Marine Naturalist Training Program

This marine naturalist training course (MNTP) is an intensive 6-day overview of the natural history of the San Juan Islands and the marine waters of Washington and Southern British Columbia (known as the Salish Sea). This course includes an in-depth treatment of the ecology and conservation of local marine species, presented by highly trained local naturalists, environmental educators, and scientists. The upcoming summer session will be a dynamic, high-quality virtual experience that leaves graduates qualified as a regional professional or volunteer naturalist.

Come Interested, Leave Qualified
The summer session will be a hybrid of virtual learning and optional in-person field trips. Participants can earn a Whale Museum naturalist certification by completing an extra 10-hour practicum, which can be arranged during this course. Completion of this course also entitles you to become a member of the Salish Sea Association of Marine Naturalists (SSAMN).

Summer Session Dates:

Virtual Presentations (approximately 9-5 Pacific time): July 9-13, 2024
In-Person Field Trips on San Juan Island: July 19-21, 2024 (must have completed MNTP to participate)
Class days will mostly be full days, starting around 9:00 am and ending around 5:00 pm Pacific time.

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