The Audubon Christmas Bird Count is an annual tradition that started back in the year 1900. 117 years later, the information collected by birders is providing invaluable data to better understand the ebb and flow of bird populations in North America. Please join our group of bird watchers as we do our part for this annual event. Experienced and inexperienced birders are welcome! The group will walk the trails around Brookside Nature Center to count and identify winter birds, starting early Saturday morning, at 8:30 am. Depending on the weather and number of volunteers, we will scout until 11:30. It is not madatory that volunteers stay the entire time, but the more sharp-eyed scouts, the better! The results of the count will be tallied with those collected from all over the county and sent to the Cornell Ornithology Lab. Volunteers will be contacted with more details after they sign up.
Background check required: No
Minimum age of volunteers: 14
Volunteer Type: Adult, Family, Senior (55+), Youth, Student Service Learning, Scout
Job Type: Event (1-7 days)
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Volunteers help us make this great yearly event a success! Our campfire is a celebration of the sun's return. We'll tell tales of winter, help families roast s'mores and help children make lanterns to light their way on a short walk.See Duties and Responsibilities to learn more and then sign up if you are interested. **We do not take walk-in volunteers** You must be registered and confirmed as a volunteer for this event prior to the event day.SSL approved!
Volunteer Type: Adult, Youth, Student Service Learning, Group
Volunteers make this great yearly event a success as they help the families who join us make seasonal crafts, make wishes for the New Year, and help countdown to the "New Year" at Noon (not midnight!) on Friday with our mascot Otus the Owl.Click on the Duties and Responsibilities to find out more and sign up if you are interested! **We do not take walk-in volunteers** You must be registered and confirmed as a volunteer for this event prior to the event day.SSL Approved!
Have your group help conserve natural areas on parkland by participating in a service project at Brookside Nature Center. Projects may include planting native plants, removing invasive species, cleaning-up streams and improving natural surface trails. Exact project activities will depend on time of year, and age and size of group.Fill out an application or call to discuss setting up a project for your group!
Volunteer Type: Youth, Student Service Learning, Group, Scout, Corporate
Montgomery Parks is a great place for you to do your Eagle Scout project! Sometimes the Brookside Nature Staff have projects in mind, but the number of Eagle candidates far outnumbers them. It is often up to the scout to find a suitable project. We suggest you explore the area to see what amenities you can help create or restore. Park staff will work with you to review your project proposal prior to approval.
Volunteer Type: Scout
Job Type: Short-term (1-8 weeks)
Montgomery Parks Locust Grove Nature Center is a great place for you to do your Eagle Scout project! We are currently seeking Eagle Scouts for various projects: Tree planting, trail restoration, new activities for our Nature Exploration Area and invasive plant removal.
Minimum age of volunteers: 16
Are you a group leader looking to do some Team Building, have your group give back to the environment, or just them get out in the parks? We can help you with that! We are always looking from groups like yours to help us with several types of projects in the parks, including Weed Warrioring (removing bad plants so good plants can thrive); Trail Projects (building or restoring natural surface paths); Park Cleanups; Nature Center Projects (can including gardening/mulching/restoring play areas/trails/etc.); Gardening; helping New Trees Survive; Spreading Wood Fiber at Plagrounds and many more.Contact our office by applying to this job, or just give us a call at 301-495-2504.We will need to know some basic information to set you up with the right project, including:- Size and ages of group- When and Where would be convenient for your group- Any restrictions (need bathrooms, running water on site)- Group Leader contact information (and anyone who needs to be copied on any correspondence.Thanks - we look forward to working with your group on setting up a great project in the Parks!(Make sure you fill out the GROUP application - it's much shorter!)
Minimum age of volunteers: 8
Volunteer Type: Adult, Family, Senior (55+), Youth, Student Service Learning, Group, Scout, Corporate