Student Conservation Association Environmental Education Intern in Moab, Utah

Teach elementary students the science of Utah’s canyon county in a natural setting. You will assist the education specialist of Canyon Country Outdoor Education (CCOE) in implementing curriculum-based programs for elementary students. You will instruct at a variety of locations in Canyonlands National Park, Hovenweep and Natural Bridges national monuments, on surrounding public lands and at local schools. You will also have the opportunity to rove trails and interact with junior rangers at the Canyonlands Needles District visitor center. This internship is a cooperative venture between the National Park Service divisions of education and interpretation.

  • Location Description

Monticello, Utah sits at 7,000 feet near the base of the Abajo Mountains where recreational activities abound. Canyonlands National Park, Natural Bridges National Monument, Hovenweep National Monument, Mesa Verde National Park and Monument Valley are all with 1-2 hours drive. Great sight-seeing, hiking, biking and rafting are just a few of the activities to be enjoyed.

  • Training Provided

Interpretive and educational skills for working with children; natural and cultural history of the Colorado Plateau; on-going instructor training.

  • Educational/Recreational Opportunities

Many natural areas, national parks and state parks are nearby or within a few hours driving distance.

  • Handicap Accessible?


Education, Training & Skills Expected

Communications some coursework or experience Education some coursework or experience Earth Sciences some coursework or experience History some coursework or experience Public Speaking some experience Working with Children some experience

Expected Dates: January 22, 2017 to May 13, 2017

Site: Canyonlands National Park

Position ID: PO-00710830

Main Area of Focus: Education and Interpretation

AmeriCorps Eligible: Not Eligible

Driving Logistics: Valid Drivers License Needed Personal Vehicle Required

Housing or Stipend Provided?: Yes

Indoor/Outdoor: Indoor

US Citizenship: Required