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Monday, August 24, 2009

Volunteer Opportunities at neighboring Debs Park

Upcoming Volunteer Training at the Audubon Center at Debs Park for youth programs

Be an inspiration. Give children the gift of loving nature and learning about our precious environment. Share your love of nature with elementary school children. The Audubon Center at Debs Park programs inspire students to become deeply interested in the natural world. Students learn to ask good questions about their lives and environment and to develop the skills necessary to answer those questions.  Our programs foster a relationship to our natural world that we all must seek to enrich our lives and become more attuned to our environment.

The Audubon Center at Debs Park (near Highland Park) is part of a national network of nature centers developed by National Audubon Society to reach under-served communities. The Center offers an opportunity to share your love of our natural world as a School Program Volunteer Naturalist (SPVN).  The Center will offer two training sessions about this natural treasure in the heart of Los Angeles and the school programs that have been developed to educate the youth of LA County. You will be a vital part of these groundbreaking programs and work with us to refine them. With renewed interest in introducing urban children to our natural environment, this is great experience to round out resumes.

In order to be a part of this exciting program, two half day training sessions must be completed. There is no charge and you will be taught about this oasis of nature and learning at the Center itself.

The dates for the training days are:

Tuesday, September 8, 2009 – History of the Audubon Center, teaching methods
Tuesday, September 15, 2009 – Program delivery
Both days are from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Training will be ongoing, consisting of team teaching and shadowing existing programs.  Once volunteers are ready, they will lead program elements.

For more information and to sign up call Cate! 323-221-2255 ext. 13