Lake Tahoe residents who are interested in scientific research on the area, as well as in its natural history and environmental issues, are invited to attend three docent training classes in June and July.
UC Davis' Environmental Research Center will provide the free training in order to recruit community volunteers to give educational tours at its education centers in Incline Village, Nev., and Tahoe City.
The first two classes will be from 2 to 5 p.m. June 7 and from 9 a.m. to noon June 8 at the Tahoe Center for Environmental Sciences on the Sierra Nevada College campus in Incline Village.
The third training will be July 9, beginning with a boat ride aboard the UC Davis research vessel John LeConte and finishing at the UC Davis Tahoe City Field Station.
Attendance at all three training sessions is strongly recommended, although space on the boat is limited and will be available on a first-come basis.
Volunteers may register for the training by calling Alison Toy, docent program manager, at (775) 881-7566 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
More information on the docent program is available by calling Heather Segale, the research center's education director, at (775) 881-7562 or emailing her at email@example.com.