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Mason’s Potomac Environmental Research and Education Center’s (PEREC) Field Interpreter team is recruiting students to join their team in delivering award-winning Watershed Education Programs in local parks.  Mason students will engage 7th graders in Chesapeake Bay related activities including collecting and identifying stream organisms, testing water quality-chemistry, assessing biodiversity, watershed and habitat characteristics at Burke Lake, and Lake Accotink in Springfield.  This is a tremendous way to enhance science communication skills while working with with a fun team. Training is provided, background checks required.

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Work Hours: Weekdays mid- Sept. – Oct. 8:30am – 1:30pm, students work on days they are available.


Must have at least 1 weekday available (more preferred) from 8:30am-1:30pm.

Interest in engaging youth in hands-on, outdoor environmental activities 

Environmental Enthusiam

Students must provide transportation to local parks. Carpooling is encouraged.

Grads: $15/hr

Undergrads $13/hr


Tues. Sept. 7th 1pm OR  Tues. Sept. 7th 4:30pm

FIELD TRAINING: Friday Sept. 10th. 8:00am -12:00pm Burke Lake Marina. 7315 Ox Rd, Fairfax Station, VA 22039

For the Orientation Zoom Link:  Email Program Manager Matt Helfinstein and Dr. Smith 

Any questions, please email Matt Helfinstein and Dr. Smith.

If you know the days that you will have available please email us those as well.  Matt will follow up with questions.