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Tuesday, August 14, 2012
@ EducationJunior Naturalists



Are you a hard worker?

Do you enjoy interacting with the public?

Would you like to expand your knowledge of wild and domestic animals?

This program utilizes committed and enthusiastic youth to help staff several of our most popular exhibit areas including: Appalachian Station, our Educational Farm, and our upcoming "Kid's Zone"!

Please read the following criteria carefully to find out if you are eligible for this program before filling out and submitting the application.


Qualifications to become a Junior Naturalist:

  • Be between 12 and 16 years of age on June 12, 2012
  • Submit a completed application (First year applicants must include two letters of recommendation) and a completed Parent Liability Release Form by April 22, 2012 (4:30p) 
  • Complete a two day orientation course
  • Provide a minimum of 35 hours of service during the summer
  • Contribute $20 to cover costs of t-shirt and program materials
  • Have reliable transportation to and from the Nature Center
  • Have the ability to be punctual, courteous, dependable, and trustworthy
  • Be willing to follow the rules of the Nature Center and this program
  • Have an enthusiastic attitude and plan to have fun!

How to become a Junior Naturalist:

1. Download the Informational Letter for Parents & Junior Naturalists (PDF)
2. Download and sign the Permission Slip (PDF)
3. If you are a new Junior Naturalist, fill out the First Year Junior Naturalist Application (PDF)
4. If you are a returning Junior Naturalist, fill out the Returning Junior Naturalist Application (PDF)
5. Return all forms to: Dan Clere, Jr. Naturalist Volunteer Coordinator, 75 Gashes Creek Road, Asheville, NC 28805


~ WNC Nature Center ~ 75 Gashes Creek Road ~ Asheville ~ NC 28805 ~
Phone (828) 259-8080


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