SCICON Interns Assist Staff, Help Students

At the beginning of the 2016-17 school year, 12 young people became the latest class of interns at the SCICON outdoor education program.

Arriving at the school in August to begin working alongside SCICON teachers and naturalists, the American interns, most of whom are recent college graduates, came from the Central Valley and as far as New Jersey.

Based on its international reputation, SCICON also welcomed interns from abroad. Young people in this year’s class of interns came from Argentina, Germany and England.

“SCICON is excited at the opportunity this diverse group offers our students,” said Dianne Shew, SCICON administrator. “Learning from these inspiring young naturalists, attending fifth and sixth graders gain an insight into different cultures and ideas for their future, while learning hands-on science.”

Interns augment SCICON’s professional staff of program specialists and naturalists. They rotate through a variety of positions – such as trail guide, museum docent and village coordinator – in order to experience all aspects of the program. Interns often go on to careers in teaching or environmental science.

For more information about the SCICON intern program, call Dianne Shew at (559) 539-2642.

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