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Volunteer Community Town Hall: Docent Training

There are as many ways to run a docent training as there are public gardens! In this Town Hall, members of the Volunteer Community share resources and inspiration about the future of docent training. Town Hall Team, important timestamps, and links to resources listed below.

Town Hall Team:

  • Chloe Wieland, Director of Volunteer Engagement, San Francisco Botanical Garden, Community Chair, Moderator Breakout Room #4 
  • Kevin Moss, Adult Education and Volunteer Coordinator, Cornell Botanic Gardens, Community Vice Chair, Moderator Breakout Room #3
  • Taylor Woodcock, Volunteer Coordinator, Reiman Gardens, Iowa State University, Moderator Breakout Room #1
  • Alexis Bacon, Program and Member Services Assistant, American Public Gardens Association, Community Staff Liaison, Moderator Breakout Room #2
  • Lauren Garcia Chance, Outreach Manager, American Public Gardens Association, Tech Lead

Important Timestamps:

  • Breakout Room #1 - Virtual Training: 5:40 sec
  • Breakout Room #2 - Recruitment and Outreach: 36:22 sec
  • Breakout Room #3 - Syllabus and Curriculum Development: 1:06:34 sec
  • Breakout Room #4 - Docent Resources: 01:37:31 sec
  • Group Recap and Main Takeaways: 02:07:13 sec

Video edited by: Caitlin Simkovich, Creative Projects Coordinator, American Public Gardens Association


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