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Seal Sitters offers last volunteer training of the season August 12

On Monday evening, August 12th, Seal Sitters will be holding a special training for those wanting to protect marine mammals along the shoreline of West Seattle and the Duwamish River. This will be the last training session offered until late fall/winter, after harbor seal pupping season has ended. Unlike most marine mammal stranding networks, we encourage children to participate in Seal Sitters - supervised at all times, of course, by a parent or guardian. We are so proud of our amazing and dedicated volunteers who are on duty rain or shine - we hope you will join us!

A multi-media presentation will illustrate our educational work in the community and the unique challenges of protecting seals and other marine mammals in an urban environment. Included in the training is an overview of NOAA's Northwest Marine Mammal Stranding Network and biology and behavior of seals and other pinnipeds (due to time frame, supplementary sessions will include more marine mammals of Puget Sound). We will also be discussing our educational outreach project, Year of the Seal, culminated with the installation of a sculpture of a harbor seal mom and pup at Alki Beach.

There will be NO training sessions during the height of pupping season (late summer - fall), due to time constraints on volunteers. RSVP for this event. For additional questions and info or to be placed on a contact list for future training opportunities, please email us.

When: Monday, August 12, 2013
Time: 6:30pm - 8:30pm (training starts promptly at 6:30)
Where: Alki Bathhouse, 2701 Alki Ave SW (map it)
RSVP required to assure seating.
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