Butterfly House Summer Internship at Ladew Gardens
The butterfly house is a seasonal (open to the public June –October) exhibit providing a close-up, educational experience on the natural history and life cycle of butterflies. It showcases several species of native Harford County butterflies and their host plants, as well as nectar plants. The exhibit emphasizes the importance of creating and protecting native habitats and the importance of plant-animal relationships in nature.
Help observe and care for the eggs, caterpillars, chrysalides and butterflies in the house
Help maintain and care for the host plants and nectar plants in the house
Assist and/or teach educational programs in the butterfly house
Help supervise and act as house host/docent during public viewing times
Assist with other duties as needed (i.e. summer camp, special events, data-entry, etc.)
o Individuals 16 years or older pursuing studies in education, biology, environmental science, botany, zoology, or related fields are preferred
o Enthusiasm for and experience in teaching pre-K through middle school youth preferred
o Friendly, flexible, creative, self-motivated personality with good communication skills
o Ability to walk for up to two consecutive hours and lift heavy objects up to 30 lbs.