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Middle School Ecology Internship 

Grades 6-8 

Service Dates: Saturdays for 5 weeks, starting September 23rd, 2023 and one Sunday, October 22nd (Walk Walton event)

Homewood Science Center is sponsoring a conservation ecology-based internship for middle school students. This internship will complement the Ecosystems science content and the science and engineering practices reflected in the Next Generation Science Standards for middle school. This internship is a student-led program supporting student agency and equitable practices. All area middle school students are invited to apply to join us this fall in a community project to support Homewood Izaak Walton Preserve and Homewood Science Center through scientific investigation, discovery, and leadership!

Led by Nicole Fuller, Chicago Public School Science Educator; 6th-8th grade interns will meet outdoors at Homewood’s Izaak Walton Preserve on the following Saturday dates:

Meeting Dates:

When meeting at Izaak Walton - please meet at the WEST Entrance.

September 23rd9:30 - 11:30am
September 30th: 9:30 - 11:30am
October 7th: 9:30 - 11:30am
October 14th: 9:30 - 11:30am
October 21st: 9:30 - 11:30am

*October 22nd (Sunday) - Walk Walton Event - project presentations

Eligibility

This internship is open to any 6th-8th grade students interested in conservation and ecology.

 

Internship Benefits
Participation will provide students with hands-on learning experience in project field work, development, and community leadership.

 

Application Requirements

Students must complete this brief online application by Friday, September 15th. Applicants will be notified by Tuesday, September 19th.  Attendance at internship sessions and the Walk Walton event is required.

COVID-19 Policy

In response to Covid-19, all programming will take place outdoors at Izaak Walton Preserve. Social distancing is encouraged. Masks are optional and hand sanitizer is available.

 

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