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COASST Marine Debris Training
July 28, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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 participants in the collection of high quality data. Our goal is to assist government agencies and other organizations in making informed management and conservation decisions, and to promote proactive citizen involvement and action.
COASST Marine Debris participants survey local beaches and collect data on the characteristics and location of debris – data that will ultimately be used to map the source and transport pathways of debris, as well as the potential harm to people, wildlife, and local coastal ecosystems. Participants need NO prior experience, just a commitment to survey a specific beach (about ¾ mile) each month.
If you are interested in participating, join COASST staff for the training session at the University of Washington:
MARINE DEBRIS TRAINING
Saturday July 28, 2018
10:00 am – 4:00 pm
University of Washington
Fishery Sciences Building – Room 203
1122 NE Boat St
Seattle, WA 98105
There is no charge to attend the training, but plan to provide a $20 refundable deposit if you would like to take home a COASST survey kit. Training activities take place indoors. Beach surveys are best conducted in groups of 2 or more – please come with a survey partner in mind or plan to join a team during training.
If you can’t attend this event, please check our website at coasst.org for additional information on upcoming events and trainings.