Summer Teen Ambassador Program

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Now accepting applications for 2021!

LOVE the environment? Want to share your passion?

Florida Oceanographic Society has summer volunteer opportunities for teens ages 15-17.  For more information contact Rosemary Badger, Volunteer Coordinator, at rbadger@floridaocean.org or 772-225-0505 ext 109. 

Florida Oceanographic Society’s Summer Teen Ambassador Program is a competitive summer program for high school students interested in pursuing careers in marine or environmental sciences and for those who love the ocean and want to learn how they can help protect it! Participants follow their passion while volunteering with Florida Oceanographic to work to protect and preserve our local waterways.

CONSERVATION AMBASSADORS 

Ideal for students who prefer hands-on conservation and advocacy activities and working in small groups and independently. Participants will work with staff to learn more about our local waters and what we can do to help save them.  Activities will include both group and independent beach cleanups, oyster restoration events, and virtual classes.  Participants will be required to commit to Thursdays from June 10-July 1 from 9am-12pm, with time for additional independent projects. Deadline to apply is May 9th. 

All Prospective Applicants Should:

  • Be at least 15 years old by May 9th, 2021
  • Be enthusiastic, passionate and motivated
  • Be able to work outdoors in all conditions
  • Be comfortable working with others

Florida Oceanographic Society is currently accepting applications.  Any high school student interested should complete the online volunteer application, submit 2 teacher recommendations, (one must be from a science teacher and teachers may email us the recommendations directly), and a one-page essay of your related experience and interest in Florida’s coastal ecosystems. Previous participants need to send an email of intent to Rosemary Badger at rbadger@floridaocean.org.  Students will be selected based on a combination of their application, essay, and teacher recommendations. All application material must be received by May 9th, 2021.

April 1st-May 9th - applications accepted

May 20th - applicants notified of acceptance

June 2nd - all paperwork must be signed and returned

June 10th-July 1st - Teen Conservation Ambassador Program

Upon acceptance, a $15 fee will be assessed to cover program expenses, FOS volunteer shirt and training materials. (Scholarships available)