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The Wetlands Institute’s Environmental Education Interns spent 12 weeks leading public education programs, while immersing themselves in the unique environment of the surrounding salt marsh and barrier islands. They worked hard and through it all developed the skills they need to continue their careers in environmental education. Each year, interns are asked to develop and implement an education project of their choosing that is personally and/or institutionally beneficial. The deliverables from their projects leave a lasting impact on The Wetlands Institute and we hope you’ll stop by to see their education initiatives in action.

Intern Projects Overview

Alexis Arnold (Lock Haven University) developed a three-part thematic education unit on plants for our Nature Education for Homeschool Students and Teachers (NEHST) program and piloted one of her lessons at our Summer Nature Program Kids Can Grow Farm Market.

Emily Colombo (George Mason University) built and installed bat boxes on Institute grounds and created a complimentary set of educational materials to accompany the installation.

Anna Caputo (Green Mountain College) wrote, directed and edited a conservation education web series consisting of three complete episodes for The Wetlands Institute’s You Tube channel.

Diana Moczula (Carleton University) conceptualized a new service learning program entitled Helping Hands and developed six related programs that will be incorporated into The Wetlands Institute’s weekly summer general admission programs.