Thursday, October 31, 2013

Jobs, November 2013
Center Assistant (Nature Park)
Job Type: Temporary/Seasonal

Parks and Recreation Facilities Maintenance Worker I
$10.07 - $14.06 Hourly
$20,953.66 - $29,246.21 Annually
Full-Time Regular
Sanitation Worker (Bulk Leaf Collection)
Position: Driver Helper
Food Safety Laboratory Technician
Smithfield Packing
NC - Conover

Recycling Center Maint Tech
Hickory, NC
Seasonal Part Time Retail Representative Hickory NC - See more at:
Resident Care Specialist, CNA
 Hickory East, Hickory, NC
Natural Science Curator I
NC Zoo in Asheboro
$32,001 - $40,000

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Places to volunteer
Prairie Ridge Ecostation
West Raliegh
visit Prairie Ridge Ecostation, our outdoor educational facility in west Raleigh, to participate in a citizen science program in the field or attend a project training session.

Internships, October 2013

Farmland Preservation and Agricultural

Development Internship, Farmland Preservation

Major(s): Public Administration, Accounting,

Communications, Agricultural Education, Agribusiness,

Natural Resources, Soil & Land Development,

Environmental Sciences, Political Science

Project Objective: The intern will assist in all areas of

the Farmland Preservation division, including the

Agricultural Development and Farmland Preservation

Trust Fund, the Voluntary Agriculture District program,

and the Farmland Protection Plan program. He or she

will help to foster the growth, development and

sustainability of farm and forestlands throughout North

Carolina. The intern will work at the Agriculture Building,

located across from the NC State Capitol, in Downtown


Major Tasks: Assist in the development of contracts

and budgets for new grantees, monitoring of existing

grants, facilitate correspondence between the

department and non-profits and county agencies,

maintain division databases, digital and web-based

creation and management, develop communications on

behalf of the program.

Final Product or Outcome: The intern will understand

the necessity of preserving working lands throughout the

state and its impact on the state’s economy, how a state

agency works with strategic partners in the private and

public sectors, and active involvement in a wide variety

of office tasks, including accounting, auditing,

environmental and natural resource management,

communications, and web-development.

#29 (1) Manteo

Assessment and Management of Coastal Fisheries
Resources on the Outer Banks, Marine Fisheries

Major(s): Marine Biology, Fisheries Science, Biology,

Zoology, Ecology, Environmental Science, Wildlife

Management, or any related fields.
Project Objective: Assist in various NCDMF

independent and dependent sampling programs,

collecting data essential to assessing finfish stocks and

in the development of NC fishery management plans.
Major Tasks: Fishery independent experience includes

trawling for juvenile finfish, fishing gill nets for adult fish

or fishing long line gear for adult red drum from various

locations along the Outer Banks including Pamlico

Sound, Roanoke Sound and Croatan Sound. Along with

collecting biological and environmental information from

fishery dependent projects, interns will also assist in the

tag and release of captured red drum. Fishery

dependent sampling experience includes dock side

sampling of commercially harvested finfish and crabs

from a variety of fishing gear (pound nets, gill nets, long
hauls) utilized along NC’s outer banks during the
summer season.
Final Product or Outcome: Experience a wide variety

of fishing gear techniques typically used in the collection

of fisheries information for the management of fisheries

resources. Skills learned are invaluable introductory

experiences for those individuals interested in a career

in fisheries sciences.
#30 (1) Carolina Beach

Assistant Park Ranger, Parks and Recreation, Carolina

Beach State Park
Major(s): Parks and Recreation, Environmental

Science, Environmental Education, Marine Science,

Biology, or elementary or secondary education with a

concentration in environmental education.
Project Objective: The primary objective of this project

is to develop, present, manage and document ten weeks

of environmental educational programs focused on the

natural resources of Carolina Beach State Park. The

secondary objective is to develop a trailside

environmental education display.
Major Tasks: Intern(s) will present at least three

