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PRESS RELEASE / ANNOUNCEMENTS Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Monarch Butterfly Docent Training Session – October 17

Monarch Butterfly Docent Training Session – October 17

GOLETA, CA, Oct. 05, 2016 — Each fall, monarch butterflies in the western United States migrate to the California coast from various locations west of the Rocky Mountains. Goleta is home to one of the premiere monarch overwintering sites in California: Ellwood Main Monarch Aggregation Site (aka Goleta Butterfly Grove).

Since 2007, the City of Goleta has trained volunteer docents to provide educational opportunities for visitors to learn about monarch biology, behaviors and migration. Docents can typically be found at Ellwood Main on weekends from mid-November through mid-February between 11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. Our docents also lead field trips for school and community groups.

Becoming a Monarch Docent is easy. You do not need any previous experience – just a love for nature and the monarch butterfly! Docents may sign up for two hour weekend shifts at their leisure as well as scheduled field trips.

The City of Goleta will host a docent training session on Monday, October 17 at Goleta City Hall, Council Chambers (130 Cremona Drive, Suite B) from 6:00-7:00 p.m. Refreshments will be provided. Please RSVP to Ines Hernandez, Docent Coordinator, at ihernandez@cityofgoleta.org or 805-961-7571.

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