Environmental Education Presenter

Facility

The sunset lights up the sky pink over the Carmans River
The Wertheim visitor center is open Monday through Saturday from 9AM to 4PM. The facility showcases the wildlife and habitat of ten refuge units on Long Island. Visitors can also learn about opportunities for wildlife-viewing, hiking, fishing, educational programs and special events offered by...

Location

Address

360 Smith Rd.
Shirley, NY 11967
United States

Volunteer Position Overview

Volunteers Needed
-
Recruitment Start Date
Recruitment End Date
Training Required
No
Security Clearance Needed
No
Virtual
No
Suitability
Adults, Seniors
Difficulty level
Average

About This Position

We need volunteers to assist refuge staff in leading environmental education programs for local school groups. Programs are currently being developed and will meet New York state standards and curriculum. New volunteers will accompany staff members on programs until they feel comfortable leading. Once both the volunteer and staff member feel comfortable the volunteer may provide programs alone. This position will provide you with an opportunity to instill a sense of natural resource stewardship in local students. 


A federal government background check is required for volunteers working with children. (Retired teachers would still need to meet this requirement.) This expense will limit the number of volunteers we can use in this capacity to those who can make a long term commitment.


Times/Days: Monday – Friday, during the school year. 45 minutes to 4 hours plus travel weekdays during scheduled summer camps.



Duties/Activities

Conservation Education

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