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Helen Schuler Nature Centre

To support and inspire closer relationships between people and the natural world around us.

Our team of volunteers, staff, and partners work together to foster environmental awareness and leadership.

Address: 300 Indian Battle Road South

Phone: 403-320-3064

Email: nature@lethbridge.ca

Helen Schuler Nature Centre Opportunities

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Conservation Outreach Assistants help to conserve the City of Lethbridge’s river valley by monitoring, observing, and reporting activities that are not permitted in natural areas. They also act as the eyes and ears of the Nature Centre by reporting their observations of the natural world and seasonal phenomena.

Supporting the mission and vision, Conservation Outreach Assistants represent the Nature Centre in the community by helping trail users understand and appreciate the parks they are visiting.

Location: Conservation Outreach Assistants specifically target Nature Preservation Area Parks in the City of Lethbridge, including: Lethbridge Nature Reserve, Elizabeth Hall Wetlands, Alexander Wilderness Park, and Cottonwood Park.

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Special Events Assistants provide support during busy festivals and offsite events in an effort to raise awareness about the Nature Centre’s programs and services.

Supporting the mission and vision, the Special Event Assistant represents the Nature Centre in the community by helping acting as an ambassador at events like Canada Day at Henderson Lake, Lethbridge Children’s Expo, Spring Nature Fest, Discovery Days, Nature Play Fest, among many others.

Location: Special Events take place at the Nature Centre and at various locations throughout the City of Lethbridge.

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Trail Rovers act as the eyes and ears of the Nature Centre – reporting their observations, sightings, and photos from the trail system. Supporting the mission and vision, the Trail Rover represents the Nature Centre in the community by helping trail users understand and appreciate what they are experiencing. Rovers often share their love and knowledge of what can be discovered in Lethbridge’s river valley.

Location: Trail Rovers work in various locations throughout the City of Lethbridge at any park or natural area accessible by the city’s trail system.

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Exhibit Rovers interact with our visitors, providing an interpretive experience that connects them to nature through our exhibit program. Supporting the mission and vision, the Exhibit Rover represents the Nature Centre to visitors during normal operating hours (between 10am and 6pm).

Location: Exhibit Rovers work in the exhibit rooms – primarily the front lobby, main gallery, and exhibit gallery at the Helen Schuler Nature Centre, located north of the High Level Bridge via Indian Battle Road and 3rd Avenue South.

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Program Assistants work closely with Nature Centre staff to deliver compelling, interactive, and memorable programs. Supporting the mission and vision, the Program Assistant represents the Nature Centre in the community by helping Program Leaders in such programs as: Big Bird Little Bird, Junior Naturalists/Trail Blazers, Extreme by Nature, and Day Camps.

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The Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup is a national conservation program that provides everyone the opportunity to take action in their communities wherever water meets land, one bit of trash at a time!

This citizen science conservation project tracks each piece of litter collected. Shoreline Cleanups help us to better understand the types of garbage affecting Lethbridge’s shorelines.

Remember – your shoreline starts at your front door – litter that enters storm drains at the street level will generally lead directly into the river. Cleaning up litter ANYWHERE is helpful and makes a big difference to our watershed’s health!

Want to organize your own cleanup? The Nature Centre will provide supplies and support!

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Join the fight against invasive plant species – attend an Invasive Weed Pull event to learn how to identify and remove invasive plant species from Lethbridge’s natural areas! 

Invasive Weed Pull events help to protect the natural biodiversity of our region. We encourage our community to participate so we can effectively deploy an ‘Early Detection, Rapid Response’ for prohibited noxious weeds in our river valley. Specifically, Invasive Weed Pull events target spotted knapweed and diffuse knapweed.

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Our nature centre developed with a foundation of volunteer support. Volunteer Naturalists take part in all aspects of the Centre’s operations. They share their time, a valuable resource that is necessary for us to meet the needs of our community.

Most volunteers begin as Exhibit Rovers. In this role they help greet visitors as they arrive to the Centre and help them make the most of their visit.

After learning the basics as an Exhibit Rover, volunteers often help in other ways. They help as Program Assistants, Trail Rovers, or behind the scenes. Volunteer Naturalists commit to a term of at least six months and help out on a regular basis.

There are abundant opportunities at the Nature Centre and so many ways that you can get involved. No experience necessary! We provide the training and ongoing support.