The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department, along with our partners, will coordinate up to three volunteer training events for the upcoming year. Training sessions are designed to give volunteers general knowledge about gray whale anatomy, behavior, migration patterns and to become familiar with research taking place along our coast.
The sessions will also cover how to participate in the Whale Watch Week as a trained volunteer for years to come.
2019-2020 Training Dates & Locations:
We are happy to announce the winter 2019 and spring 2020 training dates and locations.
November 30th, 2019. (Training Complete)
Newport, Oregon at the Hatfield Marine Science Center
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Bruce Mate, Oregon State University
January 18th, 2020. (Training Complete)
Charleston, Oregon at the Oregon Institute of Marine Biology
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Janet Hodder, University of Oregon
March 7th, 2020
Astoria, Oregon at the Clatsop County Community College (Training Full)
Keynote Speaker: Professor Carrie Newell