Become a Whale Scout Volunteer Naturalist

January 13, 2019

Training Event - January 13th

Whale Scout volunteer naturalists work closely with the public channeling people's interest in whales into local salmon habitat restoration projects. There are several opportunities to participate in volunteer programs: opportunistic land-based whale watching, scheduled second Sunday land-based whale watching, outreach events, and Whale Scout Helpin' Out restoration work parties.

Training Dates: January 13th

Location: Seahurst Park Environmental Science Center, Burien WA

Time: 10am - 4pm

Requirements: No experience necessary. Participation in one or several of our programs strongly recommended at a level of 24 hours per year (2 hrs/month on average). Purchase vest $33.

Provided: We'll provide all the educational materials to share with the public and training. For continued service, binoculars and hats are offered.

Benefits: Educational experiences (trainings, participation in book club, field trips)

Speakers: January speakers TBD.

Content: Training is for new and returning volunteers. We will cover basics of whales, salmon and teach everyone about the logistics of volunteering for our various programs.

Bring: Lunch

Directions: Park at the lower area of Seahurst Park. Walk north along the shoreline path past the bathrooms to the brown Environmental Science Center building.

Sign up required.

Sign up for January 13th

Invasive Species in the Salish Sea

January 9, 2019

Hole in the Wall Paddling Club Presents

Dr. Emily Grason
Invasive Species in the Salish Sea

January 9th 2019 7:00 pm
Padilla Bay Interpretive Center
10441 Bayview Edison Road, Bayview, WA 98273


Emily Grason, Marine Ecologist, is program coordinator of Washington Sea Grant’s Crab Team. Together with Sea Grant colleagues and partners, she oversees a comprehensive program focused on early detection, monitoring and control of the European green crab, considered one of the world’s worst invasive species. She spends a lot of time in the mud, working with volunteers to document sightings of green crab and track the species’ impacts. Her work contributes towards development of a long-term dataset on the organisms that live in habitats most likely to be affected by green crab, with the goal being to improve our understanding of, and ability to protect, Washington’s pocket estuaries and salt marshes.

Come learn more about her work and what we know now about invasive species in the Salish Sea.

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