Lodi Lake Volunteer Docents

Within the 100-acre Lodi Lake Park lies the 58-acre Nature Area. Every year thousands of students and visitors tour the Nature Area with the help of a Lodi Lake Nature Area Docent.

What Docents Do


The Docents support visitors experiences by sharing their knowledge and enthusiasm of nature and wildlife.
The Docents also us the tour opportunities to encourage students to become better stewards of their environment.
Now you can become one of these special, unique individuals!

Nature-Area


How to Become a Docent

  • Have a desire to share this unique environment with students and other visitors
  • Fill out a short application
  • Pass a fingerprint and background check (paid for by Parks and Rec)
  • Shadow experienced Docents on the trials 
  • Receive a Lodi Lake Nature Area Docent's manual with loads of information on the Nature Area
  • Lead tours 2-3 times per month (fall and spring are the busy times)
  • No prior knowledge of the Nature Area, earth sciences, etc. needed

Contact the Docent Coordinator, Natalie Sauerland, to request an application: nsauerland@lodi.gov