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The Loxahatchee River District is a Special District of the State located in Jupiter Florida dedicated to protecting and preserving the Loxahatchee River by providing water reclamation, environmental education, and river monitoring and restoration.

Labortory Technician 1

Open: July 15, 2016 Close: Until Filled
Pay Grade 7: $18.21/hr-28.22/hr
Full-Time/Non-Exempt
 

Primary Function: The Lab Tech 1 performs technical work including chemical and bacteriological tests on water and wastewater samples.  The position will work in a lab and field environment which includes: collection and compilation of environmental data, assisting in the monitoring of biological systems, studies of seagrass, macroinvertebrates, and oysters.  The work will be performed under the general supervision of the laboratory manager and is reviewed through internal /external audits.

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WildPine Laboratory Internship

Spring, Summer & Fall Sessions
Next Opportunity: Summer 2016

Laboratory Interns will be responsible for assisting technicians in the operation of the WildPine Ecological Laboratory. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, collecting water samples, free diving to monitor oysters and seagrass, assisting with water quality analysis, participating in outreach events, retrieving recycled oyster shells from area restaurants, prepare shells for use in research projects. Laboratory Interns are also encouraged to create, implement, and evaluate their own project during their time at the Laboratory with the assistance of Laboratory staff.

Submittal requirements and instructions with contact information can be found on the job description.

Environmental Education Internships
(2016-2017 Fall/Spring)

Open

Education Interns will be responsible for leading education tours and activities at the center for visiting school, home school, and camp groups. Group tours occur Tuesday-Friday, 10a-12p. Daily responsibilities include, but are not limited to, greeting guests, caring for aquatic life, assisting in species collection, participating in outreach events, coordinating and recruiting volunteers, leading children's programs, and assisting with special events. Education Interns are also encouraged to create, implement, and evaluate their own interest program or project during their time at the River Center with the assistance of our Educators.

Environmental Education Internships
(Summer 2016)

Next Opportunity: Summer 2016 (May - August)
Three Positions Available

Education Interns will be responsible for leading education tours and activities at the center for visiting school, home school, and camp groups. Interns will also work with staff during at least two of our seven weeks of outdoor summer camp, and will work in the field with other outdoor camps as necessary. Group tours occur Tuesday-Friday, in the morning and afternoon. During camp weeks, interns will work Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. and will be paid overtime for any hours over 40. Other daily responsibilities include, but are not limited to, greeting guests, caring for aquatic life, assisting in species collection, participating in outreach events, coordinating and recruiting volunteers, leading children's programs, and assisting with special events. Education Interns are also encouraged to create, implement, and evaluate their own interest program or project during their time at the River Center with the assistance of our Educators.

Loxahatchee River District Job Application

 

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The River Center's Jr, Angler Tournament
Latest photos added: The River Center's Jr, Angler Tournament.
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River Center Jr. Angler Tournament 2016
Join us for our 3rd annual Jr. Angler Fishing Tournament hosted by the River Center. The Tournament begins June 3rd and ends July 16th. Anglers must photograph the fish they catch and then submit their catch logs and photos. The contest awards points not only for the number of fish caught, but also for the number of different species represented in the submissions. The more fish you catch and the more species you catch, the better your chances are to win fantastic prizes! This Tournament is open to anyone between the ages 5 and 17 but registration is required before submitted photographs can be awarded points. Register online now or pick up a registration packet at the River Center. A registration fee of $25 per angler includes a t-shirt and an invitation to the "Tournament Fish Fry" where the winners will be announced and prizes awarded on Saturday, July 23rd at noon.
Night on the Loxahatchee-Shipwrecked in Paradise
Night on the Loxahatchee, the annual benefit for the River Center, will be held on Saturday, April 2nd, 2016 from 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM. This year's theme is "Shipwrecked in Paradise." The proceeds raised from this event will help fund the outstanding environmental education programming the River Center offers to all ages throughout the year.Traditional hallmarks of this event include raffles, door prizes, and a silent auction with fabulous prizes from local businesses and are enhanced by the incorporation of fascinating expert speakers, engaging storytellers, and other unique entertainment. Tickets to Night on the Loxahatchee are $60 per person with $10 discount for members of Friends of the Loxahatchee River. {Limit 2 tickets at discounted rate per membership} . Tickets $70 after March 22, 2015. For information about the event, sponsorship opportunities, the River Center, or to purchase tickets by phone, please call 561-743-7123.
Events Calendar
August 1, 2016
Aquatic Adventure Summer Camp River Trekkers (campers entering 4th, 5th, & 6th grade)
August 2, 2016
Aquatic Adventure Summer Camp River Trekkers (campers entering 4th, 5th, & 6th grade)
August 3, 2016
Aquatic Adventure Summer Camp River Trekkers (campers entering 4th, 5th, & 6th grade)
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