Volunteer opportunity with Yolo Basin Foundation’s Discover the Flyway school program

Volunteers lead or assist with hands-on, interactive, and inquiry-based activities.

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Yolo Basin Foundation is recruiting new docents for the popular Discover the Flyway school program. Potential volunteers should have a desire to learn about local wetlands and an enthusiasm for sharing this with kindergarten through 12th-grade students. Reaching more than 4,000 students a year, Discover the Flyway provides a meaningful outdoor experience for students and volunteers that fosters an appreciation for the wetlands and wildlife of the Central Valley. Volunteers lead or assist with hands-on, interactive, and inquiry-based activities at the Yolo Demonstration Wetlands and Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area. A commitment of two to three weekday mornings or afternoons a month during the school year is requested. Activities require light lifting and minor physical activity. Most activities take place outdoors. Training consists of five classroom and outdoor sessions followed by continuing hands-on training opportunities in the field. All sessions take place at the Department of Fish and Wildlife Headquarters in South Davis. Pre-registration is required. There is no fee for this training. Session dates and times:  Sept. 3: 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Sept. 5: 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Sept. 9: 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Sept. 11: 2 p.m. – 6 p.m. Sept. 13: 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. To register for the training series please Chelsea Hopkins chopkins@yolobasin.org or 530-757-3780. More information about Yolo Basin Foundation and the Discover the Flyway program is available at yolobasin.org.]]>

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