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Position: Seaquaria Assistant/Ecological Monitoring Volunteer
Organization: World Fisheries Trust
Location: Victoria, BC

About Us:

World Fisheries Trust is a Canadian, non-profit organization dedicated to the equitable and sustainable use and conservation of aquatic biodiversity. We act internationally with small-scale fisheries in Latin America and locally with environmental education including: the Seaquaria Ocean Education program, Gorge Waterway Nature House, Eco Learning Hive, and community-based environmental monitoring.

We are searching for outgoing and knowledgeable volunteer educators to assist with the delivery of school programs, tank monitoring and/or ecological monitoring. Volunteers will gain valuable experience and workplace skills in childhood education, environmental not for profits, and marine biology. There is a potential to grow within the organization, and we always strive to connect volunteers with interesting opportunities and various community initiatives. This is a group of people you want to get involved with!

The Seaquaria Education Assistant will:

  • Provide hands-on and inquiry based learning for students of all ages;
  • Assist with educational programs at the Gorge Waterway Nature House, in schools, and at beaches;
  • Educate youth on the vast biodiversity along our coast and the role these animals (and the students themselves!) have in ocean ecosystems;
  • Educate youth on the concept of a watershed and interconnectivity.

Further volunteering opportunities include:

  • Olympia oyster monitoring (adult surveys, reefball monitoring, spat count, etc.);
  • Herring monitoring (organizing data, creel surveys, etc.);
  • Cutthroat trout monitoring (organizing citizen scientists, habitat work, etc.);
  • Monitoring an information blog/bulletin (issues around plastics, the urban marine environment, etc.).

While no experience is necessary, prior knowledge of marine organism diversity, ecosystem functions, and experience with children are an asset!

How to Apply:

Applicants should send a resume and completed application package to volunteer mask worldfish.org* by August 10th, 2018. Please note that you will also need to submit a criminal record check. Upon successful application you will be invited to an orientation and training session.

For more information regarding our organization please visit our website at http://www.worldfish.org or our Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/SeaquariaOceanEducation

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GoodWork ID: 46521       Date posted to GoodWork.ca: Jul 18 2018