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Sherwood Island Nature Center Seeks Interns

Believe it or not, there are youngsters not far from here who have never been to a beach.  Thanks to the Sherwood Island Nature Center — opened last summer as a partnership between Friends of Sherwood Island and the state Department of Environmental Protection — they too can visit a beach.

And learn all about it at the same time.

(From left): Volunteer Jon Wormser, and interns Annie Harnick, Erica Mayer, Matt Wormser and A.J. Kieffer, examine a horseshoe crab.

Mike Rowinsky — whose main job is teaching biology at Greens Farms Academy — is the center’s naturalist at the center.  He’s looking for high school students and 2010 graduates to serve as interns this summer.

Working with Mike, interns create and lead a variety of activities such as arts and crafts projects and trail tours.  They also conduct research for displays, help set up exhibits, care for animals, and act as educational docents to the public.

Interns should be friendly, have a strong interest in nature and environmental issues, and be willing to take initiative.  Small stipends are available.

(For a downloadable application form, click here.  For more information call Liz Milwe: 203-984-8981.)