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Wildlife Conservation Educator (Docent)

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Emerald Coast Wildlife Refuge

  • 16 people are interested

Emerald Coast Wildlife Refuge Educators provide services to over 5000 children each year and well as thousands of adults of all ages and interests. Education topics are varied in length and scope. Education volunteers can serve as little or as much as they wish with a minimum of 5 hours a month suggested. Some education volunteers serve on a weekly basis and some monthly. You can learn more about us at emeraldcoastwildliferefuge.com or on https://www.facebook.com/emeraldcoastwildliferefuge/

Primary Responsibility: Developing, scheduling, staffing and presenting In-house and Outreach Educational Programs and Events

Key Areas of Responsibility:

  1. Development of educational programs and materials.

  2. Budgeting for and acquisition of educational supplies and materials.

  3. Planning and scheduling educational programs.

  4. Maintaining records of educational program and events.

  5. Training of Educational Volunteers. (Docents)

  6. Scheduling of Education Assistants and docents to assist with and present programs.

  7. Records Animal Ambassador program hours.

  8. Reports Animal Ambassador health and behavior issues to the Wildlife Health Specialist

  9. Assists with the maintenance of educational materials, multimedia presentation equipment and Animal Ambassador transport & handling equipment.

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About Emerald Coast Wildlife Refuge


3051 Clopton's Circle - Emerald Coast Wildlife Ref, Navarre, FL 32566, US

Mission Statement

Emerald Coast Wildlife Refuge"s (ECWR) mission is education, conservation & rehabilitation for the welfare of Florida’s natural fauna. Run by caring staff & dedicated volunteers, ECWR is a 501(c)3 non-profit with headquarters located on Okaloosa Island in Fort Walton Beach, FL. ECWR provides wildlife rescue, rehab & environmental outreach to 5 counties in Northwest Florida. The Refuge rescues thousands of animals a year working closely with local law enforcement, the Florida Fish & Wildlife Commission and the US Fish & Wildlife Service to protect, treat & release native species. The Refuge also is the lead response team for the Federal Marine Mammal Stranding Network assisting with all marine-mammal strandings from mid-Walton County to the Alabama state line.


As a leader in conservation education for the Emerald Coast, we also offer educational programs for interested members of the community. The Refuge also partners with public and private schools to educate our youth on the importance of conserving our native species. As we head into the future, ECWR will continue to pursue the highest level of medical care, environmental education, & conservation efforts.

Education & Literacy


We'll work with your schedule.


105 Santa Rosa BlvdFort Walton Beach, FL 32548



  • Math / Science Instruction
  • STEM
  • Animal Care / Handling
  • Habitat Restoration
  • Environmental Education
  • Environmental Science




  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Typical Education Volunteers give at least 8 hours

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