Morris Arboretum

Morris Arboretum

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Internship Program at Morris Arboretum

Internship Program at Morris Arboretum

Education

Description

The Education Intern is an integral part of the Education team, which develops and delivers educational programs for professionals, adults, families and children. The Education Intern works with staff to direct the activities of volunteer guides including training and workshop planning. The intern also provides committee leadership and provides education program support. The intern meets regularly with volunteer guides and other professionals to plan, coordinate and evaluate programs. The intern has the opportunity to communicate with the public through newsletter articles, course brochure descriptions and a monthly volunteer publication. This position is supported by the McLean Contributionship Education Internship Endowment.

Pilar Rivera

Pilar Rivera
2015-16 McLean Contributionship Endowed Education Intern


Duties and Responsibilities


Qualifications/Requirements


Work Environment

The Education Intern has his/her own workstation in a shared office that provides the camaraderie offered by a small and supportive staff. Although most days are spent indoors, there is ample opportunity to be outside in good weather. The position includes regular field trips with guides as well as the opportunity to attend at least one professional conference. The Education Intern has an excellent opportunity to meet others in the field of informal education and to have the opportunity to work as part of a team to develop hands-on curriculum-based educational programs.


Past Project Topics

Click here to read the 2011-2012 Education Intern Report.
Click here to read the 2010-2011 Education Intern Report.

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Construction Notice:

Parking Lot Closed Thursday, July 30 - Friday, July 31, 2015. Out on a Limb garden feature will also be closed Thursday, July 30 - Friday, July 31, 2015

Morris Arboretum’s parking lot is being repaved Thursday, July 30 - Friday, July 31, 2015. Our parking lot is a demonstration lot for its sustainability. Installed 25 years ago as one of the first of its kind, the parking lot has filtered into the earth about 31,863,304 gallons of precipitation from the Wissahickon watershed. But the time has come for it to be renewed.

The entire parking lot will be closed Thursday, July 30 - Friday, July 31, 2015. Auxiliary parking will be available at the bottom of the hill (near the kiosk) and shuttle service will be provided to the top of the hill. ADA access will be limited. No buses will be permitted beyond the kiosk.

Our Out on a Limb garden feature will be closed for maintanence on Thursday, July 30 - Friday, July 31, 2015

We apologize for the inconvenience, but we are committed to keeping our parking lot sustainable and our visitors safe. Thanks for your patience.

The Arboretum is open as usual. Click here for hours.

Please note that weather conditions can change quickly, check back or call (215) 247-5777 before heading out for a visit.

Weather conditions may limit garden access to certain features even if the garden is open – please check the web site or call (215) 247-5777 for updates before visiting. Our visitors’ safety in the garden is our top priority. Therefore when inclement weather is predicted, we will make decisions about closing the garden accordingly.

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