Laguna Docents lead groups of school children in the Learning Laguna program. Docents work with school districts in Sonoma County to bring 2nd, 3rd and 4th grade students into the Laguna to learn about the wonders of this wetlands treasure in our own backyard!
Expert Training Program (~50hrs)
Experts in biology, hydrology, natural history, cultural history and environmental education train Learning Laguna docents in 10 lively sessions beginning in Spring 2017. Each meeting includes presentations, discussion, and hands-on practice with the Learning Laguna activities, plus a fieldtrip to special Laguna locations. Classes generally run from 10:00 am - 3:00 pm. Docents receive a binder with reading and reference material that is closely tied with the theme of each classroom session. There is $145 fee to cover the cost of the materials. Payments can be arranged and limited partial scholarships are available.
After training, docents are asked to make a two-year, minimum 40 hour per year volunteer commitment to the Laguna Foundation. During that time, docents are expected to participate in elementary school classroom and field trips each school season, Fall and Spring. Because the program is focused around the classroom, and school year, it requires that docents be able to schedule during school hours (7:30-2:30), Tuesday through Friday. Once trained, some docents are interested in leading community hikes and additional training is provided for those education events. Other volunteer opportunities are also available.
Link here to 2017 Training Application: http://lagunafoundation.org/programs_edu_bd.shtml
Questions? Please contact Christine Fontaine, Director of Education Programs firstname.lastname@example.org or (707) 527-9277x102
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