Internship from June 5th to August 11th, working 40 hours per week. When applying please include a cover letter along with your resume.
Primary responsibility is to assist horticulture staff with the restoration
and horticulture work at the Litzsinger Road Ecology Center, a 34 acre
environmental education center managed by the Missouri Botanical Garden.
This program will have a strong focus on understanding and conducting
restoration and horticulture through a flexible weekly curriculum consisting
of reading, field research, and on-the-ground work. Intern is required to
develop an independent, site-based research project.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
– Actively works hands-on with horticulture staff to complete prairie and woodland restoration efforts (i.e. pulling weeds, planting seeds and small
plants to revegetate the land, etc.).
– Identify and tag invasive plant species for eradication process; assists
in control of invasive plant species through the use of manual, mechanical,
and/or chemical methods.
– Operates power equipment and hand tools.
– Assists in trail maintenance =96 restore trail erosion (i.e., fill in with
soil or other materials) to prevent and/or divert further water erosion;
trash clean-up, etc.
– Collects and cleans seeds; plant and propagate cuttings.
– Assists with gathering data to complete plant population surveys
– Stream monitoring; track and record depth/height of stream; conduct
various types of water analyses using a microscope.
– May interact with volunteers and high school groups; perform hands-on
– Internship Project =96 Required to independently develop a site-based
– Works cohesively as a team with LREC staff.
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