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New Docent Training 2021

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Pigeon Point Light Station SHP

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Pigeon Point Light Station State Historic Park will be holding a series of classes for people interested in joining our volunteer docent team.

Classes will be held on September 25th and 26th & October 2nd. More details about times TBD. Classes will cover local and maritime history, education techniques, and coastal ecosystems.

Upon successful completion of the training course, new docents will:
- Greet visitors from around the world.
- Interpret the natural and cultural history of the park, including the First Order Fresnel lens on display in the interpretive center.
- Help visitors spot whales and other wildlife from the observation deck.
- Operate the park store, which sells educational materials and items related to the lighthouse.

For more information and to reserve your seat: send us a message, email us at Volunteers.PigeonPoint@parks.ca.gov, or give us a call at (650) 879-2120.

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About Pigeon Point Light Station SHP

Location:

210 Pigeon Point Road, Pescadero, CA 94060, US

Mission Statement

To provide for the health, inspiration and education of the people of California by helping to preserve the state's extraordinary biological diversity, protecting its most valued natural and cultural resources, and creating opportunities for high-quality outdoor recreation.

Description

Perched on a cliff on the central California coast, 50 miles south of San Francisco, the 115-foot Pigeon Point Lighthouse, one of the tallest lighthouses in America, has been guiding mariners since 1872. Its five-wick lard oil lamp, and first-order Fresnel lens, comprised of 1,008 prisms, was first lit at sunset, November 15, 1872. The lens stands 16 feet tall, 6 feet in diameter, and weighs 2,000 pounds. Now on display in the fog signal building, it sat in a lantern room constructed at the Lighthouse Service's general depot in New York before being shipped around the Horn. Although the original Fresnel lens is no longer in use, the lighthouse is still an active U.S. Coast Guard aid to navigation using an automated LED beacon.

The coastal areas surrounding Pigeon Point Light Station are rich with life. Marine mammals, such as seals and whales, can be seen regularly from shore as they pass by beyond the surf. The intertidal zone along this part of the coast, particularly in the rocky reefs that flank the light station, contains a diverse and numerous variety of plant and animal life.

Arts & Culture
Education & Literacy
Environment

WHEN

Sat Sep 25, 2021 - Sat Oct 02, 2021
09:30 AM - 04:30 PM

WHERE

210 Pigeon Point RoadPescadero, CA 94060

(37.18258,-122.39374)
 

SKILLS

  • People Skills
  • Public Speaking
  • Environmental Education
  • History

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • This training has 3 dates: September 25th, September 26th, and October 2nd. Some or all training may be virtual. All 3 dates are required.

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