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Junior Naturalist

The Jr. Naturalist program engages students through hands-on learning experiences designed to enhance their public speaking skills, knowledge of marine science and entomology, and work place skills. Participants attend a short training course to prepare them to provide exhibit interpretation and utilize biofacts and other aids to educate aquarium and insectarium visitors. During this summer program, Jr. Naturalists will develop important job and life skills, build self-confidence and earn service hours. Volunteers cultivate lasting experiences with their peers, adult volunteers, and Audubon staff.

The Jr. Naturalists program is open to students entering the 10th-11th grades in the Fall of 2015. Applicants must demonstrate an interest in the natural world and be able to work with people of all backgrounds and ages. A commitment of 200 hours over the months of June and July is required. These hours are earned by attending three days a week from 9:00am -3:30pm. Shift availability will be determined based on departmental needs occurring Monday - Friday.

Applications will be sent in early January 2015.

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Mailing address: Audubon Nature Institute 6500 Magazine St. New Orleans, LA 70118
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