Moody Gardens relies on volunteers to support our staff and mission of providing an educational destination utilizing nature in the advancement of rehabilitation, conservation, recreation and research. Moody Gardens volunteers help us in meeting our mission through active service in several departments throughout property.Whether in education, horticulture, or assisting keepers and aquarists, volunteers make an impact every day. They are essential in providing a rich and enjoyable experience for all our visitors. If you are looking for an extremely rewarding long-term service opportunity, we hope you will join our team!
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Hope Therapy at Moody Gardens was inspired by the son of Foundation Trustee Robert L. Moody, who sustained a head injury in an automobile accident and who subsequently discovered the healing benefits of therapy utilizing animals and nature. Opening in January 1986, Hope Therapy became the cornerstone of Moody Gardens, an internationally recognized program that offered rehabilitative horseback-riding (Hippotherapy) to mentally and to physically disabled individuals.
Today's Hope Therapy offers Horticultural Therapy, through which individuals with disabilities can improve sensory awareness and motor abilities, regain confidence, and learn new skills to prepare for employment opportunities. The massive greenhouse and Rainforest Pyramid at Moody Gardens are tended in large part by these special clients.
Vocational Training, or Supported Employment also is an important part of the program. This provides the opportunity for individuals with disabilities to develop the necessary skills to gain and maintain a job. Moody Gardens employs many of these individuals on a full and part-time basis. Job coaching is provided, as needed.
Please contact email@example.com or call 409-683-4108 to find out about volunteer opportunities.
Venture Crew 683 is looking for new members. Membership is CO-ED and open to ages 14 – 20. We are also looking for adult leaders. Meetings will tentatively beheld 1st and 3rd Thursdays of each month, 7:00 pm at the Education Bldg. North of the Moody Gardens Convention Center (One Hope Blvd. Galveston Island). More information about the first orientation meeting coming soon!
Moody Gardens Crew advisors and consultants are well trained and knowledgeable in environmental leadership and are excited to share their knowledge and enthusiasm.
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The Venturing program is a new Moody Gardens initiative to promote education and awareness about the environment while participating in a variety of unique activities. Through Venturing Crew at Moody Gardens, you will learn how natural environments function and, particularly, how human beings can manage their behavior and ecosystems in order to live sustainably. Outings could include:
Thank you for your interest in the Internship Program at Moody Gardens. We are proud to offer college students the unique opportunity to gain hands-on experience in the field of their choice. As part of the Moody Gardens mission, education is an important part of the experience. Internships provide an outstanding opportunity for students to learn and grow.
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Working with different organizations, Moody Gardens® has provided assistance whenever possible aiding in the recovery and release of sea turtles, fish and other marine animals as they return to the wild. In the Aquarium Pyramid®, guests will find rescued Kemp’s Ridley turtles, loggerhead turtles, seals and more.
As a member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums, Moody Gardens® wants to help ensure the continued survival of selected wildlife species. One of the ways Moody Gardens® and other institutions help is by participating in Species Survival Plans or SSPs. This is a cooperative effort made by zoos and aquariums around the country to help maintain healthy captive populations of endangered species. Currently, Moody Gardens® is involved in a variety of SSP programs, including the Pink Pigeon, Ocelot, Scarlet Ibis, Fairy Bluebird, and Two-Toed Sloth.
Thanks to Green Mountain Energy Sun Club, Moody Gardens® was able to launch the new recycling program with solar powered recycling units. By 2016, Moody Gardens® aims to reduce landfill-bound waste by 75% with the new Sustainability and Conservation Action Team Program.
Moody Gardens® created an elaborate exhibit at the MG 3D Theater exit and donated more than $3,000 to the One World One Ocean Foundation. The exhibit highlights the importance of ocean conservation with staggering statistics and beautiful imagery.
Moody Gardens® donated more than $7,500 to the Belize Botanic Gardens to launch two rainforest conservation projects. The organization’s mission of conservation and education aims to serve the Belizean community and provide a scientific resource for botanical and horticultural institutions worldwide.