Phone: 830-825-3442 Fax: 830-825-3509
Welcome to Westcave Preserve
Weekend Public Tours Every Saturday and Sunday (weather permitting)
Weekend Internship at
Westcave Outdoor Discovery Center
The Westcave Outdoor Discovery Center’s 75 acre preserve, located on the Pedernales River in southwest Travis County, is considered by many naturalists to be the crown jewel of the Texas Hill Country. The highlight of the site is an environmentally rich canyon with a spectacular 40-foot waterfall tumbling over fern-covered travertine columns into an emerald pool. Westcave’s mission is to inspire kids and their families to develop lifelong practices of getting outside and enjoying nature. We connect kids and their families to nature by providing experiences and programs that foster the discovery, exploration, and conservation of the natural world.
Weekend Intern Description:
Weekend interns will serve as trail guides for Preserve visitors. On the 1 ½ hour tours, interns will lead groups from an arid grassland, through a limestone crevice, into a cool, sheltered canyon to view the Preserve’s magnificent waterfall, grotto and cave. During the tour, interns will provide information on the Preserve’s natural history, geology and biology. Interns will also assist with special family programs on some weekends, work the Environmental Learning Center desk between tours and other assigned tasks to support the Preserve. Training will be provided.
The Preserve is located approximately 45 minutes from downtown Austin.
For additional information visit www.westcave.org.
This is an unpaid internship but mileage reimbursement is possible. A monthly maximum may be determined.
A strong interest in the natural sciences and a willingness to work with the public and youth. Excellent work ethic. Reliable transportation. Must be 18yrs of age or older.
Hours Per Week: 15 -20 hrs/week
Days and Times: Saturday and Sunday: 9:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Start Date: May, 2013
End Date: August, 2013
Address: 24814 Hamilton Pool Rd., Round Mountain, TX 78663
Contact Name: Paul Vickery
Contact Title: Education Director
Contact Email: email@example.com
Contact Phone: 830-825-3442 office
Environmental Learning Center