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A Cast Member showing a group of smiling teenagers a replica skull of a sea creature
This program requires registration before ticket package purchase.

Chart a course to explore career opportunities in Marine Science. Your excursion will take you behind the scenes to uncover success factors and challenges of working in this fascinating field.

For groups of 10 or more.

  • Walt Disney World, Florida
  • Year-Round
  • Middle–Junior High, High School, Girl Scout Seniors, Girl Scout Ambassadors
  • Starting Price

Program Overview

Make a splash while investigating a fascinating marine science career track during this 3-hour program. Discover how Disney's scientific teams maintain the environment and care for the inhabitants of a nearly 6-million-gallon aquarium at the center of The Seas with Nemo & Friends. Students in grades 8-12 will learn the education and training required for a marine science profession, understand the responsibilities of studying and caring for aquatic animals and how they can play a role in oceanic conservation.

Learning Objectives

After completing Exploring Careers in the Marine Sciences, participants will be able to:

  • Identify and explain how to establish a career path in the marine sciences, in addition to how these careers change and develop—including, but not limited to:
    • Marine Fisheries Biologist
    • Aquarist
    • Marine Mammal Specialist
    • Marine Researcher
    • Animal Nutritionist
    • Water Scientist
    • Veterinary Scientist
  • Identify and explain what factors contribute to successful career paths
  • Understand the importance that models and systems have within scientific careers
  • Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text—including vocabulary describing political, social or economic aspects of history/social science
  • Define appropriate quantities for the purpose of descriptive modeling
  • Apply science, technology, engineering and mathematics to careers in marine sciences

All programs subject to availability. Program content, times, attractions and locations subject to change due to inclement weather, availability or group dynamics. Students must meet minimum age/grade requirements.

National Core Standards

Disney Youth Education Series fulfill many of the National Core Standards. Review the standards explored through this experience.


Plan Your Trip

Park Location: Epcot®
Program Length: 3 hours
Program Grade Range: Grades 8-12

Below are 6 easy steps for planning your Disney Youth Education Series visit to Walt Disney World® Resort.

  1. Select the program(s) that best suits your group.
  2. Choose the dates you intend to visit. Disney Youth Education Series programs are available year-round. While we will work diligently to accommodate your request, we ask that you identify an alternate program date in case programming is not available on your preferred date.
  3. Submit a Program Request Form. Programs are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Early registration is encouraged to ensure availability of your chosen program.
  4. Upon receipt of confirmation from the Disney Youth Programs team, you may purchase your value-priced group theme park Ticket Packages, which include your first Disney Youth Education Series program. Ask your Disney Youth Representative about adding additional programs during your visit to maximize your experience.
  5. You can also purchase tickets that include other Disney parks or events, including: Disney water parks, Disney's Fantasia Gardens Miniature Golf Course, Disney's Winter Summerland Miniature Golf Course and ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex.
  6. Be sure to request information on food and beverage options and convenient Disney on-site group hotel accommodations.

Additional Guests

Additional Guests are the perfect way to share the wonder and magic of your Walt Disney World® Resort visit. Students, friends and family can each enjoy their own special kind of Disney fun with the same great value-priced Disney Youth Education Series ticket packages!* The Disney Youth Education Series Additional Guest ticket package does not include participation in the Disney Youth Education Series program.

Additional Information

Disney Youth Representatives can guide you in choosing the programs that best suit your group, plan your food and beverage options and book your Disney Resort accommodations at special group rates.

*A minimum of 10 students is required and a maximum of one (1) adult may attend the program per every five (5) students. Minimum of 1 adult per 15 students must attend the Program. The number of Group Leaders and additional Guests (i.e. chaperones, parents, siblings, etc.) may not exceed the number of students.

Theme park admission is required and all participants must purchase a Disney Youth Education Series Ticket Package to attend any Disney Youth Education Series program. Use of an admission is required for entrance into the park on the date of your program. Tickets are valid for 7 days prior to your arrival date and after departure date. Annual passes, complimentary admission and regular front‐gate admission cannot be applied to the cost of a program.

All programs subject to availability. Program content, times, attractions and locations subject to change due to inclement weather, availability or group dynamics. Students must meet minimum age/grade requirements.


Use the downloadable materials below to share the objective and key learning points of this program with other teachers, administrators and parents. Also, refer to these materials for support in writing grant applications.

Download the Program Description Sheet

The program description sheet provides an overview of the experience and the key learning points of the program.

Download the Supplemental Materials sheet

Engage in these activities with your students either before or after your trip to the Disney theme parks.