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VOLUNTEER AS A DOCENT-NATURALIST
Docent Carol Sharpe helps to reveal the beauty and wonder of nature with children on a field trip.
Share your passion for wildlife as a Docent-Naturalist with San Elijo Lagoon Conservancy.
Are you interested in joining an active group of volunteers who care about the environment? Join San Elijo Lagoon Conservancy as a volunteer—a trained naturalist—to lead walks throughout the reserve. Last year, docents led hundreds of walks for nearly 4,000 visitors, representing school children, scouts and community groups, and the general public.
As a naturalist with the Conservancy, you’ll be supporting our core mission to protect and enhance San Elijo Lagoon Ecological Reserve, by fostering stewardship and appreciation of this wetland environment.
DOCENT-NATURALIST ROLE: TRAIL GUIDE
We are seeking volunteers who can lead walks. The Conservancy’s greatest volunteer need is to lead school children on field trips, with a majority of students in the elementary grades. In addition, the Conservancy offers Weekend Walks for the public on Saturdays. Community groups also can arrange for special docent-led tours of the reserve.
Most guided walks are held Wednesday through Saturday mornings, with Fall and Spring as peak field trip seasons.