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What’s Happening in Teen Programs:

  • QUASARS TO SEA STARS- Teen Science Program
  • FREE TEEN FRIDAY - Annual Free Teen Open House Event - Spring 2015


Quasars to Sea StarsWhat is QUASARS TO SEA STARS?
Quasars to Sea Stars is a science work-study program where students work closely with educators and scientists to learn about the natural world, including entomology, zoology, astronomy, marine biology, and anthropology. Students learn important life skills such as public speaking, computer competency, resume writing, and leadership.

After completing 60 hours of community service, students are eligible to become paid staff members, working with Museum scientists and professionals in a variety of departments.

WHAT STUDENTS WILL DO OVER 4 YEARS: Kayaking at the Islands

  • Take museum and science classes
  • Hike, camp, snorkel, and kayak
  • Teach the public and kids about science
  • Explore careers in science with experts like marine biologists
  • Earn community service hours
  • Volunteer at fun events
  • Be a paid employee at the Museum and Sea Center
  • Have lots of fun and make friends
  • You need to be interested in science and nature, reliable, motivated to learn, and committed, with a minimum 2.5 G.P.A.
  • You must be in 8th grade and attend a school in the Santa Barbara School District
  • Applications are available below, at the Museum, and your science teacher may have printed applications available by request
  • Selected applicants will have interviews in April


  • Summer Commitment - Minimum of 25 hours per week, cannot miss more than 1 week each summer (through the four years of the program). Summer 2014 commitment: June 16–August 10.
  • School Year Commitment - Minimum of 20 hours per month. September–June (through all four years of high school).  

The application period for 2014 is now closed. Applications are being reviewed.
The next recruitment period will be winter/spring 2015.

Quasars to Sea Stars Recruitment Flyer

Program Information from 2014 Applications:

More Information:

  • Quasar Quest - recent teen newsletter
  • View our photo slideshow and video.
    The slideshow gives a sample of the activties we do during the summer. The video features our former Teen Programs Manager and program alumni talking about Quasars to Sea Stars.

Contact Marla Ranelletti, Teen Programs Manager, at 805-682-4711 ext. 172 or



Need to get your community service hours completed?
Volunteer at the Museum and Sea Center!

VolunTeen Program at the Museum: Rebecca Coulter Fagan, Volunteer Manager 805-682-4711 ext. 170 or

Sea Center: Sophie Busch, Volunteer Manager 805-962-2526 ext. 104 or

Lyn and David Anderson


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