2022 Training Sessions

The gray whales will once again be migrating north in March and April of 2022, and the Point Cabrillo Lightkeepers Association is planning five Saturdays of whale celebrations from March 12th – April 9th. If you’d like to join us in showcasing the beauty of Point Cabrillo at these upcoming events, we would love to have you join our team of volunteers!

We have plenty of volunteer training opportunities coming up during the month of February, so that you can join our volunteer team with knowledge and confidence on everything from the gray whale migration to Mendocino Coast History. Please RSVP to the email or phone number listed underneath each of the events below, so that we know how many to expect.

First Assistant Lightkeeper’s House Museum (East House) training/refresher:

Saturday, February 5th, 10am to Noon.
Learn the history, restoration and stories of those that lived and worked at Point Cabrillo Light Station. Meet at The First Assistant Lightkeeper’s House Museum (East House).

Contact: Ruth Walsh at drjohnw@att.net

Walking tour training/refresher. Light Station and Restoration History for walking and bus tours:

Saturday, February 5th, 2pm to 4pm.
How to meet and engage groups with stories about Point Cabrillo Light Station’s development and restoration. Meet in the upper parking lot. Wear appropriate clothes and walking shoes.

Contact: Tanya Smart at 707-964-4235 or Tanya.Smart@comcast.net

If you want to attend both trainings on February 5th, bring a sack lunch for the break!

Lighthouse History/refresher:

Saturday, February 12th, 10am to 1pm.
Learn how to interpret a 112 year old working lighthouse from PCLK’s Outreach and Fundraising Manager. New and returning docents encouraged to attend to share, refresh and inspire new volunteers. Meet at the lighthouse.

Contact: Jen Lewis at 541-771-8794 or welcometojen@gmail.com

Frolic History:

Saturday February 12th, 1pm to 3pm.
Learn about or refresh your knowledge of the history of the Frolic clipper ship and its impact on Point Cabrillo, Mendocino and California. Meet at the First Assistant Lightkeeper’s House Museum (East House).

Contact: Robert Becker at 707-964-9630 or rbecker@cal.net

If you want to attend both trainings on February 12th, bring a sack lunch for the break!

Whale Docent Training/refresher:

Saturday, February 19th, 2pm to 4:30 pm via Zoom.
AND Saturday February 26th, 2pm to 3:30pm at Point Cabrillo Lighthouse
The Whales are coming and we need folks to point them out to visitors. If you want to be the person with all the answers or just learn more about whales, then come to the PCLK Whale Docent Training. This training will highlight the biology, physiology and current conservation issues surrounding the California Gray Whale as well as interpretive techniques for outdoor naturalists. Docents and naturalists from other groups are welcome to attend.

To accommodate COVID safety measures, the first part on Saturday, February 19th will be a slideshow and discussion via Zoom. Email Tanya to get the invitation and link. The next Saturday we will meet at the picnic tables beside the Point Cabrillo Lighthouse for in-person practice.

Contact: Tanya Smart at 707-964-4235 or Tanya.Smart@comcast.net

Marine Science Docent Training:

Experience the Marine Science exhibit and learn about the organisms that live in the salt water aquarium.

Contact: Sarah Grimes at 707-813-7925 to schedule a training session at Point Cabrillo.