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Volunteer Naturalists & Assistants#

Volunteer as a Naturalist#

Volunteer Naturalist leads river tour

Volunteer Naturalists are highly trained volunteer educators who share their knowledge and experience with the community. As a Volunteer 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 Volunteer 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.

2020 Training is currently full. Please apply to be considered for the 2021 training. 


Volunteer Naturalist Training#

Volunteer Naturalist teaching Jr Naturalist

Volunteer Naturalists care about natural areas and have fun sharing their enthusiasm with others. During the training presentations by a variety of experts, field trips to natural areas, and opportunities to practice techniques provide naturalist trainees with the skills they need to lead fun, fact-filled, and meaningful field trips for all ages.

2020 Training is currently full. Please apply to be considered for the 2021 training. 

Contact Charlotte Norville at for questions about Master Naturalist Training. 

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Request a 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).