California Naturalist Program and SBBG Docent Training
Date: Wednesday, October 2, 2013
- Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Time: 2:00PM - 5:00PM
Location: Blaksley Library and Garden Grounds
October 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
November 6, 13, 20
December 4, 11
Field Trips (9:00 am - 1:00 pm:
Saturday, October 19
Saturday, November 2
Saturday, November 16:
Become a certified California Naturalist at SBBG!
The Santa Barbara Botanic Garden is proudly offering the new UCCE California Naturalist Program. Join us for this innovative new program developed by the University of California Cooperative Extension to foster a committed corps of volunteer naturalists and citizen scientists trained and ready to take an active role in local natural resource conservation, education, and restoration. The program fees include a handbook and 10 lectures and hand-ons class sessions, and three field trips, all led by local experts. The program will focus on the Santa Barbara region, and will provide the core curriculum to become a SBBG Volunteer.
An additional 3 week course in 2014 will be required to complete the SBBG Docent Program. Training will include Garden history, horticulture of California native plants, and presentation skills. In addition, prospective SBBG Docents will shadow tours with trained Docents. Opportunities are available for Docents to specialize in certain groups (e.g. school tours) or on certain topics (e.g. horticulture, botany, birds, Garden history, etc.)
Other volunteer opportunities are available, and may require additional training.
Limited to 24 participants
After September 20, fees increase by $25.00.
Please contact Frederique Lavoipierre, Education Program Manager, or phone (805) 682-4726 ext. 111