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- March 2nd 4:30pm-5:30pm

Introductions, What is TLC?, Trail Guide Roles, Expectations of Trail Guides, and Volunteer Hub Orientation

Session 2- March 9th, 4:30pm-5:30pm

Basics of Interpretation on Trail, Safety

Session 3- March 16th, 4:30pm-5:30pm

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. These trainings are to help expose you to trails at TLC preserves as well as give you examples of how to lead a group on trail. Each training will cover points of interest at the preserves,

  • Tuesday, March 8th, 4pm-6pm @ Horton Grove Nature Preserve (Bahama)
  • Saturday, March 12th, 9am-11am @ Brumley North (Chapel Hill)
  • Tuesday, March 15th, 4pm-6pm @ Johnston Mill Nature Preserve (Raleigh)
  • Saturday, March 19th, 9am-11am @ Williamson Nature Preserve (Raleigh)

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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