Ocean Rangers Volunteer Leadership Training

How can we inspire communities to recognize that the ocean belongs to all of us?


Next Training: Boulder, CO, Spring 2020 (date and location TBD)

This fun and dynamic training covers issues like watershed health, sustainable seafood, plastic pollution, ocean acidification, offshore oil development, strategies for effective advocacy, and more! After the training, volunteers will be equipped to take positive action and educate others about land-to-sea stewardship.

Volunteers are central to the work of the Inland Ocean Coalition and we have many opportunities for getting involved, including outreach events, school and public presentations, campaigns like Suck the Straws Out, creek clean-ups, blogging, social media, and overall participation in the organization.

Ocean Rangers Trainings feature special guest presentations on timely ocean issues. Some of our past speakers include: 

  • Healthy fisheries policy - Regan Nelson, Director of the American Fly Fishing Trade Association's new Marine Resources Program
  • Seismic airgun blasting and offshore oil development - Michael Stocker, Executive Director of Ocean Conservation Research¬†

Other details: 

  • Ages 15 & up
  • Students: $15 donation with valid ID
  • Adults: $25 donation
  • Price includes training materials and lunch
Topics Covered in Training
  • Land-to-sea messaging and presentation by Founder & Executive Director covering issues affecting our watersheds, rivers, lakes, and ocean.
  • Special presentations by guest speakers on key ocean issues.
  • Activity Station: Tabling 101, how to use the watershed model, running a plastic pollution demo, microbead learning activities, and more.
  • Opportunities to sign up for volunteer activities or projects.
  • Volunteer Handbook and expectations for being a community leader.


If you have any questions, please contact Christine Evans. If you'd like to give input or be notified about our spring 2020 training, please fill out the interest form below!