environmental education programs a week. Intern(s) will

develop two new EE programs, which will include an

outline, bibliography and a list of materials needed to

present each program. One trailside display will be

constructed. Programs will adhere to the ADA

Guidelines. Intern(s) will keep a daily journal of activities

and time spent with each responsibility.
Final Project or Outcome: Two new interpretive

programs both with outlines, bibliographies and material

lists. A journal containing facts about the park and

species in the park that were discovered during daily

activities and responsibilities. One trailside display with

an environmental education theme. Increased visitation
due to regularly advertised environmental education

programs and activities.
#31 (1) Raleigh

Astronomy Lab Intern, NC Museum of Natural

Major(s): Astronomy, Physics, Mathematics, Computer

Project Objective: The Astronomy & Space

Observation Lab is a publically visible research

laboratory where museum visitors can see astronomers

at work, as well as visualizations of their research,

current space mission and science highlights. The

Astronomy Intern will work with Dr. Smith and Dr.

Treuthardt to develop a comprehensive set of

visualizations suitable for the general public, within an
overarching visual astrophysical “storyline.”
Major Tasks: 1) conduct online searches to expand the

currently minimal set of imagery and video, 2) synthesize

imagery and video into coherent presentations for a

general museum audience, 3) translate data products

from ongoing research related to astrochemistry and

solar system formation (Dr. Smith) and galactic

morphology and evolution (Dr. Treuthardt) into effective

presentations, and 4) integrate presentations such that

there is a visually obvious theme spanning solar system

evolution to the edge of the Universe. The intern will

have the mentorship of Smith and Treuthardt throughout

this project.
Final Product or Outcome: A large and versatile set of

dynamic presentations for the general public will be

created within an overarching astronomical theme. The

intern will have the opportunity to develop this
comprehensive set of thematic visualizations the first

of its kind at the museum while working with

astronomers in a unique laboratory setting.
#32 (1) Raleigh

Citizen Science Intern, NC Museum of Natural

Sciences, Prairie Ridge
Major(s): Biology (including all related sub-disciplines),

Science Education, Forestry, Parks and Recreation,

Wildlife Management, Natural Resources, Agricultural

Sciences. Would consider communications or related

majors if the applicant has a strong interest in science.
Project Objective: Prairie Ridge is the field station for

the NC Museum of Natural Sciences. Groups of
students, teachers, and the public learn about NC’s
wildlife, natural habitats, and sustainable living at the 45-

acre site. The intern will help educate the public about

citizen science opportunities at Prairie Ridge and the

Museum and assist Prairie Ridge staff in their mission of

educating the public about the natural world.
Major Tasks: The intern will help design, plan, and

implement a mutually agreed upon citizen science-based

project that will be completed largely independently. The

intern will also work to publicly communicate citizen

science opportunities, programs, and results, collect

data for a variety of ongoing citizen science efforts, and
assist in promoting Prairie Ridge’s mission by offering
public education opportunities.
Final Product or Outcome: Intern will gain experience

defining, planning, and implementing an independent

project while gaining knowledge of current practices in

the field of citizen science. The intern will also gain

experience in developing educational programs and

materials, environmental education, working in the

natural world, collecting scientific data, and

communicating science to the public. Prairie Ridge will

gain a valuable resource that will help further the
facility’s mission and programs and contribute to public
education at the site.
#33 (1) Beaufort

Coastal Reserve Education Intern, Coastal


Major(s): Biology, Education, Environmental Science

Project Objective: The Coastal Reserve Education

Intern will learn about estuarine ecology and coastal

processes. They will learn how to translate science

information into age-appropriate learning materials and

activities. The intern will learn different teaching

techniques to use in a classroom and informal settings.

They will also gain valuable hands-on science teaching

experience, public speaking skills, leadership skills and

organizational skills necessary to be a successful


Major Tasks: The intern will assist the Reserve

Education Coordinator with summer camps, field trips

and classroom activities. The intern will be involved in

developing and presenting curriculum-based programs

to a variety of age groups (pre-school through high

school). The intern will be responsible for teaching

portions of each program and will be encouraged to

develop innovative activities to include in the summer

camps and programs. A significant portion of the

intern’s time will be spent in the preparation of activities

and the rest of the time will be spent teaching students

or leading field trips.

