Share your passion for the natural world and your knowledge of science with visitors of all ages from around the globe! As an Academy docent you will engage with visitors, inspiring their curiosity and encouraging them to take action that expands their learning and helps protect our planet. A background in science isn’t necessary. All that is required is a strong interest in the natural sciences and a desire to inspire the same in others.
Docents engage guests in conversations about a wide range of topics that support the Academy's mission to explore, explain, and sustain life. As a docent you will receive comprehensive training in visitor engagement, scientific principles, as well as in-depth training on the evolution of the Universe, Earth’s geology, and the evolution of life.
Docents are asked to commit to three 3.5-hour shifts per month for not less than one year. To explore this opportunity further, please review the formal docent position description below.