Trees Atlanta Docent Training 2019
Trees Atlanta Docent Training 2019

Trees Atlanta Docent Training 2019
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Atlanta, GA 30307, US
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Trees Atlanta

Docent Training 2019

Every Saturday starting on

January 26th to March 9th

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Trees Atlanta TreeHouse

112 Krog St. Suite 7 Atlanta

FREE program

Are you interested in learning about Atlanta’s unique neighborhoods and their greenspaces? Would you like free training from Trees Atlanta’s top instructors to become an Certified Expert Volunteer? Maybe you’re an environmental advocate, an Atlanta history buff, a bird nerd, or a public art enthusiast and would like to share your passion with the public. You can do all of this and more as a docent by leading Trees Atlanta walking tours.
A Trees Atlanta docent is a trained volunteer who leads walking tours in green spaces around Atlanta. Our docents want to share their enthusiasm about Atlanta and the urban forest with their community while being a brand ambassador for Trees Atlanta’s programs.

In our Docent Training Program, participants complete extensive training in a range of skills from plant identification and urban ecology to interpretive tour leadership and public speaking. Explore the Atlanta Beltline, surrounding neighborhoods and hidden-gem pockets of Atlanta’s diverse urban forest. 
No background in horticulture, botany, or gardening is required. We will teach you all you need and want to know about the trees, then we encourage you to bring your personal talents, expertise, and interests into the mix to curate customized tours of your own. 

Throughout the course, you will develop your own tour of an Atlanta green space or neighborhood with guidance and support from Trees Atlanta staff, instructors, and docent training alumni. You can expect to come away from the course with a versatile and interdisciplinary skill-set and confidence to lead a tour for the public, as well as a deeper understanding and awareness of Atlanta’s environment and a connection to the greater Trees Atlanta community. Upon successful completion of the program and requirements, we ask our expert docents to lead one to two tours of your choosing per month during peak seasons (spring and fall). Our docents are always welcome to participate in Trees Atlanta’s many continuing education programs, as well as special social events for our certified volunteers.
Train with us this coming winter 2019 season and join the Trees Atlanta family of Certified Expert Volunteers! 

2019 Docent Training Schedule:

Saturday January 26, 2019: Introduction and Overview

Saturday February 2, 2019: Tour Planning Toolkit

Saturday February 9, 2019: Tree ID - How to Use a Key and Forest Ecology 101

Saturday February 16, 2019: Arbor Week Tree Planting Project with NeighborWoods

Saturday February 23, 2019: Interpreting Atlanta’s Forest

Saturday March 2, 2019: Tour Leadership Practice

Saturday March 9, 2019: Mock Tour Presentations, Feedback and Next steps


Photo cortesy of John Becker.

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