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Volunteer Educator Opportunities

Master Naturalists


Master Naturalists are highly trained volunteer educators who share their knowledge and experience with the community. As a Master Naturalist you will experience beautiful natural areas while you learn how to lead fun, hands-on field trips. An intensive training session of about 70 hours is offered each spring.

Previously certified Master Naturalists have said:

"I feel fortunate to have been exposed to your wonderful program."
"I wish the training wasn't over!"
"Excellent program! It has far exceeded my expectations."
"I just love giving programs to the school groups - the support of the Natural Areas staff is fantastic, and the feedback from the children makes my day."

Read the full job description here.

Master Naturalist Training


After a fun, active training program, Master Naturalist volunteers lead activities that connect people of all ages to natural areas. The training is held each spring. If you are interested in learning when 2019 training dates and application deadlines are posted, please contact Sue Kenney, Natural Areas Education Coordinator c2tlbm5leUBmY2dvdi5jb20= or 970-224-6118 or complete the volunteer application (you must login or create an account in Engage).

Master Naturalist Assistants

Master Naturalist Assistants (MNAs) serve as an important aid to volunteer educators (see Master Naturalist description below) by lending a helpful hand to all aspects of leading a field trip or activity for the public. As a MNA, you will assist with group management, props and activities. It's a great way to make a difference and meet other interested volunteers. The training is held once a year in the spring.

To learn more, contact Sue Kenney at PGFjbGFzcz0=">c2tlbm5leUBmY2dvdi5jb20=, or call 970-224-6118.

Request A Master Naturalist-Led Presentation Or Field Trip


Use the request form in Engage (you must create a free account with your name, email, and phone number), or contact Sue Kenney, PGFjbGFzcz0=">c2tlbm5leUBmY2dvdi5jb20=, 970-224-6118.