HAYS, KS -- It's that time of year when school is in session and many classes are looking to take a field trip to Fort Hays State University's Sternberg Museum of Natural History.
And, with the Sternberg Museum looking forward to many school groups visiting its galleries and the Discovery Room, the museum needs docents.
The docent gives tour groups a better understanding of both the museum and the Great Plains region.
To train docents, the Sternberg Museum 3000 Sternberg Drive, Hays, is beginning docent training on Monday, Oct. 2, from 1-2 p.m. in the museum classrooms.
Training consists of seven required two-hour sessions highlighting the background of the museum as well as giving an overview of more complex natural science processes.
People who are interested in becoming a museum docent -- or who are simply interested in gaining a greater knowledge of the Sternberg Museum and the Great Plains -- can sign up for this fascinating training by showing up for the first day of class.
Sessions will be Oct. 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30 and Nov. 6 and 13. A Nov. 20 date is optional.
For more information, contact Patricia Duffey, coordinator of volunteers, at (785) 628-5684.