Want to make a difference at our local beaches?

The Ventura Audubon Society will be conducting a volunteer Beach Naturalist training workshop on Saturday June 3rd from 9am to 1:30pm at the Channel Islands Maritime Museum in Oxnard. Become a beach naturalist volunteer and help educate visitors on western snowy plovers and California least terns as part of the Shorebird Recovery Program. Attend this free half-day workshop where you’ll learn about beach ecology, plover/tern nesting and chick rearing, rules and regulations, and data collection.

After lunch ( included in the training) you will join our Biologists and Outreach Coordinator to practice what you have learned in the field. After finishing the training, volunteers will be asked to complete two beach shifts per month through September to share your knowledge with beach goers.

Funding for this grant program is made possible by sales of the WHALE TAIL® License Plate, donations to the Protect Our Coast and Oceans Fund on the California state tax return, and funds from the State of California. To register go to www.venturaaudubon.org/beach-naturalists or email [email protected]. Register by June 2nd.

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