Naturalist Training

close up of a white shark swimming

GFNMS staff offer an annual White Shark Naturalist Training (typically during the summer) to help naturalists leading on-the-water wildlife viewing trips in Greater Farallones National Marine Sanctuary. The training provides:

If you are a tour operator who is interested in applying for an education permit for shark educational tourism, the Naturalist Training is required. Additionally, each excursion is required to have a minimum of one naturalist on-board who has completed the training.

For more information on the naturalist training program and schedule please contact Max Delaney, Permit Coordinator, Greater Farallones National Marine Sanctuary.