Applications for Spring 2023 are now closed.


The Junior SeaKeepers Program is an opportunity for high school students in grades 10 – 12 to get hands-on experience with oceanographic research while educating the local community in South Florida (primarily Miami) about marine conservation issues. Students will learn about marine science topics from local experts while receiving training in conducting scientific research and science communication. The goal of this free educational program is to give young ocean ambassadors the tools to not only understand the problems that face our oceans but to make a difference on a large scale. Read more about our Educational Outreach activities on our website.


  • Spend time on South Florida's Biscayne Bay while learning how to conserve the ecosystems.
  • Act as leaders at community cleanups.
  • Receive community service hours for all beach cleanups and webinars attended.
  • Present their scientific marine research findings to peers and parents.
  • The marine environment through webinars with local experts.
  • The scientific method through hands-on research.
  • The art of science communication and effective storytelling through creative projects.
  • A certificate indicating completion of the program.
  • Community service hours for beach cleanups, webinars, and floating classroom outings.
  • A SeaKeepers “Swag Bag” (that includes a T-shirt, a reusable water bottle, metal straws, etc.).