American Univesity of Beirut

Volunteer Programs

​​Docent Training Program

 Docent trainees are volunteers being trained to specifically handle botanic garden related activities; this involves giving plant tours, participating in events, attending AUBotanic committee meetings when available, and generally assisting the AUBotanic committee with its ongoing projects. Aubotanic launches its docent training program with a 25 applicant limit.


  • AUBotanic launches the Docent Training Program once every year and plans to hold new training sessions spread out accross 6 months or more, with 1 session or activity occuring every week. If you want to join in, look for an announcement in the Aubotanic News section on the home page. We usually email all students, staff, faculty, and alumni when we announce open registration. Registrees outside of the AUB community are also welcome to sign up.



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Docents gradauate and receive a certificate of recognition after completing 21 practicum hours ranging from activities like giving botanic garden tours, maintaining the garden, helping with assessments, or mainly assisting in AUBotanic events.

Below is the training program's training curriculum, which is subject to minor changes every year as we continue to improve the program. Not that 1-2 sessions are expected to occur every month.

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Class of 2019


Class of 2018

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