Community Events

Summer Open House Docents – for Seahurst Discovery Zones

*Available for both Adult and Youth volunteers

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Goal: Work with ESC staff to create a fun learning experience for individuals and families visiting ESC’s center in Seahurst Park throughout the summer.

Duties: Facilitate games, hands-on science activities, and arts & crafts for people of all ages. Engage the public at featured exhibits focused on plankton, climate change, birds, plants, fish, macroinvertebrates, stormwater and marine debris.

Requirements:  Volunteer for at least 2 of the 8 Saturday sessions for at least 3 hours (10:30 am – 4:00 pm).             *Age 16 and up (but options are available for youth to volunteer alongside you).  Mandatory training provided day of the event.

Timeline:  Seahurst Discovery Zones run 11 am – 3 pm every Saturday from July to August with four themes:

Birding & Plant Nerding (guided walks) -Jul 7, Aug 4
Beach Walking & Trash Talking (guided walks) -Jul 14, Aug 11
Who & What’s In Our Water? (water sampling) -Jul 21, Aug 18
Small Critters & the Big Picture (plankton) -July 28, Aug 25

Number of Positions: 10 positions

Rewards: Engage and foster community participation in environmental stewardship. Make friends with like-minded people, apply your unique skills, gain job experience, and give back to your community!


To apply for these opportunities please email a cover letter with why you are interested in volunteering at ESC and our volunteer application form with “ESC Volunteer” in the subject line to our Community Engagement Manager:  We will review your application and our areas of need to see if we can help each other. THANK YOU!





ESC is opening its doors to you and your family while you visit Seahurst Park.
Learn more about ESC and what we do for the community while having fun!

Certain themes will have outdoor options, but indoor activities will be offered throughout the morning:
Small Creatures & The Big Picture – Discover different kinds of plankton and how they affects us all.
Beach Walking & Trash Talking – View cool critters at low tide on guided beach walks and learn how to help keep them healthy.
Birding And Plant Nerding – Go on guided bird and plant walks to see and hear our local treasures.
Who And What’s In Our Water? – Test the water quality of our water and find out what macroinvertebrates can tell us about it.

FREE! FUN FOR ALL AGES!  Please register for specific dates.

For more details please contact our Community Engagement Manager: