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October 27 , 2008
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In this issue:

  • Internship Opportunity at Patuxent Research Refuge
  • Internship Opportunity with the National Audubon Society in Southwest Florida.

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    CHEM 105 & 111 -- Sunday and Thursday nights
    CHEM 213 -- Sunday nights
    7:00 - 9:00 p.m. in SC 338

    SC 204
    Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 8 - 10 PM.

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    Internship Opportunity at Patuxent Research Refuge

    Want to make a difference in a wild setting this spring? Then look no further than the Environmental Education/Interpretation Internship at Patuxent Research Refuge, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in Laurel, Maryland. The refuge is looking for motivated and enthusiastic individuals to teach others about wildlife through developing and conducting interpretive and educational programs for all ages, leading interpretive tram tours, working with Scout groups, and assisting with all operations of a visitor center.

    Current dates for internships are February 8, 2009 through May 16, 2009. Internships are full-time positions. Interns are provided a subsistence allowance of $200 per week with on-site housing or $225 per week without housing. Applicants should possess or be pursuing a degree in natural resources, biology, or an education-related field.

    The deadline for applying is January 1, 2009. To apply, send a cover letter, resume, and list of three references with phone numbers to:

    Amy Shoop (Environmental Education & Interpretation)
    Patuxent Research Refuge
    10901 Scarlet Tanager Loop
    Laurel, MD 20708-4027

    Phone: 301-497-5898/5510
    Fax: 301-497-5765

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    Internship Opportunity with the National Audubon Society in Southwest Florida

    ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION / LAND MANAGEMENT INTERNSHIP: Three (3) temporary, full-time positions.
    Pay: $6.79/hour plus housing.  Dates: Continual.

    Location: National Audubon Society, Southwest Florida.

    Qualifications: Experience with outdoor education programming preferred.  Willingness to learn and spend full days in the field.  Must have positive attitude, enjoy working in a fast paced environment.  Must be able to lift up to 50lbs and able to walk long distances.  GPS skills helpful. 

    Duties: Deliver educational programs to K-college students and adults.  Serve as Boardwalk interpreter for general visitors and assist in Nature Center store, cafe and admissions desk.  Work in backcountry to remove exotic plant species and assist with prescribed fire.  Complete independent project. 

    Apply: Send resume, cover letter, and 3 references to:

    Contact: Rebecca Beck, Director of Education, Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary, 375 Sanctuary Road West, Naples, FL 34120. Ph: 239-348-9151, Fax: 239-348-1522, Email: Website:

    Filing Date: Open.

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