Fitzgerald Marine Reserve volunteer training class to start in January


By on Thu, December 2, 2010

Experience the wonder of the tidepools: Volunteer naturalists share the wonders of Fitzgerald Marine Reserve with school groups and the general public. As a volunteer you will be helping to protect our rich, unique intertidal environment and inspiring our visitors’ imaginations and understanding. Being a volunteer naturalist is an exciting and rewarding experience.

Instruction covers marine biology, ecology and interpretive strategies and will prepare you to become a tidepool docent. Training consists of eight Saturday classes plus six additional hours spent at the reserve with a mentor.  The classes will be held in Moss Beach.  The following is the schedule for 2011.  Each Saturday class will be from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm with a half-hour for lunch:
January 15, January 22, January 29, February 5,  February 12, February 26, March 5, March 12,

The additional six hours on the reef with a mentor will be scheduled on an individual basis.

Please visit or call 650-728-0129 to register or for more information. Demo tours are available to find out what it is like to be a docent. Docents must be physically capable to navigate the rocks and reef, and be over 17 years old.

Registration ends December 15, 2010