Please visit our Volunteer Hub page and make an account to register for the trainings. When you have completed the 10 hour training and received your background check you will become an official TLC Trail Guide!
You must attend or watch all zoom meetings before becoming an approved TLC Trail Guide. Each meeting will be recorded so that if you have to miss one you can catch up.
Session 1- October 27th, 11am-12pm
Introductions, What is TLC?, Trail Guide Roles, Expectations of Trail Guides, and Volunteer Hub Orientation
Session 2- November 3rd, 11am-12pm
Basics of Interpretation on Trail, Safety
Session 3- November 10th, 11am-12pm
Common Programs, Orientation to each Public Preserve, Age Group Management Strategies
You must attend at least three of the four in-person trail trainings. There will also be an additional required safety training given by Diquan and Kayla that will be determined when the training begins..
Trail Session 1- Sat. Oct. 30th, 9am-12pm, Horton Grove Nature Preserve
TLC Overview and Birding on Trail with Bo Howes, TLC Director of Land Protection and Stewardship West
Trail Session 2- Mon. Nov. 1st, 5pm-7pm, Brumley North Nature Preserve
TLC Overview and Plant ID with Nick Adams, TLC Land Stewardship Manager West
Trail Session 3- Sat. Nov. 6th, 9am-11pm, Williamson Nature Preserve
Kids and Youth Group Programs on Trail with Sam Briley, Gear Up LLC Co-Owner
Trail Session 4- Mon. Nov. 8th, 4:30-6:30pm, Williamson Nature Preserve
TLC Overview and Farm Information at Williamson with Patrick Boleman, TLC Land Stewardship Manager East
As we schedule experts for in person trainings here are examples of past offerings:
General Mushroom ID with TLC Trail Guide Susannah Goldston
Birding on TLC Properties with TLC Trail Guide Denis Dubay
Interpretation on Trail
Best Practices for Leading Youth Groups