Final Product or Outcome: The intern will be involved

in all aspects of summer camp development including

program scheduling, student registration, curriculum

development and teaching. The intern is expected to

develop a hands-on activity that will be used during the

summer programs and posted on our website for teacher


#34 (1) Raleigh
Connecting Students with NC Business and
Industry, Environmental Assistance and Customer
Service, Environmental Assistance Center
Major(s): Public Administration, Public Relations,
Communications, Advertising, Marketing, Education,
Business, Environmental Science, Environmental
Education, Environmental Studies, Science Education,
Natural Sciences, or related majors.
Project Objective: 1) To help NC students find good
opportunities for hands-on learning projects and realworld
experience at N.C businesses, industries, and
local governments who have demonstrated environmental
excellence, 2) To help NC Environmental
Stewardship Initiative ( members connect
with student co-ops, internships, Capstone programs,
and other available student learning opportunities to
provide guidance and hands-on training to the next
generation of workers. This effort would especially
facilitate those organizations in rural areas of the state
that may not have nearby schools to work with and 3)To
help students learn to identify environmental
opportunities at their future employers in any field or
Major Tasks: Identify and contact the existing
Capstone and other co-op and internship programs
available at educational institutions across N.C. and
compile them into one guidance document for ESI
members, students, and others. Contact ESI members
to discuss current intern opportunities and future needs
and communicate identified programs from the guidance
document. The intern would also have opportunities to
visit ESI facilities and learn about their environmental
Final Product or Outcome: Guidance document (to be
posted online) that identifies existing and potential
opportunities to link environmental advanced NC
businesses, manufacturers and local governments with
students desiring real-world experience and hands-on
#35 (1) Raleigh

Curator Assistant (Arthropod Zoo Intern), NC

Museum of Natural Sciences
Major(s): Background in the Natural Sciences is

preferred (Major/Minor incl. Wildlife Biology, Gen.

Biology, Zoology, Entomology, Ecology, and/or

Project Objective: It is the objective of this position to

introduce and familiarize interested persons to the
diversity of form and function of this planet’s most
diverse group of animals, the arthropods (incl. Insects,

Arachnids, Crustaceans, and more!). Interns will learn

about arthropod care in captivity, their importance in the

environment and many more aspects of how museums

and zoos function behind the scenes.
Major Tasks: Daily maintenance of the “Living

Arthropod Collection” and gallery; field work;

program development. The intern will play a role in the

preparations of Special Events (incl. our annual
“Bugfest” event).
Final Product or Outcome: Unlike other facets within

this institution, The Arthropod Zoo requires constant

upkeep. Since the emphasis of this gallery is LIVE

exhibits and LIVE backup animals for educational
programs, there is a “never ending” component with the

need for renewal and maintenance. The intern will
become an integral part of the gallery’s upkeep and an
important member of the staff, especially as pertains to

the dissemination of arthropod related information to the

general public and staff. Interns will design and
contribute to educational programs (i.e. “Cart Programs”

and interact with the public testing the information and

delivery of the programs designed).
#37 (1) Manteo

Education Intern, Aquariums, Aquarium on Roanoke

Major(s): Biology, Environmental Science,

Oceanography, Parks and Recreation, Marine Biology,

Project Objective: The education intern will gain

teaching and public speaking experience in a fun and

exciting non-formal environment.
Major Tasks: The education intern will present live

animal programs, dive shows, interpretive talks at touch

tanks and feeding programs, and intereact with large

numbers of visitors to the aquarium. Intern must be able

to handle live animals such as invertebrates, reptiles,

amphibians, and small mammals. Will work with other

education staff and volunteers to engage all ages.
Final Product or Outcome: The education intern will

gain confidence, experience, and knowledge and have a

great summer living and working at the beach. A final

project will be required at the end of the internship - may

develop an educational program, teaching aids or props

to enhance the education department's offerings to the

#38 (1) Jefferson

Environmental Education and Natural Resource
Projects Intern, NC State Parks, Mt. Jefferson State

