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Middle School Ecology Internship 

Grades 6-8 

Service Dates: Saturdays for 5 weeks, starting May 4th, 2024 (no meeting on Memorial Day Weekend, May 5/25/24)

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 spring 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, & Charlie Rohrer, Homewood Science Center Facilitator; 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.

May 4th9:30 - 11:30am
May 11th: 9:30 - 11:30am
May 18th: 9:30 - 11:30am
June 1st: 9:30 - 11:30am
June 8th: 10am - 1pm *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, April 26th. Applicants will be notified by Tuesday, April 30th.  Attendance at internship sessions and the project presentation is required.

 

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