Trail Guide Training Schedule

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!

Zoom Meetings:

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

On-Trail Trainings:

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

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