Teen Education Volunteer

Teen Education Volunteer

Help us protect & restore our blue planet

Do you want to make an impact in your local and global communities? Join The Florida Aquarium’s Teen Education Volunteer Program as they help support our mission to entertain, educate, and inspire Aquarium guests! Most training will be given at The Florida Aquarium, with some readings and online trainings to be completed at home. At least one information session must be attended by applicant and their parent / guardian before being accepted into the Teen Education Volunteer program.


SEA League

This program is designed to empower teens to take action for the ocean and the natural environment. Student Environmental Action League members meet at least monthly to discuss opportunities for teens to participate in internal and external Aquarium events. 


Full Program Description 




For more information about these programs please contact Rebecca Hughes at rhughes@flaquarium.org.

Teen Education Volunteer

Teen Education Volunteers support the Education Department on the public Aquarium exhibit pathway. Teen Education Volunteers may serve at interpretive displays sharing biofacts with guests, at our interactive animal touch pools, or other areas along the public exhibit pathway.


Applicants must:

  • Complete essay, application form, and recommendation form.
  • Attend an information session (see dates and times below.)
  • If selected, commit to attend all four training sessions (see below.)
  • Be between 16 and 18 years of age and enrolled in high school
  • Commit to serving eight (8) hours per month for at least six (6) months
  • Be passionate about educating the public and engaging them with conservation-based messaging

This program is recommended for those who are considering a career in education, environmental sciences, conservation, public speaking, or other related fields. 

Informational Sessions

Date Time
August 7, 2019 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
August 10, 2019 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.


Training Classes (must attend one of each)

Training Date Time
Part 1 September 18 OR 21, 2019 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Part 2 September 25 OR 28, 2019 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Part 3 October 2 OR 5, 2019 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Part 4 October 9 OR 12, 2019 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.


Essay Topics

Application Form

Recommendation Form

Junior Educator

This program is designed to support the Education Department during the summer, in AquaCamps and on the Aquarium's exhibit pathway during summer. Junior Educators will serve with camp for one full day per week and on the public exhibit pathway one full day per week.

Applicants must be:

  • Between 14 & 17 years of age and enrolled in high school
  • Able to commit to a dedicated two-day-per-week schedule for the duration of the summer (June 3 - August 9)
  • Passionate about working with children and the public and engaging them with conservation-based messaging.