Working and Careers in Water and Aquatic Science
An aquatic science educator teaches students and adults about aquatic systems.
Photo credit: Ron Coley
Educator at an Aquatic Science Center
An aquatic science educator at a science or nature center designs educational materials for students and adults, gives tours, talks to visitors, builds interactive educational displays, does work to protect aquatic systems, and helps people understand the unique aquatic ecosystem on display at their center. Educators find jobs at schools as teachers, nature centers, and state and federal agencies that have public lands open to the public. In this picture, high school students are looking underwater at the San Marcos Springs. They are riding a glass-bottom boat and listening to an educator who is driving the boat explain all about the spring ecosystem. Educators at this aquatic science center located at Texas State University are students studying for a degree in aquatic sciences or they already have a bachelor’s degree in aquatic science or education.