Docent Trainings at Elkhorn Slough Reserve (5-Saturday series)

January 26, 2019 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve
1700 Elkhorn Road
Royal Oaks (Watsonville)
CA 95076
Ariel Hunter, ESNERR Volunteer Coordinator

Are you a life-long learner and explorer? Do you have a passion for sharing the natural world with others? Join the Elkhorn Slough Reserve’s volunteer docent team!

Our docents engage visitors on trail walks through stunning oak woodland and salt marsh habitats, sharing the natural history and modern conservation successes of the Elkhorn Slough.
Docent trainings provide incoming volunteers with a background in natural history and strategies for engaging people in meaningful conversations about science and conservation.

Over the course of five Saturdays, you’ll build your knowledge through hands-on activities and guided walks, as well as presentations from our research team and local experts. You will leave ready to confidently lead nature walks.

VOLUNTEER INFORMATION NIGHT (No registration required)
Wednesday, January 23rd, 5:30-7pm

DOCENT TRAINING SERIES (Free, registration required)
Saturday, January 26th, 10am-2pm
Saturday, February 2nd, 9am-3pm
Saturday, February 9th, 9am-3pm
Saturday, February 16th, 9am-3pm
Saturday, February 23rd, 9am-3pm

Docent training is FREE but registration is required. Learn more and register at
The benefits of volunteering for the Reserve include special admission to lectures, discounts in the gift store, volunteer field trips, invitation to our annual appreciation dinner, and lots of opportunities to engage in a beautiful place. Join our Docent team and share your love of estuaries!

Interested in volunteering but not available for each training day? Have other questions? Contact Ariel Hunter, Volunteer Coordinator, at or (831) 728-2822
Docent training is FREE but registration is required. Learn more and register at

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