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Student Eco-Ambassadors (S.E.A) Program

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Student Eco-Ambassadors stop for a photo in front of a large tree while on a hike Aquarium of the Pacific
Visit a green iguana sanctuary and explore the rainforest.
Get hands on experience doing research and collecting data in the field.
Survey marine mammals including dolphins and manatees.
Learn about threats to sea turtles and conservation efforts.

Travel with us from the Aquarium of the Pacific to the coral reefs of Belize

The Aquarium of the Pacific’s Student Eco Ambassadors (SEA) program is a highly structured volunteer role that focuses on current global issues, while providing participants a unique opportunity to travel abroad. Ambassadors will become familiar with the conservation ecology of both land and ocean environments, then educate Aquarium visitors about the importance of these ecosystems. Finally, participants will travel to Belize to take part in an exciting conservation expedition. Please join us on this once-in-a-lifetime journey that blends volunteering, science, and leadership curriculum together with globetrotting adventure!


  • Skills needed to become an advocate for the environment.
  • An in-depth understanding of ecology, conservation, and environmental issues.
  • Hands on research and field experience.
  • Workplace and leadership skills.


  • Work with Aquarium staff to promote stewardship in our local community
  • Volunteer at the ECOMAR field station
  • Survey manatees and sea turtles
  • Snorkel marine reserves and learn about protected areas
  • Discover jungle plants and animals on guided hikes
  • Visit a green iguana conservation center

Program Details

Enrollment Deadline: March 15, 2019
S.E.A. Program Duration: May 2019 - July 2019
Program Schedule: Saturdays in May, June, and July from 10:00 AM- 3:00 PM
Age: 14-18 and currently enrolled in high school
Belize Travel: July 5, 2019- July 14, 2019
Program Cost: $3,990

Informational Meetings

  • December 16 2018 from 4:00 - 5:00PM

This is a free evening meeting that will discuss the details of the program as well as provide you and your parents with answers to questions you may have. We will cover the following topics:

  • Travel highlights
  • Safety Concerns
  • Accommodations
  • Environmental Science curriculum
  • Payment Deadlines
  • and more…

For more information, please contact Bethany Fortune at bfortune@lbaop.org or (562) 951-3142.