The Beach Naturalist Program is a hands-on opportunity to work with people who come to our local beaches, often seeking a personal connection with the water. Naturalists work to create a greater understanding of the South Puget Sound and its estuaries. They talk about how everyday choices can have a positive impact on our water quality.
Beach Naturalist volunteers are asked to commit to 12 hours of training followed by a minimum of 5 shifts on the beach around low-tides in June, July, and August. Program training fees – $50 new/$40 returning Beach Naturalists.
Benefits of becoming a trained beach naturalist:
- Keepsake baseball cap
- Improved knowledge of Puget Sound intertidal flora and fauna species
- Improved skills in interpretation for public audiences
- Marketable job experience for resumes
- Valuable professional networking with partnering organizations
- Optional Field trips to Seattle Aquarium, NW Trek, Nisqually Reach Nature Center, and Marine Science & Technology Center for further training opportunities
- Discounts on interpretive field guides
- Networking with partner organizations on the work they are doing.
- Training CD of all PowerPoint presentations from the training.
Classroom training schedule: 6:00-9:00pm on April 5th, April 19th, and April 26th.
Four beach trainings offered: April 7th, April 28th, May 19th Time varies according to low-tide.
For more information or to volunteer, contact Leihla, Program Coordinator, at 360-888-0565 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you to our 2011 Summer Sponsors:
Mixx 96.1, soft rock for the great northwest.
Capitol City Lions Club
Master of Environmental Studies Program
at The Evergreen State College
South Puget Sound Salmon Enhancement Group
Griffin Neighborhood Association: Two student scholarships