Free camping for Whale Watching Spoken Here volunteers (2014)
Register now for training!
Are you ready to help visitors spot gray whales during the winter and spring watch weeks? We’re looking for Whale Watching Spoken Here volunteers. Sign up for training sessions set for:
- Dec. 6, 2014, in Newport, central coast;
- Jan. 10, 2015, in Brookings, south coast;
- Feb. 7, 2015 in Tillamook, north coast.
The day-long training includes an overview of gray whale biology and natural history, basic whale information, strategies for seeing whales and sharing whale facts with visitors. Dr. Bruce Mate, director of the Oregon State University Marine Mammal Institute will lead the Dec. 6 session and marine biologist Carrie Newell will lead the Jan. 10 and Feb. 7 sessions.
You’ll receive one-night free tent or RV camping while you attend the training. The closest campgrounds are South Beach State Park south of Newport, Harris Beach State Park north of Brookings and Cape Lookout State Park south of Tillamook. Sign up to volunteer at one of the 24 whale watching sites and the training and two nights of tent or RV camping during the watch weeks are free.
The training registration form, agenda and watch week sign-up form are available in the 2014-2015 Call for Volunteers newsletter. Fill out the online forms and either e-mail, fax or regular mail to Whale Watching Spoken Here. The address is on the forms.