Bright Futures Ranger Naturalist Program Overview
Saturday, May 10, 2014 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM (EDT)
Ranger Naturalist Program
A Bright Futures Program at Weedon Island
Please join us for this interest meeting to learn what the Ranger Naturalist Program at Weedon Island Preserve is all about! The Ranger Naturalist Program at Weedon Island Preserve is supported through the University of Florida Extension in Pinellas County. High school students (ages 15-18) will work with Faculty and staff to develop an enjoyable and meaningful volunteer experience.
Our Mission is to provide a service learning opportunity for youth to build leadership skills and environmental awareness.
Applications for the program will be due Friday, 30th and students will be notified of their acceptance into the program by Friday, June 6th. I highly encourage all interested students to attend this overview with their parents.
The program will run from June 13th through August 8th, 2014. During the program, students will be expected to complete their necessary volunteer hours, working 12-16 hours per week. The designated days of the program are Thursdays and Fridays with some Saturday program commitments. 4th of July week will be an OFF week for the program.
All volunteers will be trained to assist guests that are visiting the Education Center and trails, as well as develop individual projects that support the mission of the Center. There will be training modules and assessments along the way to check your knowledge of the material.
Our main objectives are:
· To assist with guided tours, exhibit tours, programs, main office, and help desk.
· To learn the diverse ecosystems of the Preserves.
· To use your knowledge to teach visitors, and others.
· Develop customer service and interpretive skills.
· To develop leadership skills through a self-directed project.
For more information please email or call Libby Carnahan, UF IFAS Sea Grant Extension Agent at Weedon Island Preserve, email@example.com (727) 453-6522
Before continuing, we would like to make you aware of our reservation policies. Cancellations - If your class is canceled for any reason you will be notified no less than 24 hours prior to class start. We will provide a full refund for cancellations made by Pinellas County Extension. Refunds may take up to 30 days to process. Payment - We require full payment at time of reservation so be prepared with a credit card to complete this transaction. Refunds - Refunds will be made in the event of a class cancellation or if the registrant requests a refund 24 hours prior to the class time. Reservations - You must be 18 to make a reservation. If you are under 18 and want to attend a class you must register and attend with a parent or guardian.
The Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS) is an Equal Opportunity Institution authorized to provide research, educational information, and other services only to individuals and institutions that function with non-discrimination with respect to race, creed, color, religion, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, political opinions, or affiliations. U.S. Department of Agriculture, Cooperative Extension Service, University of Florida, IFAS, Florida A&M University Cooperative Extension Program, and Boards of County Commissioners Cooperating.
When & Where
Weedon Island Preserve Cultural and Natural History Center - Pinellas County Extension
Pinellas County Extension at Weedon Island Preserve Cultural and Natural History Center is proud to offer a variety of educational and interpretive programs for the public. The goal of these programs is to empower citizens to make informed decisions about natural and cultural resources. Center programs interpret the natural, cultural and archaeological history of the Preserve in order to demonstrate how the environment and people support and shape each other.
For more information please call (727) 453-6500.
Center Hours: Thurs.-Sat. 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.