|South Sound Naturalist will provide interpretation at the NEW Hand’s On Children’s Museum (HOCM). HOCM has a beautiful new Watershed Exhibit with a series of wonderful marine murals by artist Heather Taylor Zimmermann. They are full of plant and animal illustrations in marine environments. The watershed includes a crawl through diorama that replicates the experience of going under the surface of the sound to encounter life-size, 3-D, models of marine life. Both exhibits were designed in collaboration with our friend and local Marine Biologist David Jamison. The exhibit space features a Tide to Trees area. Volunteer South Sound Naturalists will enhance the educational opportunities of this area through the use of specially designed kits with marine objects to ignite kid’s curiosity about our unique environment and provide linkage for families to the outdoor resources of our community. We are excited about our partnership with HOCM!
First Training is scheduled for March 16, 1:00 – 4:00 pm at HOCM. The 3 hour training will cover topics such as how to work with young children, getting the know HOCM, specific marine, estuary, watershed curriculum components, and linkage to community outdoor opportunities, such as SSEA’s “Meet Us at the Beach” summer Beach Naturalist schedule. Training will be held quarterly.
Volunteer Job Description: South Sound Naturalist
Job Supervisor: Sara Culley (Volunteer Coordinator- South Sound Estuary Association), and Addie Rocchio (Museum Support- Hands on Children’s Museum)
South Sound Naturalists facilitate specifically designed kits with marine objects to ignite kid’s curiosity about our unique environment and provide linkage for families to the outdoor resources of our community.
Essential Functions:1) Interact with Museum visitors at the tide table and in the forest room.
2) Assist in opening, closing, and upkeep of materials within designated galleries
3) Be friendly, engaging, and fun while representing the Museum and South Sound Estuary Association in a positive and professional manner
4) Facilitate visitors learning about South Sound Estuary Association
Physical Working Conditions:
Want to volunteer! Questions? Call: Sara Culley, SSEA South Sound Naturalist Coordinator, 63o-777-5457 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org
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