Apprentices at Work

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From leading squid dissections with third-grade students to participating in the annual Cape Verdean Recognition Parade, Apprentices serve as ambassadors for the Museum in the community, while building a practice of community service. They also help with Museum programming and events, creating projects for the annual Moby-Dick Marathon, writing children’s stories for the Haunted Whaleship event, and designing and managing crafts and activities for February Vacation Week, Right Whale Day, and Party for the Ocean. Though experiences like these, Apprentices practice critical thinking, problem solving and effective communication: core skills that are critical for success in high school, college and beyond. 

professional development by attending gala


Apprentices learn about American Alligators at Mystic Aquarium (YouTube video 0:35)
An apprentice feeds stingrays at Mystic Aquarium (YouTube video 0:20)
New Bedford Whaling Museum Apprentice Program to receive $128,000 federal grant
Connecting Coastal Communities
A Look at the High School Apprenticeship Program (YouTube video 6:58)
Apprentices Speak (YouTube video 3:36) Hear from the Spring 2016 graduating apprentices about how they found the program and all that they plan to do next year.


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