Become a Volunteer Docent at Kennedy Creek!
***2021 UPDATE: We are not conducting new docent training this year due to ongoing concerns with COVID-19. We are relying on our fabulous returning volunteer docents to share their knowledge with the public. We hope to bring on new docents for the 2022 chum viewing season***
What does it take to be a Docent?
Out Volunteer Docents come from all backgrounds. You don’t have to be a fish scientist to talk about salmon! If you are interested in getting outside, facilitating awesome outdoor learning and fostering a love of conservation, restoration and healthy ecosystems in our youth, then YOU are ready to be a Volunteer Docent at Kennedy Creek.
What do Docents do?
Docents are integral to keeping the Kennedy Creek Salmon Trail running. Our volunteers lead 1.5 hours tours to school groups where they answer questions about the salmon life cycle, habitat, and spawning.
How do I become a Docent?
Our Docent Training is usually held in October.
At the training we will cover:
- Volunteer registrations & background checks
- The salmon life cycle
- The history of KCST
- Salmon anatomy
- Healthy habitats and why they matter to salmon
- Guiding like a pro
- And more!
What should I bring to the Training?
- Layers (It’s fall in the PNW!)
- A camp chair
- A pen or pencil in case you want to take notes
- Your enthusiasm!!
Already A Docent?
Docent contacts, training materials and season schedule can be found on the
Docent webpage (please have your password ready!)