Interested in becoming a Whale Scout volunteer? Come learn how to join our volunteer team, helping others watch whales from shore. Inspire whale watchers to restore salmon habitat and become active participants in orca recovery actions.
This orientation session is for new and returning volunteers. Come meet other volunteers, learn about the logistics of whale watching with us, and our program goals. The session includes special guests from the Environmental Science Center teaching about forage fish and Nicole Killebrew from the Seattle Aquarium teaching communication Techniques for collective solutions.
We are looking for certified Marine Naturalists (those who have completed The Whale Museum‘s Marine Naturalist Training course) who feel comfortable talking with others about whales and things people can do everyday to help protect them. All volunteers must purchase or rent a Whale Scout vest ($33) to be an active volunteer. Whale Scout will provide all other other educational materials which are mostly waterproof including identification guides and helpful interpretive visual aids. Extra sets of binoculars and hats are given to volunteers following one and two years of service respectively.
Part of the session will be outdoors so please dress for the weather.
Please save your spot by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org!
Date: September 24th
Time: 12:00 – 3:30 pm
Location: Environmental Science Center at Seahurst Park (2220 SW Seahurst Park Rd, Burien, WA 98166)
For more information about becoming a Whale Scout volunteer click here.