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Aquarium Feeding Specialist

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ORGANIZATION: Smithsonian at the St. Lucie County Aquarium

  • 57 people are interested
Queen angelfish
This queen angelfish inhabits our 2,500 living Caribbean Coral Reef Model Ecosystem.

Aquarium feeding specialist volunteers will work with Smithsonian aquarists to feed the animals in six large (500+ gallons) saltwater Model Ecosystem aquariums and other small tanks. Duties include weighing, cutting, measuring, feeding and stocking food items for marine fishes and invertebrates. Food items may include pellets, flakes, liquid supplements, and frozen foods such as squid, shrimp, fish and scallops. Candidates should be detail-oriented with the ability to work independently. No prior experience is required.

This position has a minimum time commitment of one day per week from 9:30am-11:30am for a minimum of three months. Shifts are available seven days a week. Minimum age is 16.

Please note that all volunteers are required to undergo fingerprinting and a background check.

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About Smithsonian at the St. Lucie County Aquarium

Location:

420 Seaway Dr., Fort Pierce, FL 34949, US

Mission Statement

The Smithsonian at the St. Lucie County Aquarium is dedicated to educating the general public and school children about the critical need to preserve Florida's marine environments.

Description

The Smithsonian Marine Ecosystems Exhibit is located in the St. Lucie County Aquarium at 420 Seaway Drive on South Hutchinson Island in Fort Pierce. The Smithsonian Marine Station has teamed with St. Lucie County and other community partners to create this unique educational facility. The Ecosystems Exhibit is an outreach effort of the Smithsonian Marine Station, a branch of the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of Natural History. A fixture in the Fort Pierce community for over 30 years, the Marine Station is dedicated to understanding the character and diversity of the marine and estuarine habitats of Florida.

At the Aquarium, visitors can explore six different Florida marine and estuarine habitats and learn about the complexity and importance of marine ecosystems. The largest display is a spectacular living model of a Caribbean coral reef ecosystem. Other displays include seagrass, mangrove, lagoon hardbottom and nearshore reef habitats, as well as a deepwater Oculina coral reef. There are several smaller aquarium displays and a touch tank where you can meet some of our local sea creatures.

CAUSE AREAS

Animals
Animals

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

420 Seaway DriveFort Pierce, FL 34949

(27.46066,-80.31429)
 

SKILLS

  • Aquarium Maintenance
  • Animal Care / Handling

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 16
  • 2 hours per week for 3 months
  • No previous experience required, training is provided.

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