Junior Ranger Intern Program at Radnor Lake 2018

Our much anticipated Junior Ranger Intern Program at Radnor Lake will be held again this summer. This program creates an opportunity for participants ages 13-18 years to work with state park rangers on trail projects at Radnor Lake, increase their exposure to environmental education programs and gain an insight into natural resource protection.
This is a labor intensive collaborative effort between the Friends of Radnor Lake, the Radnor Lake Staff, park volunteers and the Jr. Ranger Interns. Most days consist of hiking a minimum of 3 miles, hauling mulch, gravel and/or other trail supplies along the trail system at Radnor Lake for trail improvements.
Lunch is provided and two t-shirts are provided by Friends of Radnor Lake for each participant.
As we did in 2017, Sessions this year will be 6 days each with a total of three sessions due to high volume of applicants last year.
Registration and general information on the program are listed below:
Session 1: June 25th thru June 30th
Session 2: July 9th thru July 14th
Session 3: July 16th thru July 21st
Each participant will receive a $20 per day stipend from Friends of Radnor Lake, which will be paid to each Jr. Ranger for each day attending the program. Attendance each day of the session an applicant is signed up for is mandatory for all 6 days. If an applicant cannot attend all 6 days, they will need to apply for a session which they can attend all 6 days we anticipate more applications than we can accommodate for these three sessions.
Standard schedule will be 9am-4pm, however that is subject to changed based on weather and/or the ranger staff’s schedule in managing the natural area’s needs on a day to day basis.
Email applications for the Jr. Ranger Intern Program will be accepted starting on Monday, April 16th and ending on Sunday, April 22nd. Any applications sent before or after that time will not be considered for this years’ program. Each applicant either successful and/or unsuccessful for this year’s program will be notified on Tuesday, May 1st.
Each applicant should send an email to Lyndy Maness at lyndy.maness@tn.gov with the following 5 pieces of information:
1. Title of email should be “Jr. Ranger Intern Candidate 2018”
2. Name of applicant
3. Age
4. Grade level they will be entering in Fall 2018
5. If they have applied for the Radnor Lake Jr. Ranger Intern Program in the past and/or if they have been in the program. If so, what year.
6. Session(s) in order of preference they are applying for this summer.
Given our high volume of applicants the past few years, this year registration will not be in person or by phone. Each applicant will submit an email to Lyndy Maness, and then applicants will be chosen by a committee to participate in the program. Unsuccessful applicants will receive priority for the 2019 Jr. Ranger Intern Program.
If there are any additional questions regarding the program, please contact Park Manager Steve Ward at steve.ward@tn.gov. Given the high volume of emails and park visitors during the month of April, please allow 4-5 days for response.