Get Sea Otter Savvy Certified
Sea Otter Savvy is currently planning one the most innovative and exciting aspects of our program - the Be Sea Otter Savvy certification system. Designed to encourage voluntary adherence to Sea Otter Savvy guidelines, this certification system will offer rewards to commercial operators, organizations, school groups, and individuals who, having demonstrated compliance with a clear set of criteria promoting and encouraging respectful sea otter viewing, will be “certified” as Sea Otter Savvy and receive documentation that can be publically displayed. Additionally, certified entities will be promoted by Sea Otter Savvy on social media and other public forums.
Our goal with the participation rewards system will be to not only encourage sea otter savvy behavior within the community, but create an atmosphere of consumer choice, encouraging all commercial groups within a region to obtain Be Sea Otter Savvy certification. Certification of commercial operators will include such elements as:
- Presentation of Be Sea Otter Savvy information/guidelines to customers prior to tour or gear rental
- Display of Be Sea Otter Savvy informational graphics where customers can view them
- Compliance with Be Sea Otter Savvy operator guidelines for avoiding disturbance
- Participation in an education presentation showcasing sea otter behavior, natural history, conservation, defining harassment and disturbance and presenting Be Sea Otter Savvy guidelines for responsible viewing.
Look for the Be Sea Otter Savvy certification system to launch in spring of 2017. Follow us on Facebook to hear the latest news on our program. Already interested? Send us an email!