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The Stough Canyon Nature Center offers a variety of programs and activities including volunteer opportunities, workshops, drop-in activities, and recreation classes.  For more programs information contact the Nature Center at 818.238.5440.

VOLUNTEER DOCENT PROGRAM
The Stough Canyon Nature Center Volunteer Docents assist with nature hikes, field trips, office work, trail maintenance, and special events.  All new volunteers are required to attend basic training sessions.  Volunteers who wish to assist or lead hikes and workshops are required to attend additional training sessions.  Most classes are held at the Nature Center and are approximately 1 to 1½ hours long.  Training material fees and Live Scan fingerprinting fees apply.  For more information on becoming a docent, please contact the Nature Center.

JUNIOR DOCENTS (ages 8-18 years)
Junior Docents will enjoy the great outdoors participating in hikes, projects, games and field trips.  Learn about the flora and fauna and wildlife in the area, ecological concepts, natural history and interpretive skills.  Docents will also help with Nature Center displays and trail maintenance. Earn service credit for school by volunteering at Nature Center camps and special events.  Meetings are held the first Saturday of each month from 9:00-10:30 a.m.  $24 annual fee. 

HOMESCHOOL NATURE ADVENTURE (ages 6-12 years)
Learn about the environment through hikes, crafts, projects and games.  Sign-up online at burbankparks.com.  Call the Nature Center for more information.
Dates: Second and Fourth Thursday of the month (last class of the school year is May 11, 2017)
Time: 10:00-11:30 a.m.
Cost: $5 per child, per class

WOODCARVING WORKSHOP
Woodcarvers of all skill levels are invited to join this fun and creative class.  The primarily one-on-one instruction will be provided by the Smoky Hollow Carvers. 
Date: Meets every Wednesday
Time: 1:00-3:00 p.m.
Cost: No registration fee.  Optional materials list and fee available upon request.

RECREATION CLASSES
The Stough Canyon Nature Center plays host to a number of classes offered through the Parks & Recreation Department.  Click here to explore the opportunities offered in the Burbank Recreation Guide.

 

Stough Canyon Nature Center
2300 Walnut Avenue, Burbank CA 91501 | 818.238.5440
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