06 Aug Topanga Docents Naturalist Training Program
The Topanga Canyon Docents would like to spread the word about our annual Docent Naturalist Training program which begins September 10 at Topanga State Park.
Our Naturalist Training program provides prospective docents with a wealth of knowledge about the natural and human history of the Santa Monica Mountains with a focus on plants, animals, geology, weather and Native American culture. Upon completion of the training, docents can share the knowledge they’ve gained by being a State Park volunteer with the Topanga Canyon Docents during our weekend public nature walks, weekday school walks or while greeting visitors at the Visitor Center at Trippet Ranch. This training program is taught by highly respected educators and professional naturalists from local colleges, museums and conservation-based institutions.
The classroom and in-the-field training take place at the Trippet Ranch Visitor Center in Topanga State Park, with classroom training every other weekend on six Saturdays from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. In addition, five docent-led interpretive walks are on the alternate weekends, on Sunday mornings from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Included in enrollment is a one year Topanga Canyon Docent membership with benefits such as a parking pass for Topanga State Park, hikes, potluck gatherings, trips, seminars and educational workshops. Come enjoy Topanga State Park, a unique wild area close to home.
For more information and to register, follow the link to our web site: http://www.topangacanyondocents.org/register-now-for-the-fall/
Lucinda Mittleman, President
Topanga Canyon Docents