The three-month training program to become a docent (most Sundays in the autumn) is one of the most comprehensive within the California State Parks system. Local experts teach classes on a variety of subjects including elephant seals, other marine mammals, the history of Año Nuevo Island, Ohlone Indians, birds and terrestrial animals, geology, and more. Training is also provided on interpretive techniques for educating visitors and logistical skills on working inside the coastal natural preserve.
Training begins in mid-September. For more information review the parks’ website and contact the Docent Recruitment Coordinator at 1-650-879-2032 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.