Carson Nature Center Program Assistant
South Platte Park
School Program Assistants help meet school classes at the park and assist and lead guided nature tours of the park. Assistants can specialize in certain topic areas or learn several of the programs offered. School Programs are offered Tuesday through Friday and some Mondays primarily during of the school year, and times vary, but often fall between 9:30 am until around 1:30 pm. School Program volunteers are asked to help with at least 12 programs/year. Assistants receive initial orientation on nature and wildlife skills for those programs.
Public Program volunteers check in program attendees and assist the program leader. These programs usually occur in the evening or on weekends. Some children's camps occur during weekdays when school is not in session.
There are also opportunities for all volunteers to participate in other public programs as training and are invited to twice annual Volunteer BrushUp trainings as well as to and annual recognition and social events.
About South Platte Park
3000 West Carson Dr, Littleton, CO 80120, US
To contribute to the full and meaningful lives of our community by providing an opportunity for understanding, appreciation, and enjoyment of the natural environment.
The Carson Nature Center provides interpretive programs, nature displays, and guided walks throughout South Platte Park. The Park is a 650-acre open space park along 2.5 miles of the South Platte River--the only unchannelized section of the river in the Denver-metro area. The park has extensive wetland and wildlife habitat, over 200 species of songbirds and waterfowl, 4 miles of hiking trails, a concrete walking/biking path, and 5 fishable lakes. The nature center and the park are both operated by South Suburban Park and Recreation District.