Red Rock Canyon Open Space (RRCOS)

a) Developing interpretive geology/physical geography stories of RRCOS and surrounding region

b) Developing interpretive human history stories of RRCOS and surrounding region

The City of Colorado Springs’ Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Services Department seeks two UCCS undergraduate student interns to develop a series of succinct, educational, interpretive stories surrounding the 1) geology/physical geography and 2) human history of Red Rock Canyon Open Space and surrounding region. The goal of the project is to educate RRCOS users (hikers, bikers, school groups, etc.) about the diverse history and physical geography of the park, and the connectedness of these themes in the Pikes Peak region. The work would involve compiling and synthesizing existing written sources including historical documents, books, and guide books; and seeking out local topical experts, etc. These are three to four credit hour, fall 2017 internships. Applicants must be undergraduate students enrolled currently at UCCS. The position requires working 10 hours/week. Those hired will work with the UCCS Service Learning Internship and Community Engagement (SLICE) Center, a Geography and Environmental Studies (GES) faculty member, and board members of the Friends of Red Rock Canyon (FORCC).

If interested, contact GES professor Dr. Brandon Vogt bvogt@uccs.edu | 719-255-5146

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