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Volunteer Naturalists & Assistants#

Volunteer Naturalist Assistants#

Naturalist Assistants (NA) serve as important aids to Naturalists. NAs assist with group management, props, and activities. Volunteering as a Naturalist Assistant is a good way to take an active role in the education programs and is a great way to gain experience in interpretation, natural history, and group management.

Volunteer Naturalist Assistants will be trained in the Spring of 2023.

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Apply on-line at the city-wide volunteer web page.

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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 80 hours is offered each year.

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."

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Please apply to be considered for the 2022 training.  Note, this training is a required 80 hours which will be offered Oct. 25-28, Nov 1,3,5,8,10,12, and a half day on the 15th.

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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.

Please apply to be considered for the 2022 training.  Note, this training is a required 80 hours which will be offered Oct. 25-28, Nov 1,3,5,8,10,12, and a half day on the 15th.

Contact Rachel Balduzzi at rbalduzzi@fcgov.com for questions about Volunteer Naturalist Training. 

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