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Position: Belcarra Beachkeeper
Organization: Metro Vancouver
Location: Belcarra Park, Port Moody, Greater Vancouver BC

Love the ocean and spending time outdoors?

Beachkeepers is a summer stewardship program at Belcarra Regional Park in Port Moody. Founded in 1997, this partnership between Metro Vancouver and Fisheries and Oceans Canada is a great opportunity for students to gain experience in the science and education fields. Participants will leave the program with an increased passion and understanding for marine life.

What you'll do:

  1. Scientific crab study measuring and sexing crabs and recording any injuries (data collection)
  2. Answering questions and educating park visitors about intertidal creatures such as crabs and sea stars (education and interpretation)
  3. Explaining fishing regulations and beach etiquette to park visitors on the dock or on the beach (communication)
  4. Caring for live ocean animals (animal handling)

Time commitments:

The program runs from June 29th to September 2nd on weekends and holidays.

The time commitment required is a minimum of thirty hours (6 five hour shifts).

An average weekend shift is from 10:50 am to 4 pm and would involve a combination of all four activities and a half an hour lunch break.

Volunteers sign up for the shifts using an online calendar. After completion of thirty hours, volunteers receive a reference letter. No previous knowledge of marine life or fishing regulations is required, as training is provided at a training session.

Requirements:

Attend the training session on Saturday, June 22nd.

To apply for this position, you will be asked to fill out an application, provide references and complete a criminal record check.

Looking for applicants that are hard working, reliable, willing to learn, and communicate with the public.

For more information:

If you want to check us out on Facebook, our page can be found here, or just search for “Beachkeepers” (based in Port Moody).

For further inquiries or to apply, please email:
beachkeepers@metrovancouver.org

When applying, please indicate that you saw this posting at GoodWork.ca.
 

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Mar 4 2019    ID: 51808