Volunteer Opportunity in support of GSB School: Four Winds Nature Program

Volunteer Opportunity in support of GSB School: Four Winds Nature Program

Would you like to share your joy for learning and exploring the outdoors? You can be a volunteer!

DRA is supporting Great Salt Bay (GSB) Community School in their NEW endeavor to bring more outdoor education to all classrooms. One way GSB is doing this is by working with Four Winds, a Vermont–based organization that provides natural science education curriculum and volunteer training.

students collecting specimensWe are looking for about 10 volunteers to help bring the Four Winds Nature Program to k-2 students at Great Salt Bay School.

Adult Volunteers meet for two hours every month at Great Salt Bay school for a training with Four Winds staff. Each month (October, November, March, April and May) we will learn fascinating natural science topics and age-appropriate activities for the students. Then, later in the month, we will bring these lessons to the classrooms and lead the children in the activities which include taking them outside for a close-up look at the month’s topic.

Volunteers are asked to commit to attending each of the trainings. Each volunteer (or pair of volunteers) will be assigned a class to work with (you are welcome to request an age preference). You may work with more than one teacher or class. You will work with that class throughout the school year.

Volunteers will be trained to provide all the information and lead the activities, while the teacher will provide class management support.

The volunteer training schedule is:

  • Tuesday, October 10, 12:30 – 2:30 pm – Seed dispersal
  • Tuesday, November 14, 12:30 – 2:30 pm – Birds on the Wing
  • Tuesday, March 13, 12:30 -2:30 pm – Galls
  • Tuesday, April 10, 12:30 – 2:30 pm – Songbird Songs
  • Tuesday, May 8, 12:30 – 2:30 pm – Flower to Fruit

The schedule for the in-school volunteer-led classes is below (click on the image to enlarge).

four winds schedule

If you are interested, please contact DRA Education Director Sarah Gladu.