Summer Classes and Training

Since summer is our non-spill season (knock on wood), the OWCN management team has been busy working on various aspects of the OWCN Training Program.

Webinars:

Our updated Marine Mammal webinar series is now available online.  This series includes Ecology, Biology, and Natural History, Processing & Intake, and Pre-Wash Care and Cleaning. In addition, we have several other webinars within our webinar library that you can view at any time.

Basic Responder Training:

On July 29th we will host a Basic Responder Training in Chico.  There are still seats left in this class, so sign up now if you’d like to attend.  Two additional Basic Responder Trainings will be held at the end of August in Santa Barbara (August 11th) and Morro Bay (August 13th).  Both classes still have seats open, however, the Morro Bay class is almost full.

HAZWOPER:

Additionally, our last 24-hr HAZWOPER training of 2017 will be held on August 29-31 in Santa Barbara.  This class is filling up fast, so hurry and sign up now, if you are interested.

Oilapalooza:

Finally, registration for Oilapalooza opened a week ago, and we are currently full. This conference will be held in Monterey on October 18th and 19th.

To register for any class or webinar, please log into your volunteer profile and navigate to the “Opportunities” tab to sign up for classes.  If a class is full, you can add yourself to the wait list by going to the “Opportunities” tab, and under “Filter Activities” make sure the box for “only include activities that have openings available” is unchecked, then select “Filter Activities”.  The scroll to the activity you want to sign up for, select the title, then scroll down and select “Add me to the back-up list”.

-Becky

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