Docent Training Course

September 8, 2018


Docent Class

When:
October 11, 2018 @ 5:00 PM – October 12, 2018 @ 8:00 PM
2018-10-11T17:00:00-04:00
2018-10-12T20:00:00-04:00
Where:
Utica Zoo Auditorium
1 Utica Zoo Way
Utica, NY 13501
USA
Cost:
$25, $20 for Members
Contact:
Nicolette Hajdasz
315-738-0472 x34
Docent Training Course @ Utica Zoo Auditorium | Utica | New York | United States

2018 Docent Training Course – 2 Days (18 years or older)

(Day 1) Thursday October 11th 5pm-8pm

(Day 2) Friday October 12th 5pm-8pm

Utica Zoo is always looking for enthusiastic and dedicated individuals to join our team of docents!

What is a Utica Zoo Docent?
A zoo docent is a volunteer, teacher, or guide who is dedicated to educating the public about the environment, wildlife, conservation, and the Utica Zoo.

What does a docent do?
*Assists with education classes both on and off zoo grounds
*Promotes the zoo’s mission by acting as a zoo ambassador and educating the visiting public on important conservation topics through the use of bio-facts, live animals, and other educational tools.
*Leads guided educational tours
*Helps during special events
*Participates in animal enrichment activities
*And many more…

Anyone looking to become a docent must be at least 18 years of age, and must attend both days of the Docent Training Course. We also recommend that anyone looking to become a Utica Zoo Docent have at least a two-year college degree. The Docent training course will cover very important information that all of our docents are required to know, and maintain knowledge of.

2018 Docent Training Course – 2 Days (18 years or older)

(Day 1) Thursday October 11th 5pm-8pm

(Day 2) Friday October 12th 5pm-8pm

Pre-registration is required. Please contact Nicolette Hajdasz at nicolette.hajdasz@uticazoo.org or 315-738-0472 Ext. 34 with any questions or to pre-register.

The fee for the course is $25 for non-members and $20 for members. This fee covers any/all materials that will be handed out during or after the course is completed, a docent t-shirt, and a name badge. The fee also covers your first year of ‘docent dues’ (docents are asked to pay an annual fee of $10 to the Docent Organization that may be used for multiple things, such as: enrichment items, docent trips, picnics, etc.).