EDITOR’S NOTE: Diego Cicero is a High Tech High Media Arts student who recently participated in a month-long internship at Birch Aquarium at Scripps. The program is designed to foster personal growth and help students acquire workplace skills in a real-world environment. Diego assisted the aquarium’s education programs and blogged about his experiences.
By Diego [...]
EDITOR’S NOTE: Diego Cicero is a High Tech High Media Arts student currently participating in a month-long internship at Birch Aquarium at Scripps. The program is designed to foster personal growth and help students acquire workplace skills in a real-world environment. Diego is assisting with the aquarium’s education programs and blogging about his experiences.
The Upward Bound program at Harvey Mudd College has been helping low-income high school students who are considered “potential first-generation college students” in the East San Gabriel Valley to “generate the skill and motivation necessary for success in college” for more than 30 years. Every summer, two high school students from the program spend six weeks [...]
Milou van der Lans, a Dutch high school student, recently completed an international internship at Birch Aquarium at Scripps.
By Milou van der Lans, high school intern
Sea stars take their stomachs out and make sea star milkshakes of their food.
Sea urchins can give hugs.
Jellyfish are not fish; seahorses are. Male seahorses get [...]
Volunteer Don Ward
Join us in celebrating our April Volunteer of the Month: Don Ward!
Many visitors and staff know Don as a somewhat permanent fixture at the aquarium. That’s no surprise considering he’s been a volunteer at Birch Aquarium at Scripps for the past 12 years, often spending two afternoons per week and even [...]
by Charina Layman, Birch Aquarium public programs coordinator
During the last four weeks, I’ve had the pleasure of working with two extraordinary individuals: Claire Northrop and Andrew Salvador. On a path to fulfill their high school internship requirement, these High Tech High students joined the Education Department at Birch Aquarium at Scripps.
This summer, youth summer interns at Birch Aquarium at Scripps helped visitors explore the science of San Diego Bay.
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 [...]
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 Cleanup earlier this month.
Armed with bags and buckets, volunteers combed the beach and surrounding park to ensure the area remains pristine for ocean animals and [...]
Intern Jessica Chen at Birch Aquarium at Scripps
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 a lot from people who find out we’re spending our summer interning at Birch Aquarium [...]
Birch Aquarium at Scripps Intern Catherine Harmeier teaches visitors about the watershed and San Diego Bay.
By Catherine Harmeier, Thomas Nieman, Briana Scott, and Dania Grant Birch Aquarium Youth Summer Interns, 2012
Summer is a wonderful time of year to relax and catch up with old friends. It’s also a time to learn new things [...]