Learn to lead hikes, explore local ecology, and meet other outdoor-loving older girls! Five Seniors and Ambassadors were selected for this internship, which focuses on certifying older girls as chaparral nature guides. The nature guide training was led by Naturalist guide and trainer Rick Halsey, Ambassadors Anneliese and Katie, and advisor Anne Fege. Bi-weekly meetings were held (virtual) from January to April, 2022.
Training featured chaparral ecology, local conservation issues, activities for observing and connecting with nature, and field practice (with partners or small groups). Interns led in-person local field trips with Cadettes and Seniors in April and May, 2022. In the future, nature guides will develop materials for leading nearby nature walks with Brownies and Juniors within their Service Unit. Interested in future nature guide training? Send email to firstname.lastname@example.org call Anne Fege at 858-472-1293.