Helping Hands Initiative: Sibley Nature Center

MIDLAND -- If you're interested in volunteering with the Sibley Nature Center, you can find more information online HERE.

With 49 acres teeming with life the Sibley Nature Center is a natural sanctuary away from the city.

The center provides educational programs and events all while maintaining a picturesque setting.

“Anyone can come out kiddos, adults, you can bring your dog on a leash. And just come out and experience the outdoors of our local region." said Paul Acosta, the Executive Director for the Sibley Nature Center.

The center is in need of help from the community. Volunteers are always welcome to help coordinate educational programs and big events which usually involves supervising visitors or developing educational programs.

"They can do a half-day, a full-day. We have plenty of opportunities. We'd love to have them out," said Acosta.

Education Program Coordinator Audrey Sizemore says volunteering at the center isn't just a great excuse to get outside. Sizemore tells CBS7 that walking children through some of their first encounters with nature is a moving experience that never gets old.

"It’s really inspiring for yourself to come out here and watch the kids be in awe of some of the nature experiences they have. They’ll come across awesome lizards, rabbits, jackrabbits on the trails. That’s where they for the first time really encountering any of these things," said Sizemore.

Anyone interested in volunteering can go online to the center's website or follow their Facebook page.

“I think once they’re out here volunteering, they get a really great experience of what’s going on with our local environment.”