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Docent Training – Become an Atlanta BeltLine Arboretum Docent

Trees Atlanta would love to train you to become a Docent for the Atlanta BeltLine Arboretum Walking Tours!  Training starts on Thursday, April 3rd, and take place on Thursdays from 9:00 AM – 12 noon. Learn more below, and sign up here.

Docents are volunteers who are passionate and specially trained to guide tours or lead projects within the Atlanta BeltLine Arboretum. They introduce visitors to all facets of the Atlanta BeltLine Arboretum, including the origins, beauty, and importance of native plants, as well as cultural and historical collections unique to the Atlanta BeltLine Arboretum. Docents interact directly with the general public about the Atlanta BeltLine Arboretum. 

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To become a Docent, applicants should:

  • Be a Trees Atlanta member
  • Attend all training sessions
  • Commit to leading two tours or projects per month
  • Have some prior level of horticulture knowledge (preferred)

Training includes personal instruction from area experts on horticulture collections of the Atlanta BeltLine Arboretum, history and design of the Atlanta BeltLine, and much more!

To participate in the  training program, please fill out the application, or contact Kate Baltzell to answer any questions you may have.

Docent training takes place at:

Trees Atlanta Kendeda Center
225 Chester Ave,
Atlanta, GA 30316

This education program is supported by Kaiser Permanente.

2 responses to “Docent Training – Become an Atlanta BeltLine Arboretum Docent”

  1. Garlaine Farrah Luc says:

    I am writing to you from Savannah College and Art Design, where I am a professor of English as a Second Language Learner, and I have a few questions about the docent training you offer. I am primarily interested in seeing if there is a possibility to collaborate with you to give our students a service learning opoportunity in which they will be able to both integrate into the community and practice their English speaking skills. Is tthere an existing schedule for the next round of docent training? Would you be able to take a large group of students (non native English speakers?

    Please feel free to get back to me through my email address below

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