Berks Nature is recruiting a dedicated group of volunteers to be trained as “Berks Nature Ambassadors”. What does this mean? It means that you will receive basic training related to all of the good conservation work that we do. Upon completion of your training, you will officially become a volunteer Berks Nature Ambassador. Our Ambassadors will be our trained volunteers that can help train others, lead projects, answer questions, and simply help enhance and protect the environment!
First, there is a simple application process and fee schedule. APPLICATIONS ARE DUE BY APRIL 1st!
Prior to applying please review the training schedule below and make sure you are able to commit to the APRIL 2 introduction, plus at least 4 of the trainings. There is a $100 fee for members/$125 for non-members to participate in this training program. At the end of the training, our new Berks Nature Ambassadors will receive a certificate, an official Berks Nature Ambassador vest, an abundance of interesting knowledge of our natural world, and become part of the Berks Nature family.
There are five special training opportunities for interested Ambassadors to learn about our organization and practical conservation skills. In order to become an official Berks Nature Ambassador, attendance to 4 out of 5 training sessions is required. The Welcome & Introduction Night on April 2nd is designed for all interested applicants.
Also note, those interested in focusing their Ambassador skills on water quality and testing are required to attend the two-day Hydrology training listed on the schedule. This hydrology training follows scientific GLOBE protocols and is excellent!
Full training schedule:
April 2, 2019: Ambassador Welcome Night, 6-9 p.m.
April 13: Tree Planting, 9 a.m. -1 p.m.
April 30: Education Training (with a focus on the Enviroscape, and Nature Scene Investigation, among other things), 6-9 p.m.
May 11: Hydrology Part 1, 9 a.m. -4 p.m.
May 18: Hydrology Part 2, 9 a.m. -1 p.m.
May 28: Invasive Plants & Insects, 6-9 p.m.
June 4: Ambassadors Graduation Night!, 6-9 p.m.
Certificates will be awarded to attendees who have completed the Berks Nature Ambassador requirements!