“Teach children to love nature… people take care of what they love!” – Elizabeth Terwilliger
WildCare is currently looking for Volunteer Nature Guides to Connect Children with Nature.
Learn the renowned multi-sensory teaching techniques of famed naturalist and environmentalist Elizabeth Terwilliger and share the beauty and wonder of nature with small groups (5-8) of elementary school children by leading fun hikes full of exploration and adventure. WildCare’s Terwilliger Nature Guide training will teach you all about the plants, animals, habitats and ecology of Northern California and give you the opportunity to share that knowledge with eager children! All training is provided.
The next WildCare Volunteer Nature Guides Orientation is August 5, 2017 with training to follow for accepted applicants.
Volunteering as a Nature Guide will not only introduce you to some of Marin and Sonoma counties’ most beautiful hikes, it will also allow you to:
• Meet other nature lovers and cultivate new friendships
• Expand your knowledge of local wildlife
• Experience personal and professional growth
• Participate in continued learning
• Be invited to special WildCare events
This extensive training, provided over 7 classroom/field sessions and one required field trip shadowing session – indoors and outdoors – starts after orientation. Throughout the training, WildCare’s naturalists and guest speakers will share expertise on plants and animals in their different habitats, and early Native Americans’ relationship to the land. There is a nominal fee to cover the training and materials. Once training is completed, WildCare asks Nature Guides to commit to a minimum of two 3-hour hikes a month, scheduled in advance. All hikes take place on weekdays during the school year.
WildCare’s next orientation is Saturday August 5, 2017 from 11am-12:30pm at WildCare in San Rafael.