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MPA Watch Community Science Training

August 16, 2023 @ 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.


Wednesday, August 16, 2023 – Classroom Training (Virtual)

Saturday, August 19, 2023 – Field Training

  • TBD – (location will be disclosed at classroom training)
  • 10:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.
  • Classroom training on August 16 must be completed



Are there any prerequisites to become an MPA Watch Volunteer?

A previous Heal the Bay Volunteer Orientation must be attended and completed before you can attend the MPA Watch training. The orientation happens every second Monday of the month. Please RSVP using the link here.

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 mpawatch@healthebay.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!



August 16, 2023
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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