Ballona Wetlands–Docent Training begins September 13, 2016

Los Angeles Audubon Society is seeking volunteers to lead nature walks for schoolchildren at the Ballona Wetlands in Playa del Rey. Candidates must be available twice each month on Tuesdays or Thursdays for 4 hours (9 a.m.-1 p.m.) during the school year. No experience is necessary, just a love of the outdoors and a willingness to work with children. Naturalist training will be provided.

The Los Angeles Audubon Ballona Wetlands Education Program was started in 1989 to introduce students to the wonders of wetland ecosystems. Our target audience is grades 3-5, with an emphasis on outreach to underserved, mostly inner city schools.This program serves over 2,800 students each year. On-site learnings include observations with binoculars and all the senses, plus these education stations:

• Ecology - learn about the tidal marsh eco-system & wildlife that thrives here
• Microscope - view aquatic invertebrates and algae from the tidal channel, students create illustrations from the microscope viewing
• Migration Station - demonstration of the loss of wetlands and the role wetlands play in bird migration. Only 10% of California’s coastal wetlands remain.
• Bird Station - observe shorebirds through spotting spopes and view the tidal channel

Contact Cindy Hardin at (310) 301-0050 or at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.