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Oregon Coast Aquarium Offers Youth Work Program
|Youth interpreters at the Oregon Coast Aquarium are having a whale
of a time.
(Newport, Oregon) - The Oregon Coast Aquarium is looking
for teenagers to join its Youth Work Experience Program. Young people
have an opportunity to explore the fascinating world of marine science
and share their knowledge as Aquarium interpreters. Youth volunteers spend
24 hours in training learning about marine science, marine animals, and
conservation. Successful completion of training can earn young people
three transferable college credits from the Oregon Coast Community College
and high school credit in some high schools as well.
"Our Work Experience participants are a valuable component
of our Volunteer Team here at the Aquarium," said Chris Stanbery,
Aquarium Youth Programs Coordinator. "These exciting programs offer
young people the chance to gain experience in many different areas of
aquarium operation including interpreting to the public, working with
the animals, behind the scenes and improving communication and public
speaking skills. All of our programs offer the opportunity to work, learn,
and be part of a great team."
Experience students acquire a variety of skills to expand upon their area
of focus. They study the Aquarium’s marine animal collection and
the Oregon coast’s natural history. After completing the training,
youth volunteers work with the public as interpreters or behind the scenes
with aquarium staff, working two 4.5 hour shifts a week, sharing their
knowledge and skills with Aquarium guests.
Benefits include educational work experience, references,
complimentary passes, and discounts in the Aquarium gift shop and cafe.
After completing 50 hours of service, Work Experience students can apply
for a membership to the Aquarium, which allows family members and one
other guest. Students may receive credit toward graduation for their work
in career related learning experiences including school-to-work, internships,
technology based learning and service learning.
Stanbery encourages young people who would like to join
the Youth Work Experience Program to apply. Enrollment is open now through
August 22 and interviews will be conducted through August 27. Interested
youths may pick up an application at the Aquarium, call 541-867-3474 x
5312 or email Chris Stanbery, Youth Programs Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org
for more information.
Oregon Coast Aquarium. 2820 SE Ferry Slip Rd. Newport,
Oregon. 541.867.3474. www.aquarium.org
Other Events at Oregon Coast Aquarium
- August 2. Youth Adventure Travel Camp. Explore the best the Pacific
Northwest coast has to offer. Go beach seigning, take a wildlife-watching
boat trip, go on a guided tour of the Newport fishing docks, come up close
and personal with Aquarium animals, go on a scavenger hunt, sleep with
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in price. Ages 12 – 15. 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. (31st), 9 a.m. –
Midnight (1st), Midnight – 9am (2nd) $135 nonmembers/$115 members.
Please register in advance by calling 541-867-3474 Ext. 5301.
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9 a.m. $55 nonmembers, $45 members. Please register in advance by calling
541-867-3474 Ext. 5301.
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- 1:30 p.m. $30 members, $35 nonmembers. Please make reservations in advance
by calling 541-867-3474 Ext. 2313.
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