Volunteer with Museum in the Parks

The goal of Museum in the Parks is to encourage students to explore nature, teach them about museum collections, and show students what a scientist can look like and what careers are available to them in the future.

Exhibits at Ichetucknee Springs State Park

Ichetucknee Springs State Park Visitor Center Docent Volunteer

This is a great opportunity to learn to communicate with people of all kinds of backgrounds and of whom may disagree with you. This is especially important for those who want to get involved in environmental communication and education careers. Volunteering with Florida State Parks is also a great way to get your foot in the door with any career in the Florida State Parks or larger Department of Environmental Protection.

student in the lab

Archaeology lab volunteer

Students will learn how to generate and analyze environmental archaeology data that is used to understand sustainability practices and past lifeways. While these projects are situated in southern Florida, they have implications for global tropical and subtropical environments, especially those within wetland ecosystems.


Florida SpringsWatch Program

Students will gain experience in springs fieldwork, data collection, and wildlife surveys, as well as gain a deeper understanding of the factors that influence the health of springs systems.