• Conservation Education • Tour Guide/Interpretation • Visitor Information • Fish/Wildlife
Tule Elk Docent, Point Reyes National Seashore
Applications are no longer being accepted for 2013 but are being accepted for 2014.
Overview Tule Elk Docents help strengthen the connection with and foster stewardship of Point Reyes National Seashore among park visitors by helping visitors view, understand, and appreciate the elk during the rut, or mating season. Docents educate visitors about the history of tule elk in California and in Point Reyes National Seashore and provide general park information and assistance to visitors.
Identify suitable tule elk viewing areas at the Tomales Point Trailhead (Pierce Point Ranch) and along the trail and set up spotting scopes for public viewing
Help visitors view, understand, and appreciate the tule elk by interpreting rut behavior and by educating visitors about tule elk natural history
Help visitors understand the history of tule elk in California and in Point Reyes National Seashore
Provide general park information and assistance to visitors
Use interpretive materials to help communicate information
Professionally represent the National Park Service by wearing an identifying docent vest and interact with visitors in a friendly, courteous, tactful, and helpful manner
Operate a two-way radio to communicate with fellow docents and park staff
Docents must possess an interest and desire to serve others; good oral communication skills; and abilities to interact with a variety of people and to work as part of a team and independently. Docents must also be able to tolerate long periods of standing in changing weather conditions and be able to carry up to 15 pounds of materials a distance of up to 1 mile.
Knowledge of the park and teaching experience is helpful.
Schedule and Time Commitment Workdays are scheduled for 7.5 hours from 9:30 am until 5:00 pm. Docents are expected to work at least 6 weekend or holiday days from July through October, 2013.
Training Docents must attend a 2-day Tule Elk Docent training on Saturday and Sunday, July 13 and 14, 2013.
Benefits to the Volunteer Benefits to the docents include working in a beautiful park setting; experiencing and learning about Point Reyes National Seashore; receiving training from park managers about the park's tule elk and related resources; and deriving satisfaction in serving and educating a variety of park visitors while helping to protect the park’s tule elk.
Group Type Individuals are encouraged to participate.
Minimum Age Minimum age is 16. Volunteers under 18 must have a signed parental consent form. Please contact us (see below) for more information.
Accommodations Housing and camping/RV sites are unavailable.
Application and Contact Information Please apply using the link below. For more information, contact Doug Hee at 415-464-5145 or email@example.com.