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She is trying to encourage local school districts to offer extra credits for students to attend the docent training class.
Saletor is referring to the docent training class in which adults and students 12 and older discover Santa Clarita Valley history in a setting where significant events occurred.
If there are enough docents, we can open more hours and days,'' Sandy explained.
Docents are only required to donate four hours every four months, and there is a payback, Sandy points out.
Docent Frances Spalding leads the way into the rear of a 150-year-old building and down a dusty flight of stairs into the cool underground maze of tunnels that sprawls beneath Olvera Street and the buildings across the plaza.
Between 50 percent to 60 percent of new docents leave the program within a few months, he said.
At least once a week, the 58-year-old Canyon Country man volunteers as a docent at Placerita Canyon Nature Center, leading schoolchildren on nature hikes and fielding questions on the center's animals, which include the python, tarantulas, an opossum and tortoises.
You need to know that you shouldn't be afraid of bugs and spiders,'' docent Carroll Mistler tells a group of third-graders.
If anybody could find a use for poison oak he'd be a millionaire,'' said docent Mistler.
Visitors include people interested in American Indian cultures and those who are looking to visit someplace unique, docents said.
Docents Elaine Campbell, left, and Betty Summers give visitors insight into the Valley of yesteryear at the Chatsworth Historical Society's Homestead Acre Museum.
And he's really enthusiastic about that job,'' said docent Pam Wright.
LAKE LOS ANGELES - Antelope Valley Indian Museum will run a nine-week docent training course.
With an annual budget of just $65,000, the Stagecoach Inn Museum needs many volunteers, and docents are the landmark's backbone.
Docents also staff the visitors center, guide school programs and monitor the tide pools, Craig said.
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