FOAM’s major activity is to teach the public about wetlands, wildlife, and wastewater treatment through sponsoring educational events and projects for all ages.
Special Events for Children
Free events sponsored/co-sponsored by FOAM have included family nature craft activities at Godwit Days, ocean-related crafts, “mud walks” as part of Arcata’s Wildlife Biology Camp, Duck Day, and Take a Child Outside Day.
Special Tours, by Request
Aside from leading regular Saturday afternoon tours, FOAM provides volunteers to lead weekday tours for school or civic groups. Special tours are subject to volunteer availability and must be requested at least two weeks in advance. Check the guidelines for tours before you call or email.
Interpretive Signs and Displays
FOAM helped develop and fund some of the seven permanent exhibits in the Interpretive Center and many of the interpretive signs scattered throughout the Marsh.
Science Fair Awards
FOAM presents cash award(s) at the Humboldt County Science Fair for the best projects related to wetlands.
Arcata Marsh Bird of the Year Awards
In 2014, FOAM initiated awards to recognize rare avian species spotted within the boundaries of the Marsh. Finders of the Arcata Marsh Bird of the Year are given certificates at FOAM’s Annual Meeting.