Become a Volunteer Environmental Educator

Special thanks to Con Edison for supporting our Environmental Education programs.

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 make a difference in our community. Become an Environmental Educator at Sheldrake Environmental Center and learn to connect children with nature.


Our training includes:

Workshops in nature studies and teaching techniques.

Observations with our experienced naturalists.

Ongoing enrichment classes.

Commitment upon completion of the training course:

Graduates will assist, co-teach and eventually lead local elementary school classes and outdoor nature programs.

Trained teachers are asked to volunteer two mornings a week during the spring and fall.

Added benefits:

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.

New Program Starting in the Fall!

We will be offering a new session starting this October.   The program will run on Wednesdays from 9:30 to 12:30 October 3 to November 7, 2018.   Volunteer educators will receive nature education, training, and field experience.  Bring your love of nature, children, and the environment!

Interested in more info or enrolling? Contact Jocelyn Kleinman, Director of Education at

To inquire about this and other volunteer opportunities, you can also complete a Volunteer Application Form.

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