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The California Academy of Sciences evolutionary biologist will conduct eight weekly classes, beginning Monday at 6 p.m., for would-be docents and other volunteers about the ecology of intertidal shorelines.

What is the purpose of the training? We train academy docents and volunteers to do intertidal interpretation. I train folks to do interpretation and assist with some research monitoring.

How much does the training cost? Nothing, but folks that take the class make a commitment to work either out at Duxbury Reef once a month or to work in the discovery tide pool at the Academy of Sciences.

Where will the classes be held? Mostly at the Academy of Sciences, but some of our meetings are at the Gulf of the Farallones offices down at Crissy Field. We’ll also meet out at the Duxbury Reef.

How can people register? E-mail rockyshore@calacademy.org.

Are related exhibits scheduled to open at the academy? We’re opening an exhibit on the Farallon Islands in June on the public floor in the climate change section. It will have some cool technology that shows a 360-degree view of the island, similar to what’s on our Web site, along with stories about the wildlife.

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