Our Docent Training Program is free with both classroom and on-site training. Training includes classes, nature walks and digital presentations all taught by our Teaching Team made up of SFBG senior docents, educators and resource professionals and covers topics including, the flora and fauna of a wetland, wildlife, geology, ecology, cultural history and more.
Trainees are required to spend time at the Preserve, observing docent tours and interpretive presentations. In order to achieve full docent status, trainees are expected to attend all classes. Trainees may miss no more than three sessions, which must be made up. Upon successful completion of the training, trainees can begin volunteering as a docent. You are welcome to browse through the 2012 training outline below. The trainings changes from year to year and we encourage experienced docents to attend annually.
If you are interested, please register below and we will contact you with further details. Contact Fran Cole, Outreach Manager, for more information. Docent training is also scheduled for the Ortiz Mountains Educational Preserve >>
In the meantime, if you would like to pursue other volunteer opportunities at SFBG, begin by either completing the volunteer application online or by printing and sending a Volunteer Application form to the office.