Bouverie seeking volunteer docents
Audubon Canyon Ranch (ACR) is seeking volunteers for its Elementary School Environmental Education Program at its 535-acre Bouverie Preserve in Glen Ellen.
Two information meetings are scheduled for Wednesday, May 25, and Wednesday, June 15, to introduce prospective volunteers to the 23-week docent training program.
Each year, trained Bouverie docents guide thousands of third- and fourth-grade students in small groups and share their knowledge about the natural world including birds, trees, wildflowers, amphibians and animals.
Bouverie Preserve docent training starts Wednesday, Sept. 7, and is held every Wednesday (holidays excluded) through Feb. 22, 2012.
The cost of the docent training courses is $135 to cover training materials. Scholarships are available.
More information can be found at www.egret.org, by calling 938-4554 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
The mission of Audubon Canyon Ranch (ACR) is to protect the natural resources of its sanctuaries while fostering an understanding and appreciation of these environments. ACR educates children and adults, promotes ecological literacy that is grounded in direct experience and conducts research and restoration that advances conservation science.
ACR properties include the Cypress Grove Research Center on Tomales Bay, the Bouverie Preserve in Glen Ellen and the 1,000-acre Martin Griffin Preserve in Stinson Beach, which is an important San Francisco Bay Area great egret and great blue heron nesting colony. In 2009 ACR announced an agreement with Jim and Shirley Modini to acquire the 1,725-acre Modini Ranch property, located in the Mayacamas Mountains in Sonoma County.