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MPA Watch Community Science Training
February 22 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Do you like science AND long walks on the beach?
Join Heal the Bay’s community science program, MPA Watch! Volunteers will be trained on how to collect data while walking along the most beautiful beaches of Malibu and Palos Verdes.
Monitoring done by MPA Watchers helps encourage enforcement and regulation around marine protected areas (MPAs), also known as “underwater Yosemites.”
Become a volunteer by attending the two-part training program, which includes one classroom training and one field training session. All training materials will be provided.
Parking: Metered street parking is available.
**PLEASE NOTE: Attendance to both sessions is required to become an MPA Watch certified volunteer, as well as previous attendance at an initial Heal the Bay Volunteer Orientation. The orientation happens every second Monday of the month.
2 Part MPA Watch Training Schedule:
Wednesday, February 22, 2023 – Classroom Training (Virtual)
Saturday, February 25, 2023 – Field Training
Are there any prerequisites to become an MPA Watch Volunteer?
It is preferred, BUT NOT required, that a Heal the Bay Volunteer Orientation be attended and completed before you can attend the MPA Watch training.
Volunteer Orientation takes place every other month at Heal the Bay Aquarium. Please RSVP using the link here.
If you are unable to attend Volunteer Orientation before your MPA Watch Training date, you can request a Volunteer Orientation recording from email@example.com
Are there any minimum age requirements to enter the event?
The minimum age is age 14. Volunteers under 17 must be accompanied by an adult to the training.
How can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Please contact Emily Parker and the MPA Watch Team at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions
Ready to become an MPA Watch Volunteer? Sign up for the orientation today and collect data that will help protect California coastal waters and watersheds for years to come!