Hello and welcome to the Rocky Shore Partnership Blog!
This space will normally be used to track the adventures in education and scientific monitoring by volunteer Rocky Shore Naturalists. We work out in the intertidal at Duxbury Reef in Bolinas, CA. Our efforts are a partnership between the California Academy of Sciences (Academy) and the Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary (Sanctuary). This exciting collaboration teams Academy educators, scientists with their colleagues at the Sanctuary to train, educate and work with volunteers (Academy docents, Sanctuary and community volunteers). Our goal is to better understand and protect the intertidal life at Duxbury Reef through education and scientific monitoring.
This week part of our team is working together on a the Sanctuary’s long-term (16 years) intertidal monitoring program at the Farallon Islands. We left San Francisco yesterday (November 11th) and will start our work this afternoon. Our team is made up of Jan Roletto, (Sanctuary Research Coordinator ), Carol Preston (Sanctuary Education Coordinator), Rebecca Johnson (I work at the Academy and coordinate our partnership…and I keep this blog) and Scott Kimura (Tenera Environmental).
Thanks for visiting our site….stay tuned for more….