High school students can take advantage of internship opportunities through the Environmental Literacy and Outdoor Education program.
Education interns work with the kindergarten program at Camp Woodlands or the fourth grade program at Arlington Echo, teaching students through outdoor experiential learning.
Research interns undertake research projects at Arlington Echo. Current topics include SAV research, phytoplankton monitoring, establishing a database for water quality measurements, and mapping rare and threatened native plants at Arlington Echo and Camp Woodlands. Interns develop authentic research questions and collect data to test a hypothesis based on their question.
Environmental horticulture interns assist Arlington Echo staff with environmental horticultural processes such as removing invasive species from natural areas, designing and maintaining native garden habitats for butterflies, humming birds and other organisms, worm and kitchen composting, natural fertilization, mulching, pruning, growing submerged aquatic vegetation, caring for Atlantic White Cedars and maintaining the cold frame.
Chesapeake Connections interns support classroom outreach and field projects that lead to environmental stewardship. Topics include aquatic grasses, American eels, terrapins, storm water restoration projects, and monarch butterfly gardens. Interns assist with all aspects of the project, including classroom outreach, maintenance of plants and animals used in the projects, and the end of year projects that involve plantings and the release of eels and terrapins.
Contact Arlington Echo 410-222-3822