Docent training sessions will begin Sept. 22, 2000 for the Sedgwick Reserve, a University of California Natural Reserve System site managed by UC Santa Barbara.

The sessions will take place at 9:30 a.m. at the reserve in Santa Ynez. People interested in joining this initial docent group must contact immediately Nancy Emerson, Outreach Coordinator, at 693-1386 or for an application.

Participants will study the natural history of the Sedgwick Reserve with highly qualified university faculty and community presenters. Experts in the visual and performing arts will teach docents how to weave the arts into experiences for both children and adults. Classroom teachers and adult education specialists will share ways to effectively teach those who visit the reserve.

Persons who complete the training will be asked to volunteer three to four hours a week for two years.

In addition, volunteers are needed to assist with plant and animal collections, record animal sounds, catalog photos and slides, photograph the reserve, assist in site restoration and work in the office or on technology tasks.

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