Requirements and orientation
Youth Ocean Advocates must be enrolled in grades 9–12 in a high school, Running Start or homeschool program at time of application.
We have a limited number of positions to fill each school year and summer. Potential Youth Ocean Advocates must attend one of our orientation sessions. At orientation, you’ll receive an application to fill out and return to the Aquarium. From the applicant pool, we’ll select individuals to interview for the program. Positions are filled based upon the applicant’s interview performance and application.
Orientations for our summer session will take place on Saturday, March 11 from 11am to noon and Wednesday, March 15 from 6pm to 7pm. You only need to attend one orientation to be considered for the summer session. To reserve your spot at orientation, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with the following information: your name, grade (must be a current student in grade 9–12), and date of orientation you prefer to attend. A parent or guardian is welcome but not required to attend orientation with you.
Accepted applicants are required to attend an initial training series, composed of four sessions in their entirety. Accepted applicants will choose which series of trainings to attend.
Summer training dates:
Training group A:
- Monday, May 1 from 5:30pm to 8:30pm
- Sunday, May 7 from 10am to 3pm
- Sunday, May 14 from 10am to 3pm
- Sunday, June 4 from 10am to 3pm
Training group B:
- Wednesday, May 10 from 5:30pm to 8:30pm
- Saturday, May 13 from 10am to 3pm
- Saturday, June 3 from 10am to 3pm
- Saturday, June 10 from 10am to 3pm
If you have specific questions about the Youth Ocean Advocates program, please contact us at email@example.com. We hope to meet you at an upcoming orientation!