Jay C. Hormel Nature Center

The 518-acre Jay C. Hormel Nature Center preserve was established in 1971 and is located in western Mower County within the city limits of Austin. The Nature Center features restored and remnant prairie, hardwood forest, wetlands, and meandering streams. As you hike the ten miles of trail, you may see deer, mink, raccoons, salamanders, birds, and other native wildlife.

School Programs: Hands-on structured environmental education programs are offered to all ages with an emphasis on preschool through 7th grade.

Bus Tours: Fun, interactive educational programs developed for all ages; includes seasonal offerings such as maple syruping and apple cidering.

Interpretive Center: Features an exhibit display area with live animals, touch tables, mounted animals, nature games, preschool play area, and a nature library.

Jay C. Hormel Nature Center Jay C Hormel Nature Center, 21st Street Northeast, Austin, MN, USA
Jul 21, 2021
Internship- Paid
The City of Austin, MN is seeking a highly motivated, energetic individual for a full year intern/teacher/naturalist position at the Jay C. Hormel Nature Center, a division of our park and recreation department. The ideal candidate would be able to start as soon as possible.   The successful candidate will: Teach environmental, conservation and outdoor education to all ages. The intern will work most often with children in grades preschool through 7th Teach in a variety of learning environments rain or shine, including our Nature Center and surrounding property, our Sola Fide Observatory, and on offsite trips. Write and deliver the curriculum for two summer classes. The intern will also assist with writing and updating school and summer programming. Help care for and maintain the center’s gardens and landscaped spaces. Handle, feed, and care for all critters, including the Nature Center’s bees and raptors. Rescue and triage injured birds of prey. Maintain the...