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

Travel with us from the Aquarium of the Pacific to the rainforests of Ecuador

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 share what they’ve learned with communities in the Amazon Rainforest during their visit to Ecuador.

In partnership with Me to We, the Student Eco Ambassador program provides students with the opportunity to build the lifelong skills needed to become globally conscious citizens. Please join us on this once-in-a-lifetime journey by taking part in a program that blends science and leadership curriculum together with globetrotting adventure!

Learn

  • Skills needed to become an advocate for the environment.
  • An in-depth understanding of ecology, conservation and environmental issues, and solutions.
  • Environmental impacts on land, sea, people, the economy and the environment.
  • Workplace and leadership skills.

Teach

  • Scientific concepts to the Aquarium’s guests.
  • Amazonian Communities about the ocean and its inhabitants.

Take Action

  • Make connections by volunteering on a community project.
  • Conduct an investigation and record your observations in the rainforest.
  • Empower and challenge yourself.
  • Inspire the Amazonian community to become stewards of the ocean.
  • Come back and inspire others with your story.

PROGRAM DETAILS:

  • Enrollment Deadline: January 31, 2018
  • S.E.A. Program Duration: March 2018 - August 2018
  • Program Schedule: 5 hours on each first and third Saturday of the month from 10:00 AM- 3:00 PM
  • Age: 15-17 (at the time of the trip)
  • Ecuador Travel: June 20-July 3, 2018
  • Program Cost: $5,750

Informational Meetings

  • November 5, 2017 from 5:30-6:30PM
  • December 3, 2017 from 5:30-6:30PM

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…

To request an application, or for questions, please contact Raelene Child, Manager of Youth Volunteers & Internships at: rchild@lbaop.org, or 562-951-3126.