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2021 Beach Watcher Training

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WSU Beach Watchers

  • 8 people are interested

WSU Snohomish County Extension Beach Watchers receive 80 hours of university-caliber training involving field trips and lectures from over 35 local experts on topics like salmon, water quality, ocean acidification, intertidal life history, coastal processes, native plants, youth education techniques, and so much more! Beach Watchers agree to volunteer at least 80 hours over two years. The training expands our minds and the volunteering expands our skills, our hearts and our connection to our community and the landscape.

Beach Watchers work on a broad range of projects, allowing each of us to find the ones that meet our unique interests in our own communities. Projects range from doing beach interpretation of marine life at local parks during low tides to water quality sampling to organizing preschool story time at local libraries.

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About WSU Beach Watchers


600 128th Street SE, Everett, WA 98208, US

Mission Statement

We are volunteers dedicated to protecting the Salish Sea through education, research and stewardship. We have been trained by state, regional, and local experts through a rigorous training program overseen by Washington State University Extension.


Beach Watchers come from all walks of life and bring a rich cross-section of backgrounds, experience, service and talents to their training from WSU.

Beach Watchers do not have to be experts or teachers, but they must be willing to attend a formal training program, want to and are able to serve in a volunteer capacity and are curious about the natural world. All Beach Watchers must submit an application and complete 80 hours of expert training from top instructors in such subjects as water quality, coastal processes, education techniques, and marine life.

In return for this unique educational opportunity, all new Beach Watchers agree to "give back" a minimum of 80 volunteer hours to scientific surveys, serving as field or classroom educators, supporting beach clean-up activities, conducting outreach at festivals, teaching about specific behaviors to clean up Puget Sound and so many other opportunities. Each person gets to craft their own volunteer experience to meet their interests and schedules. It is fun and the enthusiasm is contagious.

Education & Literacy


Wed Mar 10, 2021 - Wed Jun 02, 2021
09:00 AM - 04:00 PM  


This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.


  • Teaching / Instruction
  • Environmental Education
  • Interactive/Social Media/SEO
  • Environmental Science
  • Research
  • Grant Writing / Research


  • Kids
  • Teens
  • People 55+


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  • 80 hours

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