The Whale Shark & Oceanic Research Center (WSORC) has provided a nurturing environment for young people in their pursuit to become scientist for over 10 years. Many undergraduate and graduate students have served in various volunteer and part-time rolls assisting our scientist with experiments and basic operations of research.
Volunteers are needed to man our whale shark expedition’s boats to assist in various activities. Activities that volunteers might assist in are photo ID and tissue sampling as a means to track whale sharks. As well as assist in and monitor on going experiments. Fish, reef and coral and ecological studies are as important to us as our whale sharks and we encourage individuals to apply in these disciplines.
Those with a desire to teach school age children and work with high school age children in our summer camp program are always welcome. This important function illustrates to the community the depth of support and ensures every possible dollar raised goes toward our research and mission.
If you are interested in volunteering at the Whale Shark & Oceanic Research Center, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. If you wish to write our address is; Whale Shark & Oceanic Research Center C/O BICD, Utila Bay Islands of Honduras. Please note that all volunteer and internships position at WSORC are unpaid.
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