Meet Hitchcock Center’s Fall 2016 Interns

The Hitchcock Center has a dynamic group of interns who work with our educators across all programs each season. Meet the interns who have been working with us this fall.

Sam Cordero is a native of southern New Jersey, Sam graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a Bachelor’s degree in Earth Science in the spring of 2015. At Hitchcock, Sam is currently an intern working with Jeff Mazur in the Homeschool II: Digital Ecology class. She also interned for Homeschool II in fall 2015 and spring 2016. She has always loved nature, but interning for Hitchcock has given her a newfound appreciation for the natural world and the importance of passing on that appreciation to the next generation.

Layla Hazen is working with Hitchcock’s Girls into the Wild program on Thursday afternoons. She is a graduate student at Antioch University, pursuing an M.Ed in Elementary Education with a focus in Science and Environmental Education. As an intern at The Hitchcock Center she is strengthening her ability to help children answer their own questions about the natural world. Layla loves to learn new things about plants. She lives in Easthampton, MA.

Kay Holten is volunteering with Hitchcock’s Homeschool I program. She is from Castle Rock, Washington and graduated from Western Washington University. Kay is very curious about how ecosystems differ, from fauna to flora to the ecosystem floor. Over the past year, Kay has been thinking about becoming a teacher. She’s very excited to spend time at the Hitchcock Center as the awesome homeschoolers help her decide if this is the job for her!

Sharlow Hitchcock is a sophomore at Mount Holyoke College. She is planning to major in Anthropology with a teacher licensure and potentially work as an elementary school teacher. She’s very excited to be interning at the Hitchcock Center because she loves working with children and spending time outdoors. Being an intern with the Hitchcock Center is an extremely valuable experience for her to have because if she does become a teacher, she hopes to engage her students with the natural world as much as possible.

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