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Student Spotlights

Abby von Hagel is a student from Seattle in the Interdisciplinary Honors Program pursuing a Major in Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology and a Minor in Marine Biology with plans to graduate in 2019. We talked with Abby to find out what inspires her to study marine biology and to learn how an introductory course led to her researching at the UW’s marine field station at Friday Harbor Labs.

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Summer 2018 Courses at the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences

The Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences (BIOS) offers a suite of university-level summer courses, designed to immerse students in the study of marine science, with a program of coursework and research that is unique in marine science education. Founded in 1903, BIOS is a world-class ocean science research and education facility. BIOS summer courses in marine science provide undergraduate and graduate students with the opportunity to expand their studies into subtropical environments and/or to investigate topics in ocean science, which are not offered within the curricula of theirhome institutions. BIOS has quick and easy access to a diverse array of subtropical marine habitats which, combined with lectures, discussions and integrated field work and laboratory exercises, provide an optimal environment for experiential learning.

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[job/internship]: Summer beach naturalist, Cama Beach State Park (Camano Beach, WA)

The summer interpretive naturalist volunteer will serve with the education staff and volunteers at Cama Beach and Camano Island State Parks on the shore of Saratoga Passage. The volunteer will lead outdoor discovery experiences and experiential education in a busy, fast-paced environment. The volunteer will also have the opportunity to develop a capstone project. The majority of programs will be targeted at children ages 4-12 but teens, adults, and seniors are also often in the audience. The summer interpretive naturalist volunteer will assist staff in developing and maintaining education materials, and presenting evening programs. The volunteer’s role will be to create a sense of stewardship and to provide youth and adults with opportunities to enjoy the rich legacy of Washington State Parks.

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Feb 20, 2018 | Internship, Job

[course]: OCEAN 497C: Oceanography in the Service of Society

This course will train students in application of key ideas and principles from Oceanography to address immediate societal needs in education, human health and aquaculture. Course content is designed to provide core knowledge, practical skills and real-world experience in Earth Sciences pedagogy and environmental monitoring. This content is relevant to students aspiring to be skilled educators at the K-12 through University levels; to gain qualifications for a wide variety of jobs in environmental consulting, marine industries, or technology; or to be basic researchers in Oceanography with improved insight into applications of their work.

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Feb 20, 2018 | Course

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Marine Biology Adviser Joe Kobayashi

Contact the Adviser

Joe Kobayashi, Marine Biology Academic Adviser
Fishery Sciences 116 | (206) 543-7426 | marbiol@uw.edu

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