Aquarium on Wheels Performance

Aquarium on Wheels

After-School Work-Study Experience

Recruitment for the 2018–2019 Aquarium on Wheels (AOW) program has ended. Thank you so much for your interest. Please check back in early Fall 2019 for the next recruitment period.

Participants learn about marine science and how it is applied in the Aquarium's conservation education department. Students put their knowledge to practical use, working in the Aquarium's galleries, presenting educational programs at Enoch Pratt Free Library branches in the summer and participating in field trips and conservation events. Students are paid an hourly stipend for all phases of the program.

Program Phases

Phase One - 10 weeks

Students meet three times weekly to learn about the animals at the Aquarium and their habitats.

Schedule

Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, 4:30 to 6:30 pm.

Some field trips and special events are held on Friday evenings and weekends.

Phase Two - 10 weeks

Students design an education program and begin working with the public in the Aquarium's galleries for special events.

Schedule

Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, 4:30 to 6:30 pm.

Saturday exhibit training for first-year students is held in March and April.

Some field trips and special events are held on Friday evenings and weekends, including an overnight field trip.

Phase Three - July and early August

Participants make educational presentations at Enoch Pratt Free Library branches and go on a few field trips.

Featuring: "Blue's Anatomy"
Blue's Anatomy Logo

In summer 2018, Aquarium on Wheels participants will present their play, "Blue's Anatomy," at Enoch Pratt Free Library branches, teaching younger students how pollution is affecting marine ecosystems through a performance, an animal encounter and interactive games and activities.

Aquarium on Wheels Summer Play Series is proudly presented by:

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