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October 3, 2017

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Vivienne Jannatpour, (303) 678-6277

Now accepting applications for the 2018 Volunteer Naturalist training class

application deadline is Nov. 10, or until class is full

Boulder County, Colo. - Applications are now open for interested
persons to join the 2018 Volunteer Naturalist team with Boulder County Parks
& Open Space. Volunteer Naturalists help by leading hikes, presenting slide
programs, and providing hands-on experiences to people of all ages. People
interested in working with school groups, both on trails and in the classroom,
are encouraged to apply.

The application
deadline is Nov. 10
, or until class is full. Due to limited space in the
training course, all applicants will be interviewed.

Topics volunteers help to cover range
from wildlife and plants to ecology and geology. As part of the training,
volunteers learn about interpretive techniques to connect with audiences.


Volunteer Naturalists must be at least 18 years old, pass a background check,
and participate in the 10-week training class. Applicants must also have
ongoing weekday availability. Volunteers will 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

What: Training Classes

When: Wednesdays from Jan. 10, 2018

through March 14, 2018, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: Parks & Open Space Building,

5201 St. Vrain Rd, Longmont

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

Volunteer Naturalist working with kids and talking about bears.