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Docent Only: Field Training Hike

January 30, 2022 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

yoga in a meadow

Guided by Miki Fujitsubo with input from fellow lead docents, this outing will review how to successfully contribute to fun and safe guided public tours at Deer Creek Hills Preserve.

New docents are encouraged to attend, to increase your comfort and confidence on the property. Returning and lead docents are also asked to participate, for a helpful refresher and to share your knowledge and experience.

Rough Agenda To Be Covered

  1. What to Bring  / What Not to Bring
  2. Basic Skills
  3. Docent Dynamics

    -Working with the Lead
    -Working with Each Other
    -The Sweep:  Basic Herding and Prodding Skills
    -The Mid-Pack: What to Watch Out For

  4. Assessing the Hiking Group
  5. Start of Hike Intro/Safety/SVC Blurb
  6. Group Introduction / Ice Breakers Suggestions
  7. Basic Moving/Breathing/Stretching Group Warm Ups
  8. “Broad and Shallow” Knowledge Approach to DCH
  9. End of Hike AAR with Group (After Action Report)
  10. End of Hike AAR with Docents & SVC Staff

Key Logistics

  • This is a Docent-only educational outing
  • Good health attestation by taking your temperature or CDC self-screen test prior to visiting
  • Completed Docent Orientation (Jan 8 Zoom or watched the recording)
  • Signed copy of volunteer confirmation of COVID protocols and proof of vaccination
  • Signed Liability Waiver on file

Registration closes Friday, Jan 28 at 6pm. Fore more information about the docent program, please contact Carly at outreach@sacramentovalleyconservancy.org or 916-612-3719.


January 30, 2022
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Deer Creek Hills Preserve
Deer Creek Hills Nature Preserve
Sloughhouse, CA 95683 United States
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