Natural Area
Major(s): Education, Environmental Education,

Environmental Studies, Natural Sciences, Parks and

Recreation Management
Project Objective: Actively participate in the

development and presentation of park education

programs for adults and children. Continue monitoring

lichen samples by taking photos and simple

measurements in the field. Update, create, and develop

new public programs and displays. Assist with visitor

services at visitor Center. Develop interpretive and

historical site bulletins or audio CD's. This may include

conducting oral history interviews. Finally you will have

fun hiking, canoeing and exploring the parks while you

make new friends at New River and Mt. Jefferson State

Major Tasks: Present interpretive programs, conduct

monitoring of lichens,research, improve visitor center

services. roving/hiking, working with the public and

children. Public programs,hikes, park orientation, and

book development including oral history interviews,

Some photography.
Final Product or Outcome: Continued lichen

monitoring, new park education programs, satisfied and

enlightened park visitors, new junior ranger programs,

oral history recording on CD.
#39 (1) Kure Beach

Environmental Educator/Assistant Park Ranger,
Parks and Recreation, Fort Fisher State Recreation Area
Major(s): Parks and Recreation Management,

Environmental Education, Environmental

Science/Studies, Natural Resource/Coastal

Management, Biology, Marine Biology and other related

Project Objective: To enhance the visitor's overall

experience through educational programs focused on

the park's unique species of flora and fauna. To

monitor, protect and promote the successful nesting of

sea turtles along the park's five miles of undeveloped

Major Tasks: To enhance the visitor's overall

experience through development and presentation of

educational programs focused on the park's unique

species of flora and fauna. To monitor, protect and

promote the successful nesting of sea turtles along the

park's five miles of undeveloped beach. To assist

permanent staff in the day to day operations of a state

Final Product or Outcome: Park visitors will have a

better understanding of nature and efforts to protect and

preserve natural resources. Park staff will have

additional programming to continue educating the public

long after the internship is completed. The intern will

gain a working knowledge of natural resource

management through participating in the protection of

the endangered Loggerhead sea turtle.
#41 (1) Elizabeth City

Fisheries and Habitat Assessment Surveys of
Albemarle Sound Intern, Marine Fisheries

Major(s): Marine Biology, Fisheries Science, Biology,

Zoology, Ecology, Environmental Science, Wildlife

Management, or any related fields
Project Objective: The intern will assist fisheries

technicians and fishery biologists in a wide range of ongoing

research and monitoring of anadromous and nonanadromous

stocks in Albemarle Sound. The field office

conducts fishery dependent and independent surveys

which employ an array of gear and techniques in order

to research, monitor, and assess finfish species

important to the state, as well as many east coast

Major Tasks: Actively participate in a variety of field

and laboratory work experiences in order to collect

biological data from commercially and recreationally

important fish species:Fishery dependent sampling of

finfish landed by seasonally employed commercial gear

(pound nets, fyke nets, gill nets, crab pots); Collect and

prepare ageing structures (scales, otoliths, and spines)

from finfish; Juvenile surveys using trawls and seines to

sample various juvenile finfish species as part of a long

term data base of juvenile abundance; Habitat

characterization of the inshore waters of North Carolina's

Albemarle Sound including Submerged Aquatic

Vegitation density, and identification.
Final Product or Outcome: The intern will experience

a variety of field and laboratory techniques that are basic

to fishery science data collection and essential input for

stock assessments.
#42 (1) Raleigh

Genetics and Biodiversity Summer Internship, NC

Museum of Natural Sciences
Major(s): Biology, Zoology, Genetics, Wildlife, Ecology,

