If your answers are “yes!” we welcome your interest in becoming an Edgewood Wildflower Walk Docent.
What we do: Wildflower Walk Docents lead interpretive nature walks throughout the year, but especially during the spring wildflower season. Experienced docents are asked to lead at least 3 hikes each year. No previous training is required to become a docent. We will help you gain the knowledge, skills, and confidence to lead walks and interpret the preserve’s natural resources.
Training schedule: Docent training is offered each year, from January through April. Eight Wednesday evening classes are given on alternate weeks with each evening class followed by a Saturday morning field hike devoted to the week’s topic. Our instructors have expertise in their fields, and all share a great love of Edgewood. Our goal is to have you prepared and confident to lead hikes that same spring! You’ll find our current training schedule here.
What’s covered: You’ll learn about Edgewood’s geology, plants, and wildlife, along with its history, preservation, and on-going restoration. Along the way, you’ll develop the interpretive strategies and skills that make for a great walk experience. The program’s design will provide you with a rich context for understanding and communicating the special nature of Edgewood Park and Preserve.
Cost: A $40 fee, payable at the first class, is charged for materials.
Right for you? If you delight in the natural wonders of Edgewood; if you’d like to enrich your own life and the lives of others with a closer connection to the natural world; if you are excited by the opportunities for challenge, adventure, and community that an Edgewood Docent enjoys, please consider joining us!
Contact: For more information or to sign up for the training, contact the Docent Training Coordinator, Sandy Bernhard, at firstname.lastname@example.org
Registration closes January 11, 2017.