The Rosario Beach Naturalist Program began as a collaboration between Deception Pass State Park and WSU Beach Watchers. The Beach Naturalist program is designed to promote interpretation and conservation at tide pools and beaches in our area.
If you like people, enjoy being on the beach, and are passionate about marine education; consider becoming a Rosario Beach Naturalist.
- Rosario Beach Naturalists serve as stewards and educators at the Rosario Tide Pools.
- Gain experience with environmental education.
- Classes will take place weekly in March and April.
- There is also a weekend field trip.
- Classes are free. The only payment required is volunteering.
- A schedule of classes can be viewed below.
Learn about: Deception Pass State Park, tide pools 101, human history of Fidalgo, tides and currents, intertidal invertebrates, coastal ecology and processes, marine mammals, story of the Maiden, interpretation, environmental education and more!
2016 Class Schedule:
Session 1: March 8th, 6-8PM @ the West Beach Shelter, Deception Pass State Park
Session 2: March 15th, 6-8PM @ the West Beach Shelter, Deception Pass State Park
Session 3: March 22nd, 6-8PM @ the West Beach Shelter, Deception Pass State Park
Session 4: March 29th, 4-7PM @ Padilla Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve
Field Trip: April 9th, 11AM-1PM @ Rosario Beach,
Deception Pass State Park
If you have questions or would like to register, please email Deception Pass Interpretive Services at email@example.com or call (360) 675-3767 ext. 31
Here are Class Handouts and Information:
- Volunteer Naturalist Handbook 2016
- Tide Pools and Legends by Sammye Kempbell
- Tide Pools: Now You See Them, Now You Don’t! by Rick Colombo
- Intertidal Life of Rosario by Tim Hall (presented by Sammye Kempbell)
- Marine Mammals of Deception Pass Park by Matt Klope
- Interpretation 101 Powerpoint by Amos Almy
- Exploring at Low Tide Video