Biological Services, Conservation, Conservation Biology,

Fisheries Sciences, Invertebrate Biology, Life Sciences,

Natural Sciences, Wildlife Biology, Wildlife Resources,

Wildlife Science, and others considered on case-by-case

Project Objective: This internship provides a unique

opportunity to learn and perform a combination of

genetic techniques on NC species under study at the

Museum (fishes, freshwater mussels). The intern will

learn laboratory techniques currently used in museumbased

science to aid in the identification of new species

and track population genetic dynamics. These skills

combined with interaction with our curators and their

taxonomic expertise form the foundation of biodiversity

studies. This irreplaceable combination of experiences is

offered less frequently at the collegiate level but is

absolutely essential to the training of future biologists.
Major Tasks: DNA extraction, PCR amplification, DNA

sequencing, STR (microsatellite) genotyping, data &

sample organization. Attention to detail is essential when

mastering genetic techniques.
Final Product or Outcome: The intern will learn basic

genetic techniques as applied to research in the natural

sciences. While these skills will focus on conservation

genetics and basic species identification, these

techniques can be applied broadly to almost any

biological discipline the intern should pursue. In addition,

the intern should have the opportunity to generate

sufficient data to develop a brief scientific manuscript for

publication shortly after the internship is completed.
#43 (1) Chimney Rock

Historical Archives Manager/Curator, Parks and

Recreation, Chimney Rock State Park
Major(s): History, Library Science, Museum Science,

Project Objective: Preserve 100-year written history of

internationally known state park.
Major Tasks: Catalog, organize, digitize and preserve

100-year history of state park’s documents, photos, film,

brochures and etc.
Final Product or Outcome: An anthology of the history

of Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park that

showcases a chronology of pictures, film, significant

documents, maps, brochures, press releases, articles

and other items that represent the 100-year history of

this iconic tourist destination. Oral presentation of

information to general public.
#44 (1) Manteo

Husbandry Intern, Aquariums, Aquarium on Roanoke

Major(s): Biology, Marine Biology/Science, Ecology,

Natural Science, and Environmental Science
Project Objective: Intern will be immersed in all

aspects of aquarium animal and plant care. During the

summer program interns will discover the inner workings

of a large public aquarium. After a short training period,

they will become involved in the daily workings of the

Aquarium facility.
Major Tasks: Summer interns will be involved in most

of the tasks performed by our husbandry staff. This will

include: water quality monitoring, animal acquisition,

transport, quarantine protocols, disease identification,

disease control, diet preparation, feeding, exhibit

maintenance, and aquarium maintenance.
Final Product or Outcome: At the end of the program,

interns will be familiar with many of the aspects of caring
for an aquarium’s live animal and plant collection.
#46 (1) Raleigh

Laboratory Data System and Analysis Intern, Air

Major(s): Computer Science, Information Systems,

Chemistry, Environmental Science, Environmental

Engineering, Environmental Studies, Engineering,

Mathematics, Statistics
Project Objective: Toxics Protection Branch

Laboratory operates an urban air toxics monitoring

network across North Carolina, conducts special studies

and responds to emergencies involving toxic releases.

Samples are routinely collected at 6 sites in NC cities

and sent to the lab for analysis. At present there is no

comprehensive system to track the entire process and

manage data. The objective is to continue creating a

data base system for the Toxics Protection Branch

Laboratory. Several modules have been created

previous summers by interns. Several more modules

are needed for the system to be fully functioning.
Major Tasks: Study laboratory operations, create data

tables, data transfer procedures and software, create

standard queries and reports using JAVA, Visual Basic

for Applications in MS Access, MS Excel etc., or other

legally obtained software (true freeware) on a network

drive. Write instructions and procedures. Ruggedness

test software and procedures. Train staff on the use of

the software. Make oral, PowerPoint presentations on

progress and completed system segments.
Final Product or Outcome: A data system to track

samples and analyses, to analyze results into

meaningful presentation quality tables and graphs, and

to track status. Commented source code should be

transferred to laboratory staff. For the intern, experience

creating a real world system and working with users

(customers) to deliver a product.
#47 (1) Raleigh

Living Conservatory Assistant Curator, NC Museum

of Natural Sciences
Major(s): Biology, Zoology, Horticulture, Botany,

Education, Museum Studies, Environmental Education,

Entomology, Parks and Recreation, Science Education,

Natural Resources, Wildlife Resources, Natural

Sciences, Conservation Biology, Adult Education,

Conservation, Biological Sciences, Wildlife Biology,

Environmental Science, Museum Science, Life Science,

Invertebrate Biology, Ecology or related majors.
Project Objective: Enhance the knowledge and

