2017 Volunteer Naturalist Training Class
Our training class for becoming a volunteer naturalist covers marine biology, ecology, and interpretive strategies.
The FFMR Volunteer Naturalist Training Class typically consists of 10 Saturday classes, 5 hours each, in January-March, plus six additional hours spent at the Reserve with a mentor. Classes are held on the Coastside near the Reserve and at the Reserve. Class times depend on the tides that day. Download 2017 FFMR Training Class Schedule.
Sign Up for the 2017 Volunteer Naturalist Training Click to download the registration form, which needs to be returned by mail no later than December 15, 2016.
Tell Your Friends! Download Flyer for the 2017 Volunteer Training
The latest issue of Between the Tides reports on the Friends of Fitzgerald Marine Reserve’s successful second-place finish in Half Moon Bay’s Fourth of July parade. The issue also features an article on jellyfish, a review of Sy Montgomery’s wonderful book, “The Soul of an Octopus”, and a profile of biologist Dr. Karen Kalamuck, who recently became a volunteer naturalist at the Reserve.
As promised, there’s a page of favorite photos contributed by long-time friends of the Reserve, including this one of a red abalone by naturalist Julie Walters.
Readers are invited to submit up to five photos taken at the tidepools for possible publication in a future issue. Please limit your selection to five, and include a short description. Send your photos to email@example.com.
Hi Sanctuary Explorers:
Sanctuary Seabirds of Alcatraz, Saturday, June 25th: Join Sanctuary staff and a National Park Service Alcatraz Seabird docent for a thought-provoking walk through the nesting seabirds to learn about their ecology and current population status. Space is limited; To register, please contact: Sara Heintzelman, sara.heintzelman@
Public “Ridealong” Beach Survey at Rodeo Beach, Saturday, June 25th: Become a citizen scientist for a day with our Beach Watch team in the Marin Headlands, and take part in a special in-depth morning beach survey. Sanctuary biologists will help you explore who among our marine wildlife is “out and about” and discover what the last high tide has brought onto shore! Space is limited; To register, please contact: Dru Devlin, firstname.lastname@example.org
Family Workshops in the Presidio on Sunday, June 26th: These workshops are dedicated to catching live crab specimens and learning about them. The Greater Farallones Association will offer morning and afternoon programs, during which participants can learn about crab anatomy through an interactive crab dress up and examination of different crab species. “Get crabby” at the Classroom Pier in Crissy Field, Golden Gate National Recreation Area. Space is limited; To register, please contact: Courtney Buel, Courtney.Buel@noaa.gov.