Not only will you witness the Puget Sound's multitude of marine plants and animals, but you'll also see advocates for these living wonders sharing their knowledge with beach goers - Beach Naturalists.
Beach Naturalists are local citizens who care about Puget Sound beaches and want to help protect them. More than 100 have volunteered to help people learn and enjoy area beaches this summer. Be sure to visit a local beach this summer and meet the Beach Naturalists. They know their beaches. They can help you enjoy the beach without harming it. They can tell you what sea stars eat, why barnacles stand on their heads and how moon snails lay their eggs. "The enthusiasm and excitement of our Beach Naturalists transfers directly to the public-it's a wonderful infectious thing!" beams Janice Mathisen, Community Outreach at the Seattle Aquarium. "To be able to meet a family and educate them on what a treasure we have here in Puget Sound is amazing."
FREE 2013 Beach Naturalist program No reservations necessary; just look for the beach naturalists in red hats at the beaches listed on the dates and hours below.
Download driving directions to the beaches here.
AMGEN FoundationForum for WRIS 8 (Lake Washington/Cedar/Sammamish Watershed)King County Flood Control DistrictSeattle Department of Parks and RecreationWashington Department of Fish and WildlifeWatershed Ecosystem Forum for WRIA 9 (Green-Duwamish and Central Puget Sound)The City of BurienThe City of Des MoinesThe City of Shoreline