Aquarium on Wheels

Aquarium on Wheels

After-School Work-Study Experience

The National Aquarium is currently recruiting high school students for the 2017-18 Aquarium on Wheels program (AOW). Applicants must meet employment eligibility requirements and be at least 14 years old by the first day of work, which is tentatively set for October 30 ,2017.

Participants learn about marine science and how it is applied in the Aquarium’s Conservation Education Department. Students put their knowledge to practical use, working in the Aquarium’s galleries, presenting education programs at Enoch Pratt Free Library branches in the summer, participating in eco-field trips and conservation events. Students are paid an hourly stipend for all phases of the program.

Program Phases

Phase One - 10 weeks

Students meet three times weekly to learn about the Aquarium’s animals and exhibits.

Schedule

Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, 4:30 - 6:30pm.

Some field trips and special events on Friday evenings and weekends.

Phase Two - 10 weeks

Students design an education program and begin working with the general public in the Aquarium’s galleries for special events.

Schedule

Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, 4:30 - 6:30pm.

Saturday exhibit training for first-year students in March and April.

Some field trips and special events on Friday evenings and weekends, including an overnight field trip.

Phase Three - July and early August

Educational presentations are made at area Enoch Pratt Free Library branches as part of the summer reading program and occasional field trips.

Featuring:

Justice for the Chesapeake Bay

Aquarium On Wheels at Enoch Pratt Free Library In summer 2017, Aquarium on Wheels participants were proud to present their play, "Justice for the Chesapeake Bay." Learn about our local ecosystem through a performance, an animal encounter, and interactive games and activities.



Aquarium on Wheels Summer Play Series is proudly presented by:


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