The New England Aquarium is excited to offer Careers in Science programming to area youth who are interested in a future marine-related career. These programs feature women and men in the marine science field who speak about their work in a series of presentations and activities. By introducing middle and high school students to professionals working within the science field, participants can start to see themselves in these same roles and understand what skills they will need to develop to enter these careers. Each program provides students with ideas on possible career paths, activities designed to showcase aspects of various jobs and highlight opportunities at the New England Aquarium and other local organizations that can get participants started on the right path. All programs are free and open to any students with generous support given by the Lowell Foundation.

 

Open to students from 7th through 12th grades, participants will be able to tailor their experience to their own interests. Attend one lecture or all of them. Each program includes the chance to hear from a panel of Aquarium staff members on a particular skill or topic. Staff will be on hand for questions and discussion following the presentation. A short, hands-on activity will allow participants to practice some of the skills they have just learned about. Snacks and dinner are provided at no cost.

This is a program designed for individual students, school groups, scouts or youth groups. Each person in the group should register themselves. Look for the link under each program date to register.

 

Working on Local Marine Issues

April 10
4 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Harborside Learning Lab

Presenter Scott Dowd, Senior Aquarist, with participants from the Live Blue Ambassadors Program will share their experience helping local herring species complete their migration from the ocean to Whitman’s Pond in Weymouth, MA to spawn. Also joining the panel will be Bill Murphy, Senior Aquarist, who will talk about a special red bellied turtle program here at the Aquarium.

Click here to register.


Art and Science

May 8
4 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Harborside Learning Lab

Ever wonder how the Aquarium re-creates the habitats that our animals live in, like coral reefs? With the help of great artists and scientists, they are able to make our exhibits as close to the real thing as possible.

Click here to register.

 

Coastal Ecology: Learning at the Beach

June 5
4 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Harborside Learning Lab

Going to the beach this summer? This lecture will help you identify some exciting aspect to any beach visit besides making sand castles.

Click here to register.

 

Invasive Creatures in our Ocean

July 10
4 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Harborside Learning Lab

Many animals you find in New England have origins from other places around the world. Learn more about two specific creatures causing some problems in the Atlantic Ocean – Asian shore crabs and lionfish.

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Training and working with Marine Mammals

August 7
4 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Harborside Learning Lab

Have you thought about a career training and working with dolphins, seals or other marine mammals? During this lecture, staff will be on hand to share the work they have done at the Aquarium and other location to make sure their animals are given the proper food, medical care and exercise each day.

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Keep checking back as new programs are being added each season!

 

Contact

Please email Gina Parente at gparente@neaq.org for more information or questions. To join the Career Pathways e-mail list, please e-mail Lucy Indge at lindge@neaq.org.