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It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.


6129 Tilghman Island RoadP.O. Box CTilghman, MD 21671
One of our older females molting, while a male hangs on to her old shell! Beautiful.


As a Phillips Wharf Docent your main responsibility is to introduce visitors to the animals at the Center, and share information about natural history, life cycle, ecology, economic value, and status. You also assist visitors in handling specimens while protecting the welfare of the animals being handled.

Docents also assist with formal educational programs, including summer day camps, Girl Scouts, Tilghman Seafood Festival, and other organized programming as need arises.

*No prior experience is needed and training is provided for this fun and satisfying way to support environmental education.*

Docent are needed 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Thursday - Monday from early April through mid-October at Phillips Wharf Environmental Center.

The PWEC Host

  • Provides visitors tours of our waterfront aquariums and touchtanks to ensure educational and memorable visits
  • Leads demonstrations, classes and special events as needed
  • Maintains an accurate accounting of hours
  • Promotes the center and its mission of stewardship of the Chesapeake Bay


  • Four to six hours twice monthly; four to six month commitment requested but not required


  • Hands on training
  • Work on the water
  • Learn about plants and animals native to the Chesapeake Bay
  • Become a steward of the Bay and its critters
  • Play with fish and turtles


  • Phillips Wharf Environmental Center


  • Early April to mid October
  • Any day between Thursday - Sunday
  • The center is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.


  • Verbal / Written Communication
  • People Skills
  • Environmental Education
  • Animal Care / Handling

Good Match For

Teens People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 16

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