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August Docent Meeting


The featured speaker for the August monthly meeting is our very own Tama Olver. Her passion for the environment is evident both in her role as an interpreter and educator in several volunteer activities, as well as, in living the tenets of conservation in her everyday life.

As an interpreter, Tama has specialized in developing skills that engage visitors' interest in preserving and protecting the environment. Using the tried and true CASE method (Copy And Steal Everything), she has assembled a tool kit for engaging people of all ages in positive, action-oriented conversations about their role in environment stewardship. The presentation is an invitation to consider new ways to express our shared passion to preserve, protect, educate and interpret at Point Lobos.

Tama's presentation is guaranteed to add a few ideas for enhancing our docent skills!

The short program of the meetng features a brand-new program to be started at PLSNR this winter.   Berndt Stolfi, the State Parks central California program coordinator of the PORTS (Parks Online Resources for Teachers) program, which produces interactve "distance learning" for schools, will explain what's in store for Point Lobos. PORTS is an established and successful program that serves more than 50,000 K-12 students each year.  More information on the PORTS program: ➤ PORTS

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Gate Greeting

We should have a gate greeter every weekend during July and August.   Signup for at least a one hour shift (longer if you can)- Public Activities Calendar.  To get up-to-speed, the new welcome to Point Lobos gate greeting video is now available on this website.  Paul Reps takes you through the steps to sucessfully welcome visitors to the Reserve, provide them with the map/brochure and send them off on the right trails (the new Lace Lichen!) for their Point Lobos adventures.  Perhaps this introductory preview will entice you to watch and then jump into the gate greeting role:  WELCOME TO POINT LOBOS

The 7 minute video of the procedures, is at Resources / Adm / Docent Procedures, or click here:  GATE GREETING

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Mission Statements

To provide for the health, inspiration and education of the people of California by helping to preserve the state’s extraordinary biological diversity, protecting its most valued natural and cultural resources, and creating opportunities for high-quality outdoor recreation.
Docent volunteers serve as a visible representative of California State Parks at Point Lobos State Natural Reserve promoting the California State Parks mission.  These four simple words -- preserve, protect, educate and interpret -- sum up the docent experience. 
To advance visitors' enjoyment and understanding of Point Lobos State Natural Reserve, to protect its natural environment for future generations and to strengthen the Monterey County network of coastal California State Parks.

Docent Log-in

Docent led walks

  • Thu, 07/30/2015 - 12:00pm
    Information Station
    Nelson Balcar
  • Fri, 07/31/2015 - 11:00am
    Information Station
    Nelson Balcar
  • Sun, 08/02/2015 - 11:00am
    Information Station
    Beverly Williams


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School Walks

To schedule a school field trip please contact Melissa Gobell, School Coordinator at:  (831) 625-1470

Interested in Volunteering?

Volunteers needed to be interpretive guides for visitors.  Interested?  For training schedule contact:  Melissa Gobell, Docent Coordinator  (831) 625-1470