The Arboretum at Flagstaff seeks docents for 2011 season

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FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - The Arboretum at Flagstaff is looking for community members who have a deep love of the land and fascination with nature to volunteer during the upcoming year. Docent tour guides lead visitors on daily tours of the gardens at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. from April through October.

Training begins with an introductory session on March 1 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Docent training classes are held on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons in March and April and will prepare volunteer docents to share information about the natural history of the Colorado Plateau with visitors. A full description of the docent program is available at www.thearb.org. To register for the training program, call (928) 774-1442 ex. 110. Deadline to register is Feb. 18.

The Arboretum is a botanical garden, research center, and nature preserve dedicated to educating the public about the plants and plant communities of the Colorado Plateau. It is located four miles south of Route 66 on scenic Woody Mountain Road in west Flagstaff. The Arboretum is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., April through October.

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