Presentations & Trainings

Trainings for docents, educators and public audiences increase understanding and awareness of benefits of the California network of marine protected areas. These workshop materials are now available for your review and download. Our intent is to aid in the creation of training sessions within your own institution or organization.

On Demand California Marine Protected Areas Video Series

This three part series of 30 minute webinars, led by leading experts (e.g., Fred Keeley, Mark Carr, Mike Sutton), provides a fresh and uplifting summary of how California led the nation in ocean conservation, the science of MPAs and how to talk about MPAs.

MPA Powerpoint Presentations

A variety of informative presentations from expert scientists and educators are provided to aid in understanding and communicating to others about MPAs.

    1. CENTRAL COAST MPAS SPEAKERS BUREAU PRESENTATION
      • A scripted presentation that can be adapted and given to various audiences. Topics covered include: 1) the statewide network, 2) science of MPAs, 3) special communication tips for talking about MPAs, and 4) opportunities to get involved and support MPAs. POWERPOINT: ZIP 22.4MB / PDF 12MB
    2. MARINE PROTECTED AREAS: SCIENCE 101
      • Basic information on MPAs including what they are, the different types, how they work, and the scientific benefit. POWERPOINT: ZIP 7.4MB / PDF 7.1MB
    3. CALIFORNIA’S MARINE LIFE PROTECTION ACT
      • Kaitilin Gaffney – Director, Pacific Ecosystem Protection Program/Ocean Conservancy
        California’s Marine Life Protection Act (MLPA) Initiative – basic information, goals, MPA designations, scientific guidelines, and about the Central Coast subregion. POWERPOINT: ZIP 11.9MB / PDF 14.3MB
    4. STATE OF THE OCEAN CALIFORNIA MLPA INITIATIVE & MPAS OF THE CENTRAL COAST
      • Meg Caldwell – Center for Ocean Solutions, Stanford University
        About the Center for Ocean Solutions and the Pacific Ocean Scientific Consensus Statement project. Scientific community addressing major threats to Pacific Ocean, finding potential solutions, and expressing urgency to nations of the Pacific. POWERPOINT: ZIP 10MB / PDF 9.8MB
    5. California’s Statewide Monitoring Program
      • Erin Meyer -California Ocean Science Trust
        Stephen Wertz- California Department of Fish and Wildlife
        Explores the statewide MPA network design and development of a research and monitoring framework. Includes information on regional status of baseline monitoring and using collected data to inform MPA management. POWERPOINT: OST Statewide Monitoring
    6. Central Coast Training 2012-2013
    7. MPA Workshop Videos
    8. Intensive Enrichment Training

 

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.