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Idaho Museum of Natural History announces docent training schedule for fall

September 17, 2010
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Beginning Oct. 7, the Idaho Museum of Natural History will hold docent training classes for individuals interested in working with the museum.

A docent is a volunteer teacher who learns about the museum’s exhibits and presents the information to visitors and school groups. Docents at the Idaho Museum of Natural History will learn about Idaho’s past through the rocks, landscape, fossils, prehistoric peoples and wildlife.

The docent training is scheduled 1-4 p.m. Oct. 7, Oct. 21, Nov. 4, Nov. 18, Dec. 3 and Dec. 16. It is open to the public for no charge.

 The instructors will be Rebecca A. Thorne-Ferrel, Scott Davis, Janet Bala, Herb Maschner and David Fortsch.

Specific themes that will be covered in these training sessions include “Geologic Building Blocks: Minerals & Gem Stones,” “Earth’s Geologic Time: Eons of Information” and “Rock On & On!!: Earth’s Geologic Rock Cycle.”

For more information, contact Thorne-Ferrel at (208) 282-2195 or thorrebe@isu.edu.



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