Nature Educator Volunteers – School Field Trip Training

Nature Educator Volunteers – School Field Trip Training

Date(s) - September 6, 2023
10:00 am - 1:00 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 volunteer Nature Educator at Hoyt Arboretum! Nature Educators 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 school 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.

Hoyt Arboretum’s fall school field trip season runs from mid-September through mid-December 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 early 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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