Applications are now being accepted for Environmental Heroes 2018-2019.
This authentic, after school field research program is designed for middle and high school students interested in environmental science:
Developed in collaboration with the Cleveland Metroparks and participating Environmental Heroes, students collect data in the habitats of amphibians and reptiles in the West Creek Reservation and report their findings to the Division of Wildlife of Ohio Department of Natural Resources; earn certification as Qualitative Habitat Evaluators (Ohio EPA) and Sediment Transport Analysts (Army Corps of Engineers); and make presentations of the research at statewide conferences. Heroes also engage in environmental advocacy activities beyond the required weekly sessions.
All Heroes earn hours toward Presidential Volunteer Service Awards as citizen scientists.
Interested students must complete an application and be interviewed for selection to be determined. A two year commitment is required to participate in two weeks of summer training and weekly after school sessions year round (Wednesdays, 4:30p.m.-6:30p.m.at West Creek Watershed Stewardship Center).
Howard P. Myers Apprenticeship ProgramThe Howard P. Myers apprenticeship through Myers Precision Grinding Company, Inc. is designed to train the next generation of skilled machinist in the grinding or machining area that best fits their skills.
The program is a combination of:
- Full time employment: work in assigned roles based on the skills, knowledge and attitude presented by each candidate
- Starting Hourly Wage 20 to 40 percent above the 2015 Ohio minimum wage of $8.10/hour
- On-the-job training (OJT), in-house training and coaching
- Skill based on-line courses paid by the company (Outside working hours)
- Skills based classroom instruction and courses paid by the company – Community Colleges
- A broad range of grinding and machining operations
- Use other training resources as business needs dictate and candidates performance warrants
Woods Hole Science Aquarium High School Summer Intern Program
The program began in 2002 and has evolved to include two components: (1) a two-week Careers in Science Seminar and (2) an animal husbandry internship that may last anywhere from one-to-five weeks.See their site for more information.
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