Since 1984, the Los Serenos de Point Vicente docent
organization has shared information on the natural and cultural
history of the Palos Verdes Peninsula with both children and adults visiting the museum. People
from all around the world have visited the Center and have marveled
at the beauty of the area. Today over 100 docents are involved
in the organization and continue to enrich the knowledge of both students
and interested adults.
The docents also lead hikes for the public and school children
at the Forrestal Nature Reserve, the Alta Vicente Reserve, the Abalone Cove tide pools, and the habitat on the public trails of Trump National. Docents also provide valuable volunteer support for the Annual Whale of a Day Celebration held on a Saturday in March or April. In the past, docents have been a part of festive events such as: Rancho
Days in 1985; Roaring Twenties in 1986; Whaling Days in 1987; Indian
Days in 1988; and Frontier Days in 1989. Los Serenos members
also participate in City and community events such as the City's annual Fourth of July celebration and
City Anniversaries. In 1988, the Los Serenos docents adopted the beach
at Abalone Cove Shoreline Park and, in conjunction of California Coastal Clean-up day held in September, sponsors the community cleanup of Abalone Cove.
The docents come from various walks of life. Many are professional
members of business and industry. There are attorneys, physicians,
engineers, principals, teachers and homemakers. This diversity
blends itself into a highly compatible organization that provides
a wealth of information to students and adults who visit the Interpretive
The Los Serenos docent experience has been full of exciting challenges and opportunities since the beginning of the organization in 1984! The original Interpretive Center building was expanded in the late 1990s and, once it reopened in July 2006, the activities of the Docents have increased to meet the needs of the Center and the community. Los Serenos continues to be a dynamic part of the Palos Verdes Peninsula and South Bay community and we encourage local residents and distant visitors to avail themselves of the recreational and educational opportunities provided by the Point Vicente Interpretive Center and Docent program.
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