Every day during the summer and tide-dependent on the weekends during the off-season, City of Newport Beach staff and volunteer docents are at Little Corona to provide tidepool interpretation and education. Staff is present to reiterate good tidepooler rules and assist explorers seeking interesting finds. As a Marine Protected Area (MPA) – there is absolutely no collecting of shells, rocks, or animals at the tidepools. Visitors must observe with their eyes, making sure all marine life stays in the water. To supplement the tidepools, the ISOpod – Interactive Sealife Outreach pod will be stationed at Little Corona when staff is available and the truck is not in use for an educational program. The ISOpod is geared to enhance the tidepool visitor experience by offering an up close look at species that may be hiding in the tidepools and so visitors will be less tempted to handle animals at the actual tidepools and practice good tidepooler rules.
We are seeking volunteers who are interested in becoming tidepool docents and helping to protect our tidepools. They will help to educate the public about the many wonders they are surrounded by when at Little Corona. Off-season shifts are typically on weekends and holidays and during high-season, summer, shifts are every day.
If you are interested in this becoming a tidepool docent,please contact Natural Resources Volunteer Team Lead, Aimee Arvidson at email@example.com or (949) 644-3038.