Programs & Events at Birdcraft
Volunteer Naturalist Training Program
Tuesdays: September 3 – November 5
(except for October 1, 8 a.m. -noon)
Registration Deadline: July 1
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The Volunteer Naturalist Program provides 40 hours of classroom and field training in four-hour sessions over 10 weeks (see our graduates from 2018). Training programs prepare adults of all experience levels to become naturalists in their communities and to contribute to environmental education and conservation efforts through volunteer service.
Classes are taught by field experts. The cost is $260 for members and $315 for non-members (includes membership; to become a member, click here). As part of the tuition, participants must be able to contribute 40 hours of volunteer service within the year following the training. To complete the program, please expect to attend every class. Application deadline is July 1. To download the application, click here. To view our flyer, click here.
Classes will be held at each of The Connecticut Audubon Society’s Southwest Region Centers: Center at Fairfield, 2325 Burr Street, Fairfield (September 3, 17; October 8, 15, 29); Birdcraft, 314 Unquowa Road, Fairfield (October 1); and the Coastal Center at Milford Point, 1 Milford Point Road, Milford (September 10, 24; October 22, November 5). For more information call 203-259-6305 ext. 109 or email Program Coordinator Colleen Noyes.