Have you ever wished for regular walking tours of the Atlanta BeltLine? A new program is in the works! Trees Atlanta is looking for volunteers to share the story of the Atlanta BeltLine Arboretum during regular walks along the corridor! These volunteer docents* will be specially trained to enhance the visitors’ experience along our linear greenspace. They will also lead projects throughout the 22 miles of continuous trails.
* A docent is defined as a volunteer educator who undergoes intensive training to further the public’s understanding of cultural and historical collections
We are seeking a group of energetic docents to successfully complete the Summer 2012 training. The training will include personal instruction from area experts on trees of the Arboretum, history and design of the Atlanta BeltLine, surrounding architecture, public speaking preparation, and much more!
Docents will be responsible for leading at least two interactive tours or hands-on projects per month starting in Fall 2012. Potential projects docents might lead include native grass planting and maintenance, plant propagation of historic trees and native grasses, or upkeep of perennial beds. Experience working with others and prior horticulture knowledge is strongly encouraged. Training is free to members of Trees Atlanta.
The training will begin Summer 2012! Training will take place Thursdays in June and July (June 7, 14, 21, 28 and July 12, 19, 26) from 9am to noon at the Trees Atlanta Kendeda Center or on the BeltLine. To ensure a quality training experience for everyone, a limited number of seats are available. The application on Trees Atlanta’s website must be filled out beforehand.
A special thank you goes out to Kaiser Permanente for sponsoring this wonderful program!