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Junior Naturalists, Ages 15-17
June 8 - June 12
An event every week that begins at 12:00 am on Monday, repeating until June 27, 2020
A five day training course at the Deering Estate that encourages youth to take an active role in environmental stewardship and education and prepares them to serve as peer mentors. 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 prepares the Junior Naturalist for experiences, internships, and other opportunities in environmental studies, natural sciences, nature based recreation, and volunteerism. This course also allows youth to assist staff and enjoy being mentors to our Summer Camp participants during our Summer Camp Sessions after they have completed the week-long training. Must be available to volunteer for an entire camp session (Monday through Friday) at a time.
Cost: $225. Spaces are limited! Choose from the following training sessions offered below.
Training #1: June 8, 2020 – June 12, 2020 (8:30 AM – 4:30 PM) : SOLD OUT
Training #2: June 15, 2020 – June 19, 2020 (8:30 AM – 4:30 PM): SOLD OUT
Training #3: June 22, 2020 – June 26, 2020 (8:30 AM – 4:30 PM): SOLD OUT
To register by phone, call (305) 235-1668; press 9, then dial extension 233.
Questions or looking for more information on our Junior Naturalist program? Email us here!