December 22, 2015

Join Our Team! Become a California Citizen Scientist

Interested in joining the Reef Check California team? Our 2016 training season is open for registration, providing 8 opportunities across the state to get involved in our rocky reef monitoring program.

Each training is held over two weekends (click here for a course outline) and includes classroom and pool sessions, along with a field weekend comprised of an overnight boat trip, day boats or shore dives depending on the training location.

Ft. Bragg– April 9-10, 2016 [class/pool] & April 23-24, 2016 [field]
San Francisco– June 11-12, 2016 [class/pool] & June 25-26, 2016 [field]
Monterey– May 21-22, 2016 [class/pool] & June 4-5, 2016 [field]
Sonoma– TBD
San Luis Obispo/Santa Barbara– April 30 and May 1, 2016 [class/pool] & May 14-15, 2016 [field]
Los Angeles/Ventura– April 30 and May 1, 2016 [class/pool] & May 14-15, 2016 [field]
Orange County– June 11-12, 2016 [class/pool] & June 25-26, 2016 [field]
San Diego– July 16-17, 2016 [class/pool] & July 23-24, 2016 [field]

For a list of course prerequisites, and to sign up, visit our registration page at

If you are already a trained Reef Checker, please sign up for one of our recertification classes to be ready for our survey season.