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Summer Nature Program Assistant

Spend a week discovering the New Jersey Shore in a fun and hands-on way by directly assisting our Summer Nature Program Instructors as they engage children age 4-13 in science experimentation and exploration, playing games, going on field trips, exploring the beach, creating arts and crafts, and much more!

When:  Late June – Mid August.
Eligibility: Junior Volunteer. Responsible, mature, and enjoys working with children. First day expectations and responsibilities provided.
Required Commitment: Minimum of 1 complete week M-F from 9:30-12:00 or 9:30-2:00 daily.

To get involved in this volunteer opportunity, please contact education@wetlandsinstitute.org with your volunteer interest and details on eligibility and availability.

Aquarium Teaching and Touch Tank Educator

There is no better way to learn about the local creatures found in the salty waters of the ocean or back-bays than to experience them firsthand!  Volunteers in this area will spend the majority of their time educating the public about local fish, invertebrates and turtles species by providing demonstrations and answering questions at our aquarium and terrapin station teaching and touch tanks.  Volunteers should anticipate occasional assistance with aquarium care and cleaning. 

When:  Year-round.
Eligibility: Junior Volunteer. A Guide to the Animals in the Aquarium and shadow training will be provided.
Required Commitment: Minimum of 20 hours throughout the year.

To get involved in this volunteer opportunity, please contact education@wetlandsinstitute.org with your volunteer interest and details on eligibility and availability.