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The Newest Certified Volunteer at the Albuquerque Aquarium

The Newest Certified Volunteer at the Albuquerque Aquarium

It’s official. This last weekend I took the test and passed to become a certified touchpool volunteer at the Albuquerque Aquarium.

The Last Shadow Shift Before I Become a Certified Aquarium Volunteer

The Last Shadow Shift Before I Become a Certified Aquarium Volunteer

I did it. I finished my last shadow shift that is required before I can take the certification test to become a certified aquarium volunteer.

Volunteering at the Invertebrate Touchpool for the Albuquerque Aquarium

Volunteering at the Invertebrate Touchpool for the Albuquerque Aquarium

I worked my first training session on running the invertebrate touchpool at the Albuquerque Aquarium. It is a completely different experience than volunteering at the Shark and Ray Encounter. Both the volunteers and the aquarium guests get to spend much more time interacting with the animals.

"You're Mean!" and The Problem With Shark Fin Soup

“You’re Mean!” and The Problem With Shark Fin Soup

One of the props that I use while I’m volunteering in the Shark and Ray Encounter exhibit is a real shark fin that had been confiscated from poachers.

Working as an Aquarium Volunteer - The Shark and Ray Encounter

Working as an Aquarium Volunteer – The Shark and Ray Encounter

I took the next step last Saturday in becoming a volunteer at the Albuquerque Aquarium by working the Shark and Ray Encounter for my first training shift.

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