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Become a Docent

Our education programs thrive because of enthusiastic, dedicated volunteers who develop and produce our materials, visit classrooms to teach schoolchildren about birds and nature, and lead youth field trips. You can join our education team and share the wonder of nature with young people! *


Become a volunteer today by filling out our Volunteer Sign-up form or contacting our Outreach Coordinator by email.

Classroom Presenter

Visit classrooms to teach children about birds and nature. We have a number of different 30-minute to 1-hour presentations, including slideshows and a local birds presentation that uses actual feathered bird skins and real nests as props. Each of our presentations is fully scripted and novice-friendly. You don't have to be an expert birder; this is a great opportunity to learn more about our local birds! Scheduled by appointment, usually on weekdays.

Field Trip Docent

Guide students in exploring and learning about birds and nature in the great outdoors. You can lead small groups of schoolchildren in our Wetlands Discovery Program or guide kids and their families in our Young Audubon programs. If you don't feel comfortable leading your own group, be a support docent. Novice birders are welcome; this is a great opportunity to learn more about our local birds! Wetlands Discovery Program on weekdays, Young Audubon trips usually on weekends. Read more Volunteer Information (PDF).


* Volunteers interested in working directly with children must be willing to be fingerprinted.