Be a Cold Creek Docent


Teach Kids About Nature!

Being a docent-naturalist is a deeply rewarding experience. You have the opportunity show kids things they’ve never seen before!

Training: Training is held October 1st through December 3rd on Monday mornings from 9AM to 12pm. 

1. We look for our teachers to have great enthusiasm for nature, earth science and experience working with youth 

2. Our teaching style is informal, valuing hands-on experiences without a script.

3. A typical program involves hiking with a group of 12-14 students on trails, interpreting the landscape along the way to our funky little nature center where we do specific activities related to each program.

To Enroll:Please email Isha Shah at ishah@mountainstrust.org or call at (951) 491-9692

Cold Creek Docent Fall 2018 Training Classes

October 1stIntroduction to UCLA Stunt Ranch & the Docent Program – Led by the Cold Creek Docents

October 8thMediterranean Climates & Southern California as a Global Hot Spot – Led by Bill Selby, Biology Professor Emeritus, Santa Monica College 

Oct 15thThe World of the Early Chumash & Tongva People – Led by Ted Garcia, Chumash Chief & Elder   

Oct 22nd: Ethnobotany: Native Plants as Food & Spiritual Connection the the World of the Native People – Led by Kat High, Hupa Elder                                           

Oct 29th: Nature’s Natural Systems or How the World Works – Led by Suzanne Goode, Senior Park Ecologist, CA State Parks 

Nov 5thPsssst: The Little Critters that Run the World – Led by Jim Hogue, Entomologist, CA State University, Northridge 

Nov 12thSoil is Not a Dirty Word! – Led by Dawn Afman, Soil Conservationist, Natural Resources Conservation Science, Oxnard 

Nov 19th:  Amazing Rocks: How the Santa Monica Mountains Came to Be – Led by Judy Rundel, Geology Professor Emeritus, CA State University, Dominguez Hills 

Dec 3rdA Practical Look at What Happens in a Watershed – Led by Nancy Helsley,  Environmental Educator 

Dec 10th: A Cultural Artifact “Make It” Workshop – Led by Oscar Ortiz, Cultural Specialist