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Citizen Science: Sea Turtle Monitoring Volunteer

Citizen Science volunteers monitor, count, and document the activities of endangered green sea turtles residing in the San Gabriel Watershed.

Several volunteers in blue shirts looking at the river

Citizen Science volunteers monitor, count, and document the activities of endangered green sea turtles residing in the San Gabriel Watershed. These volunteers provide valuable baseline data on the endangered green sea turtles residing in the San Gabriel Watershed for fisheries managers and academia to use for future research efforts.

Time Commitment

Monitoring sessions occur on the first Saturday each month from 8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Volunteers are asked to commit to at least 6 sessions per year. Single-day volunteering may be accommodated for group volunteering on a case-by-case basis. Volunteer sessions are OFFSITE, but located in the city of Long Beach, CA. Volunteers are responsible for their own transportation.

Skill Requirements

Applicants must be 16 or older as individuals (or 7 and older with a parent/legal guardian), have great interpersonal skills, be comfortable in outdoor environments, and very organized. Enthusiasm and a passion for science and marine conservation are also welcome!

Training

Volunteers will be trained on site by the Program Coordinators and Manager. Training last approximately 1.5 hours.

Working Conditions

Volunteers will be expected to provide their own transportation to and from events. Sessions require 3-4 hours of standing in seasonal outdoor conditions and walking as much as 2 miles on the bike trail. Minimal lifting may be required, up to 25 lbs.

To Apply

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