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Mon July 23, 2012

AmeriCorps Interns Join Teton Science Schools for Summer - Jackson

Teton Science Schools is pleased to welcome 20 AmeriCorps Field Education Interns to campus for one of the busiest summer seasons ever! Hailing from more than 15 colleges and universities and holding diverse degrees including Environmental Studies, Secondary Social Studies Education, Geology, Wildlife Ecology, Anthropology and Theater, these folks make up a dynamic and talented cohort for the Summer 2012 season.

Having completed their two-week training, AmeriCorps interns will join field instructors in teaching a multitude of day and residential programs in both the Jackson area and Teton Valley, Idaho. They will also conduct TSS outreach and roving science camps with schools across Wyoming and Idaho. The stellar program line-up for Summer 2012 features youth adventures for K-12 students, adult and family programs, and programs tailored for the lifelong learners of the Road Scholar organization. Additionally, Teton Science Schools is pleased to welcome childhood cancer survivors from the Texas Children’s Hospital and families involved with the National Military Family Association. AmeriCorps interns will play an integral role in all of these offerings.

Along with serving as full members of the Field Education Team, AmeriCorps interns will engage with the local community by performing at least 20 hours of personal service and participating in an array of professional development opportunities throughout the summer, all focusing on increasing their science literacy while helping others and meeting critical needs in the community. In the month of June, interns volunteered with river clean-up efforts organized by Snake River Fund and Mad River Boat Trips, fence removal with the Jackson Hole Wildlife Foundation and the Raptor Center’s Raptorfest.

As the interns jump into life at TSS and the Jackson Hole valley, and come to know themselves at the Teton Science Schools through service and teaching, TSS welcomes, supports and thanks them.

For additional information, please visit the Teton Science Schools’ website www.tetonscience.org .

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