2012/2013 MPA Trainings

A series of six MPA trainings were given throughout the central coast during 2012 and 2013 at Año Nuevo State Park, Seacliff State Beach, Morro Bay State Park Museum of Natural History, Moss Landing Marine Laboratories, Point Lobos State Natural Reserve, and to the whale watching businesses of the Monterey Bay area. These trainings were designed for docents, volunteers, state park staff, and ocean recreation users. The workshops featured presentations on the state of the world ocean and California’s leadership in establishing a statewide network of MPAs; the science of MPAs; how to communicate MPAs to the public with key messaging; and information about upcoming events and ways to become more involved. The trainings were highly interactive and allowed participants to practice interpretive messaging with experts on-hand to provide feedback.

MPA Training Presentations

Presentation Title: “California’s Statewide Network of Marine Protected Areas”
Speakers: Dennis Long & Rikki Dunsmore, California Marine Sanctuary Foundation
Penelope Whitney, Resource Media
Paul Hobi, Ocean Conservancy
Description: This presentation covers the problems facing the world ocean, California’s leadership in creating a statewide MPA network, the science of MPAs, global and local success stories, interpreting MPAs for the public, and upcoming events and ways to get more involved with MPAs.

PDF files should be viewable in most web browsers (PDF files will require the appropriate Acrobat browser plug-in) or can be downloaded to your local computer to be viewed later by right clicking on the file link and selecting Save As. PowerPoint presentations are provided in zipped ppt file format and PDF format. Keep in mind some of these files are large so download can take some time.

The mission of the California’s Marine Protected Areas Education and Outreach Initiative is to enhance MPA education through enduring partnerships to empower Californians to protect what they know and love.