A Leelanau Conservancy Docent is a creative, imaginative, enthusiastic individual, who provides interpretative services to Conservancy Natural Area visitors and members through guided tours and special events. The Docents are ambassadors for the Leelanau Conservancy. Each Docent brings their unique knowledge of nature and own special style so that no two hikes are alike!

We are currently recruiting for a new class of 2019 docents! The docent program is a critical part of the Conservancy’s outreach efforts. Docents lead around 500 people on more than 40 hikes each year. Being a docent involves a significant commitment. New docents commit to 30 hours of training which includes co-leading three hikes with an experienced docent before graduating. The orientation training is on April 12th. The dedication of our docents to training and leading hikes is the reason the program has been a cornerstone of our public outreach since our founding. To apply, fill out this form by March 29th.