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    May 02, 2017
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    Jen Kennedy, Executive Director
    Blue Ocean Society for Marine Conservation
    143 Pleasant Street
    Portsmouth, NH 03801

    Phone (603) 431-0260 
    Learn About Summer Volunteer Opportunities

    PORTSMOUTH—Are your friends and family tired of hearing you talk about the ocean? Do you spend your free time wading around in tide pools? Want to help with a unique research project?  Blue Ocean Society has a volunteer opportunity for you!

    Join Blue Ocean Society on Wednesday, May 3 at 6:30 PM at the Portsmouth Public Library for a Volunteer Information Session. Staff will share information about summer volunteer opportunities, which include helping aboard whale watches, at the Blue Ocean Discovery Centerhelping with school programs, and conducting research through the Society’s microplastics sampling project with NH Sea Grant.
    Volunteer opportunities provide a great opportunity for someone to share their enthusiasm for the marine environment with people from all over the world, and to help with the Society’s unique research.  Volunteers should be outgoing and passionate about the ocean and its protection.  Background knowledge about local marine life is helpful, but training and a detailed handbook are provided.
    Whale watch and Blue Ocean Discovery Center volunteers must be able to commit to a regular schedule of at least 4-5 hours/week during the summer.  Microplastics sampling occurs at varied times from May through October, sampling dates will be set in early May.
    The Volunteer Information Session will be held at 6:30 PM in the Levenson Community Room at the Portsmouth Public Library. Please RSVP at www.blueoceansociety.org or by calling 603-431-0260.
    Blue Ocean Society for Marine Conservation is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to inspiring people to take action and make a positive change for the ocean. Using its leading research, Blue Ocean Society educates people about marine life and the distinct threats to the marine environment. For more information on Blue Ocean Society’s programs and volunteer opportunities, visit www.blueoceansociety.org.
    Jen Kennedy
    jen@blueoceansociety.org, (603) 431-0260