SoundWaters, the Stamford-based environmental education organization, has chosen four Darien High School senior for its spring internship program. Alex Preston, Brooke Dirvin, Raisa Gongora and Stefan Schneider will be working for five weeks at the organization’s Coastal Education Center at Cove Island Park in Stamford. The Darien contingent is part of a larger group of spring interns from several high schools who, instead of attending classes for the final weeks of their high school careers, work in internships to experience a real-world business environment.
At SoundWaters, the Darien interns are working every day alongside and under the guidance of SoundWaters’ professional educators, teaching the science of Long Island Sound to elementary and middle school students from schools across the region. They are helping students in a classroom and lab setting, but also on the beach and in boats on Holly Pond where their young students do their field work. Over the five week period of their internship, they will work with over 1,900 students from 13 elementary schools.