LEWISTON — Thorncrag Nature Sanctuary is seeking volunteer environmental education guides for grades pre-kindergarten to five.

Volunteer guides discover nature using the five senses, finding ferns and mosses, hearing the birds and hugging a tree.

The guide training will begin on Thursday, Feb. 3, and continue each Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to noon until March 31 at the USM campus. It will be a comprehensive course that includes successful methods for teaching in the outdoors, orientation to the habitats of Thorncrag, ecology of trees, insects and birds, and the secrets of the natural world to share with learners of all ages.

Following the training, new guides will shadow experienced guides on field trips conducted at Thorncrag this spring.

To find out more information or to sign up, contact Susan Hayward at 782-5238 or [email protected]

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