Spring 2020 Docent Training
Become a Watsonville Wetlands Watch Docent! Docent training starts March 18th, and participants will be treated to an inside look at the Pajaro Valley and its unique network of freshwater wetlands and receive education and training from experts in how they can contribute to environmental education, outreach, and restoration of these rare and vital ecosystems.
Docent trainees will learn about the natural and cultural history of the wetlands while having fun with professionals and other volunteers committed to community education and environmental conservation. After completing the training requirements docents become part of a dedicated group of over 100 community volunteers that provide invaluable help supporting the improvement of the Watsonville wetland ecosystems and the community.
Our interactive sessions will consist of Wednesday evening presentations from 6:30-8pm and Saturday morning field trips from 9am-12pm. Presentation topics include the historical and current conservation and restoration efforts, nature interpretation, birding basics and native flora and fauna species identification, and training in providing tours and field experiences for students and community members.
No previous teaching, restoration, or science experience is necessary – we celebrate volunteers with all levels of knowledge and everyone is welcome. Benefits include professional growth, community connection, gained experience in habitat restoration, plant and animal identification, outreach, and environmental education.
Training will take place between March 18th and April 11th. We ask for a $20.00 materials donation to give trainees the best experience possible. We hope you’ll join us!
|Event Date||03-18-2020 6:30 pm|
|Event End Date||04-11-2020 12:00 pm|
|Registration Start Date||01-31-2020|
|Cut off date||03-18-2020 5:00 pm|
|Location||Patrick J. Fitz Wetlands Educational Resource Center|