Do you remember some of your first experiences in nature---the smell of a ponderosa pine? The first glimpse of a bird’s nest high in a tree? The “Our Colorado Program” gives students the chance to experience first-hand the wonder of exploring our natural world and the unique resources at DMNS. “Our Colorado” volunteers lead 3rd grade students from Denver Public Schools on a day of discovery to learn about the wonders of the outdoors, nature, and science! Choose to facilitate a half-day session with education collections of Colorado animals at the museum, or a full-day session with a nature hike in Genesee Park and a behind-the-scenes tour of the Museum’s zoology collection area. We are looking for friendly, enthusiastic, and flexible volunteers who will help foster the next generation of stewards for the natural world and create unforgettable memories for Denver-area students.
Enthusiasm to share about our natural world, comfortable working with 3rd grade students and accompanying adults; flexibility in schedules and timing to adapt to the needs of the school; outdoor excursions require hiking with small school groups and riding a school bus.
On-the-job training delivered by staff and volunteers; occasional group trainings and enrichment.
Applicants must be able to volunteer a minimum of 1 shift a month. Shifts can be half-day (3-4 hours) in the museum or full day (6-7 hours) split between both Genesee Park and the Museum.
Minimum Age Requirements
Available to applicants 18 years of age or older.