Marine Academy

Student Career Shadow Program

Ever wonder what it would be like to work at a working marine animal hospital? Join us for our new teen career shadow experience! This experience gives you an inside look at aquarium careers. Meet aquarium personnel, participate in activities, and explore behind the scenes. Learn about Clearwater Marine Aquarium’s research and conservation programs, education, and animal husbandry.

Offered: Second Saturday of each month.
Time: 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Price: $49.95
Ages: 15-18
To register: Please call: 727-441-1790 ext. 262 or fill out the form below to be contacted.

Interested in the Student Shadow Program?

Contact us to find out more!

Summer Program Offerings

Join us for a hands-on, immersive, career focused learning experience for high school students. Learn about ocean wildlife from the animal care professionals that care for them every day at our working marine animal hospital. Directly interact with sea turtle biologists, marine animal veterinarian technicians, rescue team personnel, and dolphin care team members. Learn about field techniques from marine biologists, CMA dolphin researchers, and educational staff as you participate in scientific activities.

Programs


CAREER SHADOW PROGRAM

Ever wonder what it would be like to work at a working marine animal
hospital? Join us for our week long teen career shadow experience! This experience gives you an inside look at
aquarium careers. Meet aquarium personnel, participate in activities, and explore behind the scenes. Learn about
Clearwater Marine Aquarium’s research and conservation programs, education, and animal husbandry.
(15-hour program)

OFFERED MORNINGS: Weeks 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
PRICE: $185, $167 members and pass holders


FIELD SCIENTIST

Want to get your feet wet in marine sciences? Come join us at Clearwater Marine Aquarium for
an introduction to equipment and techniques marine biologists use in the field. We will travel to a local nature park to
conduct an environmental survey. Participants will enjoy a kayak trip and two snorkel excursions to test out field
techniques; such as using a seine net and gathering specimens.
(15 – hour Program)

OFFERED AFTERNOONS: Weeks 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
PRICE: $185, $167 members and pass holders


INTRO TO SCUBA

Love snorkeling? Want to try SCUBA diving? This camp introduces the basic principles of
SCUBA, underwater communication, and equipment. Tour CMA’s dive locker and speak to members of our dive team.
For one session during the week, you will get to put on actual SCUBA gear and dive in a SCUBA shop pool.
The SCUBA session is supervised by a certified SCUBA instructor. No previous experience required.

OFFERED AFTERNOON: Week 2
PRICE: $220, $200 members and pass holders


Discounted pricing is available to those members or pass holders with a non-expired membership/pass at the Family of 4 Level or higher.

PROGRAM TIMES

student shadow program

Morning Session: Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Afternoon Session: Monday through Friday 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

*Enroll in both sessions for a full day experience.

CMA MARINE ACADEMY CERTIFICATE OF PARTICIPATION

At the completion of this one-week program earn either a 15-hour program or a 30-hour program
Clearwater Marine Aquarium Marine Academy Certificate of Participation.

Registration begins in January.

Direct any questions to the Supervisor of Education Programs at 727-441-1790 ext. 270 or email [email protected]

Career Shadow Program

Student Career Shadow Program

Ever wonder what it would be like to work at a working marine animal hospital? Join us for our new teen career shadow experience! This experience gives you an inside look at aquarium careers. Meet aquarium personnel, participate in activities, and explore behind the scenes. Learn about Clearwater Marine Aquarium’s research and conservation programs, education, and animal husbandry.

Offered: Second Saturday of each month.
Time: 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Price: $49.95
Ages: 15-18
To register: Please call: 727-441-1790 ext. 262 or fill out the form below to be contacted.

Interested in the Student Shadow Program?

Contact us to find out more!

Summer Programs

Summer Program Offerings

Join us for a hands-on, immersive, career focused learning experience for high school students. Learn about ocean wildlife from the animal care professionals that care for them every day at our working marine animal hospital. Directly interact with sea turtle biologists, marine animal veterinarian technicians, rescue team personnel, and dolphin care team members. Learn about field techniques from marine biologists, CMA dolphin researchers, and educational staff as you participate in scientific activities.

Programs


CAREER SHADOW PROGRAM

Ever wonder what it would be like to work at a working marine animal
hospital? Join us for our week long teen career shadow experience! This experience gives you an inside look at
aquarium careers. Meet aquarium personnel, participate in activities, and explore behind the scenes. Learn about
Clearwater Marine Aquarium’s research and conservation programs, education, and animal husbandry.
(15-hour program)

OFFERED MORNINGS: Weeks 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
PRICE: $185, $167 members and pass holders


FIELD SCIENTIST

Want to get your feet wet in marine sciences? Come join us at Clearwater Marine Aquarium for
an introduction to equipment and techniques marine biologists use in the field. We will travel to a local nature park to
conduct an environmental survey. Participants will enjoy a kayak trip and two snorkel excursions to test out field
techniques; such as using a seine net and gathering specimens.
(15 – hour Program)

OFFERED AFTERNOONS: Weeks 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
PRICE: $185, $167 members and pass holders


INTRO TO SCUBA

Love snorkeling? Want to try SCUBA diving? This camp introduces the basic principles of
SCUBA, underwater communication, and equipment. Tour CMA’s dive locker and speak to members of our dive team.
For one session during the week, you will get to put on actual SCUBA gear and dive in a SCUBA shop pool.
The SCUBA session is supervised by a certified SCUBA instructor. No previous experience required.

OFFERED AFTERNOON: Week 2
PRICE: $220, $200 members and pass holders


Discounted pricing is available to those members or pass holders with a non-expired membership/pass at the Family of 4 Level or higher.

PROGRAM TIMES

student shadow program

Morning Session: Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Afternoon Session: Monday through Friday 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

*Enroll in both sessions for a full day experience.

CMA MARINE ACADEMY CERTIFICATE OF PARTICIPATION

At the completion of this one-week program earn either a 15-hour program or a 30-hour program
Clearwater Marine Aquarium Marine Academy Certificate of Participation.

Registration begins in January.

Direct any questions to the Supervisor of Education Programs at 727-441-1790 ext. 270 or email [email protected]

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