Volunteers are needed to lead natural science workshops for children at the Mettawee Community School in West Pawlet. By becoming a Four Winds volunteer you will be joining; a group of community members who share an interest in nature and a love of children. Four Winds is a non-profit organization advancing the understanding, appreciation and protection of the environment through community-based natural science education. As a volunteer, you will bring fun and engaging natural science lessons to the children at the Mettawee Community School. Adult volunteers meet on the second Wednesday of February, April, May, September, October and November. Training workshops are taught by a naturalist/educator from the Four Winds staff. Each month, Four Winds volunteers learn about an interesting natural science topic, with activities designed to teach children. Volunteers spend time outdoors exploring the school grounds and nearby woods and fields in search of insects, leaves, animal tracks, frogs and toads, to name a few, then bring these programs to the classrooms, leading the children in the activities and taking them outside for a close-up look at the month’s topic. Volunteering your time in a classroom is a wonderful and important gift to the children of our school. The following are the 2013-2014 Four winds monthly topics: September: All Sorts of Insects; October: Leaves, Natures’ Suncatchers; November: Animal Disguises and Surprises; February: Track Detectives; April: Frogs and Toads; and May: Fiddleheads to Ferns. For more information, call the program coordinator Kimberly Perkins at 645-9009.