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The Elizabeth River Project Learning Barge

Robin Dunbar

Email : rdunbar@elizabethriver.org
Phone Number : 757-392-7132
Number Internships available : 2
Summary : Interns will work on K-12 educational programs on America's Greenest Vessel, The Learning Barge. This 120' x 32' steel deck barge is the world's first floating wetlands classroom with a mission to teach how to help make the Elizabeth River safe for swimming and fishing by 2020. The Learning Barge docks at different locations in the Hamptonb Roads area, and this July will be at Nauticus for three weeks of summer camp. See details to learn more.
Interview Required : Yes
Special Requirements : You must have transportation, love to work outdoors, love kids and the environment. Must be a team player and like to have fun! Being creative and a great communicator is a bonus. We are flexible with your schedule and will work with you. Only needed usually during the week. Occasional weekend hours will be available, but you don't have to work on the weekend if you don't want to.
Minimum Time Commitment : 2 Weeks
Lodging Provided : No

Details

Interns would be working on K-12 educational programs on America's Greenest Vessel, The Learning Barge. This 120' x 32' steel deck barge is the world's first floating wetlands classroom with a mission to teach how to help make the Elizabeth River safe for swimming and fishing by 2020. Interns would help teach students hands-on activities that are S.T.E.M. based (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math). The Learning Barge docks at different locations in the Elizabeth River watershed that includes Norfolk, Portsmouth, Chesapeake, and Virginia Beach. This July, the Learning Barge will be at Nauticus for three weeks of summer camp, Elizabeth River Adventures. Campers will also sail on schooner Virginia, experience Nauticus exhibits, and take a day trip to Paradise Creek Nature Park. This experience will be in an educational setting, but is suitable for a research project.

 

The Elizabeth River Project has hosted Noyce/TCT in two previous summers.  Interns work under the Education Director of the Learning Barge, and help to develop curriculum, assist with the environmental stewardship program River Star Schools, and teach as a deckhand educator aboard the Learning Barge. Interns work with all ages, but mainly K-12 students.  We are fast paced and very busy. We like to be creative and do out-of-the-box projects.  The Elizabeth River is an urban industrial river that runs through the cities of Norfolk, Portsmouth, Chesapeake and Virginia Beach. 

 

To learn more about the barge, visit our website: www.elizabethriver.org and then go to the Learning Barge.