Beach Naturalist Program

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.
  • Volunteers receive Beach Naturalist training on topics including intertidal invertebrates, marine mammals, coastal processes, and more!
  • Classes will take place weekly in March and April. Stay tuned for more information about trainings.
  • There is also a weekend field trip.
  • Classes are free.  The only payment required is volunteering.
  • A schedule of classes can be viewed below.

If you have questions or would like to register, please email Deception Pass Interpretive Services at or call (360) 675-3767 ext. 31

Here are Class Handouts and Information:


2015 Class Schedule:
Session 1:March 10th, 6-8PM @ the West Beach Shelter, Deception Pass State Park

Session 2: March 17th, 6-8PM @ the West Beach Shelter, Deception Pass State Park

Session 3: March 24th, 6-8PM @ the West Beach Shelter, Deception Pass State Park

Session 4: March 31st, 4-7PM @ Padilla Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve

Field Trip: April 18th, 9AM-12:30PM @ Rosario Beach,
Deception Pass State Park


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