Oatland Wildlife Leaders (O.W.L.s)

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​​​​​​​​​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 and meets weekly on Thursday afternoons from 3:45pm - 5:30pm. 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 - May) * optional & if eligible
Great Horned Owl "Citizen Science and Independent Projects"

​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.

The application window closed on April 29th, 2022 at 7:00pm.
Applicants will be notified by May 12th, 2022 of acceptance.

 Questions about the OWL program? Please contact our OWLS Coordinator here.​


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