Ocean Connectors is looking for interested volunteers to help with our Bird and Habitat Study trips! Take part in planting trees, flowers, and other native flora, removing invasive plants, using microscopes, bird identification, and helping to clean up trash around the South San Diego Bay. There is something for everyone! Volunteers will also help our sixth grade students collect information, complete worksheets and make sure the field trips run smoothly. Volunteers get to work with Ocean Connectors expert educators and U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service park rangers.
During January to April, Ocean Connectors will engage over 500 low-income youth from National City in restoring wetland, upland, and riverine habitats in the San Diego Bay National Wildlife Refuge. This site is next to one of the most polluted water bodies in the state. Coastal wetlands provide essential fish nursery habitat and ecological services, yet California has less than 10% of its original native wetlands remaining today. This program involves students with planting native plants and clearing invasive plant cover and litter. Invasive species are a major problem for the balance of ecosystems and native species help filter aquatic contaminants from our waterways.
Volunteers will be able to choose to participate in just one, or multiple field trips from the dates listed below! Hours are 9a-12p. If you are interested, or know someone who may be, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. #BeAnOceanConnector
Field Trip Dates:
1/7, 1/8, 1/14, 1/21, 1/22, 1/28, 1/29, 2/4, 2/5, 2/11, 2/16, 2/18, 2/19, 2/25, 2/26, 3/3, 3/4, 3/10, 3/22, 3/24