Olympic Coast Discovery Center seeks volunteers

  • Wed Apr 19th, 2017 1:30am
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Do you love the ocean, meeting new people and learning more about this area? Consider becoming a volunteer for NOAA’s Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary as a docent at Olympic Coast Discovery Center.

A once-weekly training for new volunteer docents will begin on Tuesday, April 25, for five consecutive weeks. Training topics will include sanctuary ecosystems and wildlife, marine research and deep sea corals, current marine issues, maritime heritage, communicating with the public and more. Two of the six training sessions are field trips to Neah Bay and Salt Creek Reserve.

Training times and dates are as follows: 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. April 25, May 2, May 9 and May 16; full day field trip, May 23, half-day field trip May 26. Meet at The Landing Mall, Suite 206, 115 E. Railroad Ave., Port Angeles.

Olympic Coast Discovery Center is an interpretive visitor center to inform local and international guests of sanctuary natural and cultural resources and programs. Docents typically volunteer 2-4 hours per week. The training will take place at The Landing Mall and is free of charge, but registration is required.

To register or to receive more information, contact Karlyn Langjahr at karlyn.langjahr@noaa.gov or 360-406-2092 or visit http://olympiccoast.noaa.gov/involved/volunteer/volunteer_welcome.html.

The Olympic Coast Discovery Center is open daily 10 a.m.-5 p.m. to the public free of charge from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend and remains open on weekends only in September through mid-October.