Become a Nature Center Docent

2018 Docent Training

A small cabin welcomes visitors to the Durango Nature Center.

Do you love being outside and also helping others learn and appreciate nature? If you are looking for a way to volunteer for Durango Nature Studies that doesn’t require a lot of time, but focuses on your interests, becoming a Nature Center Docent just might be the thing for you.

Trained docents spend one or two Saturdays of their choice between May and October greeting people at our Welcome Building located at our 140-acre Nature Center in Bondad. Some of the duties include:

  • Handing out maps
  • Taking entry fees
  • Signing up new members
  • Selling merchandise
  • Telling people about the flora and fauna of the Nature Center
  • Handing out interpretive information
  • Helping children achieve their “Junior Naturalist” badge

We will provide a short training and manual for all docents.  Participants receive a free year-long membership and a DNS t-shirt.

For more information, contact Stephanie Weber at 970-769-1800, or

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