Ocean Commotion: Volunteer Information

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Volunteer Information

OCEAN COMMOTION 2018 will host interactive exhibits provided by LSU researchers and public and private organizations.  These exhibits will have interactive and/or hands-on minds-on activities that are appropriate for K-8 students.  The primary purpose of these exhibits is to give students the chance to learn about and touch the products of the sea and coast such as aquatic animals, plants, and minerals.  We hope that students will take home an expanded appreciation of the importance of the aquatic environment and the need to conserve its resources.

This is the 21st year for Ocean Commotion.  Every year, OCEAN COMMOTION brings about 2500 students, teachers and chaperones from five area parishes to view exhibits on the sea and Louisiana’s coastal resources.  Approximately 70 exhibitors prepare displays for students to view.

Volunteers are needed for:

  • Setting up and decorating
  • Parking assistance and bathroom monitors
  • Escorting school groups upon arrival, to and from parking lot to check in
  • Helping exhibitors set up and dismantle their booths and assisting with some exhibits
  • Serving as a “floater” by monitoring to prevent kids from running, and periodically checking the restrooms for loitering or lost children.
  • Breaking down and cleanup

These tasks vary with time slots, ranging from set-up the day before and most of the day of the event (7 a.m. until 3 p.m.).  A few volunteers are needed for setup, but more are needed to help the day of the event — October 25.

Please volunteer to be a part of this educational event. It’s fun! If you have any questions or would like to volunteer, please contact Katie Bailey at 225-578-6710 or [email protected].

Volunteers must sign up in advance to help us plan properly. In order to receive credit for hours of service, volunteers must also report to the Volunteer Headquarters on the PMAC concourse to sign in before service and after their tasks are completed to sign out.  Thank you for your time and consideration. We hope to see you there!