Greetings Docents!! We’re so excited to begin the new school year. We already have 53 tours booked. Check the docent calendar and begin signing up for upcoming tours! http://www.santacruzmuseums.org/docents/, call Liz for openings (420-6115 x 10), or stop by the front desk to see the schedule.
Monday, October 8, 11am-1pm
Please join us for our kick-off of the school year and to celebrate our new trainees. We’ll provide the food and drink in our outdoor amphitheater. Come enjoy the great company! RSVP appreciated to Jen (firstname.lastname@example.org, 420-6115 ext. 15).
Volunteer Information Night and First Friday Art tour
Friday, September 7, 5-8pm
Join us for an evening in the Museum to view the artwork of Steven Odell and help recruit new volunteers. Free refreshments!
Experienced docents are always welcome at all our trainings. In fact, your knowledge is very valuable to new trainees. Come brush up on your skills, or get involved with a new program!
- New Docent Orientation – Monday, September 10, 10am-1pm
- Hosting – Saturday, September 15, 10am-1pm
- Ohlone Tours – Monday, September 17, 10am-1pm
- Neary Lagoon programs Monday, September 24, 10am-1pm at Neary
- Natural History Storytime – Thursday, September 27, 3-5pm
- Sandhills Exploration – Monday, October 1, 10am-1pm at the Randall Morgan Preserve in Scotts Valley
More details at: http://www.santacruzmuseums.org/education/public/docenttraining.htm or call Deborah at 420-6115 x 12.
Field programs – Pete and Matt are a power duo for the fall!! Pete will be coordinating Neary programs, as well as piloting a new high school restoration-based program at the Pogonip. Matt will be picking up some of the Neary action as well as coordinating our Sandhills Exploration program. We’re excited to have both of these experienced leaders heading up our field programs!
Docent program survey
Thank you to everyone who completed the end-of-year questionnaire. Your feedback is very important to us. If you did not get a chance to fill out the quick, online survey, there’s still time!! Click here!
Upcoming Docent opportunities
We are planning some fantastic monthly Docent Enrichments for the school year (storytelling, tidepools, water treatment plant, docent mixers, skills workshops). In addition, we will send out information on community events that can enhance your knowledge of local natural history and environmental stewardship. Here are some great talks opportunities around our community:
Ohlone Day at Henry Cowell State Park – September 8, 10am-4pm
This is a great event to learn more about the Ohlone people: traditional dancers, demonstrators making baskets, tools, instruments, and sharing songs, language and history. The action happens at Picnic Area 1.
From fellow Neary docent Dana Bagshaw:
|Saturday, September 8, 4-5pm -145 Jenne St., corner of Blackburn off Laurel
I would like to invite my fellow docents to my back patio for a presentation from the group sponsoring “Yes On Measure P”, the Right to Vote on Desalination. At the gathering there will be a discussion of alternatives to desalination to improve our drought security in Santa Cruz.
Free Natural History Field Trip Series with Randall Morgan
- Saturday, October 6 10:00 -12:00 Neary Lagoon
- Saturday, October 27 10:00 – 2:00 Rancho Del Oso
Thank you Docents for all the wonderful energy and time you devote to the Museum! We couldn’t do this without you. We look forward to a great year together.
-Deborah, Liz, Jen, Pete and Matt