In mid-February, the Santa Barbara Trust for Historic Preservation’s Director of Education, Melissa Chatfield began a six-week training course for new docents. This year’s docent training focused specifically on developing focused, ten-minute demonstrations about various aspects of life in Early California for a third grade audience. The training built up to one of our largest school programs at El Presidio de Santa Bárbara State Historic Park, called Early California Days.
SBTHP’s first Early California Days program of the year on Thursday April 7, and our new docents turned out en force! We are proud and appreciative of all of our volunteers, who ensured that several hundred Santa Barbara County school children had an excellent experience at the park.
Would you like to learn more about becoming a docent with the Santa Barbara Trust for Historic Preservation? You can email Melissa Chatfield at firstname.lastname@example.org or call her at (805) 965-2004.