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Archive: Job Shadow Class: Mammalogist

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Want to be an animal trainer when you grow up?

Do you need to learn about a career for a school assignment, or are you interested in a job in the animal care field? The Job Shadow series of classes at the Aquarium is perfect for either. We have four unique 3-hour classes that are sure to give you the inside scoop on a career in marine biology. Take the entire series, or just pick one.

Job shadow Classes are led by Aquarium Educators and include opportunities to interact with animal care staff.

Mammalogist:

This Job Shadow Class takes a closer look at the fascinating and competitive field of marine mammal training. During this 3-hour class participants will:

  • Hear from our marine mammal staff what it takes to do their jobs
  • Learn some of the common hand signals our trainers use while training our mammals
  • Visit various behind-the-scenes locations
  • Feed the sea otters behind-the-scenes*

Other activities may include:

  • Observe sea otters on exhibit while looking for discrete otter behaviors
  • Observe a seal and sea lion feed
  • Prepare food for the seals and sea lions
  • Meet some of the program animals our mammalogists also train
  • Practice training using positive reinforcement techniques on a classmate

*The Aquarium reserves the right to change the animal interactions without notice due to animal safety, exhibit maintenance, or animal health reasons.

Participants must wear closed-toe shoes for behind the scenes access!

Sea lion headshot
Archived Event Information
When Saturday, Mar 3, 2018 | 9:00 AM–12:00 PM Sunday, Mar 18, 2018 | 9:00 AM–12:00 PM Saturday, May 5, 2018 | 9:00 AM–12:00 PM Sunday, May 20, 2018 | 9:00 AM–12:00 PM Saturday, Sep 1, 2018 | 9:00 AM–12:00 PM Sunday, Sep 16, 2018 | 9:00 AM–12:00 PM
Cost $39.00 per student
$35.00 for Aquarium members
Aquarium admission not included
Ages Ages 13-17
RSVP (562) 590-3100. Pre-registration and pre-payment required on all experiences unless noted. Cancellations made 72 hours before the program will receive a full refund. Cancellations made less than 72 hours before a program will still be charged the full program price.
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Any child requiring the use of an EpiPen must have a completed FAAECP signed by their doctor in order to participate in Aquarium programming.

Any child requiring the use of an EpiPen must have a completed FAAECP signed by their doctor in order to participate in Aquarium programming.