Essay on Internship Conclusions : Internship Report
I began my internship on Monday, May 16, a week after I finished up classes at Dordt. I jumped right into things starting with programs with school groups. Sunday and Sarah, the two Sioux County naturalists, the other intern Hailey, and I did all sorts of activities the first few weeks with various school groups across the county including things like fishing, canoeing, kayaking, hiking, and archery. During the time between programs, we did lots of planning for the rest of the summer. I worked mostly on planning for my library program while the others did summer camp planning. We also prepared for Outdoor Skills Day which was one of the big events of the summer. Over 200 kids attended on June 9. They had a chance to try canoeing, bow hunting, air rifles, shotguns, spear throwing, outdoor cooking, archery, duck hunting, and hiking with barbeque lunch provided by Sioux County Sportsmen’s Club. Every child received a prize along with a couple lucky individuals who won bigger prizes.I began doing 1-2 library programs per week the following week at most of the county libraries. The summer reading theme was Ready, Set, Read; my program, titled Animal Athletes, was based off the theme.
Camps began mid-June and continued through the end of July. There was an increase in the camps offered this year with the addition of Sarah the second naturalist but the waiting lists were still quite long. With the new nature center coming in the near future,…