Butterfly Pavilion
  • 18-May-2022 to Until Filled (MST)
  • Education
  • Westminster, CO, USA
  • $13.00
  • Hourly
  • Internship - Paid

GOCO Education Intern


GOCO Program Education Interns provide fun learning opportunities for children as part
of afterschool programming, in collaboration with Outreach Educators. Great Outdoors
Colorado invests a portion of Colorado Lottery proceeds to help preserve and enhance
the state's parks, trails, wildlife, rivers and open spaces. The GOCO Program Teen Intern
will connect with kids and their families to explore and take care of our great outdoors
by addressing the growing disconnect between youth and nature.
Organization Description: Butterfly Pavilion is the first stand-alone, Association of
Zoos and Aquariums-accredited non-profit invertebrate zoo in the world and a leader
in invertebrate knowledge, inspiration, and connection. Whether it is providing
unique, hands-on learning experiences in our exhibits and educational programs,
conducting new research that sets the standard for zoos across the country or
building innovative solutions for species and habitat conservation in countries
around the world, Butterfly Pavilion is leading the way in ensuring invertebrates are
protected for the future.


Mission: To foster an appreciation of invertebrates by educating the public about the
need to protect and care for threatened habitats globally, while conducting research
for solutions in invertebrate conservation.

Key Duties & Activities:
● Co-facilitate interactive and educational experiences for afterschool program
participants
● Ensure the safety, engagement, and enjoyment of children
● Use live animals to demonstrate science-based concepts
● Facilitate play-based learning and provide educational information
● Contribute to lesson and activity planning
● Support classroom management
● Follow and model procedures for animal care and safety in accordance with
AZA
Qualifications & Skills:
● Background or interest in science and/or environmental education
● Interest and willingness to learn about invertebrates and nature
● Ability to share information in a friendly, positive and engaging way
● Comfortable interacting with children enjoyment, enthusiasm, and sense of
fun

Minimum Age Requirement: 16 years of age

MUST BE CURRENT HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT

Physical Demands: Requires ability to sit, stand, or walk for extended periods, bend,
and lift up to 25lbs.

Supervisor: School Programs Manager; Out of School Time Program Coordinator

Duration of Internship: 2022-2023 School year, September-May

Hours/Pay: Commit to working an afterschool program 2-4 days/week for a total of
up to 12-15 hours/week, $13/hour. Commit to working monthly field trips on
Saturdays. Eligible for mileage reimbursement.

Location: Westminster Public Schools

Application Deadline: Beginning of July

Apply: Butterfly Pavilion website

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