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Nov 07 2017

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Boulder County Parks And Open Space Is Accepting Applications For Volunteer Naturalist Training

Volunteer naturalists help Boulder County Parks and Open Space by leading hikes, presenting slide programs, and providing hands-on experiences to people of all ages. We are especially looking for people interested in working with school groups, both on trails and in the classroom. Topics range from wildlife and plants to ecology and geology. As part of the training, volunteers learn about interpretive techniques to connect with audiences.

Requirements: Volunteer naturalists must be at least 18 years, pass a background check, and participate in the 10-week training class. Applicants must also have ongoing weekday availability. You’ll be asked to help lead at least six programs in 2018.

Previous experience is not necessary – only a desire to share nature with others!

Training information: Training classes take place on Wednesdays, January 10, 2018 through March 14, 2018 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in Longmont.

Please contact: Larry Colbenson, Natural History Program Coordinator, at 303-678-6214 or lcolbenson@bouldercounty.org for information and application forms.

Application deadline is November 10, 2017 or until class is filled. Since there is limited space in the training course, all applicants are interviewed.

Photo credit: Boulder County Parks and Open Space

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