496 people are interested
Volunteer docent for the Seals and Sea Lions in La Jolla
ORGANIZATION: Sierra Club Seal Society of San Diego
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496 people are interested
If you're looking for an opportunity to:
1. Docent (teach the public/visitors) about marine mammals in their natural habitat.
2. Meet other people who love animals and care about the environment
3. See wildlife in an urban environment (La Jolla's Children's Pool Beach and La Jolla cove) and have the opportunity to watch harbor seals and sea lions through pregnancy, birth, and the raising of pups by their moms, as well as their every day lives.....
4. Collect data on numbers of marine mammals hauled out.
Then look no further! We ask for you to be over 18, attend 3 training sessions and volunteer at least 2 times per month for around 3 hours.
There are colonies of harbor seals and sea lions in La Jolla that need our protection. These seals and sea lions rest, give birth to, and raise their pups on two small stretches of public beach and surrounding rocks that are visited year round by local residents, as well as visitors from around the world!
As a volunteer docent you will educate the public about these harbor seal and sea lion colonies. You will inform people that seals and sea lions are wild animals, shy and frighten easily. In order to prevent unintentional harassment, staying off the beach and rocky areas where they reside is best. Also, you will call and report any incidents of intentional seal and sea lion harassment that do occur to the National Agency responsible for protecting wildlife.
We need volunteers year round. During the breeding seasons for seals and sea lions, some of their hauling out areas are closed to the public. Seal pups are born between February to March. The sea lion pupping season starts end of May through July. Every moment of rest the seals and sea lions get because of your time volunteered helps to increase their survival. Please contact us today!
We are also looking for people who can contribute to fund raising events, managing social media, legal expertise on laws relating to marine mammals or of course any expertise in marine mammals.
No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.
About Sierra Club Seal Society of San Diego
P.O. Box 587, La Jolla, CA 92038, US
The Sierra Club Seal Society of San Diego, was created to preserve the Harbor Seal rookery located at Casa Beach in La Jolla, Ca for ecological, educational, scientific, historic and scenic opportunities. The Seal Society administers a volunteer docent program which provides environmental education for the public and promotes safe viewing of harbor seals and sea lions along the coast of Southern California. Preserving a Unique Natural Treasure
The Sierra Club Seal Society of San Diego, a non-profit all-volunteer organization, was established in May 1999. Its specific purposes are the preservation of the La Jolla Harbor seal and sea lion colonies for ecological, educational, scientific, historic and scenic opportunities. These are accomplished through a volunteer Naturalist-Docent Program which provides environmental education for the public and promotes safe viewing of harbor seals and sea lions.
Children's Pool and La Jolla Point849 Coast Blvd.La Jolla, CA 92037
December 17, 2023
- Verbal / Written Communication
- Environmental Policy
- Environmental Education
- Interactive/Social Media/SEO
- Community Outreach
- Must be at least 18
- Orientation or Training
- Regular weekly shifts at the beach