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Docent training program at the Arboretum
Volunteers needed to lead garden and nature center tours

Arboretum docent Cindy Wilder leading a tour in fall of 2006 (Photo by Rachel Edelstein).

Arboretum docent Cindy Wilder leading a tour in fall of 2006 (Photo by Rachel Edelstein).

FLAGSTAFF- Would you like to learn about the native plants of our region as well as the unique gardening challenges in northern Arizona? Then sign up to learn about native plants and ecosystems during the 2007 docent training program at The Arboretum at Flagstaff.

The 3-month class meets once a week on Tuesday afternoons from 1-3:30 p.m.

Volunteer educators will be trained to lead tours of the gardens during the growing season from April through October. Arboretum staff and local experts will cover topics such as plant identification, touring techniques, forest health, and Indigenous uses of plants. Field trips to regional botanical gardens are included in the training.

There is an initial fee of $75 with $50 reimbursed after the completion of 25 hours of service.

An introductory session will take place on Tuesday, Jan. 30 from 1-3:30 p.m. Please RSVP by Friday, Jan. 26. For more information about The Arboretum at Flagstaff visit www.thearb.org or call 928-774-1442, ext. 110.

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.

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