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TEEN NATURALIST TEAM

Ages 13-16

The Teen Naturalist Team is open to teens ages 13 to 18  interested in environmental sciences, ecology, and nature.

Every Tuesday June 7th-August 9th 9AM-4PM

The club will meet once a week for an activity focused on nature, art, environmental stewardship and policy, professional development, or other related topics. Team members will also have the opportunity to explore topics that interest them through working on an individual project that may include research and/or volunteer work.

ALL THE DETAILS:

Tuesday weekly team days with a qualified and fun nature educator will include:
-Nature hikes
-Citizen science activities like butterfly and bird counts
-Visiting and helping other nature based institutions/organizations
-Science experiments and research
-Volunteering with natural area cleanups and maintenance, community garden plots, or on interim nature center projects etc.

Individual projects are self directed, club members choose a topic and goals with mentorship from Wild Bear leadership staff.

Team members will explore their topic and give a presentation, report, or lead an activity at the end of the summer based on what they’ve learned. Upon completion of their project, the team member will receive a certificate.

Examples:
-Survey plants on the Wild Bear property and create a plant checklist/guide.
-Assist with education programs, nature center exhibits, and nature center animal care.
-Participate in local research and stewardship projects.
-Volunteer with Wild Bear staff during outreach events, i.e. Nature Walks, Farmer’s Markets and more.

By the end of the summer:
-Complete an exciting journey to explore the impacts you made and will continue to make for the planet and -our community.
-You will have expanded  your friendships and community service, professional skills, resume, and gained a deeper understanding of how we can help the earth.
-You will receive a reference and certificate of completion from Wild Bear staff, providing you with an excellent resume builder.

When: Every Tuesday June 7th-August 9th 9AM-4PM

Where: Meet at Wild Bear Nature Center

Important dates and deadlines:
-Application Period: Now-June 3rd
-First Meeting: June 7th 9AM-4PM

If you have any questions please email michelle@wildbear.org or call 303.258.0495

To Apply, complete this Google Form application: ​​https://forms.gle/o1LR6jkEMzWPexKm6