Nature center in need of volunteers

TROY — Brukner Nature Center in Troy is in need of trailguides who enjoy being outdoors and sharing that love with kids.

Volunteers learn to handle BNC’s wildlife ambassadors, including native Ohio snakes, turtles and salamanders. They share their passion for wildlife with preschoolers and elementary-aged children by leading field trips or assisting Brukner Nature Center staff naturalists. Programs range from one to two hours and are scheduled on weekdays and weekends between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m.

Volunteer registration forms can be found at All volunteers must complete a one-hour orientation session offered on the second Tuesday of the month at 1:30 p.m. and every other month at 7:30 p.m.

For information about volunteer opportunities, call 937-698-6493 or email

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