Position: Three month Internship for local college student with
field of interest in biology, wildlife, environmental education
or related majors
Hours: 20-30 hours per week, including Saturdays and some
evenings, beginning in January 2016.
Responsibilities : Assist with the Center’s nature-based programs for children and adults through school programs, evening lectures, trail hikes and special events. Care, maintenance and handling of educational animals, working with volunteers, visitor services, exhibit maintenance, office, computer and gift shop duties are also included.
Qualifications: This internship is funded through a local donor and Hobe Sound residents will be given first priority.
Interested candidates should submit a resume along with a short paragraph about career plans and why you are interested in this position. Send to Debbie Fritz-Quincy, Director, Hobe Sound Nature Center, Inc., PO Box 214, Hobe Sound, FL 33475 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org (Be sure to indicate that your email is for the internship).
Saturday National Wildlife Refuge Week~ 9:30 am -11:30 am
Kick off celebrations of National Wildlife Refuge Week, October 11-17 with a naturalist-led “EarthCache Adventure” on Saturday October 10th at 9:30 a.m. An “Earthcache” is a special geological location where people can visit to learn about a unique feature of the Earth. Through the use of GPS coordinates and educational questions, hikers will learn more about the unique and endangered ecosystems of the Hobe Sound National Wildlife Refuge.
Bring your GPS devices with you or learn how to use one of ours to explore the three different and distinctive landscapes of the Refuge. Whether you’re an expert at geocaching or never tried it before, join us for this special hike along the HSNWR trails.
Saturday October 24th~6:30 pm-8:30 pm
Our theme for this year’s annual event is sharks . Through their educational book series, “The Adventures of Professor Clark the Science Shark,” Scott and Karen Lamberson teach students of all ages about the ocean, its inhabitants and what must be done to protect it for the future.
Through presentations at 6:30 and 7:30, they will discuss the role and importance of sharks in the marine ecosystem. Their latest in the series, Book 4: Reada’s Rescue, is about a hawksbill sea turtle and is designed to educate children about marine pollution and recycling. Crafts, games and other fun activities are planned for
Reservations are required to attend and must be made in advance by contacting us through our website www.hobesoundnaturecenter.com or call (772) 546-2067. Reservations required $3.00 per person