Salmon Watch Field Trips: Each participating class takes an all-day field trip in September, October or November to one of several beautiful salmon spawning sites in Mt. Hood National Forest, Columbia River Gorge or Mid-Coast Range. Four volunteer educators accompany each field trip (avg. 8:1 instructor-student ratio) to engage students in the following study areas:
- Salmon Biology
- Macroinvertebrate Identification
- Water Quality Monitoring
- Riparian Zone Observation
No previous experience or knowledge related to salmon conservation is required!
We do require that all new volunteer educators attend one half-day training session prior to accompanying a field trip. On the application form you can select a training on August 13th or September 10th, to be held at Dabney State Recreation Area on the Sandy River (approx. 13 miles south of I-84/Troutdale).
Online application: https://worldsalmoncouncil.org/volunteer-educator-application-form/
Good Match For
People 55+ Group
Requirements & Commitment
- Background Check
- Orientation or Training
- 1/2-day training, full day field trips
- Field Trips take place on week days