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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, please consider becoming a Rosario Beach Naturalist.
* Rosario Beach Naturalists serve as stewards and educators at the Rosario Tide Pools.
* All training is required and free and will take place at Deception Pass State Park’s West Beach Shelter on Wednesdays in March and April.
* Gain experience with environmental education.
* There is also a Saturday Mentor Day to help get your “feet wet” with experienced Beach naturalists. A great field trip is included!
Learn about: Deception Pass State Park, tide pools 101, tides and currents, intertidal invertebrates, coastal ecology and processes, marine mammals, story of the Maiden, interpretation, environmental education and more!
TRAINING DAYS FOR 2019:
Wednesday, 3/20, 6-8pm Welcome & Intro, Movie Viewing: Maiden of Deception Pass
Wednesday, 3/27, 6-8pm Interpretation & Working with Youth presented by Interpretive Specialist Joy Kacoroski
Wednesday, 4/3, 6-8pm Marine Invertebrates presented by Dr. Brian Bingham, WWU Environmental Sciences Professor, Policies and Regulations presented by Ranger Bryce Watkinson and Interpretive Specialist Joy Kacoroski
Wednesday 4/10, 6-8pm Marine Algae presented by AmeriCorps Lauren Hagen, School Programming presented by Interpretive Specialist Joy Kacoroski
Mentor Day: 4/20, 10-3pm Get your feet wet and learn together! Experienced Beach Naturalists pair with new volunteers to show you the ropes.
Graduation: 4/27, 10-2pm Celebrate graduating with a boat tour – courtesy of Deception Pass Tours and a Pot Luck to follow at Rosario Beach
For questions or to sign up for the training to become a Beach Naturalist, please contact Deception Pass Interpretive Services at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (360) 675-3767 ext. 231