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Each year Walking Mountains Science Center hires a combination of permanent, temporary and seasonal staff to fill a variety of administrative, educational, and interpretive programming needs in Eagle County, Colorado.

Interested in working for Walking Mountains Science Center?  Contact us with a resume and cover letter describing your interest and passion for natural science education and Walking Mountains Application.
 

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Natural Resource Internship for High School Students

Get paid to explore Colorado’s natural wonders and collect data for the US Forest Service while earning college credit!

Each summer, Walking Mountains hires 12 local high school students to participate in a unique field-research internship.  The internship is 8 weeks long and exposes students to field data collection methods and gives them an opportunity to collect scientific data that will be used to make immediate land-management decisions on the White River National Forest.  The interns also participate in several “challenge hikes” up some of Eagle County’s tallest peaks and the summer culminates with a three-day hut trip.  Interns earn Environmental Science credit from Colorado Mountain College and a bi-weekly stipend. 

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Sustainability Intern

Join the team at Walking Mountains Science Center this summer to gain new skills in environmental sustainability while providing education and outreach in the community. This summer’s program learning focal area includes “Zero Waste” recycling, waste diversion, and composting initiatives. You will learn new skills in helping people incorporate sustainable behaviors into their everyday lives while deepening your understanding about how mountain communities, governments, and businesses are taking action and measuring their impact. Professional development and completion of a final project are also aspects of the internship.

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2014-2015 Graduate Fellowship

We are no longer accepting applications for the 2014-2015 Graduate Fellowship positions. Please check back in December 2014 for information about the 2015-2016 position.

The multi-faceted Fellowship in Natural Science Education is a full-time, 15-month professional development program focusing on field and classroom science instruction for K-12 students. In conjunction with their teaching responsibilities, Educators participate in graduate level environmental education courses accredited through Colorado State University. 

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Naturalist Internships

Join us Walking Mountains Science Center for an unforgettable opportunity to teach about Colorado's Rocky Mountain ecosystem and work with people of all ages. Grow as an environmental educator and interpreter while creating an incredible network of contacts for your future career.

Summer Naturalist Interns present nature walks, interpretive talks, environmental education programs, evening programs, and provide outreach in sustainability education. Naturalists also staff and maintain visitor centers at Walking Mountains Science Center and our partner locations (US Forest Service - White River National Forest, Vail Nature Center, and Vail Resorts' Nature Discovery Center). Training and ongoing professional development are also components of this internship posistion.

Winter Naturalist Interns present nature walks, interpretive talks, environmental education programs, evening programs, and provide outreach in sustainability education. Naturalists also staff and maintain visitor centers at Walking Mountains Science Center and Vail Resorts' Nature Discovery Center. Training and ongoing professional development are also components of this internship posistion.

Multi-season Naturalist Interns carry out the same responsibilities as Summer and Winter Naturalists and additional bridge the fall season where they primarily staff the Walking Mountains Science Center exhibit hall, guide hikes for multi-aged groups, contribute to the expansion and development of family programs, and assist in on-going Science Center projects.

We are no longer accepting applications for 2014 Summer Naturalists and Multi-Season Naturalists. We will post the 2014-2015 Winter Naturalist position in mid-August 2014.

 

      p.o. box 9469
318 walking mountains lane
        avon, co 81620

  970.827.9725 p 970.827.9730 f

 

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Walking Mountains operates under special use permit from the White River National Forest and is an equal opportunity service provider.  All or part of this operation is conducted on Public Lands under special permit from the U.S. Bureau of Land Management.

Walking Mountains Science Center™ is a 501(3c) nonprofit that provides place-based education in natural and environmental science through science programs for Eagle County schools, summer science day camps and overnight camps, adult and family excursions that take place across Vail, Colorado and Eagle County, Colorado. Graduate fellows can apply to be environmental educators and intern naturalists. Our educational programs enhance scientific literacy, build environmental awareness, and inspire stewardship in children, adults, residents and visitors to the Vail area and Rocky Mountains. The science center recently achieved LEED Platinum Certification for the Buck Creek Campus from the U.S. Green Building Council.