Education Volunteer

Education Volunteer

An aquarium biologist holds a baby american alligator while a young girl smiles and listens to the educational talk

EDUCATE AND INSPIRE


 

Join our team of engaging Education Volunteers! The Florida Aquarium’s Education team is excited to be opening a training program for new volunteers to learn about the animals that live at the Aquarium so that they can effectively share their stories with our guests and help inspire them to protect and restore our blue planet! 

 

All new Education Volunteers must participate in an information session, as well as a series of four training classes. The dates for our next information sessions and training classes are below.


ONSITE OPPORTUNITIES

THE FLORIDA AQUARIUM, DOWNTOWN TAMPA

New Education Volunteers onsite at The Florida Aquarium in downtown Tampa will start off at our touch experiences, assisting guests and helping to ensure animal safety. From there, they will be able to learn to deliver informal and formal talks, interpret at specific habitats, and share their love of the natural environment with our guests!


OFFSITE OPPORTUNITIES

TAMPA ELECTRIC'S MANATEE VIEWING CENTER, APOLLO BEACH

Education Volunteers who participate in offsite opportunities will interact and educate the public visitors to Tampa Electric's Manatee Viewing Center's Cownose Cove stingray touch exhibit. 

Offsite Opportunities


Information Sessions

(Attend one)

Wednesday, August 7 | 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. 

Saturday, August 10 | 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. 

Thursday, November 21 | 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. 


Training Classes

(Attendance required at one of each session. All sessions take place (10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.) 

 

Upcoming Education training sessions will be offered in January and February, 2020.

 

If you have any questions, or for more information, please contact Rebecca Hughes, rhughes@flaquarium.org, for more information.