Description of the Project

Kattegatcentret is a dynamic and exciting place where you can experience the ocean and its animal life. In our aquariums you can find species 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.

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 aquariums, and annually teach 13.000 children.

Kattegatcentret is situated in the habour in Grenaa, 3,5 km from the center of the town. Grenaa is a town with 13.500 inhabitants and Kattegatcentret is important for the town, as it attracts many tourists to the area. The weather in Grenaa can be windy and rough during wintertime, but for people 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.
  • Some of the tasks are: construction of new aquariums, cleaning and maintenance of the existing aquariums, 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
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Kattegatcentret
Færgevej 4, 8500 Grenaa
Website: www.kattegatcentret.dk/
Facebook: www.facebook.com/kattegatcentret
Instagram: @kattegatcentret

PIC number: 946375651
EI reference number: 2014-1-DK01-KA110-004035

Next volunteer period: N/A
Deadline for application: N/A
Number of volunteers: N/A