Celebrating Environmental Education
A big part of the Florida Keys Wild Bird Center’s mission is to educate the public about how to become a better steward of the environment. Our environmental education interns help our team to achieve this goal by aiding with community outreach events, school programs, social media campaigns, and ground-level stewardship efforts. Whether it means helping to film the release of a rehabilitated osprey, leading an owl pellet dissection lab for students, or giving a tour of our Wild Bird Sanctuary, environmental education interns are given a unique opportunity to make a significant impact on the preservation of the natural world while honing their teaching skill set.
- Lead tours of the FKWBC facilities and other traveling programs under the guidance of the Education Coordinator.
- Work with the Education Coordinator to create new education program curricula.
- Work with FKWBRC volunteers on various projects including facilities maintenance, acting as a docent, and gift shop sales.
- Aid in the promotion and execution of special events including fundraisers, community outreach events, festivals, and after-school events via social media and other methods.
- Assist in the collection, treatment, and analysis of data used to evaluate the effectiveness of educational programs and the Education Team itself.
- Completion of a personal project involving environmental education that is permanent and beneficial to the FKWBRC’s educational efforts.
- Assist with acquiring and treating digital media (photos and videos) focusing on patient intakes, treatments, and releases.
- Assist with content for FKWBRC social media platforms including the FKWBRC website, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube.
- Compose no fewer than one blog entry per month to be added to the FKWBRC website as well as the FKWBRC’s printed newsletter, Footprints.
- Assist the wildlife rehabilitation team when needed.
- Perform other duties as assigned by the Education Coordinator.
- Working towards or completed Bachelor’s Degree in biological sciences, education, or a similar field.
- Experience in environmental education that includes bird focused programs is preferred, but not required.
- Experience working with live animals during educational programs is preferred, but not required.
- Ability to work with other staff to glove-train non-releasable raptors to be used for education purposes.
- Extensive and growing knowledge of ecological principles, and ability to quickly master South Florida ecology.
- Ability to teach at all age levels including pre-school, elementary, middle, secondary, post-secondary, and seniors.
- Ability to learn and understand basic medical terminology, avian physiology and anatomy.
- Ability to use social media platforms including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and others.
- Thrives in a fast-paced and team-oriented environment.
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
- Basic computer, telephone, data collection and data filing skills.
- Possess great time management skills with the ability to plan, organize, and multitask.
- Self-motivated, confident and disciplined with excellent work ethic.
- Valid driver’s license and clean driving record.
- Ability to pick up and carry 50 pounds, possibly into and out of vehicles.
- Ability to work both indoors and outdoors despite poor weather conditions.
- The FKWBRC’s two properties are smoke-free zones; able to respect the smoke-free zones.
- Ability to adapt to a changing work schedule to accommodate events that occur on weekends and holidays.Thrives in a fast-paced and team-oriented environment.
Education interns typically work a standard 5-day, 40-hour work week. Education interns are not give on-call bird rescue duties, but may be asked to assist with rescues in certain situations.
To apply for this job please visit the following URL: http://www.keepthemflying.org/internship-application/ →