Docent Program

"What a FABULOUS job your docents did! I can't say enough about how 
impressed we were with their talents!"  
-Sarasota Elementary School Teacher

Our Docent Program partnership continues to be the jewel in our crown with more than 150 students participating. Under the guidance of Riverview faculty advisor Dena Sturm, local high school students serve as guides for thousands of area elementary, middle and high school students who visit the exhibit every year—inspiring the younger students to more fully comprehend the messages delivered through the art and quotes. These dynamic student docents make a profound impact on the young people who visit the exhibit. With their guided questions and planted seeds of inquiry, docents help younger students arrive at realizations of their own about diversity and acceptance.

Requesting a Docent Scheduling your student docent is quick and easy. Just click “YES” to the “Would you like to have a student docent?” question when registering for your in-person field trip (virtual field trips automatically utilize docents).

Make-A-Day Of It! Participants If you are participating in the In-Person Make-A-Day Of It! Program, you must request a student docent for the exhibit (exception - if your Make-A-Day! partner activity is only available on a Monday or Thursday). See below for additional details. 

Docent Program Short Video

Special thanks to The Ringling Musuem of Art for providing a comprehensive, full-day docent training for our high school students. This in-depth workshop has greatly enhanced the program and prepared our students to be leaders and educators at the exhibit.

More Information

For more information about the Docent Program, please contact:

Dena Sturm, Docent Coordinator
Riverview High School IB Program
941-923-1484  x64138