Photo: Hidden Oaks, Fairfax County Park Authority
Share your love of nature at Hidden Oaks Nature Center!
Hidden Oaks has opportunities for program assistants this spring. You’ll interact with kids and families doing hands-on activities, experiments, demonstrations and crafts.
As a program assistant, you work with a staff naturalist and enhance your interpretation skills. One volunteer is needed for each of the below programs except as noted. To volunteer, contact Kim Young or Kari Schilling, as indicated below:
Friday, March 17, 2023
4:30-5:30PM and 7:00-8:00 pm
St. Patrick’s Day Science:
(5-12 yrs.) Come and explore some green, leprechaun science that seems like magic. We will discover what those tricky leprechauns have up their sleeves, make green snow, green slime worms, and other exciting explorations- contact [email protected]
Sunday, March 26, 2023
(5-12 yrs.) Find out what’s cracking (or not) as we do various experiments with eggs and learn about their many amazing properties—contact [email protected]
Sunday, May 21,2023
DinoFest in Nature Playce:
(3-9 yrs.) Learn and explore in dinoland! Compare your height and length to that of dinosaurs. Search for hidden dinosaurs and tracks. Make a fossil impression to take home. Canceled if rain. Child must be accompanied by an adult—contact [email protected] 2-3 volunteers welcome
But that’s not all!
You can contact Hidden Oaks Volunteer Coordinator Janet Siddle, [email protected]
, to connect with other programs and projects that match your interests and availability.
There is an on-going need for volunteers to help lead Hidden Oaks’ many programs and camps. In addition, there are openings for shifts at the Visitor Information Desk. You would be talking to the public as they enter the building, directing them to their possible interests and answering their many questions.