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October 3, 2019

Parks & Open Space now accepting applications for 2020 Volunteer Naturalist training

Training classes begin Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020

Boulder County, Colo. - Boulder County Parks & Open Space is accepting applications for the 2020 Volunteer Naturalist training class.

Volunteer naturalists help Boulder County Parks & Open Space by leading hikes, presenting slide programs, and providing hands-on experiences to people of all ages.

Staff is especially looking for people interested in working with school groups, both on trails and in the classroom. Topics 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 an interview, and participate in the 10-week training class. Applicants must also have ongoing weekday availability and commit to helping lead at least six programs in 2020.

Previous experience is not necessary – only a desire to share nature with others!

Training information

Training classes take place on Tuesdays, Jan. 14 through March 17, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Longmont.

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