|Reef Check California Training Course Details|
|YOU PAY ONLY A FRACTION OF THE ACTUAL COST OF THE COURSE!!|
|Your Training Fee pays a portion of the cost of your two weekend course, which includes:|
|Instead of $590 you pay $200-$300 depending on if your field training is from shore, an overnight boat trip, or day boat trips.|
|Why does the course cost so little?
RCCA invests this time and money in each of our volunteers because we have found citizen-science to be the answer to the call for the large amount of sound scientific information needed to get a broad and long-term picture of the state of the rocky reefs of California. We also believe that a better informed community of ocean users will make better decisions and actively support sustainable marine management.
Our volunteers invest their own time and money in the training and subsequent surveys because they are provided the opportunity to make a direct impact on ocean conservation by helping to inform marine management decisions with the data collected. They learn a great deal about the local marine environment in an enjoyable and interactive setting. To learn more about what our divers get out of being a part of Reef Check, please check out this web page: http://reefcheck.org/rcca/Reef_Check_California_certified_Divers_LEAD_THE_WAY.php
The majority of training and survey costs are subsidized by generous member support, as well as aggressive fundraising by the organizational staff. As you can see, RCCA invests a significant amount of resources into each volunteer in the hopes that each person who is trained will be an active member of the RCCA Team and complete several surveys each year after they complete their training.
|To become a member and help support improving marine management in California please go to : http://reefcheck.org/join/become_member.php.|
To become a certified Reef Check California volunteer you must:
*Note: It is possible to become certified for some types of transects while other types will need to be practiced throughout the sampling season until proficiency is reached.
Reef Check California Diver Training Schedule
1:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Saturday: 3 dives to PRACTICE Seaweed, Invertebrate, Fish Sizing, UPC, and Fish ID transects.
Sunday: 3 dives to be EVALUATED on Seaweed, Invertebrate, Fish, and UPC transects.