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Monterey Bay Aquarium - Teen Conservation Leader

Local Region:

Peninsula

Location:

886 Cannery Row
Monterey, CA 93940
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Phone:

(831) 648-4800

Email:

teenprograms@mbayaq.org

Contact Name:

Monterey Bay Aquarium

Website:

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Subjects:
Biology
Type:
Intern / Lab Volunteer
This program is "hands on."
Grades:
9-12
Fees / Stipend:
FREE
Dates:
Summer Only
June through mid-August

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3 months
Description:
The Teen Conservation Leader program provides an important volunteer service to the Aquarium, our guests and our communities. During a fun and intensive two-week training at the beginning of the summer, students learn basic marine biology and ocean conservation. Upon completion of the training, students provide exhibit interpretation for our guests. As a Teen Conservation Leader, students develop important job and life skills, build self-confidence and earn community service hours.

During their first summer, TCL students participate in the Guest Track. Students hone their interpretation skills and provide enriching guests experiences. Students become familiar with Aquarium stories and animals while sharing their passion for conservation. Applicants should have an interest in actively communicating with visitors of all ages and backgrounds.

Additional volunteer opportunities are available only to TCL volunteers who have participated in the summer program. These opportunities include assisting in special events at the Aquarium, supporting a variety of education programs, or interpreting exhibits for guests.

Recruitment for summer 2018 is now closed. Applications for summer 2019 will be available online January 2019.

(Text is taken or adapted from official program website)
Application:
Method:
Online/Website
Deadline:
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Citizenship
Required:
Residency
Required:
Other
Requirements:
•Grade level: Be currently enrolled in high school or entering high school next fall •Ages: 14 or older •Demonstrate an eagerness to learn and to work with people of all ages and backgrounds •Be proficient in English and comfortable with science vocabulary •Volunteer for eight-hour days (7:45 a.m.–4:30 p.m.) as assigned (approximately 100 hours during the summer) •Be available to attend all important program dates
Other Materials:
•Information meeting: early January •Application and Recommendation Form due: late January •Potential interviews: mid-March •Summer orientation: May •Required two-week training: early June •Summer program: June– mid August
Last updated Feb 2, 2018, 12:57 PM. Please check the official website link for the most accurate and current information to applying!