Arboretum Naturalist Volunteer Training

Arboretum Naturalist Volunteer Training

Date(s) - February 14, 2020
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Hoyt Arboretum
4000 SW Fairview Blvd
Portland, OR 97221


Become an Arboretum Naturalist at Hoyt Arboretum! Arboretum Naturalists are volunteer educators who lead two-hour field trips for elementary school-age students to introduce them to the wonders of nature and the science of trees through fun, hands-on activities.

Volunteers will learn:
* Best practices for leading field trips, including teaching tips, group management, and engagement activities;
* Basic ecology and botany along with techniques for engaging children outdoors;
* Good communication and public speaking skills.

Gain valuable experience working with children and teaching environmental education in an outdoor setting! Individuals with a love of the outdoors and an interest in environmental education are encouraged to apply (all volunteers must pass a background check).

Hoyt Arboretum’s spring field trip season runs from March through mid-June on weekday mornings (typically Tuesday through Friday). Arboretum Naturalists are encouraged to be available to volunteer for a minimum of 4 field trips per month during the spring season. Volunteer training begins in mid-February. If it sounds like a good fit for you, please complete this Google form to tell us a little bit more about yourself.

If you have questions, please contact or (503) 823-1649.

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