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The New York Marine Rescue Center offers a wide-array of education opportunities for school students and the general public, including the Cold Stun Sea Turtle lectures, Rescue Center tours, classroom presentations and lectures, hands-on marine pollution labs, mock strandings and beach clean ups outlined below — all programs can be modified to fit curriculum needs.

Call us at (631) 369-9840, email education@nymarinerescue.org or use the contact form below to inquire about booking a program. We’ll even come to you!

Current Programs

Virtual Programs

Behind the Scenes Tour: Book a virtual tour for your class. This is an opportunity to get a behind the scenes look at the New York Marine Rescue Center hospital, the animals currently in our care, and what it takes to rehabilitate them. You will have the chance to talk one on one with a biologist about our organization and ask any questions you may have about these amazing animals.                                                                                                                                                                                     Length of program – 1 hour                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Cost of program – $150

Downloadable Activities

Beach Clean-Up Data Sheet: Help get involved in the betterment of the environment! Share your impact with us by sending in your data to nvalenti@nymarinerescue.org. This is a great way for students to get community service hours.

Make Your Own Sea Turtle Coloring Activity: Make your own sea turtle in 5 easy steps!

Marine Pollution Experiment: Visualize the effect of an event like an oil spill on the water quality of the marine environment using water and food coloring in this fun activity.

Beach Scavenger Hunt

Backyard Scavenger Hunt

Word Searches & Crossword Puzzles:

NYMRC Crossword Puzzle: You can find most of the answers on our instagram or facebook pages

Marine Debris Word Search

Sea Turtle Word Search

Seal Word Search

Marine Animal Word Search

Bodies of Water Word Search

Endangered Species in NY Waters Word Search

National Maritime Day Word Search

Memorial Day Word Search

Current Programs

Virtual Programs

Behind the Scenes Tour: Book a virtual tour for your class. This is an opportunity to get a behind the scenes look at the New York Marine Rescue Center hospital, the animals currently in our care, and what it takes to rehabilitate them. You will have the chance to talk one on one with a biologist about our organization and ask any questions you may have about these amazing animals.                                                                                                                                                                                  Length of program – 1 hour                                                                                                                                                                 Cost of program – $150

Downloadable Activities

Beach Clean-Up Data Sheet: Help get involved in the betterment of the environment! Share your impact with us by sending in your data to nvalenti@nymarinerescue.org. This is a great way for students to get community service hours.

Make Your Own Sea Turtle Coloring Activity: Make your own sea turtle in 5 easy steps!

Marine Pollution Experiment: Visualize the effect of an event like an oil spill on the water quality of the marine environment using water and food coloring in this fun activity.

Beach Scavenger Hunt

Backyard Scavenger Hunt

Word Searches & Crossword Puzzles:

NYMRC Crossword Puzzle: You can find most of the answers on our instagram or facebook pages

Marine Debris Word Search

Sea Turtle Word Search

Seal Word Search

Marine Animal Word Search

Bodies of Water Word Search

Endangered Species in NY Waters Word Search

National Maritime Day Word Search

Memorial Day Word Search

Internships

Our unique internship program provides students with an opportunity to participate and receive training in a wide range of marine mammal and sea turtle experience. Participants work for school credit and volunteer their time within a specified area of interest. The internship provides hands-on and field experience for aspiring biology majors. Many of our interns have continued to volunteer following completion of their internship. Candidates have also demonstrated the benefits of their internship by successfully securing employment within the marine biology field or with their enrollment within advanced degree (MS or PhD) programs.

Application Deadlines

Fall – June 30th
Winter – October 31st
Spring – November 30th
Summer – March 31st

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  • Applicants must be at least 18 years old.
  • Applicants must be undergraduates registered at a 2 or 4-year college or university.
  • Applicants must have a demonstrated interest in biology, environmental education, or marketing.
  • Priority is given to students completing an internship for academic credit.
  • Applicants must have a basic background (have taken the relevant courses) in the area in which they are applying.
  • Internships may occur at any time of year, and require a minimum of 120 hours (10 hours per week).
  • Applicants must be able to lift 60 pounds (27 kilograms).
  • Applicants must have their own transportation and lodging.
  • Applicants must be capable of handling the entire application process independently.

Internships

Our unique internship program provides students with an opportunity to participate and receive training in a wide range of marine mammal and sea turtle experience. Participants work for school credit and volunteer their time within a specified area of interest. The internship provides hands-on and field experience for aspiring biology majors. Many of our interns have continued to volunteer following completion of their internship. Candidates have also demonstrated the benefits of their internship by successfully securing employment within the marine biology field or with their enrollment within advanced degree (MS or PhD) programs.

  • Applicants must be at least 18 years old.
  • Applicants must be undergraduates registered at a 2 or 4-year college or university.
  • Applicants must have a demonstrated interest in biology, environmental education, or marketing.
  • Priority is given to students completing an internship for academic credit.
  • Applicants must have a basic background (have taken the relevant courses) in the area in which they are applying.
  • Internships may occur at any time of year, and require a minimum of 120 hours (10 hours per week).
  • Applicants must be able to lift 60 pounds (27 kilograms).
  • Applicants must have their own transportation and lodging.
  • Applicants must be capable of handling the entire application process independently.

Application Deadlines

Fall – June 30th
Winter – October 31st
Spring – November 30th
Summer – March 31st

Request More Information