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 in 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 are 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 MARCH 1!
Click here to download application.
Prior to applying please review the training schedule below and make sure you are able to commit to the March 13th introduction, plus at least 4 of the training classes. There is a $100 fee for members/$135 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 March 13th 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 (both are considered 1 class).
This hydrology training follows scientific GLOBE (Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment) protocols and is excellent!
All ambassadors can attend future ambassador training classes at no charge to learn more or refresh their knowledge!
Full training schedule:
March 13th, 6-9pm
Ambassador Welcome & Introduction Night
March 20th, 6-9pm
Land Protection, Outreach & Monitoring
April 7th, 9am-1pm
Tree Planting and Care
April 17th, 6-9pm
Invasive Species Identification & Removal and Native Plant Overview; Trail Stewardship, Restoration & Safety
May 5th, 8am-4pm
Hydrology Part 1: Using GLOBE Protocols
May 12th, 9am-noon
Hydrology Part 2: Macroinvertebrates
May 29nd, 6-9pm
Graduation; Topic TBA
This final training session will include a presentation of Berks Nature Ambassador
Certificates to attendees that have completed the Berks Nature Ambassador requirements!