Marine Protection & Education

Are you interested in becoming a Tidepool Docent in Orange County? Come to our formal training session at the Ocean Institute in Dana Point on Wednesday, May 8th at 6:30pm to learn more about this opportunity!
All of the organizations and agencies that provide tidepool public education opportunities depend on docents to help educate the public about the intertidal habitats of Orange County. Docents are typically asked to volunteer at least once a month for a 3 to 4 hour shift at one of the tidepool areas in Orange County. During their shifts, docents are stationed at access points to tidepool areas or on the rocks amongst the tidepools themselves. Docents greet visitors, introduce them to the rules of the Orange County Marine Protected Areas, point out interesting tidepool organisms, and answer any questions they may have.
If you are interested in becoming a Tidepool Docent come to our two hour formal training session. The training session will be held at the Ocean Institute in Dana Point and will provide the background information necessary to be a valued docent. Following the formal training, potential docents will connect with a representative from the group they want to work with and sign up for field training to be conducted at the tidepools.
The Ocean Institute is located at 24200 Dana Point Harbor Dr. Dana Point, CA 92629. The training will begin at 6:30pm. Contact Alexandra Nicely at with any questions and to RSVP.




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