Become a Hoyt Arboretum Naturalist!

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Hoyt Arboretum Friends

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Become an Arboretum Naturalist at Hoyt Arboretum! Arboretum Naturalists are volunteer educators who lead two-hour field trips for elementary-age students to introduce them to the wonders of nature and the science of trees through fun, hands-on activities.

Volunteers will learn:
* Best practices for leading 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.

Gain valuable experience working with children and teaching environmental education in an outdoor setting! Individuals with a love of the outdoors and an interest in environmental education are encouraged to apply (all volunteers must pass a background check).

**An Arboretum Naturalist informational session is scheduled for Saturday, March 2 from 10-11:30am. Please apply online at**

Hoyt Arboretum's spring field trip season runs from April through mid-June on Tuesday through Friday mornings. Arboretum Naturalists are encouraged to be available to volunteer for a minimum of 4 field trips per month during the spring season.

If you have questions or are interested in becoming an Arboretum Naturalist but are unavailable for the training, please contact or (503) 823-1649.

Hoyt Arboretum is Portland's museum of living trees and home to more than 2,000 plant species from around the world. With the help of volunteer Arboretum Naturalists, we are growing our field trip programming to provide the opportunity for elementary school students from around the Metro area to come to Hoyt Arboretum to learn about trees and their role in the world's ecosystems.

1 More opportunity with Hoyt Arboretum Friends

Children & Youth Education & Literacy Environment


Sat Mar 02, 2019
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM


4000 SW Fairview BlvdPortland, OR 97221



  • Outdoor Recreation
  • STEM
  • Botany
  • Environmental Education




  • Background Check
  • Orientation or Training
  • 4 tours per month from April through mid-June

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