Volunteering

  • Summer Youth Interns at Birch Aquarium at Scripps

    By Lisa Gilfillan, interpretive volunteer programmer Every summer Birch Aquarium at Scripps comes alive with an influx of eager teenagers. These youth summer interns (YSI) volunteer in a 10-week program that…

  • Volunteers Clean up La Jolla Shores

    By Catie Fyfe, community connections coordinator Despite temperatures nearing triple-digits, more than 100 enthusiastic volunteers joined Birch Aquarium at Scripps and  The New Children’s Museum at La Jolla Shores for the California Coastal…

  • How My Birch Aquarium Internship Will Advance My Career

    By Jessica Chen, Danielle Hammond, Kathrin Artamonov, and Ciera Villegas  Birch Aquarium Youth Summer Interns, 2012  “Do you want to major in marine biology?” As high school students, we hear this question…

  • Volunteers Are Solid Gold

    Volunteers are vital to Birch Aquarium’s mission. We could not open our doors each day without them. In the past 12 months, our 400+ volunteers have given the aquarium more than…

  • Whale Watching: Season in Summary

    By Audrey Evans, whale watching coordinator Once again, it’s time to bid farewell to the gray whales; Birch Aquarium at Scripps’ 2011-12 whale watching season has drawn to a close. We…

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