A five day training course at the Deering Estate that encourages youth (ages 15-17) to take an active role in environmental stewardship and education and prepares them to serve as peer mentors. This course allows youth to assist staff and enjoy being mentors to our Summer Camp participants during our Summer Camp Sessions. The course includes certifications in American Red Cross First Aid and Adult/Child CPR in addition to an introduction to basic canoeing, South Florida ecosystems, and Leave No Trace. This counselor- in-training program provides service learning hours to participants and prepare the Junior Naturalist for experiences, internships, and other opportunities in environmental studies, natural sciences, nature based recreation, and volunteerism. Must be available to volunteer for an entire session at a time.
8:30 AM – 4:30 PM. Cost: $225.
For more information on our Junior Naturalist program, contact Vanessa Trujillo via [email protected]