Become a local naturalist and help teachers and Yolo Basin Foundation staff with the Discover the Flyway school program.
Activities are held outside and teach about wetlands, wildlife, and human history in the Sacramento Valley. The program operates mid-September to early June.
In addition to introducing children to the wonders of wetlands, Discover the Flyway docents enjoy volunteer appreciation field trips and other special activities throughout the year.
Discover the Flyway Docents:
- Volunteer Tuesday through Friday, from approximately 8am to 12pm
- Commit to 3 to 4 hours twice a month, or more if able to
- Lead hands-on activities with groups of up to ten students
- Assist staff with student walks at the Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area
- Assist with field supplies and help develop program tools
“This program provides an excellent opportunity for students and adults to interact in fun, educational activities, gaining something special from one another. The training and support by staff for volunteers is outstanding and their commitment to the educational program is superior.” – Docent, 2011-2012 School Year
Any member of the public with a passion for conservation, a desire to learn more about the local wetlands, and an enthusiasm for sharing this with kindergarten through 12th-grade students is invited to sign up for our series of docent training sessions.
Training consists of an introductory session for all volunteers, followed by several training sessions for DTF Docents.
Training takes place at the Department of Fish & Wildlife Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area Headquarters in South Davis, 45211 County Road 32B (East Chiles Road).