Become a Seattle Urban Nature Guide!


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Cause Areas

When

It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.

Where

Discovery Park Environmental Learning Center3801 Discovery Park BoulevardSeattle, WA 98199

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About

Live the dream - become a nature guide! Do you love sharing nature with others? Are you interested in learning more about the flora and fauna of Seattle’s many public green spaces and parks? You are the perfect candidate for the Seattle Urban Nature Guide program. SUN Guides participate in 30 hours of training and commit to providing 8 programs a year at Environmental Learning Centers and parklands near schools throughout Seattle.

Seattle Urban Nature Guides provide hands-on learning opportunities for school groups, nature programs for families and adults and Discovery Stations for all throughout the city. Volunteers’ backgrounds are as varied as the students they teach - the common thread is their desire to share nature with the greater Seattle community.

The goal of the Seattle Urban Nature Guide Program is to enhance, promote and foster appreciation of nature by connecting citizens and students with their Seattle Parklands, by providing educational opportunities for all.

Training Schedule

Spring training is on Thursdays AND/OR Saturdays March 23 - April 15, 2017.
Fall training
is on Thursdays AND/OR Saturdays August 17 - September 16.

Locations: Various places in Seattle, including Discovery Park and Camp Long

Service Days & Hours: Choose to volunteer Tuesday - Friday, and/or weekends. Programs and events are an average of 2 hours.

Follow this link to apply! http://www.seattle.gov/parks/volunteer/environmental-education-volunteers

Skills

  • Public Speaking
  • Adult Education
  • Child Development
  • Environmental Education
  • Environmental Science
  • Botany

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 30 training hrs w/ annual commitment of 8 programs
  • Defensive Driving certification (provided)

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