Volunteer Naturalists welcome students, accompany field trips, help facilitate opportunistic learning, and conduct a select number of lessons. During the winter training, volunteers will gain skills in interpretation, environmental education, working with school age students, and they will learn about the history of the Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge.
The four-session training will take place on Thursdays from 9 am-3 pm: February 27th, March 6th, March 13th, and March 20th.
Volunteer Naturalist training is free, but registration is required.
Located on the outskirts of Portland, Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge is one of only a handful of urban national wildlife refuges in the country. Due to it’s richness and diversity of habitats, the Refuge supports some of the most abundant and varied wildlife in the watershed.
According to the Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge website, “the Refuge is now home to nearly 200 species of birds, over 50 species of mammals, 25 species of reptiles and amphibians, and a wide variety of insects, fish and plants. The Refuge has also become a place where people can experience and learn about wildlife and the places they call home.”
Visit www.fws.gov/tualatinriver/getinvolved.html or call (503)625-5944 for an application and more information.