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 – 3:30 pm).  Training provided day of the event.. *Age 16 and up (but options are available for youth to volunteer alongside you).

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 return/email a completed volunteer application form and a summary of why you are interested in volunteering 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 opens it doors to help you discover what is in our watershed in interesting ways. 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, how they affects us all, and how they are affected by climate change.
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 – Take 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: