[CT Birds] WildLife Guard Crew Leader Summer Job Openings

Scott Kruitbosch skruitbosch at rtpi.org
Tue Feb 17 16:20:05 EST 2015

In 2014, Bridgeport, Connecticut’s Pleasure Beach reopened to the public 
after nearly 20 years. The barrier beach is home to the federally 
threatened Piping Plover and state threatened Least Tern, among other 
imperiled waterbirds, as well as four state endangered plant species. To 
ensure that these birds have the opportunity to nest successfully and to 
maintain the barrier beach, a rare habitat in Connecticut, Audubon 
Connecticut created the WildLife Guards Program. The program trains, 
mentors, and employs 10 local high schools students and 2 crew leaders 
to monitor nesting birds and engage visitors, families, and friends 
about Pleasure Beach and its wildlife.

The Roger Tory Peterson Institute of Natural History, in partnership 
with Audubon Connecticut and the City of Bridgeport, is seeking 2 
qualified individuals to serve as crew leaders. The crew leaders would 
supervise and train the 10 WildLife Guards (high school students) in 
their daily activities. Please see the linked position description in 
full for more information, essential functions, qualifications and 
experience, and how to apply: 

This is a great opportunity for college students or recent graduates to 
gain experience in biological field work, conservation management, 
education and public outreach this summer. Please pass this posting 
along to anyone you feel would be a good fit – thank you!

Scott Kruitbosch
Conservation & Outreach Coordinator
Roger Tory Peterson Institute of Natural History
311 Curtis Street
Jamestown, NY 14701
716-665-2473 x224
skruitbosch at rtpi.org
rtpi.org <http://www.rtpi.org>
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