RCD Environmental Educator Training

The latest group of RCDSMM Environmental Educators celebrate completing their training. (Left-Right) Front row:John Hendra, Susan Silver, Carol Fischer, Julie Rosa, Nancy Helsley, Carole Hill, Deborah Lopez, Marilyn Fordney, Angelia Kahler. Second row: Art Langton, Oonagh Gaynor, Linda Doebel, Debbie Simpson, Steve Rosentsweig, Karin Benson, Nicole Karvelas, Muriel Kotin, Lola West.Third row: Kelly Kazmirchuk, Sandy Carter.

Share your passion for the outdoors with the next generation of environmental leaders.

If you have a passion for the outdoors and want to pass it along to future generations, consider attending the Resource Conservation District’s (RCD) Fall 2019 Environmental Educator Training. Although the program began September 3, those interested can still apply. The training continues weekly through October 22.

A fascinating range of engaging and thought-provoking topics will be presented by experts in their field.

Pamela Villaseñor, of the Fernandeño Tataviam Band of Mission Indians, will discuss Native American connections to land and water. San Fernando Valley Audubon Society naturalists will provide firsthand and integrative experiences identifying local birds and plants and the Las Virgenes Municipal Water District will host a watershed overview and bus tour of Malibu Creek. We will look at how to teach climate change while understanding its adverse impacts. Finally, our own Senior Conservation Biologist and Topanga native, Rosi Dagit, will lead a special training focusing on native fish and trees.

Since 1983, the Resource Conservation District of the Santa Monica Mountains (RCDSMM) has been offering environmental education programs at Malibu Lagoon, Sepulveda Basin Wildlife Reserve, Topanga State Park, and in classrooms. 

Each year, RCD environmental educators help connect thousands of students to our outdoor spaces and inspire them to appreciate and care for our land and water. If you love working with kids and want to inspire the next generation of environmental leaders and scientists, please join us! 


For more information about this training or becoming an environmental educator with the RCD, please contact the RCD Education Coordinator at  rcdsmm.edu@gmail.com; or visit the RCD’s website at www.rcdsmm.org.


By Angelica Kahler


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