COASST Project

 

Help make a difference for the environment by collecting data for the Coastal
Observation and Seabird Survey Team (COASST).  COASST is a citizen science
project dedicated to involving volunteers in the collection of high quality
data on the status of coastal beaches, and trends of seabirds. Our goal is to
assist government agencies and other organizations in making informed
management and conservation decisions, and promote proactive citizen
involvement and action. COASST volunteers systematically count and identify
bird carcasses that wash ashore along ocean beaches from northern California
to Alaska.  Volunteers need NO experience with birds, just a commitment to
survey a specific beach (about 3/4 mile) each month.

If you are interested in participating, join COASST staff for a full, 6-hour
training session. Hear about how COASST started, learn how to use the custom
Beached Birds field guide, and try out your new skills with some actual
specimens.  There is no charge to attend a training, but plan to provide a
$20 refundable deposit if you would like to take home a COASST volunteer kit
complete with a COASST Beached Birds field guide. Training activities take
place indoors.

SATURDAY, JULY 12, 2014

10:00AM-4:00PM

College of the Redwoods - Del Norte Campus, Room DN-2
833 W. Washington Blvd
Crescent City, CA 95531

To reserve your spot at a training session, please contact coasst@uw.edu or
206-221-6893. If you can’t attend this event, please check our website at
www.coasst.org or call 206-221-6893 for additional information on upcoming
events and trainings.

Date: 
07/12/2014 - 10:00 to 16:00