May
6
Sun
Sunday Walks @ Trippet Ranch, Topanga State Park Tickets
May 6 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Sunday Walks @ Trippet Ranch, Topanga State Park | Topanga | California | United States

Journey of Discovery with Gene Cheltenham, experienced naturalist and long time Topanga Canyon Docent will guide a nature walk and explained about indigenous ways.

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May
12
Sat
Second Saturday Walks@ Trippet Ranch @ Topanga State Park Tickets
May 12 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Join Doug Allan for a springtime walk with a botanist. Special second Saturday walk. Meet at the ramada in the pay parking lot.

May
13
Sun
Sunday Walks /Mother’s Day@ @ Trippett Ranch, Topanga State Park Tickets
May 13 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Join Peter Rice, for an easy hike with fun activities for mom and family. Discover how indigenous people used the natural resources, plants, animals and even rocks. Meet at the ramada in the pay parking lot.

 

 

May
20
Sun
Sunday Walks @ Trippet Ranch, Topanga State Park Tickets
May 20 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Sunday Walks @ Trippet Ranch, Topanga State Park | Topanga | California | United States

Join Phil Hendrickson and other Topanga Canyon Docents for a guided family friendly nature walk in Topanga State Park. The group meets at the ramada near the pay parking lot.

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Jun
3
Sun
Sunday Walks @ Trippet Ranch, Topanga State Park Tickets
Jun 3 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Sunday Walks @ Trippet Ranch, Topanga State Park | Topanga | California | United States

Journey of Discovery with Gene Cheltenham, experienced naturalist and long time Topanga Canyon Docent will guide a nature walk and explained about indigenous ways.

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Jun
17
Sun
Sunday Walks @ Trippet Ranch, Topanga State Park Tickets
Jun 17 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Sunday Walks @ Trippet Ranch, Topanga State Park | Topanga | California | United States

Join Phil Hendrickson and other Topanga Canyon Docents for a guided family friendly nature walk in Topanga State Park. The group meets at the ramada near the pay parking lot.

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Jul
9
Mon
Registration Open for Docent Training at Topanga State Park @ Trippett Ranch, Topanga State Park Tickets
Jul 9 – Sep 7 all-day
Registration Open for Docent Training at Topanga State Park @ Trippett Ranch, Topanga State Park | Topanga | California | United States

Naturalist training in Topanga State Park begins on September 9 . This highly regarded series of workshops and lectures is offered only once a year. Classes are held in the historic Skeet Lodge, now the Visitor Center at Trippet Ranch, Topanga State Park. Trainees learn about the remarkable ecosystem and natural history of the Santa Monica Mountains. We explore the Native American cultures that thrived here for centuries, as well as in-the-field presentations with highly respected professional educators from local universities, museums, and parks.

The six classroom, and in-the-field workshops are held on alternate Saturdays, 9/9, 9/23, 10/7, 10/21, 11/4, and 11/18 from 9:30 a.m.- 3:30 p.m. As part of the training, there will be five Sunday interpretive walks with experienced docents held on 9/17, 10/1, 10/15, 10/29, and 11/12, from 9:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.

The Topanga Canyon Docents (TCD) are an all-volunteer, non-profit organization dedicated to sharing knowledge of the natural world with park visitors since 1974. The TCD leads regular public walks from January through June. They also focus on outdoor education for school children, sometimes providing transportation to the park from underserved elementary schools. The group is made up of dedicated naturalists who also host the visitor center, sharing with the public its remarkable contents, animal specimens, artifacts, and displays. They provide maps and advice about the trails, act as trail ambassadors, and share and expand knowledge of field ecology. The benefits include outings, field trips, and camping opportunities only open to TCD members. Active members enjoy free attendance for future Fall Training sessions, a Topanga park pass, and volunteer time qualifies active docents for district and state-wide parking passes. The $100 tuition fee includes a first-year membership through December 2018.

If you’ve ever hiked the hills and canyons and have longed to learn and share what you observe, then this training is perfect for you.