Internship – Marine Education, FL

Smithsonian Marine Station at  Fort Pierce FL is offering a paid summer (May to August) internship to current undergraduates and recent (within 6 months) college graduates in their Ecosystems Exhibit.  The intern will interpret in the gallery and at the touch tank, lead educational programs for school and community groups, assist education staff with three weeks of summer day camp, create educational displays, and other projects according to their personal interests, strengths and/or experience.  For a full announcement and to apply, contact Laura Diederick, Education Specialist (  Deadline for applications is 3/15/10.

Job Opportunity – Summer Programs Educator, VA

The Chesapeake Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve in Virginia, housed at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science in Gloucester Point, VA seeks a full-time Summer Programs Educator.  This temporary staff person (June through August 2010) is responsible for supporting five summer camp programs for students in 1st-8th grade, including materials coordination, assisting with camp lab and field programs, and supporting other education programs.  For more information and to submit a cover letter and resume, contact Sarah McGuire, Education Coordinator (   Deadline for applications is 3/31/10.

Summer Undergraduate Course – Microbial Ecology

Shoals Marine Laboratory offers a two-week intensive course (5-day workshop option available) on Appledore Island, Maine June 28-July 12 2010.  Field Microbial Ecology includes faculty from Cornell University, the Sea Education Association, and Marine Biological Laboratory. Topics range from viruses to protists to algae to multicellular organisms of the plankton; techniques include culture, staining, and advanced light microscopy.

Add your listing – Summer programs for teachers & students

The National Marine Educators Association features “summer opportunities for teachers” in the spring issue of NMEA News, and is soliciting listings. Submit opportunities for teachers and/or their students to or, including:  a 50- to 60-word paragraph describing the workshop or field trip, including a website for more information, and a contact person. Deadline for submissions is Friday, 2/5/10, to be published online in mid-March.

Internships – Summer in North Carolina

The Bald Head Island Conservancy of southeastern North Carolina is offering four internship opportunities for Summer 2010,as Environmental Educators, Sea Turtle Conservationists, Kayak Guides, and Wildlife Naturalist.  The Intern Program is open to rising juniors, seniors or recent graduates from any accredited college or university, with majors in biology, marine biology, environmental science, education, or a related course of study.  Deadline for applications is 2/12/10.

Internships – NSF Research Experience for Undergrads, ME

Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences will host eight NSF-sponsored Research Experience for Undergraduate participants in summer 2010, for research topics ranging from microbial oceanography to large-scale processes that drive interactions between ocean ecosystems and the global environment, focusing on the marine microbial food web, ocean biogeochemistry, optical oceanography, remote sensing, sensory biology, climate change, and fisheries oceanography. Visit the program website for more information and to apply.  Deadline 1/15/10

Job Opportunity – Naturalist, ME

Ferry Beach Ecology School, a residential EE center on the coast of Maine, is seeking naturalists (due 2/20/10) to lead trips to coastal forests, beaches, tide pools, and salt marshes. Naturalists are responsible for a teaching group of approximately ten 3rd to 8th graders) for three lessons every day, with some shared supervision of students between and after lessons, plus some general maintenance of the site and program. FBES emphasizes dynamic teaching methods, such as the use of ecological skits, effective props, and hands-on activities.

Internships – Summer 2010 in Maine

Herring Gut Learning Center is a non-profit marine education center overlooking a working harbor in the small fishing village of Port Clyde, Maine.  Their programs use aquaculture and marine science as springboards to learning, incorporating hands-on teaching methods to strengthen students’ skills in science, math and literacy while providing experiences that promote responsible stewardship of the marine environment.   Contact Sara Rademaker, Aquaculture and Marine Science Teacher ( for more information about two Camp and one Center internship opportunities running from June 1 to August 20 2010.

Teacher Development This Summer at New England Aquarium

The Teacher Resource Center at New England Aquarium is offering several programs for professional development this summer:

MITS Summer Institute, July 6-17

New England Aquarium offers several summer workshops for teachers

New England Aquarium offers several summer workshops for teachers

On the Waterfront: Integrating Science Standards Through Classroom and Field Investigations,July 27-August 1

Climate Science and the Ocean Workshop, August 10-13

Contact the Teacher Resource Center for details

Position Opening: Summer Ecology Camp Supervisor – Urgent Hire

Summer camp coordinator urgently needed.  Ecology Camp summer program in Cambridge at the Alewife Reservation at Alewife T Stop (with office and training nearby) needs a supervisory environmental staff member to run day-to-day operations.  Duties include coordinating environmental training, much of which will be provided by volunteer consultants, but which will also require environmental experience on the part of the coordinator.  The coordinator will also plan camp logistics and carry out daily preparations for the camp.

The camp will provide the youth involved with experiences in GPS monitoring, water quality testing, trail maintenance, wildlife identification and more, provided by scientists and teachers.  Approximately 15 youth are expected.  Youth will receive minimum wage.  The camp is run by Friends of Alewife Reservation, in collaboration with City agencies. Camp will run July 6th – August 14th, 3 days a week, for 20 hours a week.  Job commences as soon as possible for simple camp preparations for 10 hrs/wk at $8/hr until camp commences on July 6.  Salary during camp will be $15/hr, for 20 hours a week.

Required Background: Successful experience working with under-served youth and leading project-based activities.  Must have substantial past experience in leading and managing youth.  Environmental background is also essential.   Must have local experience and a car.

Additional Qualifications: Promptness and fitness.  Strong responsibility to youth and volunteer consultants.  The staff member should be comfortable in urban woods and should have the ability to provide safety for youth.

If interested, please submit CV and cover letter to Friends of Alewife Reservation

by email at:

or by post at:

Friends of Alewife Reservation

186 Alewife Brook Parkway, Suite 304

Cambridge, MA 02138

Contact the office with any questions at 617-415-1884.