2018-19 WINTER WILDLIFE NEW DOCENT TRAINING AGENDA

November 10 Saturday, Red Barn Classroom by the Bear Valley Visitor Area

 8:00am – 9:00amCheck in, coffee/tea mingle. Complete NPS volunteer forms.

9:00am – 11:00am – “Whales 101.” Sarah Allen, Ph.D. Science Program Lead, Pacific West Region, National Park Service.

11:00am – 11:15am – Break

11:15am – noon – “Winter Wildlife Overview 101.” Carlo Arreglo, Park Ranger – Winter Wildlife Program Manager and Sean Pickton, Lead Winter Wildlife Docent.

Noon – 12:45pm. GROUP PHOTO and lunch break.

1:00pm – 3:00pm. “Elephant Seals 101.” Sarah Codde, Marine Ecologist, Science Division.

3:00pm – 3:15pm. Break

3:15pm – 4:00pm“Point Reyes 101.” Carlo Arreglo

4:00pm – 5:00pm“Visitor Interactions 101.” Sean Pickton

November 11 Sunday, Red Barn Classroom by the Bear Valley Visitor Area

8:30am – 9:00amCheck in, coffee/tea mingle.

9:00am – 10:00am – “Winter Wildlife Daily Logistics 101.” Sean and Carlo

10:00am – 10:30am – “Radios 101.” Carlo and Sean.

10:30am – noon – Carpool to Drakes Beach. “Drakes Beach 101 + Optics 101.” Morning meeting example, set-up, visitor interactions, teardown and supply storage. Sean and Carlo

Noon – 12:30pm – Lunch

12:45pm – 2:00pm – Drakes Beach Tour and Wrap-up: beach, “hidden” pond, monument, Peter Behr overlook

2:00pm – 2:20pm – Travel to Chimney Rock parking lot

2:20pm -4:15pm – “Elephant Seal Overlook 101.” Set-up, visitor interactions, teardown, supply storage.

4:15pm – 5:30pm – Travel to Red Barn, help re-configure Red Barn tables, clean up, and thank you!

We are striving to make this as much a zero-waste training as possible so please bring travel mugs, water bottles, cutlery, etc. Bring lunches, snacks, layers for changing weather conditions, and binoculars if you have them (we have 4 or so to share).

Any questions? Please call Carlo Arreglo at 415-464-5146 or email carlo_arreglo@nps.gov. NOTE that my days off are Thursdays and Fridays so if you try to reach me on Th and Fri, I won’t hear your voicemail or see your email until early Saturday morning. You can also contact Sean Pickton, lead docent, at ptreyesww@gmail.com.