Morgan Schell

Windy Peak Intern

New or Returning Intern: Returning
Hometown: Littleton

 

What was your most memorable experience as an intern in your first semester?
My most memorable experience as an intern first semester was one of the 6th graders I got to bond with. She was an exchange student from Japan, and she was so eager to learn and to teach; not only that but she was a little ball of sass. We were on the top of the Geosphere hike and we had a few moments to just rest and I asked her to teach me how to write some things in Japanese and she showed me around 5 ways just to write water. Her knowledge and kindness has sticked with me since then.

What has been your biggest take-away from this experience so far?
My most memorable experience as an intern first semester was one of the 6th graders I got to bond with. She was an exchange student from Japan, and she was so eager to learn and to teach; not only that but she was a little ball of sass. We were on the top of the Geosphere hike and we had a few moments to just rest and I asked her to teach me how to write some things in Japanese and she showed me around 5 ways just to write water. Her knowledge and kindness has sticked with me since then.

What have your learned about yourself?
I have learned that I wasn’t quite as put together as I thought. In other words Outdoor Lab has shown me that when you feel like you’re at the end of your rope, there are actually 10 more feet to discover.

What goals do you have for your 2nd semester interning?
Some goals that I have for second semester are to grow more patient, but primarily to never become complacent in my job and to keep inspiring 6th graders until my last second on site.

Do you have plans for after your Internship? If so, what are they?
After my internship I am planning on heading to Gunnison to study anthropology and environmental/sustainability at Western State Colorado University.

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