AN ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION INTERNSHIP AT AULLWOOD AUDUBON CENTER AND FARM IN DAYTON, OHIO
I describe the experience of a seven month internship at Aullwood Audubon Center and Farm. Aullwood is located in Southwest Ohio outside the city of Dayton. It was established in 1957 when Marie S. Aull gave the land to the National Audubon Society to open a nature center for people to enjoy the beauty of the land. The 120 acre farm was added in 1962 and is a working organic farm. My internship focused on teaching natural history and organic/sustainable agriculture programs to school groups. I was also involved in teaching education programs for adults, teaching Summer Earth Adventures classes, leading the Girl Scout overnight program, planning the Educational Farm Symposium, presenting a volunteer workshop, developing two education activities, caring for farm animals, visiting other nature centers, and assisting with special events. The internship was a professionally enriching experience and has strengthened my abilities for a career in environmental education.
School Location:USA - Ohio
Source Type:Master's Thesis
Keywords:environmental education nature center natural history organic farming
Date of Publication:01/01/2003