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Youth Conservation Series & Marine Science Career Day

Virginia Aquarium

Living close to the ocean can really inspire youth who have an interest in marine science and conservation. This is a great opportunity for middle and high school students! ​

The Youth Conservation Series at the Virginia Aquarium provides opportunities for youth to explore research, careers, and topics in marine science through field experiences and conservation action.

Where: Virginia Aquarium, Virginia Beach VA


  • SUMMIT: Conservation through Education – March 5, 2022 from 8:30am – 3:00pm
    $20 (includes registration, lunch, and conference activities)
    The Youth Ocean Conservation Summit empowers middle and high school students across the country with the knowledge, skills, and resources necessary to successfully implement ocean conservation projects in their local communities. Spend the day with us and learn how you can start your own conservation project.
    Breakout Sessions:  1. Prevent Balloon Litter Campaign and Policy  2. Citizen Science – Water Quality and iNaturalist  3. Building Oysters Reefs and Growing Oysters


  • Trash Talking Art – June 4, 2022, 8:30am-3:00pm
    $139 (Member price $119)

    Students will kayak around Owls Creek to collect trash, track their data, and turn it into art to share with Virginia Aquarium guests. Advance registration is required and open until filled.

Find the schedule and information on how to register for available sessions HERE.

Bonus Info: SAVE THE DATES for the VIRTUAL 2022 Marine Science Career Days

  • March 18, 2022 | 5:00-7:00pm
  • March 19, 2022 | 10:00am-3:00pm

Description: Meet with scientists and Aquarium professionals to learn about their job duties, what skills and training they need, and how you can get started in their field. Register by Tuesday, March 15, 2022.

Virtual Career Day Marine Science - Virginia Aquarium