Career Exploration Initiative

This Career Exploration Initiative program will relaunch in 2023.

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The Career Exploration Initiative is an educational and hands-on experience that gives students in grades 3rd through 12th the chance to discover the diverse range of opportunities accredited zoological institutions, like Newport Aquarium, have to offer. Students will gain an appreciation for every aspect of properly caring for animals and come to understand how to become involved in marine biology, diving, veterinarian work, and more! There are three different programs separated by grade level:

Aquatic Explorers – 3rd through 5th Grade

Junior Aquarists – 6th through 8th Grade

Future Biologists: Aquarist – 9th through 12th Grade


WAVE Foundation would like to thank our generous donors for their support of our first year of Career Exploration Initiative programs. In 2018, the CEI touched over 1500 students, sharing STEM-based career paths available to them at accredited institutions like Newport Aquarium.