Virtual Volunteer Training
Time & Location
About the Event
Update: Due to COVID we have decided to postpone our in-person on the field meeting and have a virtual meeting instead. We will be meeting virtually on Saturday, January 16th from 10:00AM-11:30AM to learn about the principles and techniques of park interpretation. A wonderful foundation leading up to our in-person on the field training sometime in February.
Welcome Saved By Nature volunteers! We are so excited for our first training! We'll be giving you the tools necessary to be successful when leading a hike for the public.
Our training team made up of Teri Rogoway from Open Space Authority, Heidi McFarland from West Valley College Park Management, Aniko Millan retired Park Ranger from Santa Clara County Parks and I have years of experience guiding volunteers to work in parks, so relax and have fun, because ultimately that's what were here for. To share our love of nature with others and show them how to have good time outdoors!
Our goal is to train twelve Community Hike Leaders to deliver outdoor interpretive programs using COVID-compliant best practices so they may lead hikes on their own in teams of two at Coyote Valley Open Space Preserve.
Located in deep South San Jose but officially in Morgan Hill sits a gem of a natural area. From Mt. Lion, to the oak titmouse this preserve is home to many species of flora and fauna. It is an important aquifer for our drinking water, habitat for wildlife and a corridor for animals to move between the Santa Cruz Mts. and the Diablo Range which increases populations and genetic diversity. We want to teach you how to educate others of this preserve's natural wonders & recreational opportunities so they can appreciate its value and want to protect it.