Outing / Event Description

Hike Docent Training - Bohemia Ecological Preserve | March 11th and March 18th, 2017


11, 2017


9:00 AM TO 2:00 PM
Status: Closed

Space is limited & registration is required.  Please scroll to the bottom of this page to register.


Bohemia Ecological Preserve

Hike Docent Training

March 11th & March 18th

Come be a part of the vibrant community of volunteers who share this amazing property!

Hike Docents are instrumental in providing public access opportunities and creating a vibrant People Powered Preserve.  Hike Docents will, after a thorough training process, take on the duties of leading hikes scheduled for the public at the Bohemia Ecological Preserve. Hike Docents will share information about the 1000-acre preserve and guide hikers on fun and informative tours through the property.

The first training date is scheduled for Saturday, March 11th from 9AM – 2PM at the preserve. This will be the first in a series of trainings designed to prepare volunteers to lead hikes at the Bohemia Ecological Preserve. Please see below for a training schedule and other program information.

• Hike Docents must commit to the Hike Docent Program for at least one year.
• Hike Docents must commit to leading a minimum of 4 guided hikes each year.
• Leading a Bohemia Ecological Preserve hike takes approximately 4 hours.

• Hike Docents are required to attend two training days:

Saturday, March 11th 9AM – 2PM 
Saturday, March 18th 9AM-2PM

• Hike Docents are required to attend at least 3 on-site enrichment courses throughout the year. These courses will be taught by experts in the unique ecology and natural history of the Bohemia Ecological Preserve.
• Hike Docents will “apprentice” on at least one staff-led hike prior to leading public hikes at the Bohemia Ecological Preserve.
• After this “apprenticeship”, Hike Docents will co-lead Bohemia Ecological Preserve hikes and LandPaths staff will not be present.
• Hike Docents must acquire a 1st Aid / CPR certification.

• Participation in the first two trainings is free of charge.
• Participation in subsequent enrichment courses will cost approximately $20 for each course. Scholarships are available.
• 1st Aid / CPR training will be paid for by the volunteer.

Prior to the training:
• Volunteer should be able to comfortably walk or hike at least 5 miles on hilly terrain.
• Volunteers should be comfortable presenting to small groups.

When and Where: We will meet at 9am on Saturday March 11th & 18th at the Bohemia Ecological Preserve, 6773 Bohemian Hwy, just past Westminster Woods.  From the intersection of Graton Road and Bohemian Highway in Occidental, travel approximately 3 miles north on Bohemian Highway. The Preserve is on the right-hand side (if you are coming from Occidental) & looks like a quarry.   Watch for staff or volunteers located at Bohemian Highway to direct you to parking!

What to bring:  Sturdy boots or shoes, weather appropriate clothes in layers (we will be outdoors all day), picnic lunch & water, notebook & pen, walking stick or hiking poles if you wish.

Details, Details:
You will be asked to sign a liability waiver.
There is one porta-potty on the property 
There is no potable water available on the property.
No pets or smoking are permitted and absolutely no smoking pets!
We will stay together as a group & leave together.  Early departures cannot be accommodated except in case of medical emergency. 
For questions about locating the Preserve and general event questions, please contact outings@landpaths.org.  For specific questions about the docent training please contact heather@landpaths.org.

Looking forward to working with you at the Bohemia Ecological Preserve!

Your Friends at LandPaths
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Location :
Bohemia Ecological Preserve, 6773, Bohemian Hwy

Occidental, CA, US, 95465