Docent Program

WHAT EXACTLY IS A "DOCENT?" The dictionary's definition is "tutor."  Docents are akin to educators and the Docents here at the Sanctuary fulfill the vital role of conveying information about the Sanctuary's Living Collection: assisting at special events, leading outreachs in the community, and always leaving a memorable impression of the facility.  Docents are ambassadors for all the rescued animals at Heritage Park Zoological Sanctuary.

HOW DO YOU BECOME A DOCENT? Attend a six week (once per week) workshop that covers the Sanctuary animals, how to give tours to different age groups, outreach training, and animal handling. You will receive a handbook, t-shirt and name tag.  A small fee covers these materials.  Docents are also required to attend informal quarterly meetings and additional training classes.

The join this incredible group, contact the Education Coordinator, Leah Wacks, at (928)778-4242 ext 18 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Click Here for the Docent Application.

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