Spring Internship Environmental Education- Smithsonian Environmental Research Center (Edgewater, MD)
Smithsonian Environmental Research Center
January 31, 2022
Due to restricted access to SERC campus located at Edgewater, MD and/or limitations by groups to access our site and resources, the SERC Education Department is in the process of transitioning back from virtual to a limited onsite program. A hybrid onsite/virtual internship means working onsite some days of the week and remotely, delivering content for interactive virtual field trips (iVFTs). Currently our campus is open to small groups, of up to 20 students at one time, though this may change to larger groups by Spring 2022. Interns will be asked to deliver programs onsite, though they may not be onsite every day of the week.
Learn how to deliver hands-on in-person and interactive virtual field trips, with skills such as facilitating the field trip, delivering the content, and managing groups.
Create content related to delivering either onsite or virtual field trips, activities, and sessions (written or visual)
Learn and apply skills related to group management field trips
Learn how to maintain and update the SERC Learning Lab platform for posting Education Department materials such as lesson plans, videos, and activities for teachers and students.
Learn how to work effectively with volunteers (from a variety of backgrounds)
Understand how to deliver at least one large scale virtual public engagement event virtually or hybrid.
Learn how to track and manage group program information, bookings, and interactions with groups.
Create a final project: Co-creating and delivering one remote field trip program to be presented to SERC at large as well as at least one other group (TBD)