Description of the project
The Kattegatcentre is a dynamic and exciting place where you can experience the ocean and its animal life. The visitors get a unique experience and obtain new knowledge about the ocean world and in our aquariums you can experience animals and fish from all over the World. Shoal fish from the Danish coasts, crabs and lobsters from the North Sea, sharks and rays from the tropical oceans, seals and even some freshwaterspecies.
In the school service we aim to support and deepen the teachings in biology at schools – ranging from primary schools to higher educational institutions. We have the second largest school service among Danish zoos and aquaria, and annually teach 13.000 children.
The Kattegatcenter is situated at the habour in Grenaa, 3,5 km from the center of the town. Grenaa is a town with 13.500 inhabitants and the Kattegatcenter is important to the town attracting many tourists to the area. The weather in Grenaa can be windy and rough during wintertime, but for perople interested in sea and nature the area has a lot to offer.
Volunteering at the project
- the volunteer will learn about ocean animal life and ecosystems as well as maintaining an aquarium
- the volunteer will learn to promote scientific knowledge to an audience
- large variety of tasks: Construction of new aquaria, cleaning and maintenance of the existing aquaria, feeding and nursing of fish and the other marine animals, and any other activity which keeps the exhibits in order and well-functioning.
- tasks and responsibilities will depend greatly of the volunteer’s age, interests, and qualifications
- the volunteer must be aware that some of the animals are dangerous. We will of course provide the necessary supervision in order to avoid dangerous situations, but the volunteer must follow the given rules when dealing with the animals.
- the volunteer will be living in a host family
Read more about the project on the EVS-database.
Pictures from Kattegatcentret
PIC number: 946375651
EI reference number: 2014-1-DK01-KA110-004035
Next volunteer period: March 1-December 1 2017
Deadline for application: September 5 2016
Number of volunteers: 1
EVS at Kattegatcenteret
Watch the video our volunteer Colin from Germany has made of his daily life in Kattegatcenteret.
EVS at Kattegatcenteret
Watch the video our volunteer Ela from Poland has made of her daily life in Kattegatcenteret.