Youth Ambassadors for Southwest Cultures Internship

Youth Ambassadors for Southwest Cultures Internship

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Project Description: Over the course of 6 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 $200 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 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: October 2018 – April 2019 ( 6-months) Includes Spring Break (March 16-20)

Application Due Date: Friday, October 1. 12 spaces available

Program Flyer for download: YASWC 18-19 Flyer

YASWC Fall18- Spring19 Schedual Overview

MonthDate ACTIVITYActivity Locations
October Saturday 10/20/18 9AM-2PMOrientation @ ITEBegin: ITE End: ITE
November Sat-Sun 11/3-4/18 9AM-4PMCamping Excursion @ Santa Ritas (SRER) Begin: ITE End: ITE
Saturday 11/17/18 9AM-2PMInterpretive Presnetation Training Intro to Asset Mapping Explore Anza Trail sites along SCR, Asset mapping Begin: ITE End: ITE
December Sunday 12/2/18 9AM-2PMInterpretive Presnetation Training Intro to Asset MappingBegin: ITE End: ITE
Sunday 12/9/18 9AM-2PMReivew Asset Mapping Along the Anza Trail, Discuss next steps in research and topics of interestBegin: ITE End: ITE
January Thursday 1/10/18 3PM-6:00PMBeyond Training and Welcome Back?Begin: ITE End: ITE
Saturday 1/12/19 9AM-2PMBeyond- CTBegin: ITE End: MG
Saturday 1/26/19 9AM-2PMDeveloping Interpretive PresentationsBegin: ITE End: ITE
February Saturday 2/2-3/19 9AM-9AMMG Stakeholder Presentation and Camp-outBegin: ITE End: MG
Saturday 2/16/19 9AM-2PMDevelop Interpretive Materials, Interview Questions Prepped and Outreach to Community membersBegin: ITE End: ITE
March Saturday 3/2/19 (FOB) 9AM-3PMDeconstructing Kits and Forming Interpretative Narratives, Identifying how Community stories correlate to existing researchBegin: ITE End: FOB
Saturday 3/9/19 9AM-2PMStart fine tuning interview questions, working on interpretative presentations review for tripBegin: ITE End: ITE
Sat - Wed 3/16-20/18 8AM Sun-3PM Spring Break ExpeditionBegin: ITE End: ITE
April Saturday 4/6/19 9AM-2PMPrepping Presentations, Editing and Splicing interviews into auditory resourceBegin: ITE End: ITE
Wednesday 4/10/19 3PM-6pmWork SessionBegin: ITE End: ITE
Saturday 4/13/19 9AM-2PMPractice Interpretive PresentationsBegin: ITE End: ITE
Wednesday 4/17/19 3PM-6pmFinal Workshop SessionBegin: ITE End: ITE
Sunday 4/27/19 9AM-2PMEarth day Presentations and CelebrationBegin: MG? End: MG?