April 11, 2016–Stinson Beach, CA – Audubon Canyon Ranch (ACR), a trusted leader in the field of intergenerational nature education, is seeking 35 docents for its Nature Education Program located at ACR’s Martin Griffin Preserve in Stinson Beach.
Docents receive exceptional coursework in the natural history of Northern California's diverse ecosystems as well as training in the dynamics of working with children in these natural settings.
The next training class will take place on 24 Wednesdays from September 7, 2016 - March 2017. Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis.
Interested individuals should attend an orientation program, offered throughout spring and summer, beginning with a brief overview of the college-level naturalist training program and ending with an hour-long hike on the trail. Seasoned Martin Griffin Preserve docents will lead the hikes and be available to answer questions about the training program.
Choose from these upcoming orientation dates:
• April 23
• May 5
• May 21
• June 2
• June 18
• July 14
• August 20
Sign up online at http://www.egret.org/volunteer_educate, contact the Education team by email at [email protected], or phone 415.868.9244 ext. 110.
ABOUT ACR’S SCHOOL PROGRAM
The Nature Education Program at ACR connects children and adults with nature, cultivates environmental literacy, and promotes stewardship of the earth through experiential nature education and emphasis on lifelong learning. Over the course of ACR's 53-year history, more than 250,000 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students have participated in our innovative school education program, led by trained adult mentor/naturalists and working in cooperation with local teachers.
ACR Docents of the Martin Griffin Preserve are devoted, enthusiastic nature-lovers who wish to help connect schoolchildren in San Francisco, Marin, Alameda, and Contra Costa Counties with the magic and mystery of the natural world. Docents bring nature into classrooms and guide children in exploring the wonders of our preserves through docent-led, experiential nature hikes (1:6 docent-to-student ratio).
ACR Docents often inspire a life-long love and appreciation of nature in the children they meet.