Marine Champion - Survey Leader

Cumbria Wildlife Trust

Coastal South and West Cumbria

Volunteer • Part Time

Sectors: marine conservation, conservation & wildlife

Closing date: Not specified, apply soon!

Love our coast and its wildlife? Take action to conserve it by training to become a Marine Champion!

Help to take action for our coasts by helping to lead marine wildlife surveys on the North West Coast!

No previous experience needed, other than a passion for the marine environment and a keenness to get involved in assisting or leading surveys!

Our first training day to qualify as a Marine Champion- Survey Leader on Sunday the 3rd of March 2024 was fully booked. We hope to run another day at a future date - so to contact us if you would be interested.

The training day will take you through how to set up, run and record a Shoresearch survey. This is the Wildlife Trust’s intertidal monitoring programme and at low tide we will do a rocky shore survey, where we lay a transect and along the shore, and do 12 randomly placed quadrats recording all of the species found in each. We will also focus on coastal awareness and species ID, as well as group management, communication and leadership skills.

After training day, you can choose to attend surveys. You can find out more about our upcoming survey days here.

This role is available for those aged 16 years or above.

To find out more information and confirm your interest in this role, apply via our website.

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