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Education interns help children learn about the park

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Date: February 10, 2012

 

The park is currently accepting applications for internships in the education department. Interns gain hands-on experience teaching 3rd - 8th grade school groups, in classrooms and in Acadia.They work with park staff in preparing and presenting curriculum-based programs that focus on natural science or human history. Spring positions run from April 2 - June 8. Fall positions take place in September through October. Longer fall internships are also available with Acadia's residential program at the Schoodic Education and Research Center (SERC). Qualified applicants should relate well to children, have a sense of curiosity, and enjoy the physical and mental demands of teaching outdoors. Benefits include two weeks of training, free housing, a $100 weekly stipend (32 hours), a uniform allowance, and bookstore discount. Learn more about Acadia's internships or apply by contacting Cynthia Ocel at 207-288-8812 or cynthia_ocel@nps.gov.

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Did You Know?

A Passamaquoddy birchbark basket with the image of a moose on it

The Passamaquoddy Kit is an educational tool for teachers to help teach students about Passamaquoddy culture in Maine. The kit is a collaboration between the Abbe Museum and Acadia National Park staff.