Volunteer trail guide training at Jamestown Audubon

Date(s) - Thursday, Apr 23, 2015
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Audubon Center & Sanctuary


The Audubon Nature Center will hold training sessions for volunteer trail guides from 10 a.m. – noon on four Thursdays in April at the center, 1600 Riverside Road, Jamestown.

The training series is for seasoned and new trail guides to learn what the Audubon Nature Center does, how to lead Discovery Walks, and some natural history. Experience with children is helpful, but natural history knowledge is not necessary.

The training schedule is:

April 9: IntroductionLearn more about what the Nature Center does in the community, what a Discovery Walk consists of and go for a short walk around the building to learn about the beaver, Eagle and other things near the building.

April 16: Going on the TrailLearn what props are available for a Discovery Walk and go on a sample Discovery Walk to learn more about how they are led.

April 23: Rain PlansIt’s not often that rain forces the program to move inside, but there is a plan for when it happens. Learn how to lead indoor stations with students, then go on a sample Discovery Walk to learn other new techniques.

April 30: Nature HikeIt’s always nice to learn a little natural history before leading students on a walk. Come learn some of what is happening outside on the trails at the beginning of the Discovery Walk season.

Participants are reminded to dress for the weather as most of the program will be outdoors.

Sessions are free but registration is requested by the Monday before each session by calling (716) 569-2345 or clicking here (scroll down for form). Walk-ins will also be accepted.