Careers in Science Programs
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.
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.