Help Others Connect with Nature

Docents have an interest in the natural world and a passion to share it with others

By Christie Hill, Naturalist Manager


Docents come to us in all ages and stages of life.  All have an interest in the natural world and a passion to share it with others.  Our docents are CNC ambassadors whose role is to be here to interact with our visitors.  They know how to light a spark in others’ imagination, giving just enough information to encourage the interest to learn more.  There is so much to enjoy about nature and docents are skilled in helping others find a connection to it.

What are the rewards you gain from being a CNC docent? 

One CNC docent had this to say:  Associating with bright, lively, and interesting people!  The interaction with guests, and the satisfaction of being able to answer questions and introduce others to the natural world.  Seeing their pleasure in learning things and listening to what they have to share—that’s one of the main aspects of being a docent.  Interacting with all age groups keeps you on your toes!

Why CNC? 

CNC has been in operation for almost 50 years now and has grown with the community.   The people here are professionals, generous with their knowledge, and fun to be around!  This is an impressive docent program that gives one the flexibility to work within your own schedule.

If you are interested in learning more about becoming a Docent at CNC, check out our volunteer page and complete an application! Orientations are held twice a year and our next one is coming up soon in February 2023. We would love to welcome you to this rewarding opportunity to connect people with nature!