Aquatopia, Inc., a new 501 (c) 3 is in search of teachers/educators to volunteer their time and talents to present various marine & ocean programming to individuals within our community.
The first program we hope to get off the ground is an Ocean Debris Clean-up Program. With the increasing use of plastic, human influence has become an issue as many types of plastics do not biodegrade. Waterborne plastic poses a serious threat to fish, seabirds, marine reptiles, and marine mammals, as well as to boats and coasts. Dumping, container spillages, litter washed into storm drains and waterways and wind-blown landfill waste all contribute to this problem. Aquatopia prides itself in educating and keeping the world’s Oceans and Beaches clean.
It is our hope to recruit a team of volunteers who will regularly conduct beach and waterway clean-ups around the central Florida region. This will be an on-going effort. Curriculum is in place that can be modified for the age of the volunteers participating in the clean-up efforts that day.
If you are interested in joining a team of Aquatopians to make the oceans a better place, please notify us. Success is within our reach! For more information on Aquatopia please visit www.aquatopia.org or our FB page at ww.facebook.com/aquatopians
Mission: Aquatopia’s mission is to restore the life, diversity and abundance of marine ecosystems and to ensure that our oceans are a remarkable source of fish that will feed the world.
History: Aquatopia was founded in 2015 by an entrepreneurial vision of our founding member Tyrone Worthington, Jr. His passion for the ocean and sea life spurred the vision and mission to preserve the ecosystems associated with marine conservation.
- General Education
- Environmental Science
- Teaching / Instruction
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
- Driver's License Needed
- Background Check
- Must be at least 21
- Orientation or Training
- Varies by Program
- Ability to work with students of all ages. From 16 - Adults