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5th Massachusetts Green Career Conference Presentation: Green Career Pipelines and Internships

5th Massachusetts Green Career Conference Presentation: Green Career Pipelines and Internships



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  • Gina Parente Education Program and Lecture Coordinator The New England Aquarium Career Pathways: A workshop to explore marine careers ______________________
  • The New England Aquarium -  Opened in 1969 on the Boston waterfront as one of the world s first modern aquariums. -  One of the top cultural institutions in New England with over 1 million people visiting each year. -  We have more than our animals! The NEAq is worldwide with researchers, conservation outreach, rescue & rehab programs, school visits and much more! -  One of the top locations in Boston for weddings!
  • Our Mission The New England Aquarium -  Combines education, entertainment and action to address the most challenging problems facing the oceans. - Provide programs that inspire, inform and empower our visitors to take action and mobilize others to protect the blue planet. - Help people to see themselves as ocean stewards and members of a community
  • Careers at The New England Aquarium • Marine Mammal Trainers • Aquarist - various exhibits • IMAX • Development and Fundraising • Finance and Accounting • Marketing and Communications • Human Resources • Conservation • Research • Lobsters, Coral, Hermit Crabs, whale poop and much more! • Facilities Management • Rescue & Rehab • Group Sales and Reservations • Events Management • Education • Teen Programs • Camp • Outreach and Community Programs • Visitor Education • Teacher Services
  • Career Pathways in Marine Science - A free monthly program with topics ranging from working with animals like sea turtles, sharks and seals to doing research in the field. - For students in 7th – 12th grade - Show the wide variety of jobs that are needed to run the Aquarium with hands-on activities - Making connections between current Aquarium staff and students around Boston and beyond. - Showcase the many career options that relate to the ocean and protecting the blue planet.
  • This is what a career in marine science looks like….
  • Opportunities for everyone at the NEAq! Live Blue Ambassadors (Free) Marine Biologist in Training (Cost) Aquarium Lecture Series (Free) Harbor Discoveries Summer Camp (Cost/Paid) Teen Internships and Volunteering (Some paid) and….. Career Pathways! (Free)
  • There are opportunities everywhere! - Work on a boat - Volunteer at an animal shelter - Become a fish hobbyist – get a fish tank - Learn to SCUBA Dive - Write about your observations in nature - Take pictures; leave only footprints - Don t just sit in the sun when you go to the beach! - Look local for opportunities – parks, community center, vet office etc.
  • Youth Development Programs www.neaq.org/teens www.facebook.com/neaq.teens teens@neaq.org