Do you like science, animals and people? If so, consider applying for our Aquarium Docent program. Our aquarium features fishing cats, Asian small-clawed otters, African penguins, stingrays, sharks, an anaconda and lots of fish! Aquarium docents help us greet, interact with and educate our visitors in the aquarium. Being a docent requires good people skills, a love of animals and the ability to retain information. You'll interact with our visitors during every shift and contribute to their positive experiences here at the GSC. You’ll share important conservation messages with our guests, an essential part of how we meet our mission to inspire scientific curiosity and encourage personal discovery about life and the natural world.
“Being an aquarium docent allows me the chance to learn, educate and socialize with members of my local community. It combines my passion for science with my love for animals while granting me opportunities to involve myself with great causes.”-Paulette Wyatt, Aquarium Docent since February 2015
Interview/Scavenger Hunt Deadline
Class: 6:00 - 8:00pm
Post Class Assessment Deadline
Mentor Shift Deadline
Solo Shift Deadline
*May not complete any hours in August due to starting so late. Expected to complete 6 hours per month starting in September.
**Required to complete at least 1 shift in October. Expected to complete 6 hours per month starting in November.
A docent is a volunteer educator. Docents are a visible part of the GSC team and interact directly with our visitors every day. Aquarium docents have two main responsibilities: monitoring our stingray touch tank and talking about important conservation messages related to our animals at each exhibit in the aquarium.
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