Want to get involved in our Beach Naturalist Program?
Volunteers assist with roving interpretation, and help visitors and school field trips to the Rosario tide pools. Discover the animals and plants that live at the edge of our world and the underwater world of the Salish Sea alongside visitors to the beach. Beach Naturalists help visitors learn to care for the unique and fragile ecosystem of the Rosario tide pools.
Want to be a Beach Naturalist? Our four session training begins in March. Learn about:
- The intertidal zone
- How to identify the plants and animals at Rosario Beach
- Local history
- How to provide interpretation to visitors and school groups at Rosario Beach.
The training is free, but we ask that in exchange for this training volunteers spend 50 hours on the beach. This page details the Beach Naturalist training schedule and includes more information about our program.
The Deception Pass Foundation is currently seeking a volunteer Beach Naturalist Coordinator. The position is seasonal from February through August and would require 10 to 20 hours per week. Please see below for more information about this position.
Call 360.675.3767 x31 or email DeceptionPass.Interpreter@parks.wa.gov for more information.