We need your help!

Volunteer docents guide students in environmental education at Crestridge Ecological Reserve. Our education program is rooted in the belief that young people and the natural environment need each other to thrive. One of our goals at the Earth Discovery Institute is to be able to make habitat-based field experiences available to students throughout the region regardless of ability to pay. Thanks to our ever-expanding group of docent field instructors, this dream is becoming a reality. Docents undergo a brief training and typically lead 10 children per docent through 2 hours of activities that include hikes, native plant identification, and plant propagation. Programs are conducted almost every week throughout the year. This is a great way to be part of a cutting-edge program that can truly make the planet a better place! A commitment of 4 hours per month is appreciated but not mandatory.

Habitat restoration is a critical part of the work at Crestridge Ecological Reserve. Volunteers remove invasive species, plant native plants, water those plants through their first dry season, repair trails damaged by erosion or misuse, install signs and barriers to protect areas undergoing restoration. Training is provided and hours are flexible.