Join Oatland’s team and gain valuable volunteer experience while
developing a deeper understanding of wildlife and environmental
conservation. Learn about Oatland’s animal collection and share your
knowledge through outreach programs and various events as you sharpen
your public speaking and workplace skills.
The Oatland Wildlife Leaders program (OWL) is offered to rising 8th through 12th
graders. This multi-year progressive program builds on material with each session.
Each session lasts 6 weeks. OWL participants are expected to complete the first two 6-
week sessions. Once the certificate of completion has been earned, the option to
advance to the third session is available.
Session 1 (September - October)
Screech Owl "Becoming a Trail Docent"
Session 2 (November - December)
Barred Owl "Animal Care and Husbandry"
Session 3 (February - March continued) * optional & if eligible
Great Horned Owl "Citizen Science and Independent Projects"
Note: If you were previously a member of the O.W.L. program you are not guaranteed a spot and you must complete an application.
If you are only looking to fulfill your community service hours for school requirements, we do have other volunteer opportunities throughout the year for teenagers, please click here for more information.
Applications for the 2021-2022 school year have closed.
All applicants have been notified if they have been accepted into the program or not.
Questions about the OWL program? Please contact our OWLS Coordinator here.