Get Involved

The Noyo Center for Marine Science thrives due to generous participation from our community. Whether through donations, volunteer hours, or visits to our centers, we are so grateful to have in our community! Every bit of participation helps breathe life into our ocean conservation efforts.

A dedicated volunteer combing the Noyo Harbor Beach for trash during a monthly clean-up.

How do you want to be involved?

Visit us — Both of our locations include fun for the whole family! The Crow’s Nest is on the Noyo Headlands Trail and the Discovery Center is in the heart of historic downtown Fort Bragg. It’s a short walk between the two, so we encourage you to visit both!

Become a Member— By becoming a sustaining member, you pledge your support to ocean conservation and help us maintain our programs. Become a member today or gift a membership to a loved one!

Volunteer— Our volunteers are the heart of our organization. They are incredible group of people with unique talents, and we’d love to have you join the team! Contact [email protected] to learn more, or fill out an application

Docent– Our docents truly keep the doors to our interpretive centers open. If you think you may be interested, email [email protected] for more information. An ideal candidate will be able to commit to a regular weekly shift and have an enthusiasm for interacting with people–we’ll teach you the rest!

Beach Clean-ups— Join our dedicated volunteers at the Noyo Harbor Dog Beach for our First Saturday Beach Clean-up.

Donate— Every little bit matters. Whether its your bag tokens at Harvest Market (look for our cans near the register), a sustaining membership, or a one-time donation, we are so grateful for your contributions.

Sign Up for our Newsletter— We send a once monthly newsletter with updates on our centers, special events, and anything else we find interesting! Receiving our newsletter is a great way to stay in the loop.

Join Our Mailing List— We send out a couple of mailings per year, including our annual report. If you’d like to receive hard copies, please join our mailing list, otherwise we will send electronic versions to our newsletter list.

Interact with us on Facebook, Instagram, or YouTube— Every like, comment, and share helps us increase our organic reach on social media. It is an impactful and easy way to help us spread our messages! And, we love to hear from you.

Tell a friend!– If you are a local, bring your visitors to the Noyo Center! Or, if you enjoyed your visit, recommend us to a friend…word of mouth is some of the best publicity we can ask for.

Leave us a review– Help people find us by reviewing us on TripAdvisor, Yelp, Facebook, or Google Business.

Business Partnerships– We have a few creative partnerships with local hotels and businesses. If you’d like to talk to us about potential collaborations, please email [email protected]

Education Coordinator Sue “Magoo” Coulter showing kids tide pool wonders in the aquarium at the Crow’s Nest Interpretive Center.