Science Education Mentor

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Ocean Discovery Institute

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Science Education Mentors

Key Responsibilities

  • Engage 3rd or middle school grade students in rigorous science education.
  • Prepare materials for hands-on science lessons.
  • Assist with instruction of lessons as needed.
  • Assist with classroom management.

Volunteer Impact

  • Help students to believe and achieve in science.
  • Expose under served youth to innovative science and conservation curriculum.
  • Spark student interest in science careers.
Mentors gain valuable classroom experience, gain science knowledge, and network with STEM professionals all while working alongside our staff to help deliver these hands-on science lessons.


  • One 5 hour shift per week until June 28th, 2019.
    • Time for the shift varies between 7 am-4 pm.
  • A required orientation for all Science Education Mentors.
  • Optional but encouraged end of unit Volunteer Appreciation Event!


  • Must be High School age or older.
  • Must pass initial screening.
  • Interest in the science, conservation, or education fields.
  • Commitment to acting as a role model for under served youth.
  • Willing to pay a one-time $25 for an Ocean Discovery Institute volunteer uniform.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Interest in gaining education experience in a classroom and field setting.
  • Ability to communicate in Spanish or other languages.

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Children & Youth Education & Literacy Environment


Mon Apr 22, 2019 - Fri Jun 28, 2019
07:00 AM - 04:00 PM  


4255 Thorn StreetSan Diego, CA 92105



  • Mentoring
  • STEM
  • Teaching / Instruction
  • Youth Services
  • Math / Science Instruction
  • General Education


  • Teens
  • People 55+


  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 15
  • Orientation or Training
  • 5-7 hours per week

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