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FALL 2017

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Page 30 of 83 | 31 Tammy Assid Supervisor, Education at SeaWorld Degree in Elementary Education If you love kids (and animals), ever dreamed of making a difference in children's lives and want to help develop the next generation of marine stewards, this might be the job for you. (Although, Tammy says she's not going anywhere just yet!) In Tammy's role with SeaWorld in Orlando, she oversees the field trip programs, camps, sleep-overs, group-based education, and is the Partners-in-Education program coordinator for the schools. She began her career in 1987 and it didn't take her long to figure out that working with kids was her ambition. She went back to school to get a degree in elementary education and began teaching, and is now running the programs. She begins and ends her day with one goal: helping kids foster a love and respect for the marine environment and its inhabitants. Realizing the impact that she's making in kids' lives, knowing that through these programs, she's helping create ambassadors for the future of conservation. Over her nearly 30-year tenure, she has seen kids progress from young campers to interns to employees! Choose a degree in teaching for the right reasons. Have a passion for kids and animals. Volunteer at a zoo. Be a docent. Parents, enroll your kids in one of the many aquatic camps and education programs early in life! What she recommends: Camp counselors educate students as they experience up-close animal encounters. Above: Discovering, first-hand. Below: Playful dolphins entertain students. What she loves about her job:

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