Marine Academy

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

Programs for Graduates of 8th-12th grade


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.

OFFERED MORNINGS: Weeks 5, 6, 8, 10

PRICE: $225, $203 members


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. Campers will enjoy a kayak trip and two snorkel excursions to test out field techniques such as using a seine net and gathering specimens.

OFFERED AFTERNOONS: Weeks 3, 5, 6, 8, 10

PRICE: $225, $203 members


ADVANCED MARINE BIOLOGY – SCUBA DIVING

This is an all-day program designed to immerse you into marine biology. This program introduces participants to the basic principles of scuba diving and equipment.* For one session during the week, students get to put on actual scuba gear and discover scuba in a pool. Students will have the opportunity to spend time at Clearwater Marine Aquarium, our offsite rehabilitation center**, and local nature parks. Participants will kayak and snorkel to learn first-hand about the local estuary.

*The scuba session is supervised by certified scuba instructors. No previous experience is necessary.
**Visits to the rehabilitation center only available if no animal is being rehabilitated.

OFFERED AFTERNOON: Week 2

PRICE: $450, $405 members


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

Marine Academy programs

Individual programs will offer the same educational content in each offered session with slight variations from week to week.

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!

Advanced Marine Biology program: Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

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

Registration is now open!

Register Now

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

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. (September-May)
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!

  • Date Format: MM slash DD slash YYYY
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

Programs for Graduates of 8th-12th grade


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.

OFFERED MORNINGS: Weeks 5, 6, 8, 10

PRICE: $225, $203 members


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. Campers will enjoy a kayak trip and two snorkel excursions to test out field techniques such as using a seine net and gathering specimens.

OFFERED AFTERNOONS: Weeks 3, 5, 6, 8, 10

PRICE: $225, $203 members


ADVANCED MARINE BIOLOGY – SCUBA DIVING

This is an all-day program designed to immerse you into marine biology. This program introduces participants to the basic principles of scuba diving and equipment.* For one session during the week, students get to put on actual scuba gear and discover scuba in a pool. Students will have the opportunity to spend time at Clearwater Marine Aquarium, our offsite rehabilitation center**, and local nature parks. Participants will kayak and snorkel to learn first-hand about the local estuary.

*The scuba session is supervised by certified scuba instructors. No previous experience is necessary.
**Visits to the rehabilitation center only available if no animal is being rehabilitated.

OFFERED AFTERNOON: Week 2

PRICE: $450, $405 members


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

Marine Academy programs

Individual programs will offer the same educational content in each offered session with slight variations from week to week.

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.

Advanced Marine Biology program: Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

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

Registration is Now Open!

Register Now

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. (September-May)
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!

  • Date Format: MM slash DD slash YYYY

 

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