๐—–๐—ฎ๐—น๐—น ๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐—ฉ๐—ผ๐—น๐˜‚๐—ป๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜€! The Cape Perpetua Collaborative is looking for interpretive volunteers for the Tidepool Ambassador Program.
Volunteers will engage with visitors with information about tidepool life, Oregonโ€™s marine conservation efforts, and promote marine stewardship at selected locations during negative tides, Memorial Day through Labor Day.
THIS PROGRAM IS A GOOD FIT FOR YOU IF YOU ANSWER “YES” TO ANY OR ALL OF THESE:
  • Do you enjoy interacting with visitors and sharing information about the natural environment and providing a richer experience?
  • Do you have a deep appreciation for the ocean and its diverse marine inhabitants?
  • Do you feel the ocean is a special place we should protect for future generations?
  • The ocean is awe inspiring and mysterious. Do you feel the same?
  • The most effective way to make sure the ocean stays healthy for future generations is to support laws that pass strong ocean protections. Do you agree?
  • Do you feel less stress and more at peace when spending time by the ocean?

Interested? REGISTER for the training here.

WHAT TO EXPECT
  • The program aims to conduct outreach with visitors during minus tides, Memorial Day Weekend โ€“ Labor Day Weekend. Schedule of dates/times can be reviewed here.
  • Shifts will be 3 hours. Minimum of 1 shift/month preferred (9 hours total during season).
  • All volunteers must comply with COVID safety protocols.
  • Volunteers will be provided a virtual training (May 22, 9am-12pm) held on Zoom that will cover tidepool ecology, coastal birds, Oregonโ€™s marine reserves, interpretation skills and safety.
  • Volunteers will be provided with a hat to keep, plus a vest and backpack of interpretive materials for each shift. You will need to provide and wear your own appropriate outerwear for the weather, including tidepool boots or other appropriate footwear, during your shift.
  • We will ask that volunteers sign up for dates/times in advance when possible.
  • Then the fun partโ€ฆ interact, share fun facts, and converse with visitors. Here are some exciting topics regarding the marine reserve and ocean that you will be able to share:
    • Creatures of the tidepools and tidepool etiquette and safety.
    • Cape Perpetua Marine Reserveโ€™s diverse marine inhabitants (long-lived rockfish, sea stars, sea anemones, and more!).
    • Coastal birds, including those that feed and nest in or near the tidepools.
    • And more!

Interested? REGISTER for the training here.

COVID-19 CONSIDERATIONS
  • Volunteers will be required to wear a mask or face shield.
  • One volunteer at a time at outreach table or 2 if from the same household.
  • Cleaning supplies will be available to sanitize as necessary.
  • Laminated information brochures, handouts, etc. will be available with a link For visitors to download and view online.

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