Jr. Rangers are trained volunteers between the ages of 12-17 that support the staff at Flat Rock Brook and represent our organization to the general public. Jr. Rangers help to educate people of all ages about the environment and instill a sense of ecological awareness through the understanding and appreciation of nature. The main focus of the Jr. Ranger program is to enhance our interactions with the general public and share the educator experience with the next generation of environmentalists.
Jr. Rangers are expected to volunteer twice a month (4 hours per shift) at the Flat Rock Brook Nature Center. They will assist visitors with questions about our trails, exhibits and organization. They will be available to education staff and docents to assist with general tasks and education programs, including use of Discovery Carts. These carts will have tactile displays designed for visitors to engage with a particular topic. Jr. Rangers will learn how to teach using these carts and will maintain them and encourage visitors to engage with them.
Jr. Rangers must complete an application and interview process. They will be required to complete a training program and must be able to complete two volunteer shifts each month (4 hour commitment per shift). Proficiency in Spanish, Korean or other languages a plus! Staff will always be on-site and available to Jr. Rangers.