Meet the Beach volunteer training

Do you love the beach as much as we do and want to inspire the community about Puget Sound’s intertidal life and habitats? We are currently recruiting volunteers for our 2017 Meet the Beach program. Meet the Beach provides natural interpretation to the general public and to K-12 groups at local beaches during summer low tide days.

Starting in April, we will be providing six training sessions, free of charge. No existing knowledge or experience is required. We will teach volunteers everything they need to know. As part of this program, new volunteers will need to submit a background check. Volunteers are encouraged to contribute at least 15 hours of service during the season and become an Estuarium member.

The Meet the Beach volunteer training is led by professional scientists and experts.

The 2017 classroom and beach training dates are:

  • Thursday, April 13, 6:00 PM- 9:00 PM
  • Thursday, April 20, 6:00 PM- 9:00 PM
  • Sunday, April 30, 2:00 PM- 5:00 PM at Tolmie Beach
  • Thursday, May 4, 6:00 PM- 9:00 PM
  • Thursday, May 11, 6:00 PM- 9:00 PM
  • Saturday, May 13, 12:30 PM- 3:30 PM at Burfoot Beach

Volunteers can apply for the Meet the Beach Program by filling out an online application at HERE or contacting Susan Shelton at For more information about Meet the Beach, visit


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