Fall Whale Scout Volunteer Naturalist Trainings

Join the Whale Scout Volunteer Naturalist team! We are a friendly group of folks who line the shorelines of Puget Sound helping others watch and learn about endangered orcas. Our goal is to channel people’s interest in whales into salmon habitat restoration events and stewardship actions, helping to protect the whales we love.

No experience is necessary to volunteer. This training will bring you up to speed on everything you need to know. You are required to purchase a Whale Scout vest for $33, but the training and interpretive materials are free!

There are two training options to choose from below. Please SIGN UP to ensure we have adequate materials.

Seahurst Park’s Environmental Science Center

September 17th, 12pm – 4pm


Tara Luckie – Environmental Science Center
Juliana Houghton – Killer Whale Researcher
Whitney Neugebauer – Whale Scout Director
Monika Wieland – Orca Behavior Institute


Northwest Stream Center at McCollum Park

October 7th, 10am – 2:30pm


Juliana Houghton – Killer Whale Researcher
Whitney Neugebauer – Whale Scout Director
Jeff Hogan – Killer Whale Tales

Volunteer Perks

Not only is whale watching fun, it’s a great way to make friends with similar interests and keep learning! As Whale Scout volunteer naturalists, you will have opportunities to:

Join our book club – Read and discuss whale books in a casual setting at McMenamins in Bothell

Join us on field trips – Join us outside for activities like salmon-watching with local experts

Earn swag – Receive a pair of extra binoculars to share with the public and a beanie hat for your years of service

SIGN UP by emailing the following information to info@whalescout.org


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