Tidepool Table Procedures

TIDEPOOL EDUCATION TABLE

OPENING PROCEDURES

At Admin Building:

  • Follow radio procedures
  • Check out trailer/table key
  • Meet up with other TPERPs and carpool (or get a ride/drive down) to the tidepools

At Trailer:

  • Radio 799 and report in
  • Unlock trailer with smaller key
  • Get magnetic A-frame tide sign ready (using visual examples in trailer, place correct tide height and time on sign, or place ‘tidepools not visible’ wording on sign) and place sign on tidepool path facing parking lot
  • Set out whale bones and baleen (stored inside big black pelican box; they can be placed on top of box)
  • With larger key, unlock two locks on table cover and unclip clips on either side; fold cloth cover and oil cloth and set aside
  • Remove two wood table lids and set aside
  • Unlock table cabinet door (using same key as for cover); take biomodel out of bin and place on table top
  • Turn Tidepool Information Station sandwich sign to ‘Open’ side
  • Place black metal mailbox containing laminated field guides on the ‘Open’ sign
  • Locate people counter, tide chart, and sign about cave closure and keep them with you at the table, along with any desired reference materials (located on shelves to your left as you enter the trailer)

Other Options:

  • Put up umbrella and set out chair(s) as desired
  • Bring out educational/interpretive items (brochures, sticker activities, etc.)
  • Place Creature Feature magnetic A-frame sign on tidepool path
  • Set up donation box on white card table near path (do not place box on education table)
  • Open trailer windows

*Never leave open table unattended; radio for assistance if needed*

 

TIDEPOOL EDUCATION TABLE

CLOSING PROCEDURES

At Trailer:

  • If used, put donation box back on designated shelf (put cloth cover over it) and put card table back
  • Put whale bones and baleen back inside black box (and latch box)
  • Place any paper items back in trailer (never leave paper in table)
  • Place plastic biomodel back inside plastic container and make sure lid is secure; other items can remain inside table (in sand)
  • Return all magnetic signs to trailer (you do not need to remove the magnets)
  • Return chair(s) to trailer
  • Return umbrella to trailer; please don’t tie it, as it needs to be able to air dry
  • Place wood lids back on table (they are labeled on the edges so you’ll know which goes where)
  • Lock main lock on table door
  • Place waterproof tarp (oil cloth) on closed table first, then cover it with sunbrella fabric
  • Replace clips on sides of table and locks on front and back
  • Return mailbox with field guides to trailer
  • Turn sandwich board sign around to ‘Closed’ side
  • Write down your name, number of interpretive contacts and correct location column (‘table’) on appropriate sheet. There are separate columns for tidepools/zones and roving. Please mark only one column.
  • Check that windows and vents are closed inside trailer and please close all curtains
  • Don’t forget your radio and personal belongings. Please don’t leave trash or food in trailer or in backpacks.
  • Close and lock trailer door; test it to make sure it is locked
  • Radio 799 that you are leaving the tidepool table and let them know if you need a ride up top

At Admin Building:

  • Return trailer/table key lanyard to locker and sign key back in
  • Return radio to radio bay and follow all procedures for checking it back in

Last revised 04-May-17