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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[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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Sea Dawgs club guest lecture: Southern Resident Killer Whales & Marine Mammals of the Salish Sea

Join Dr. Deborah Giles (instructor of the spring 2018 FHL 375: Marine Mammals of the Salish Sea course) for a guest lecture hosted by the Sea Dawgs student club.

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US Fish & Wildlife Employment workshop (UW Career & Internship Center, 2/22/2018)

Are you interested in working for the federal government, but are confused about the application process? Come hear firsthand from the regional recruiter for the US Fish & Wildlife Service, about how to navigate the federal jobs board and stand out as a candidate. They have 50+ internships available for summer!

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[study abroad]: Coastal Ecosystems of Micronesia in a Changing Climate

UW Exploration seminar traveling to Micronesia (Kosrae): Students in this field-based Exploration Seminar in Kosrae will study & conduct ecological assessments of coral, mangrove & seagrass habitats to understand how development and climate change are impacting the largely pristine coastal ecosystems of this remote island.

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[study abroad]: Island Ecology: Natural History of the Azores (June 2-30, 2018)

Please share the attached flyer with students and colleagues you think might be interested. I think this is a great opportunity for a student looking for an interesting, cost effective summer field science course in a location that is exotic, foreign, and safe. There is the opportunity to study Portuguese language and culture alongside the science, and I even have a small amount of scholarship funding to help defray costs.​ It would be great to get another student from College of the Environment! 

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REU: Ocean Global Change Biology at UCSB

Ocean Global Change Biology REU @ UCSB
The goal of the OGCB REU program is to provide students with a supportive
environment in which to conduct a student-led project on the impacts of
environmental change on marine and organisms and ecosystems.
Here at UCSB, we have a world-class research faculty and a community of
people that support and foster undergraduates in research experiences. 

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[SAFS Bevan Series Guest Lecture]: Minding the Gap: Spanning the Boundary Between Science and Policy, Angela Bednarek of the Pew Charitable Trusts (2/8)

The question of how best to ensure that science is considered within policy-making is a pressing one. One solution is to “span the boundaries” between science and policy and create a more comprehensive and inclusive knowledge exchange process. This approach aims to improve the chances that research results and decision-making needs are more closely aligned, and includes accounting for the many types of perspectives, values, and types of knowledge involved. A challenge, however, is that sufficiently accounting for all of these moving parts can be quite an undertaking.

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Friday Harbor Labs’ Megan Dethier receives Seattle Aquarium Conservation Research Award

FHL Professor Megan Dethier has received the Seattle Aquarium Conservation Research Award. Read about her work at Friday Harbor Labs, and the strong relationship between the Seattle Aquarium and the University of Washington College of the Environment.

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