Youth Ambassadors for SW Cultures Internship – Spring 2020

Youth Ambassadors for SW Cultures Internship – Spring 2020

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Project Description: Over the course of 4 months interns will participate in a holistic, bioregional, cultural experience rooted in ecology throughout Southeastern Arizona. Interns will meet experts and document the stories of the diverse communities living along the Santa Cruz river between Nogales and Tucson, AZ. Interns will explore natural environments and human cultures in order to develop interactive presentations for the Juan Bautista De Anza National Historic Trail which will be used to directly serve public schools in Southeastern Arizona.

Adventure and Learning: Interns earn $150 working with National Park Service rangers and Ironwood Tree Experience staff to develop strong interpretive presentation skills and an in-depth understanding of the natural and cultural history of the Juan Bautista de Anza National Historic Trail. Interns are required to attend all after-school sessions, weekend field trips, and a 5-day spring break camping expedition to Ft Bowie, Chiricahua, Coronado, and Tumacacori National Parks and Monuments.

Internship Dates: January 2020 – April 2020 (4 months), includes Spring Break (March 16th-20th)

Application Due Date: December 15th, 2019. 12 spaces available

Spring 2020 program flyer is coming soon): YASWC 18-19 Flyer

YASWC Spring 2020 Schedule Overview

MonthDate ACTIVITYActivity Locations
JanuarySat 1/11/20 8AM-3PMOrientation @ ITE and Beyond EventBegin: ITE End: ITE
Sat 1/18/20 9AM-4PMExplore the Santa Cruz River and Juan Bautista de Anza Tr.Begin: ITE End: ITE
Sat 1/25-26/20 Start 9AM - End 4PMCamping Excursion @ Santa Ritas (SRER) Begin: ITE End: ITE
February Sat 2/8/20 9AM-4PMInterpretive Stories Training Intro to Asset MappingBegin: ITE End: ITE
Sat 2/15/20 9AM-4PMDeveloping Interpretive Stories: Mission GardenBegin: ITE End: ITE
Wed 2/26/20 4PM-6:30PMMid Program EvaluationBegin: ITE End: ITE
March Sat 3/7/20 9AM-4PMGear Up and Get ReadyBegin: ITE End: ITE
Sat - Wed 3/16-20/20 8AM Sun-3PM Spring Break ExpeditionBegin: ITE End: ITE
AprilSat 4/4/20 8AM-3PMPractice Interpretive StoriesBegin: ITE End: ITE
Sat 4/18/20 9AM-2PMPrep Final DeliverablesBegin: ITE End: ITE
Wed 4/22/20 4PM-6:30PMPrep Final DeliverablesBegin: ITE End: ITE
Sat 4/25/19 8AM-5PMEarth day Presentations and CelebrationBegin: TBD