Kitsap Beach Naturalists

For those with an interest in learning and sharing the beautiful and fascinating organisms that occupy our beaches, the Kitsap Beach Naturalist Program is a great place to enrich your shoreline experience. Volunteers learn about Salish Sea oceanography, marine invertebrates, plants, seaweeds, and conservation. After the classes and field training, volunteers may participate in various outreach, education, or monitoring opportunities, including citizen monitoring programs including Sea Star Monitoring and the Coastal Observation and Seabird Survey Team.

Kitsap Beach Naturalists is a collaboration between Washington Sea Grant and WSU Kitsap Extension and participants typically meet at the inspiring setting of the Poulsbo Marine Science Center on Thursday evenings in the spring. WSG Marine Ecologist Jeff Adams is also available for consultation for the Vashon Beach Naturalist organization.