Junior Naturalist at The Deering Estate

Junior Naturalists learning canoe over canoe rescue

Junior Naturalist Training

A five day training session 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. 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.

Ages: 15-18

Cost: $225

8:30 AM – 4:30 PM.

Session # 1: June 10 – June 14, 2019

Session # 2: June 17 – June 21, 2019

Session #3:  June 24 – June 28, 2019

For more information on our Junior Naturalist program, email Vanessa Trujillo.