experience of an intern with the NC Museum of Natural

Sciences as an institution, educational resource and

research facility, using the Living Conservatory as a

jumping off platform. The Conservatory, a re-creation of

a Central American dry tropical forest, is the Museum's

premier immersion exhibit where Museum visitors

experience stepping into a live tropical forest surrounded

by butterflies and other live plants and animals. Staff

interacts with visitors answering all sorts of questions

related to the tropics and their connections to NC.
Major Tasks: The intern will help run the Conservatory

daily, presenting education and interpretation of the

tropics. In addition to presenting the Conservatory, the

intern will also learn to present educational cart

programs to the visiting public. This person will also be

responsible for the husbandry of some plants and

animals within the exhibit and will work with volunteers

and staff on other tasks as necessary and design /

develop a special project.
Final Product or Outcome: The intern will gain

knowledge and skills working with the public in a unique

immersion setting. This person will complete a final

project to be included in their portfolio, documenting their

Museum experience and develop additional educational

materials for use by staff & volunteers. The intern will

become an integral part of the Conservatory staff

especially pertaining to the communication of tropics

related information to the general public
#48 (1) Raleigh

Mapping Rare Species using GIS and Biotics
Conservation Database, Office of Conservation

Planning and Community Affairs (OCPCA)
Major(s): Biological Sciences; Biology; Botany;

Conservation Biology; Ecology; Environmental Science;

Natural Resources; Zoology and related majors
Project Objective: Assist biologists at the N.C. Natural

Heritage Program with updating records of rare,
threatened, or endangered species in the Program’s
conservation database.
Major Tasks: Review and assess reports of rare species,

map the location of rare species observations

using a GIS-based application, and enter supporting

data into a standardized database. This work may

involve reading technical reports, including natural areas

inventories and floristic surveys to identify data on rare

species; performing searches of other biological

databases to gather data; and evaluation of rare species

information using N.C. Natural Heritage methodology.
Final Product or Outcome: The intern will help

develop and maintain an accurate and up-to-date
dataset on the location and status of North Carolina’s

rare species. The N.C. Natural Heritage Program’s data
is provided to landowners, conservation organizations,

and private citizens and is routinely distributed to

consulting firms and local, state, and federal agencies. It

is used in conservation planning and facilitates the

design and implementation of ecologically sound

development, infrastructure, and conservation projects.
#49 (1) Connelly Springs

Natural Resources Inventory and Monitoring Intern,
Parks and Recreation, South Mountains State Park
Major(s): Biology, Natural Resources Management,

Environmental Science, Wildlife Biology or other Natural

Science related major
Project Objective: Identify and inventory flora and

fauna found within South Mountains State Park and

where each species is located. Monitor known

populations of various species such as bats, black

bears, migratory songbirds, fish species and various

Major Tasks: Investigate current databases and

research papers to identify floral and faunal elements

occurring in South Mountains State Park. Identify,

inventory, and record flora and fauna through field notes

including GPS locations and digital photography. Assist

with ongoing monitoring of certain species found within

the park.
Final Product or Outcome: Expand the park's list of

known flora and fauna on the Division of Parks & Rec.

