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.
OWL participants are expected to complete the first two 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.
Applications must be filled out by the student themselves or they will not be considered for the 2023-2024 OWLs program.
The application window for the 2023-2024 OWLs program has closed.
Applicants will be notified late May - early June 2023 of acceptance.
Questions about the OWL program? Please contact our OWLS Coordinator here.