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    The Marine Mammal Center’s Youth Crew Program


    • Listing Type: After-School Enrichment
    • Entering Grade: 10th, 11th, 12th
    • Session Start: January
    • Category: Community Service
    • Sub-Categories: Animals/Nature, Animal Rights and Rescue, Environmental Science
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    Youth Crew is an annual service-learning program for high school students aged 15-18 in the San Francisco Bay Area who want to volunteer at The Marine Mammal Center. Applications open in the summer, are accepted in the fall, and the program runs from January through August the following year, during which participants will accumulate about 120 hours of volunteer service. 

    January-May: Join an Animal Care Crew and participate in animal husbandry tasks such as washing equipment, sorting fish, cleaning animal pens/pools, weighing animals, recording observations, managing animals in pens and more, as training permits. 

    June-August: Become a youth educator engaging with others on marine science topics and ocean conservation issues such as climate change and ocean trash.