Help us introduce adults and kids to nature

Experience the fun and fulfillment of introducing people to the birds and wildlife all around us! We’re holding volunteer trainings over the next few weeks for two docent programs and our Eco-Education program:

Burrowing Owl Docents. Docents provide public education and conduct citizen science work on over-wintering Burrowing Owls in Berkeley and possibly other locations. Training happens just once a year for this program that runs October through March. Training is on Saturday, September 24, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Berkeley.

Birding the Bay Trail Docents. The Bay Trail in Richmond is rich with shorebirds and waterbirds from the fall through the spring.  Trained docents share information on the Bay Trail and birds that can be observed locally. Training is on Wednesday October 5, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the GGAS office in Berkeley.

Eco-Education volunteers. Help introduce elementary school kids to nature, during field trips led by our award-winning expert Eco-Education staff.  Choose to volunteer in San Francisco, Oakland, or Richmond. Choose one of the following trainings, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on:

  • September 23 at MLK Shoreline in Oakland.
  • September 27 at MLK Shoreline in Oakland
  • September 29 at Pier 94 in San Francisco.
  • October 5 at Point Pinole in Richmond.
  • October 7 at Pier 94 in San Francisco. 

Questions? RSVP for the docent trainings to Noreen at by September 5th.

Or RSVP for an Eco-Education training to Anthony at