If there is one word to describe this summer’s Jr. Docent Volunteer program it would be “active”. From day one the volunteers were on the move, learning, exploring, teaching, applying and expanding their knowledge and skills. We were happy to include students from many local middle and high schools including Albany High School, Farnsworth Middle School, Guilderland High School, Niskayuna High School, Scotia-Glenville Middle School and Tech Valley High School.
Thanks to the generous support of Mr. Subb and CDTA, these nine area students were able to gain valuable job skills and contribute to their local community through the APBPC Jr. Docent Program. Jr. Docents spent their summer learning about the preserve, leading interactive Discovery Tables for the public, working on education projects and shadowing science/conservation staff in the field. In turn the Jr. Docents contributed over 150 hours to educating the approximately 3,100 visitors to the Discovery Center this summer!
If you are interested in becoming a Jr. Docent. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org .