Gray's Reef National Marine Sanctuary
Gray's Reef National Marine Sanctuary
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Volunteers help to ensure marine sanctuaries remain America's underwater treasures for future generations. Through their efforts, volunteers contribute over 100,000 hours of annual service to the sanctuaries in areas of research, monitoring, enforcement, education and outreach, and management advisory.

Gray's Reef Volunteer Open House

When: Saturday, August 20 2022, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Gray's Reef Ocean Discovery Center
340 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
Savannah, GA 31401

Get involved with your sanctuary in one of the many volunteer opportunities, either a ocean discovery center greeter or docent to share the wonders of Gray's Reef with your community, or supporting our science team. Also get a sneak peek of the Gray's Reef Ocean Discovery Center located at 340 Martin Luther King Blvd set to open in October 2022. No registration required for this event. An event on our Facebook page has additional information.

Ocean Discovery Center greeters will welcome visitors, provide information about Gray's Reef, support programs and events, facilitate guest exploration, and answer questions. Docents will be trained to share knowledge of Gray's Reef and National Marine Sanctuaries in informal and formal educational programs—enhancing visitors' experiences and understanding.

There are a variety of ways to become involved with Gray's Reef National Marine Sanctuary. The sanctuary hosts a number of ocean-oriented events throughout the year including:

  • reef clean-ups
  • fish counts
  • art contests
  • festivals

Join one of our e-mail lists to receive periodic messages or see calendar and news & events for details.

Sanctuary Advisory Council meetings help connect the public to the policy making process and are open to the public, see calendar for dates and times. For more informaiton about how volunteers represent their communities on management issues by filling seats on sanctuary advisory councils, contact Sanctuary Advisory Council Coordinator, Becky Shortland by e-mail or phone @ 912-598-2381.

Collectively, volunteers invest enormous amounts of time toward the healthy future of our nation's marine sanctuaries. To learn more about volunteer opportunities at Gray's Reef, contact Volunteer Coordinator, Ben Prueitt by e-mail or phone @ 912-598-2434.

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