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Middle School Ecology Internship 

Grades 6-8 

Service Dates: Saturdays for 4 weeks, starting October 1st, 2022, with one additional meeting Sunday, October 23rd at Homewood Science Center's Walk Walton

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.

October 1 (9:30-11:30 am) Welcome to Izaak Walton and Explore the Preserve

October 8 (9:30-11:30 am)  Pollinators and a Bioblitz 

October 15 (9:30-11:30 am)   Preparing for a Bioblitz: Ecosystem Investigation

October 22 (9:30-Noon) Walk Walton Bioblitz Presentation Preparation

* Sunday October 23  (8:00 am-noon) Homewood Science Center Walk Walton Event at Izaak Walton Preserve

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.



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 23rd. Applicants will be notified by Tuesday, September 27th.  Attendance at internship sessions and Walk Walton is required.


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