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October 25, 2016

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Applications for 2017 Volunteer Naturalist class are now being accepted

Application Deadline is Nov. 11

Boulder County, Colo. - Boulder County Parks & Open Space is now accepting applications for the 2017 Volunteer Naturalist training class. Volunteer naturalists lead hikes, present slide programs, and provide hands-on experiences to people of all ages who visit county properties.

The application deadline is Nov. 11. Training classes take place on Saturdays, Jan. 7 through Mar. 11, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Longmont.

Previous experience is not necessary. Applicants must be at least 18 years old, pass a background check, and participate in the 10-week training class. Topics range from wildlife and plants to ecology and geology. As part of the training, volunteers learn about interpretive techniques to connect with audiences.

Applicants must have ongoing weekday availability and be available to help lead at least six programs in 2017. Staff is especially looking for people interested in working with school groups, both on trails and in the classroom.

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