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Become a Docent at San Diego Botanic Garden
Classes begin Thursday, September 14, 2017
9:30 am – 1 pm
Gain in-depth knowledge about the unique collection of plants at this 37-acre botanic wonderland.
Meet others who share your interest in the natural world, while learning from experts in a variety of specialties. Experience the satisfaction and personal accomplishment that comes from joining such a stimulating and worthwhile organization, right in the heart of Encinitas.
Docent activities include planning and working on special events, volunteering in garden beautification, and helping the Garden run smoothly. Docents are also encouraged (but not required) to lead garden tours. To each of these activities docents bring valuable leadership made possible through this specialized training. Classes take place in the morning at San Diego Botanic Garden on the following dates:
Introduction to Docent Program & Garden Overview
Botany Bootcamp & Larabee Legacy
Mediterranean Climate Gardens
Trees in the Garden and the Herb Garden
CA Natives Plants & Firescape Gardens
Bamboo and Subtropical Fruit Gardens
Succulent and Desert Gardens
Palms and Cycads
Cost: $60 fee for 8 classes. Pre-requisites prior to enrollment required.
The classes are scheduled from 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on each of these days. There is a $60 fee to cover the 8-class series that must be paid in advance; you may stop by the office to sign up and pay or you may call the office at 760/ 436-3036 and speak to Jill Gardner x213.
For further information contact Liz Woodward, Docent Training Coordinator, via mail to email@example.com or telephone 760/ 420-1455.
Prior to beginning the docent training you should have completed 10 hours of volunteer work at the San Diego Botanic Garden in addition to attending a Volunteer Orientation Meeting plus turned in your Volunteer Forms and Volunteer Background Check.
Requirements to become a San Diego Botanic Garden Docent:
- Become a member of the Garden. This must be continued while you are an active docent
- Complete all 8 docent classes
- Attend a volunteer orientation meeting. For information about the next volunteer orientation meeting click here
- Volunteer 80 hours prior to receiving Docent status
- Volunteer for one Special Event
- Ten (10) hours of volunteer time must be completed before starting the first docent class
- Have a completed background check and volunteer application on file
Docent Meetings — Everyone Welcome
First Wednesday of the Month
9:30 am – 12 pm * Arrive at 11 am for the program
Business meeting 9:30-10:30