem. Training starts in September.
While prior experience is not necessary, an interest in conservation education is highly desirable!
NOTE: Must be over 18, willing to take a TB test, and legally able to work with children.
Training will be provided through a 15-hour program:
Five classes on Thursdays from 9 am to noon, from September 7 through October 5, 2023.
Location: Eaton Canyon Nature Center (the last class at Peck Road Park in Arcadia).
You will learn about:
- Bird Science Program curriculum
- Local Birds and Birding
- Birds and botany
- How to safely handle educational owls.
Interns will assist in teaching in-class lessons and guiding outdoor nature walks—great for college students who want to further their education with leadership skills and gain experience in outdoor education.
A scholarship of $800 will be awarded to interns who complete 50 hours between September 2023 and May 2024, and develop a final project.
To apply, send a cover letter and resume (and optional letter of reference) to Pasadena Audubon Program Director, Lois Brunet at LoisB.PAS@gmail.com.