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Environmental Education Intern – Scarborough Marsh Audubon Center

Tuesday, December 1st, 2015
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The environmental education intern leads educational programs on salt-marsh ecology at Scarborough Marsh Audubon Center (training provided). These 1.5-hour, hands-on nature explorations for groups of all ages are held Monday through Friday from May 2  to June 17.

After June 11, the center is open to the public seven days a week, and the intern assists with a variety of family, children and adult programs throughout the summer (September 1). In addition, the intern will complete a project mutually designed with the supervisor, such as making displays and interactive exhibits, updating the teacher and volunteer packets with current background information and activities, and designing and creating new props and activities for programs.

Additional Internships are available including:

  • Coordinating monitoring projects for birds, plants and insects.
  • Planning and running a town wide special event focused on the salt marsh

Intern must:

  • be able to work independently
  • have experience working with the public
  • have a background in teaching or environmental education and experience working with children

The internship is unpaid but possible contract work may be available. Benefits may include: free canoe rentals; 25 percent discount on store merchandise; discounted or free admission to Maine Audubon programs and trips; enrichment in natural history and educational techniques.  Interns have the opportunity to observe and participate in other departments and education programs such as our nature camps.

The position runs early May through August and usually consists of 120 hours or more. Internships can also occur for a month or shorter period during the summer. Time commitment and scheduling are flexible. For more information, contact Linda Woodard at [email protected].

 

Moving People to Action: Ruth’s Story

Thursday, July 25th, 2013
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Front Facing

Ruth has been a volunteer with Maine Audubon for more than five years. She helps out at Scarborough Marsh Audubon Center (SMAC) every Tuesday in the summer. In the colder months, she assists at Gilsland Farm Audubon Center by greeting visitors, answering the phones and responding to wildlife inquiries that come our way. A former physical education teacher, Ruth also volunteers at Spring Ledge Light House in South Portland (SMCC campus) and Maine Medical Center. (more…)

 

Celebrating 40 years! Scarborough Marsh Audubon Center

Monday, August 27th, 2012
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Photo: Ken DiBiccari

Labor Day Weekend Extravaganza
Visit us for our last full weekend, end of season sale in store, door prizes, book sale, bake sale, more… all to help this center!

The Scarborough Marsh Audubon Center will be open two weeks after Labor Day weekend, so join us on September 8 & 9 or 15 & 16.

Buy Raffle Tickets! One great cause…many great chances to win!

Tickets: $5 each, or 5 for $20
Raffle winners drawing: Saturday, September 15, 2012
For information call (207) 883-5100


First Prize: Old Town Camper Canoe, 2 paddles and seat backs generously donated by LL Bean ($1650 value)

More great prizes:

  • Dinner for four at Black Point Inn
  • Dinner and admission to The Portland Museum of Art
  • Dinner at Ken’s Place and bowling at Vacationland Bowling
  • Dinner at the Clam Bake and a Moonlight tour of Scarborough Marsh
  • Tickets to the Portland Symphony
  • Wildlife print
  • Membership to the Farnsworth Art Museum
  • Functional Stoneware Bowl crafted by Local Master Potter, Bill Cox
  • Gift Certificates
    • Harbor Fish Market
    • Edible Arrangements
    • Admiral Fire and Safety
    • Martel’s Mini Golf
    • Houston & Company Cutting Board