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LOS ANGELES ARBORETUM FOUNDATION INC

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Do Nature and History walks inspire you?
Would you like to share your joy with school children visiting the LA Arboretum?

Consider becoming a School Tours Docent Guide at the Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden!

Our School Tour Docent Guides are the stewards of our gardens for thousands of student visitors each year. Their tours inspire deep curiosity and a love of nature and local history.

We offer unique school walking tours in both botany and history for grades 3rd through 6th. Our "Plants of our World" tour involves exploring the grounds to see examples of plants from different environments while noting the structure, function, and adaptations of plants. Our "Early California History" tour involves exploring the historic areas on site to learn about the Tongva Native Americans, the Rancho Period, and the Baldwin Era.

For the opportunity to deepen your knowledge of the Arboretum and help students connect with nature and local history, ask about the once a year docent training starting October 16th.

For more information, visit https://www.arboretum.org/support/volunteer/or contact Volunteer Manager Nancy Carlton @ Nancy.carlton@arboretum.org, (626) 821-3210.

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About LOS ANGELES ARBORETUM FOUNDATION INC

Location:

301 N BALDWIN AVE, ARCADIA, CA 91007, US

Mission Statement

Our mission is to cultivate our natural, horticultural and historic resources for learning, enjoyment and inspiration.

Description

Our mission is to cultivate our natural, horticultural and historic resources for learning, enjoyment and inspiration. We strive to reflect Southern California’s distinct climate, community and openness to new ideas. The Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden is a unique 127-acre botanical garden and historical site that includes Native American, Rancho Period, and late 19th century treasures. In addition to concerts and tours, we offer activities and events that cater to every audience, including school tours, workshops, summer camps, and more.

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden301 N Baldwin AveArcadia, CA 91007

(34.1436,-118.0512)
 

SKILLS

  • General Education
  • Teaching / Instruction
  • Environmental Education
  • Botany
  • Child Development
  • STEM

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 15
  • Orientation or Training
  • Docent schedules vary according to individual availability and school tour bookings. It is preferred that docents are available to lead a minimum of 2 school tours per month. School tours last approximately 2 hours weekday mornings.
  • Comfort working outdoors in the sun required; Comfort with public speaking a must.

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