Marine educators work in a variety of creative ways to teach people of all ages about marine science and ocean conservation. Work in this career is varied and may include classroom instruction, outdoor investigation, and/or aquarium/exhibit presentations. Marine educators range from professional teachers to marine biologists and may work at formal academic institutions (K-16), informal institutions (aquaria, zoos, and/or museums), eco-tourism companies, private companies, government agencies, or marine stations. Many marine educators possess significant teaching and/or field experience interacting with people of all ages, and have gained valuable skills via internships and/or volunteer positions. Internships and volunteer opportunities are important for experience as well as for making contacts that could later help in the development of one’s career.