New Docent Training
Bohemia Ecological Preserve  
November 18th & 19th* 
*To complete the training, you must participate in both days.


Join our two-day training to become a Landpaths Docent at the spectacular Bohemia Ecological Preserve, located near the town of Occidental.  This 1,000-acre preserve is currently only open through guided outings and stewardship volunteer work days. Docents are critical to increasing access to Bohemia Ecological preserve through creative and inspiring outings on the land, and you'll get to explore the preserve on your own as an added perk! November 18th will be from 9am to 12pm and the 19th will be 10am to 4pm. More information will be sent out closer to the training date. 
By participating in this training, you will:
  • Become familiar with this amazing preserve 
  • Have the opportunity to design your own outings throughout the year
  • Learn the steps for leading a successful LandPaths outing
Perks of becoming a docent:
  • Gain the satisfaction of helping people connect with nature in a new way
  • Earn extra access to LandPaths preserves that are currently open only through guided outings
Please read the details below before registering.
Steps to Becoming a Bohemia Docent with LandPaths 
  1. Fill out this application form: Docent Program Application
  2. Attend two onsite training sessions (November 18th and 19th)
  3. Complete the Agreement Form / Liability Waiver (at training)
  4. Apprentice on at least one staff or experienced docent led outing at the preserve
  5. Participate in four enrichment activities throughout the first year
  6. Commit to one year 
Ideally, volunteer docents should be able to: 
  • Walk or hike 2-5 miles on moderately hilly terrain
  • Be comfortable presenting to and leading small groups 
Requirements to be a volunteer docent
  • 18 years or older
  • First aid/CPR certified
  • Be an active LandPaths Docent for a year
  • Lead a minimum of 4 guided outings per year
  • Plan and be prepared for your guided outing
  • Provide a Field Report following each outing
  • Participation in the first two orientation trainings is free of charge
  • Participation in subsequent enrichment activities may have a cost or suggested donation of approximately $10-$40. Scholarships are available.
  • 1st Aid/CPR training Certification - cost around $40. Scholarships are available.