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Volunteer Orientation at the Oklahoma Aquarium

If you’ve wanted to volunteer at the Oklahoma Aquarium, now’s your chance! The next Volunteer Orientation at the Oklahoma Aquarium will be on Saturday the 19th at 10am. Make sure to let Jamie Gaylor know you’re interested through her email; jagaylor@okaquarium.org. If you do not hear back from Jamie, the entrance you go to for the Orientation Session is the door into the main building closest to the copper humpback whale statue (left of main entrance). You can also drop by there at any time, as that is where the offices are, to ask questions. Happy volunteering!

Zzzs in the Seas October

Next month we’ll have a Zzzs in the Seas on the 4th and 5th for REGULAR VOLUNTEERS ONLY. Volunteer work during these long nights is very similar to normal shifts with a few things added, but really fun, as we get to socialize with each other most of the night. You can choose to stay overnight and sleep, don’t sleep, or leave after ‘lights out’ at around 11pm-midnight. Be sure to let Liz Medrano at lmedrano@okaquarium.org know if you’re interested AND already a regular volunteer. Cheers and happy volunteering!

-David

Hallowmarine 2019 by Jamie Gaylor

Good morning!

The sign up for this year’s HallowMarine is now live! You can pick your favorite spot and sign up here: https://www.signupgenius.com/…/20F0F45ADA729A4FF2-hallowmar…

This year we’re expanding the event to seven nights, from Friday 10/25 through Halloween night, Thursday 10/31.

Thanks as always for your hard work and service to the aquarium. Have a great week!

Jamie Gaylor
Volunteer and Guest Coordinator
Oklahoma Aquarium

Big Event Sunday – Help Needed by Jamie Gaylor

Good afternoon amazing volunteers!

Sunday, 9/8/19, the Oklahoma Aquarium is hosting a very large private event. From 3pm-7pm, we will be hosting approximately 5,500 guests come-and-go. We need many, many extra volunteers on this afternoon to help staff touch tanks, inflatables, biofact tables, and our big exhibits.

Please let me know ASAP if you would be free to come help out on the 8th, and thank you very much for your service to the aquarium!

Jamie Gaylor
Volunteer and Guest Coordinator
Oklahoma Aquarium

jagaylor@okaquarium.org

AquaTots (written by Jamie Gaylor)

Hi All,

You may be aware that the aquarium offers a monthly storytime to preschool aged children each month. We call this storytime “AquaTots” and it is included with admission for guests.

I wanted to let you know this is also open to volunteers, both to bring your kiddos to enjoy, and to volunteer if you like reading and interacting with little ones.

AquaTots is the first Tuesday of each month, with storytime starting at 10am. If you are interested in participating as a volunteer, you would need to arrive by 10am to get settled in before kids start to arrive. AquaTots will either be in Shark View or the 2nd level of Sea Turtle, depending on the month.

In addition to storytime readers, we would also love to have a mascot to be available for guest photos. We already have a willing soul to be Shipley for September’s storytime…is anyone interested in being a (dry-side!) mermaid for the October storytime?

Just let me know if you’d like to volunteer, and thank you so much!

Have a great week,
Jamie Gaylor
Volunteer and Guest Coordinator
Oklahoma Aquarium

Tango the Zebra Shark

After my July newsletter stating that the zebra shark on display in the Polynesian Reef exhibit would only be out for “[Short] periods of time”, the new zebra shark, named Tango, is now living full-time on display! This actually happened during Shark Week (July 28-August 4) so I was a bit late to correct the mistake in my article; Happy volunteering!

Aquarium Weekly Buzz Aug. 7-13th 2019

AQ Buzz Aug 7 – Aug 13

Enjoy the Weekly Buzz from Danielle, and have a great weekend!

-Jamie Gaylor

Signup Link HallowMarine

The sign-up webpage for the upcoming HallowMarine is now live, and you can sign up to volunteer for any of the five nights of festivities!  I have the link listed below.  HallowMarine starts on October 27th and ends on October 31st.  This is a great opportunity to have fun while volunteering.  They will need a lot of help manning candy, game, and activity stations.

Happy Volunteering!!

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0f45ada729a4ff2-hallowmarine2

Signup Link for HallowMarine

The sign-up webpage for the upcoming HallowMarine is now live, and you can sign up to volunteer for any of the five nights of festivities!  I have the link listed below.  HallowMarine starts on October 27th and ends on October 31st.  This is a great opportunity to have fun while volunteering.  They will need a lot of help manning candy, game, and activity stations.

Happy Volunteering!!

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0f45ada729a4ff2-hallowmarine2

HallowMarine 2018

Mark your calendars for October 27-October 31, 2018 for the Oklahoma Aquarium’s annual HallowMarine event.

HallowMarine offers five nights of trick-or-treating in the Aquarium after hours, and we will need a lot of help manning candy, game, and activity stations.  There will be a link to sign up and I will post that once it goes live in early October.  I hope you are all able to be there.

In addition to this event, the Aquarium has regular long-term volunteer opportunities.

Long-term volunteers come in for 4 hour shifts twice a month, and work with the guests in the Aquarium to help educate and facilitate a great guest experience. These volunteers go through training and orientation, and clock in at the volunteer computer.

Long term volunteers need to fill out a volunteer application on the Aquarium website and attend an upcoming orientation.

There will be more events so check back to find out what’s happening.

Spread some cheer and VOLUNTEER!

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