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.
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.
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.
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!
Volunteers will be trained on site by the Program Coordinators and Manager. Training last approximately 1.5 hours.
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.
Volunteering at the Aquarium
The Aquarium owes much of its success to our dedicated and committed volunteer staff. You can be part of that story by joining our team in one of the many volunteer or intern programs that we offer throughout the Aquarium.