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November 16, 2018

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Application deadline extended for Boulder County Volunteer Naturalists

Applications will be accepted until class is filled.

Boulder County, Colo. Boulder County Parks & Open Space is now accepting applications for Volunteer Naturalists. Training classes will begin Thursday, Jan. 10.

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.

Requirements
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 help lead at least six programs in 2019.

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

Training information
Training classes will take place on Thursdays, Jan. 10 through March 14, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Longmont.

Please go to www.BoulderCountyOpenSpace.org/volunteer for more information and application forms.

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