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Become a Nature Educator at Hoyt Arboretum!

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ORGANIZATION: Hoyt Arboretum Friends

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Do you have a love of the outdoors and an interest in youth environmental education? Become a Nature Educator at Hoyt Arboretum!

Nature Educator volunteers lead ninety-minute field trips for elementary school-age students to introduce them to the wonders of nature and the science of trees through fun, hands-on activities.

Volunteer as a Nature Educator to learn:
-Best practices for leading school field trips, including teaching tips, group management, and engagement activities;
-Basic ecology and botany along with techniques for engaging children outdoors;
-Good communication and public speaking skills.

Hoyt Arboretum's spring field trip season runs from March through mid-June on weekday mornings (typically Tuesday through Friday). Nature Educators are encouraged to be available to volunteer for a minimum of 4 field trips per month during the season. Volunteer training begins in early February.

If you have questions or would like to sign up for an introductory training session, please contact volunteer@hoytarboretum.org or (503) 823-1649.

Hoyt Arboretum is Portland's living museum of trees and home to more than 2,000 plant and tree species from around the world. With the help of Nature Educator volunteers, we are engaging with children from around the Metro area to teach them about the importance of trees and their role in the world's ecosystems.

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About Hoyt Arboretum Friends


4000 SW Fairview Blvd, Portland, OR 97221, US

Mission Statement

To maintain and improve Hoyt Arboretum and its collection for all people through advocacy, resources, awareness and education.


Hoyt Arboretum is Portland, Oregon’s museum of living trees. Located in Washington Park, the arboretum encompasses 189 ridge-top acres accessible by 12 miles of trails. More than 6,000 specimens from around the world grow here, including more than 2,000 species. To the local community, Hoyt Arboretum represents a unique setting for education, fitness and reflection. To the world, Hoyt Arboretum is a critical partner in global conservation and scientific research. Hoyt Arboretum relies on the support of Hoyt Arboretum Friends, a membership-based nonprofit organization working in partnership with Portland Parks & Recreation.


Children & Youth
Education & Literacy
Children & Youth, Education & Literacy, Environment


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4000 SW Fairview BlvdPortland, OR 97221



  • Outdoor Recreation
  • STEM
  • Botany
  • Environmental Education




  • Background Check
  • Orientation or Training
  • 4 field trips per month during the season (March through mid-June)

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