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 be filled out and returned 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.
The next orientations, for our summer session, are scheduled to take place:
- Sunday, March 8, 3–4pm at the Seattle Aquarium;
- Wednesday, March 11, 6–7pm at the Seattle Aquarium.
If accepted, you’ll be required to attend an initial training series of four sessions. We have two training series to choose from; you’ll indicate your availability for training on your application.
Training Series A
Tuesday, April 28, 5–8pm
Saturday, May 9, 10am–3pm
Saturday, May 23, 10am–3pm
Saturday, May 30, 10am–3pm
Training Series B
Monday, May 4, 5–8pm
Sunday, May 10, 10am–3pm
Sunday, May 24, 10am–3pm
Sunday, May 31, 10am–3pm
If you have specific questions about the Youth Ocean Advocates program, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We hope to meet you at an upcoming orientation!