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Teen Naturalist Training Program

If you like getting muddy, singing camp songs, and teaching campers how to hold a frog, then we have the volunteer program for you – our teen naturalist training program! Each session will include volunteering in our summer camp program, plus hands-on lessons in natural history, restoration work, and outdoor group leadership – all while earning student service learning hours for school! $450 per session for NF members, $535 for nonmembers.

  • For Teens entering 9th, 10th, 11th grade
  • Earn 100 SSL hours
  • Work with kids in a fun, outdoor camp
  • Special natural history training
  • 3 week program

Visit to apply online. Applications due Friday, April 14. We will assign teen naturalists on a rolling basis so please apply early. Note: acceptance to TNT program is dependent on interview for first-time applicants.

Other opportunities for youth:

  • “Green Team” camps for middle schoolers with service learning components.
  • Volunteer as a Stream Monitor along with your favorite adult.