You can volunteer with Scales and Tales, an environmental education program that uses live animals native to the state of Maryland, and help educate thousands of school children statewide. Some volunteer opportunities include helping with feeding the animals, cleaning the aviaries, and helping with displays and programs. Volunteers are also needed during the Maryland State Fair and for other special events.
Volunteers must complete a Scales & Tales training session before working with or around the animals.
The six locations within the Maryland Park Service listed below have Scales & Tales aviaries. If you are interested in volunteering with Scales & Tales, please contact the Volunteer Coordinator at the aviary nearest you to determine if there are any current opportunities.
Pocomoke River State Park (located in Worcester County)Ranger Lisa Dennis410-632-2566E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Tuckahoe State Park (located in Caroline County)Ranger Paul Detrich410-820-1668E-mail: email@example.com
Soldiers Delight NEA (Patapsco Valley State Park) (located in Baltimore County)Alyssa Henn410-465-3287E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Cunningham Falls State Park (located in Frederick County)Alicia Norris301-271-9179E-mail: email@example.com
Rocky Gap State Park (located in Allegany County)Ranger Katy Barger301-722-1480E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Deep Creek Lake State Park (located in Garrett County)Caroline Blizzard301-387-7067E-mail: email@example.com
580 Taylor Ave, Annapolis MD 21401