Walking Mountains center seeking high school interns | VailDaily.com

Walking Mountains center seeking high school interns

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EAGLE COUNTY — High school students in Eagle County have an opportunity to learn outdoors while being paid and earning college credit this summer.

With funding from the National Forest Foundation and the Ski Area Conservation Fund supported by Vail Resorts, Walking Mountains Science Center is offering 12 high school students a paid internship to spend eight weeks participating in a field research project with the U.S. Forest Service.

Students will be trained in research techniques and outdoor skills while learning about careers in science and conservation. As part of their outdoor skills training the group will hike Notch Mountain, and the summer will culminate with a three-day hut trip.

Interns will also earn four environmental science credits from Colorado Mountain College for the academic portion of the internship.

Students who are interested in a fun summer experience working and learning outside with other high school students can apply at http://www.walkingmountains.org/nri or contact Peter Wadden with any questions at PeterW@walkingmountains.org or 970-827-9725, ext. 112.

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