*A weekly commitment of at least three hours a week between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., with a minimum three-month commitment.
Learning is an ongoing process, training will be provided.
Learn about fish and invertebrates from the estuary, by helping our staff with aquarium maintenance aimed at keeping our live teaching collection in the healthiest condition possible, in pristine-looking exhibit tanks. Includes cleaning and maintenance of tanks and life-support filtration systems.
Fish Feeding - includes understanding nutritional requirements of fish, preparing diets, and feeding of aquarium animals under the guidance of our Aquarist and Education Specialist.
Individuals must meet the following qualifications and interview with the Volunteer Specialist and the Aquarist before being considered for training:
- Individual must be at least 16, with interest in environmental studies, biology or aquariums
- Aquarium experience preferred but not required
- Good observation skills
- The ability to communicate verbally, with enthusiasm to help guests learn about the animals and their habitats
- The ability to follow detailed instructions