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Water Festival Intern

Monday, October 3rd, 2016
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IMG_4188The Southern Maine Children’s Water Festival is a day of interactive learning about clean water, wetland ecosystems and the importance of stewarding Maine’s most rapidly renewable resource. Close to 670 4th, 5th and 6th grade students and their teachers from 13 area schools attend the conference.

The 21th annual Southern Maine Children’s Water Festival is organized through a partnership between Maine Audubon, Maine Department of Environmental Protection, Poland Spring, US Fish & Wildlife and 19 other local, state and federal agencies, businesses, nonprofit organizations and the University of Southern Maine. This year it will be held on May 19 from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm at USM in Portland.

This internship will entail working with Linda Woodard, to organize and assist with many aspects of the festival including scheduling logistics such as rooms, presenters and exhibitors, food and supplies.  There are also opportunities to be present at the festival and help with classroom and exhibit development and much more depending on your interest!

Intern must:

  • be able to work independently
  • have organization skills
  • have experience working with the public.
  • have a background in teaching or environmental education and experience working with children would be helpful but not necessary.

Benefits may include; discounted or free admission to Maine Audubon programs and trips; enrichment in natural history and educational techniques.

The position has a flexible start time any time after November 1 and runs through May with an increase in work in April and May. Time commitment and scheduling are flexible. Volunteer opportunities are also available for those not able to do an internship.

For more information, contact Linda Woodard at [email protected].