Developing and Delivering Youth Environmental Education in Jefferson County
Front Range Region
Goals, Scope and Objectives:
The intern will coordinate events and activities for youth throughout the summer and for the community at the Jefferson County 4-H Fair. The on-site supervisor team will work directly with the intern to help them develop these new and innovative programs. The intern will also develop an evaluation tool using 4-H Common Measures to assess the success of the educational outreach programs conducted.
With which stakeholder group(s) will the intern work?
What student learning outcomes do you anticipate and what are the opportunities for professional development?
The intern will have the opportunity to gain more in-depth knowledge regarding key topics within the natural resources and horticulture fields. The intern will learn ecological and natural resource management best practices for wildfire mitigation, preparedness, home hardening techniques and prescriptions related to Lower and Upper Montane forest restoration. Furthermore, the intern will learn about research-based gardening practices, soil health and soil carbon cycling, and the complexities of the food system within Jefferson County.