Volunteer Training 2019/2020



The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department, along with our partners, will coordinate up to three volunteer training events for the upcoming year.  Training sessions are designed to give volunteers general knowledge about gray whale anatomy, behavior, migration patterns and to become familiar with research taking place along our coast.

The sessions will also cover how to participate in the Whale Watch Week as a trained volunteer for years to come.


2019-2020 Training Dates & Locations:

We are happy to announce the winter 2019 and spring 2020 training dates and locations.

Registration will open on October 1st.


November 30th, 2019 at the Hatfield Marine Science Center

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Bruce Mate, Oregon State University


January 11th, 2020 at the Oregon Institute of Marine Biology

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Janet Hodder, University of Oregon


March 7th, 2020 (Tentative)

North Oregon Coast, More Details to follow



If you are someone interested in joining our team, please click below and you will be contacted  when the registration is opened.






Draft Agenda:


Agenda Draft