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CANCELLED – General Education Volunteer Training

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This training has been cancelled due to lack of interest and RSVPs. If you are still interested in volunteering, please feel free to reach out to Kelsey Mazur, Program & Volunteer Coordinator, at [email protected] and she will be happy to help you get involved!

Are you interested in becoming an Education Volunteer with Bird Conservancy of the Rockies? Join us to learn about our different program curriculums, teaching strategies, and find out what it means to be an Education Volunteer! We will be discussing banding programs, events, and field trips, as well as other needs around the ELC.

We are looking for individuals to educate and inspire students and the community to conserve birds and their habitats through interactive in-class programs, field trips, summer camps, and educational outreach events. No teaching experience is necessary — just a willingness to learn!

Please RSVP by Wednesday, September 11th to Kelsey Mazur, Program & Volunteer Coordinator (contact info below) or by filling out THIS FORM.

Thank you, and we hope to see you there!

Education Volunteer Training – Field Trips & In-Class Programs

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Join us at this training to learn about our field trip and in-class offerings, curriculums, teaching strategies, and how to become a school program leader. Program leaders:

  • Lead groups of students or adults through structured field trips, in-class programs, or events on topics such as bird adaptations, habitats, water ecology, and prairie ecology
  • Work with different age groups, and be flexible in adapting your lessons to the appropriate grade level
  • Facilitate inquiry-based experiential learning
  • Embrace teachable moments

This training is for new volunteers, and is recommended as a refresher for returning volunteers.

If you’re interested, you are welcome to attend; no teaching experience is necessary, though experience with children is preferred. Applicants with a working knowledge of natural resources, natural history, ornithology, or who have the willingness to learn, are comfortable speaking in front of a group, and are reliable, adaptable, team players are encouraged to apply.

Programs vary in length, between 1.5 -5 hours, dependent on program. Most programs occur during the week, though other events do happen in the evenings and on weekends. Most programs happen at Bird Conservancy of the Rockies’ headquarters in Brighton, Colorado, at Barr Lake State Park. However, in-class programs and events can be located across the front range.

RSVP IS REQUIRED — please contact Kelsey Mazur, Program & Volunteer Coordianator, at [email protected] or 303-659-4348 x10 by Wednesday, March 27th. Thank you!