Interested in sharing your love of nature with young people?
Eagle Eye partners with natural resource professionals, scientists, and educators to provide hands-on, exploratory learning on environmental topics. If you are a naturalist, interpreter, or educator and connect with Eagle Eye's mission, consider volunteering on one of our youth programs! We provide each new program instructor with training materials and an orientation before volunteering.
By being a mentor and sharing your knowledge, skills, and passion with youth, you can help underrepresented populations connect to and care for the land. As an instructor, you can help promote personal growth and increase awareness of environmental career opportunities, while receiving the benefits of exploring the outdoors with enthusiastic youth. Consider bringing your expertise and knowledge to our programs this season!
Find out more about our Instructor Orientation here.
Examples of Instructors:
- A science teacher with the summer off that is interested in gaining experience teaching youth outside the classroom
- A natural resource professional looking to expand education at his or her agency
- An educator from an environmental center committed to engaging a diverse population
- A college student majoring in environmental education interested in sharing their love of nature with youth
- An urban farmer or food justice advocate
- An amateur naturalist
- A community member committed to creating connections among people in their community
I’m a native of New England with a deep interest in natural history, particularly the long-distance migration of birds. For over ten years, I’ve worked as field biologist on research projects designed to assess shorebird numbers in the Arctic and to determine causes of population declines in shorebirds. As a doctoral student, I designed and conducted field studies to track migratory shorebirds at sea in the Bay of Fundy.
In 2012, I moved to the Boston area and was fortunate to discover Eagle Eye. I am so happy for the opportunity to be a volunteer instructor for the Learn About programs and EAGLE Club. The experience reminded me of the infectious gravitation youth have to nature. Strengthening and cultivating youth interests results in a powerful exchange between instructors and students.
"I thoroughly enjoyed taking Eagle Eye students out on snowshoeing animal tracking hikes [January & February, 2020]! They were engaged and ready to try out new things in nature, asked insightful questions and wanted to know more. The Eagle Eye staff is wonderful and very supportive! I highly encourage anyone to connect with and support Eagle Eye. It's a wonderful program!"
Dr. John Body, Education Specialist, Naturalist