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Arcata Marsh Docent Training

April 29, 2023 @ 8:30 am - May 7, 2023 @ 3:30 pm

If you are interested in managing the front desk at Arcata Marsh Interpretive Center (AMIC); being a Roving Naturalist; or guiding weekly Saturday tours, thematic tours, or school groups, here is your opportunity to train with experts and practitioners.

A four-day series of workshops on two consecutive weekends will get you out on the trails, interacting with specialists, and meeting others with a passion for the Marsh. 

Pick up registration form at AMIC or at the FOAM booth at Godwit Days. LAST DAY TO REGISTER FRIDAY, APRIL 21


Meet at AMIC, 569 South G Street, Arcata

  • Saturday, April 22, 10-11 a.m. Orientation
  • Saturday, April 29, 8:30 a.m.-3:30 pm Wiyot History, History, and Interpretation
  • Sunday, April 30, 8:30 a.m.-3:30 pm ¬†Marsh Flora
  • Saturday, May 6, 8:30 a.m.-3:30 pm Marsh Fauna
  • Sunday, May 7, 8:30 a.m.-3:30 pm Wastewater, Wetlands, and Experiential Education


  • $25 per person, cash or check made out to FOAM; fee includes two books, a guided notebook, a Marsh information PDF. (Two scholarships are available, email lynn@arcatamarshfriends.org for information.)
  • 20 participants will be accepted, on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Turn in registration forms at AMIC or at the FOAM table at Godwit Days by Saturday, April 22.
  • Upon registration, pick up City of Arcata volunteer forms to bring to the first day of training.


April 29, 2023 @ 8:30 am
May 7, 2023 @ 3:30 pm

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