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- Nature's NoelNature's Noel
Time: 9:00 am
Natureâ€™s Noel Saturday, December 6 9 AM-Noon Let heaven and nature sing! Centerpieces, wreaths and swags made with fresh greens; frozen soups and appetizers; vendors with various handmade wares; cookie dough and candy; and live music combine to create a festive holiday event. Shop early for the best selection! Sponsored by the ICNC Guild to benefit the Nature Center. Free. at 9:00 am
- Nature's NoelNature's Noel
Environmental Education Internship
June 10thÂ through August 10th, 2013
Position:Â Indian Creek Nature Center is offering a summer intern position assisting with nature day camps and programs. Interns will receive valuable practical experience and continuing education during employment.
Pay:Â $8.00/hour with no benefits.
Dates:Â Specific starting and ending dates for the position are negotiable.
Responsibilities:Â The intern will work with Nature Center naturalists preparing activities and supportive materials for day camp activities, be responsible for conducting activities with children, will lead trail walks, supervise children and assist naturalists as needed.
Requirements:Â Â Prior experience working with children is desirable. The intern will have a knowledge of outdoor skills and a basic knowledge of ecology , biology or education .Â Â Good communication skills and leadership ability are a must.Â The intern will have the ability to effectively apply knowledge and common sense to solve problems and/or achieve work objectives safely.Â The intern will have the ability to routinely stand, walk, sit, kneel, stoop, balance, climb and operate hand tools, work outdoors in extreme weather, be exposed to dust and loud noises, and have the ability to follow written and oral instructions.
Qualifications:Â Be enrolled in or have a degree in one of the following fields: natural resources, wildlife biology, environmental education/interpretation, biology/ecology/environmental studies.
To Apply:Â Send a letter of interest and your resume to:Â Jan Aiels, Indian Creek Nature Center, 6665 Otis Road SE, Cedar Rapids, 52403 (319)362-0664.Â Letters and resumes may be submitted by postal mail or by email to Â Click here to reveal email address
Position:Â Indian Creek Nature Center is offering a volunteer (unpaid) internship in trail management and ecological restoration.Â Interns will receive valuable practical experience related to volunteer management, project development, maintaining and developing trails, and restoring the land.
Dates:Â Specific starting and ending dates for the position are flexible depending on the applicantâ€™s schedule.
Trail maintenance: weedwhacking, chainsawing, mowing, repairing benches and other trail amenities.
Land restoration:Â removing invasive trees/plants, girdling inappropriate trees, and mowing prairie sections
Requirements:Â Â Candidates should have prior experience in the field and the ability to work outside. Enthusiasm for learning and the land is critical. A basic knowledge of outdoor skills, tool use, and safety practices is helpful, as is a basic understanding of the ecology of tallgrass prairie, wetland, and savanna ecosystems. Interns are expected to work outside and should be prepared for the hot, humid weather. Good communication skills and the ability to work independently are important.
To Apply: Submit a detailed cover letter, a resume, and three references toÂ Jean Wiedenheft, Indian Creek Nature Center, 6665 Otis Road SE, Cedar Rapids, 52403Â or email to Click here to reveal email address.