If you are thinking a year ahead, sow a seed...
If you are thinking ten years ahead, plant a tree...
If you are thinking one hundred years ahead, educate the people...
~ Kuan Tzu, Chinese poet 500BC
Connect Children with Nature
Become a Volunteer Teacher Naturalist at Audubon Greenwich
Do you have an interest in the natural world and would like to share it with others? Would you like to learn more about nature?
If you have one or more mornings and/or afternoons free each week, you can become a volunteer Teacher/Naturalist at the Audubon Center in Greenwich and learn to connect children with nature.
Training provided (no experience necessary)
Audubon Greenwich provides comprehensive training for beginner and experienced volunteer teachers to help inspire children to learn about their natural environment.
- Fall field course in nature studies and teaching techniques
- Observation of programs by experienced naturalists
- Spring refresher courses
- Ongoing enrichment classes in natural science topics
Upon completion of the initial training course, participants will be invited to assist and eventually lead organized outdoor nature programs on the Audubon Greenwich Sanctuary for student groups.
Initial training requires two mornings a week for four weeks in the fall. Trained teachers are asked to volunteer at least one morning or afternoon a week during the spring and fall. Our experienced leaders have taught at the Audubon Center from two to over 25 years!
Our volunteer teachers are important to the success of the Audubon mission and a highly valued part of the Audubon team. In addition to providing training, we offer:
- Field trips to other nature centers
- Nature Store discounts
- Congenial company of other nature enthusiasts
Training is held twice a year on weekdays in March and September but volunteers can get started anytime in the year. Contact us for more information.
Find out more: Call Ted Gilman, the Head Naturalist, at (203) 869-5272, Ext. 230.
- Ways to Help
- Audubon Greenwich Membership Form
- Volunteer Opportunities
- Audubon Greenwich Committees