Free General Sonoma Coast Volunteer Orientation

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This orientation covers all of our Sonoma Coast programs, including Whale Watch, Pinniped Monitoring, Seal Watch, Seabird Monitoring, Tidepool, and Steward Ship. Topics will include ocean safety, marine mammal/seabird identification, reporting wildlife disturbances, how monitoring data is being used, dog … Read more

Family Herpetology Talk and Walk

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This talk will cover the basics of the herpetological species of the Douglas Fir-Redwood Forest ecosystem including what species can be found, their life cycles and important information for educating visitors about these reclusive moisture lovers. This includes both a … Read more

Roving Docent & Foot Patrol Training

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Feb 29, 2020 8:00 AM – 2:00 PM Armstrong Roving Docent, Austin Creek Foot Patrol (or Sonoma Coast/Willow Creek). This training will go over logistics and expectations for your interactions with the public as representatives for both Stewards and State … Read more

Free Seabird Volunteer Monitoring Training

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Feb 24, 2020 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM Community science is increasingly important. Stewards and State Parks community science volunteers monitor nesting seabirds along the Sonoma Coast, April through August, and document disturbances that compromise successful breeding. This training will … Read more

Marine Mammal Seminar

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Feb 22, 2020 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM Please note that this seminar will be following from 1PM to 3PM by a FREE Seal Watch training. Bring your lunch. Find out about Dr. Allen’s life work and passion! This classroom … Read more

Redwood Education

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Feb 7, 2020 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM This hands-on, interdisciplinary workshop will provide background knowledge and skills to help teach about the coast redwoods. Participants will leave with a variety of resources, including guides on CD and a great … Read more

Free Viola Adunca Monitoring Training and Orientation

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Feb 9, 2020 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM Join State Parks Environmental Scientist Chris Heintselman as he orients new volunteers who are interested in helping State Parks monitor the host plant, Viola adunca, for the endangered Silverspot Butterfly. Requirements include … Read more