Natural Resource Inventory Database (NRID). Increase

the knowledge of the park's flora and fauna to allow park

managers to make the best possible management

decisions to protect native resources.
#50 (1) Connelly Springs

Natural Resources Management Educator, Parks and

Recreation, South Mountain State Park
Major(s): Biology, Natural Resources Management,

Environmental Science, Wildlife Biology or other Natural

Science related major.
Project Objective: Provide the general public and

organized groups with environmental education

programs. Educate park visitors and make them more

aware of ongoing natural resource management

practices in the park.
Major Tasks: Develop, and conduct educational

programs. Plan and advertise programs. These

programs will focus on but not limited to natural

resources and natural resource practices of the park.
Final Product or Outcome: Increase knowledge and

awareness of the park's natural resource management

and environmental education programs.
#51 (1) Raleigh

Ornithology Research and Collections Intern, NC

Museum of Natural Sciences
Major(s): Biology, Botany, Ecology, Environmental

Studies, Environmental Science, Natural Resource

Management, Natural Sciences, Wildlife/Wildlife Biology-

Management-Studies, Zoology; Museum Studies.
Project Objective: Provide the intern with an array of

experiences related to the study of birds, both in

Museum and field settings. Many researchers use

specimens and our Museum provides those, as needed.
The intern will “learn by doing”, aspects of building and
caring for a major research collection; and conducting

field work on live birds. We are conducting field studies

of two bird species to learn more about their life cycles.
Major Tasks: Assist with all of the following: Museum:

prepare specimens and record pertinent data into

catalogs. Field: capture/mark birds. Use radio telemetry

equipment to locate individuals in the forest. Locate and

monitor bird nest activities. Use GPS unit to record

locations of birds as found. Collect vegetation

measurement data. Enter data into spreadsheet or

Final Product or Outcome: The intern will come to

understand the value, and uses, of a major research

collection. S/he will also gain experience in standard

techniques to study birds, dead or alive. Data collected

using radio telemetry is part of an ongoing research

project that will ultimately be published, and used to

inform land management decisions. Data from Bald

Head/Bear islands are part of an ongoing Citizen

Science project.
#52 (1) Manteo

Propagating and Maintaining NC Native Plants for
Educational Display, Aquariums on Roanoke Island

Major(s): Horticulture, Botany, Biology, Ecology,

Environmental Science, Landscape Design
Project Objective: Coastal native plants of North

Carolina are selected, propagated and grown for use in
the Aquarium’s conservatory and other exhibits, for
demonstration landscaping, and for the annual native

plant sale.
Major Tasks: Develop and carry out a propagation

project to increase Aquarium’s stock of selected native

plant species, Propagate plants by various methods, e.g.

seeding, stem cuttings, layering & division, Assist with

maintenance of container nursery, including watering,

pruning, pest management, transplanting, and Assist

with installation of plants in aquarium exhibits and

Final Product or Outcome: The Aquarium’s

horticulture program will be better able to meet goals

and objectives, including increased diversity of the native

plant collection, with the assistance provided by a

seasonal intern.
#53 (1) Manteo

Special Activities Instructor Intern, Aquariums on

Roanoke Island
Major(s): Biology, Marine Science, Marine Biology,

Conservation Biology, Education, Environmental

Science, Environmental Education, Environmental

Studies, Natural Resources, Natural Science, Parks &

Recreation, Wildlife, Zoology.
Project Objective: The Special Activities Intern will

educate the public through an array of fun activities in an

effort to "inspire appreciation and conservation of North

Carolina's aquatic environments." This project will

immerse an intern in environmental education

experiences, both on site and in the field, with groups of

all ages.
Major Tasks: The Special Activities Intern at the NC

Aquarium on Roanoke Island will be involved in

preparations and instruction of indoor and outdoor
activities, such as: children’s summer camps, fishing

programs, kayak eco-tours, behind-the-scenes tours,

animal/feeding programs, birthday parties, overnights,

beach ecology trips, and salt marsh excursions. Daily

requirements include leading programs, assisting with

camps, handling live animals, assembling education

materials, and driving a fifteen-passenger van. The

intern may also assist with other daily programs inside

the public areas of the Aquarium, such as animal

encounters, dive programs, games, and information

stations. Programs run heavily during weekdays, and

occassionally on evenings and weekends.
Final Product or Outcome: The intern will gain

teaching experience, practical work experience, and

exposure to associated skill sets in a non-traditional

marine science setting with both families and summer

campers. Visitors who participate in Special Activity

programs will benefit from additional staff who can

provide a more personal and safe program experience.