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BECOME A VOLUNTEER ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATOR
SHELDRAKE ENVIRONMENTAL CENTER!
Do you have an interest in the natural world? Would you like to learn more about it and share your enthusiasm with children? If so, you have an exciting opportunity to join a group of like-minded people who want to make a difference in our community.
If you have one morning a week, you can become a Volunteer Environmental Educator at Sheldrake Environmental Center and learn to connect children with nature.
(no experience necessary)
Beginning each October, Sheldrake Environmental Center offers a course for those interested in becoming Volunteer Environmental Educators. The twelve-session course consists of a combination of ecology and teaching techniques and is taught by Mary B. Davis, Director of Environmental Programs at Sheldrake, as well as guest instructors. Volunteers taking the course will be trained by participating in hands-on activities and outdoor explorations, as well as observing veteran naturalists in the field. Classes meet on Thursday mornings from 9:30 to 11:30 am. Upon completion of the course, graduates will lead pre-trips in the local elementary schools and field trips at the Larchmont Reservoir, the Sheldrake River Trail and at Dog Beach.
Trained Environmental Educators are expected to volunteer one day a week while school is in session.
Benefits include contributing an important service to your community, continuing your education through ongoing enrichment classes, and being part of a group of people who share your environmental values and goals. These classes are free, with a modest fee for materials.
Please click here to complete the Volunteer application form.
For more information call Mary Davis, Program Director, at 914-834-1443.