The Estuarium, based in downtown Olympia, is recruiting volunteers for their 2017 Meet the Beach program. Meet the Beach provides natural interpretation to the general public and to K-12 groups at local beaches during summer low tide days. They are looking for volunteers who love the beach and want to inspire the community to explore Puget Sound’s intertidal life and habitats.
Starting in April, the Estuarium will offer six training sessions, free of charge. No existing knowledge or experience is required. Volunteers will be taught everything they need to know. As part of this program, new volunteers will need to submit a background check. You are encouraged to contribute at least 15 hours of service during the season and become an Estuarium member.
The Meet the Beach volunteer training is led by professional scientists and experts. The 2017 classroom and beach training dates are:
- Thursday, April 13, 6-9 p.m.
- Thursday, April 20, 6-9 p.m.
- Sunday, April 30, 2-5 p.m. at Tolmie Beach
- Thursday, May 4, 6-9 p.m.
- Thursday, May 11, 6-9 p.m.
- Saturday, May 13, 12:30-3:30 p.m. at Burfoot Beach
Volunteers can apply for the Meet the Beach Program by filling out an online application here or contacting Susan Shelton at Susan@SSEAcenter.org. For more information about Meet the Beach, visit their website.