Nature Educator Volunteer Training

Nature Educator Volunteer Training

Date(s) - September 14, 2022
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Hoyt Arboretum
4000 SW Fairview Blvd
Portland, OR 97221


Do you have a love of the outdoors and an interest in youth environmental education? Become a Nature Educator at Hoyt Arboretum! Nature Educators volunteer to lead ninety-minute 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.

Volunteer as a Nature Educator to 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.

Click here for the full volunteer position description.

Gain valuable experience working with children and teaching environmental education in an outdoor setting (all volunteers must pass a background check).

Hoyt Arboretum’s fall field trip season runs from late-September through November on weekday mornings (typically Tuesday through Friday). Nature Educators are encouraged to be available to volunteer for a minimum of 4 field trips per month during the season. Volunteer training begins in mid-September. If it sounds like a good fit for you, please complete this Google form to tell us a little bit more about yourself and to sign up for an introductory training session.

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

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