Docents

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What do docents do?  
There's something in it for everyone, no matter what your interests and experience.  

Do I need to know all about history or all about science?  
No, who could ever know that much! Prior knowledge of history and/or science is not required. Docents just need an enthusiasm for learning and sharing with others.

How would I get started? 
To get started is easier than you think!  

  • Docent training sessions will occur roughly monthly; we are considering starting this series on Monday or Tuesday evenings sometime this spring (2018).  
  • Lynx Open Ed brown-bag lunches also occur roughly monthly on Saturdays.  These are designed for docents and educators to try out sets of exhibit-related activities.

This "Docent Manual" will evolve considerably over the coming year as we implement our first go-round of docent training.  At present, some pages are non-existent or empty proxies for topics that will be a special focus for future docent training sessions.  By the end of the 2017-2018 academic year, we expect that this dynamic and evolving Docent Manual will constitute an accurate reflection of what docents need to know.  Thank you for joining with us to make a difference at the very beginning of this effort!