Project offers college credits, paid internship |

Project offers college credits, paid internship

Daily staff report
Vail, CO Colorado

EAGLE COUNTY, Colorado – High school students in Eagle County have an opportunity to learn outdoors while being paid and receiving 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 sophomores, juniors and seniors a paid internship to spend six 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 be awarded two outdoor studies credits from Colorado Mountain College for the academic portion of the internship.

Students who are interested in working and learning outside with other high school students should contact Pete Wadden at or 970-827-9725.