Become a Volunteer Naturalist at the Forest!

By Sherry Wright
Jefferson Memorial Forest Volunteer Coordinator
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Are you interested in learning more about the Forest? Do you have a passion for nature and want to share your appreciation with others? Volunteer Naturalist training prepares volunteers to work closely with Forest education staff to lead classes, field trips and public programs. During this 15-week series of classes, volunteers will enhance their understanding of the Forest ecosystem, deepen their knowledge of the history of Jefferson Memorial Forest and its inhabitants, learn teaching methods and develop presentation skills.

This program includes all class instruction, special perks like volunteer field trips, optional training sessions and participation in the volunteer appreciation program. A $25 fee covers the cost of class materials and uniform shirt. Classes begin the second week of January, on Monday, January 11 and Saturday, January 16. Trainings are offered on Mondays or Saturdays, to accommodate both weekday and weekend availability. All classes begin at 9 a.m. and end at noon.

Current Volunteer Naturalists are standing by to offer encouragement and mentor new trainees through the program and into active volunteering. Don’t miss the opportunity to join this amazing group of volunteers! To register or for more information, contact Sherry Wright, Volunteer Coordinator, at or 502/380-1753. Registration ends January 6, 2010.


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