Connecting the environment of the ancient past with the natural and cultural history of yesterday and today.



Volunteer Training Program Schedule

Wanted - Alive and Kicking - Volunteers!

If you would like to volunteer or want to learn more about our Naturalist at Heart program, please contact us for the latest information: or call (812) 280-9970.

Naturalist at Heart Classes

Refer to the Program page

for classes and other activities for the next several months.



We also post class details as events on our Facebook page.

Photos from some of our introductory classes

         Orientation is the first step to becoming a park volunteer.         Fossil Bed Interpretation Class (with Connie Farmer)

                        Naturalist at Heart Orientation                                 Fossil Bed Interpretation Class                    

         Introduction to Interpretation - a class on working with people      Recognizing Fossils (with Alan Goldstein)

                       Introduction to Interpretation                              Recognizing Fossils

        Prehistory at the Falls (with Bett Etenohan)         Tree Identification Class (Indoor Part) (with Connie Farmer)

                             Prehistory at the Falls                                  Tree Identification Class (Indoor Part)


Photos from some of our advanced classes

        Edible plants workshop - for volunteers only     History of Ohio River Navigation (with Chuck Parrish)

                                 Edible Plants                                             History of Ohio River Navigation

                                                                                                             (with Chuck Parrish)

        Urban Animals (with the Louisville Zoo's Doug McCoy)       Advanced Birding (with Brainard Palmer-Ball)

                               Urban Animals                                                         Birding (Advanced)

Updated June 11, 2017