Edmonds Discovery Programs
A Leader in Conservation Education since 1980


Employment as a Ranger Naturalist

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Applications for seasonal, part-time Ranger Naturalist positions are accepted beginning in January of each year.

Under the direction of the Program Coordinator, Ranger Naturalists promote marine conservation by interpreting marine ecology in classrooms and on the beaches, and assist in the development and presentation of other classes and events. These efforts increase awareness and appreciation for the marine environment and Puget Sound's watershed as a whole.

In addition, Ranger Naturalists conduct roving interpretation on the beaches during the summer months, building awareness among our community and visitors of the need for, and importance of the Marine Sanctuary along the Edmonds waterfront.

For more information, a job description or application materials, please contact the Environmental Education & Sustainability Coordinator at 425.771.0227 or e-mail jennifer.leach@edmondswa.gov. The City of Edmonds is "an equal opportunity employer."

 "People always come up to me and tell me I've got the best job in the world."


Volunteer Beach Docent Program

Beach Docents staff the Olympic Beach Visitor Station on weekends during the summer, as well as assisting Ranger Naturalists with low-tide beach walks, touch tanks, and special events. Being a Volunteer Docent is a great way to learn about marine life, meet people, and have fun all Summer long. Applicants must be at least 16 years of age to be a Beach Docent.

If you are interested in volunteering as a Beach Docent please contact the Environmental Education & Sustainability Coordinator at 425.771.0227 or e-mail jennifer.leach@edmondswa.govApplications for the Volunteer Beach Docent Program are accepted each year in the spring.


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Volunteer For Puget Sound Bird Fest

Bird Fest 06 4Be a part of one of Edmonds most exciting festivals, and help celebrate birds and nature in your community. The Puget Sound Bird Fest is held every fall and includes guided walks and field trips, activities for kids, speakers, boat tours, and more! Learn more at http://www.pugetsoundbirdfest.org/.