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February 1, 2013

New Naturalist Training Course Spring 2013


We are now recruiting for new Rocky Shore Naturalists.  Our next course begins Saturday March 2nd and runs through Saturday April 27th.  Most of our meetings will be at the Academy, but we will sometimes meet at the Gulf of the Farallones offices at Crissy Field. We will have three trips to the tidepools (March 30th @ 7-10AM, April 13th @ 7-10AM  and April 27th @ 7-10 AM).  You must attend two of the field days.

In this training you will:

  • Study the natural history of tidepool animals and algae with an Academy scientist
  • Be a part of the Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary  and California Academy of Sciences volunteer corps
  • Learn monitoring techniques and participate in scientific research
  • Become a part of a larger citizen science community
  • Learn how to be the best stewards of tidepool habitats and how to convey stewardship messages to visitors
  • Interact with California Academy of Sciences visitors and visitors to the tidepools at Duxbury Reef in Marin County and Pillar Point in San Mateo County

We ask that after the training is complete, you commit to volunteering at least once a month for a year.

Volunteer choices after completion of the course are:
  1. Working as a roving naturalist at Duxbury Reef in Bolinas or Pillar Point in Half Moon Bay.
  2. Helping out with student intertidal monitoring at one of the beaches listed above.
  3. Working and talking to visitors to the Discovery touch tide pool at the Academy of Sciences.
  4. Participating in citizen science monitoring of invertebrates and algae.
  5. Counting visitors to the reef.
  6. Other opportunities as they arise.

If you have further questions, or would like to sign up please email, rockyshore@calacademy.org

Filed under: Naturalist Training Course — rebecca @ 12:33 pm

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