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 Class Tentative Schedule for 2017

All classes are on Wednesdays and Saturday, starting at 2:00 PM - unless noted.


Interested in Volunteering? Orientation February 8 and 11.    

         Topic (Introductory Level Classes)                  Dates   


Recognizing Fossils at the Falls of the Ohio    March 18 and 22

Birds at the Falls of the Ohio                              March 29 and April 1

Interpreting the Exhibit Gallery**                        April 5 and 8

Spring Wildflowers                                              April 12 (2 PM) and 15 (10:30 AM)

Tree Identification                                               April 19 and 22

Introduction to Archaeology                               May 24

Interpreting the Fossil Beds**                            June 7 and 10

** Class is for volunteers only, not open to the public

Need more details? Give us a call. We 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 March 18, 2017