Docent Training meets once a week for three hours over 20 weeks in January-June. It includes 10 weeks of Garden Volunteer Training followed by 10 weeks of training in interpretive techniques and leading tours of the garden. You’ll learn about basic botany, plant identification, ethnobotany, pollination, and teaching techniques as well as the garden’s history and many of its important plants. Most classes will take place outdoors.
The fee for Docent Training is $250, which includes instruction and a one-year membership in the Friends of the Regional Parks Botanic Garden. Scholarships are available based on need.
Being a docent has many benefits, including continuing education classes and field trips as well as the intangible rewards of sharing a child’s joy of discovery or enhancing a visitor’s experience of the garden.
From our e-newsletter, read Maggie Ingalls’ article “Why I Love Being a Docent”
To learn more about Docent Training or to register, see the 2016 Docent Training flyer.