NaGISA in Niceville, Florida

Summer Science campers in New England aren’t the only teens learning the NaGISA protocol! Click here to read about high school students in Niceville, Florida performing subtidal NaGISA sampling. During this year’s Teen Ocean Summit we will participate in a video conference with the Florida students to find out more about their experiences around the world, ask questions about their data, and make connections between their sampling sites and ours. From the rocky intertidal zone to the sandy beaches, we’re all connected!

Job Opportunity: Science Program Director, Florida

Seacamp Association, Inc. has an opening for Science Program Director.  This is a management position that requires excellent communication and supervisory skills, sound judgment, initiative, and flexibility.  To apply please send a cover letter, resume/CV, official transcripts, and three professional references to:

Science Program Director Search

Seacamp Association, Inc.

1300 Big Pine Ave.

Big Pine Key, FL 33043

Job Opportunity: Director, Center for School and Public Programs – Florida

Mote Marine Laboratory has an opportunity for a passionate marine science educator with a track record of successful program development and evaluation to lead a creative, collaborative, and committed education work group. The Director of the Center for School and Public Programs will define and implement the vision and goals for the on-site education programs at Mote Marine Laboratory’s main campus in Sarasota and at appropriate field stations.  Full description here

Job Opportunity – Marine Education Internship, Florida

The Smithsonian Marine Ecosystems Exhibit in Fort Pierce, Florida is located on the Indian River Lagoon (IRL), the most diverse estuary in the U.S., and less than one mile from the Atlantic Ocean. This unique educational facility provides a window into these underwater worlds, offering a variety of hands-on experiences to daily visitors, as well as programming opportunities.  The responsibilities of the Education Intern are to interpret to visitors in the gallery and at the touch tank, lead educational programs for school and community groups, assist with special events, and create educational displays. The education intern may also assist aquarium husbandry staff with routine duties, such as tank monitoring, feedings and specimen collection, as needed. Additional objectives can be developed with education staff based on intern’s personal interests, strengths and/or experience.

Experience working in an informal education setting (preferred) and/or coursework in science education, a demonstrated ability in effectively communicating with others, a strong interest in marine science, and a willingness/ability to maintain a flexible schedule, including weekends and some holidays. Must be currently enrolled in college courses or a recent (within past 6 months) graduate.

Please submit a cover letter and current resume (limited to 3 pages) to Cristin Ryan no later than Thursday, December 30, 2010.

16-week, full-time (Feb – May) $6000

CONTACT Cristin Ryan, Marine Biology Educator, Smithsonian Marine Station , 01 Seaway Drive, Fort Pierce, FL 34949 772.465.3271

Job Opportunity: Seasonal Marine Instructors, Florida

MarineLab is seeking seasonal marine science instructors for the spring and summer of 2011.  With a waterfront facility that provides quick access to the marine ecosystem, instructors will lead student groups from the 5th grade through college in discovery adventures via a blend of ecology discussions, hands-on investigations and snorkeling field observations. Duties will include operating a 26′ twin-hull boat while leading snorkeling field trips and investigating marine communities; supervising students in the water; and maintaining the lab and equipment. Positions are seasonal from February 9th through July 19th, 2011. Download the online application available from and send the requested materials by November 30, 2010.

Job Opening: Marine Science Educator II, Florida

Mote Marine Laboratory has an opening for a dedicated and enthusiastic marine science educator to work within a creative, collaborative, and committed education work group. The Marine Science Educator II will work closely with the School and Public Programs Coordinators, under the supervision of the Center Director, to teach and assist in the development of on-site and outreach educational programs based at Mote field stations around Florida. Programs can occur on land, boats, and in the water. This position will be specifically tasked with 1) developing and teaching custom programs with various partnership schools; 2) developing Mommy and Me programming for 2-5 year olds; 3) developing programming and curricula for schools and underserved audiences; and 4) coordinating CSP volunteers for school, public, and community outreach programs (among other duties). Tim Oldread , Director, Center for School and Public Programs ,