36 posts in Volunteer

‘By-the-wind sailor’ jellies wash ashore in massive numbers after warmer winters

Thanks to 20 years of observations from thousands of citizen scientists, University of Washington researchers have discovered distinct patterns in the mass strandings of by-the-wind sailor jellies. Specifically, large strandings happened simultaneously from the northwest tip of Washington south to the Mendocino coast in California, and in years when winters were warmer than usual.

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Field Research Assistant Needed for Gray Whale Study

I am looking for three research assistants for a project this spring (expected dates: February 27th-May 31st) to study the impacts of boats on gray whales in Washington. There will also be at least two days of equipment training before the dates listed above/fieldwork. This position is through The Evergreen State College.  

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Tutor with UW Riverways Education Partnerships in Winter 2021: EDUC 401

The UW Riverways Education Partnerships recruits, trains and places UW students as volunteer tutors in Seattle schools and community organizations. We are recruiting tutors for Winter quarter to support schools and community organizations and would love to have you! 

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Opportunity to Volunteer in STEM Outreach

Undergraduate students from around the world have come together and built creative solutions to enhance the virtual classroom experience for K-5th grade teachers and students. We create interactive STEM lessons that can easily be integrated into your class.

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UW Environmental Alternative Spring Break 2021/ November 9th Priority Application Deadline

Environmental Alternative Spring Break (EASB) provides a fully-funded opportunity for UW students to inspire interest in Environmental Science and Sustainability by working with rural and tribal communities in Washington over Spring Break and facilitating hands-on environmental science projects.

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Community Scientists needed with the Green Futures Lab

Green Futures Lab is accepting Community Scientist applications to support our efforts on the Duwamish River this summer!  BIPOC scientists are especially encouraged to apply. Please read about the project on our **NEW** website (still in development), our Covid19 safety statement, and fill out the application if you are still interested! There are opportunities for remote learning (from your home) and limited spaces to join us out in the field.  

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Northern fur seal prey capture video analysis

 As part of ongoing research studying northern fur seal foraging ecology, our program has equipped fur seals from St. Paul Island, AK, with satellite-linked dive recorders and video cameras to record prey capture events. These data will be used to 1) quantify fur seal foraging success in relation to prey availability, 2) identify prey species and age-class consumed, and 3) validate the use of accelerometer data as a tool to indirectly measure prey capture.

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FieldNotes Journal Editorial Board Now Recruiting

FieldNotes is recruiting editorial board members for our Spring 2020 issue! We are an undergraduate-run journal intended to increase public awareness of environmental undergraduate research at UW and provide a platform for students to actively engage in science communication.

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‘The blob,’ food supply squeeze to blame for largest seabird die-off

When nearly 1 million common murres died at sea and washed ashore from California to Alaska in 2015 and 2016, it was unprecedented — both for murres, and across all bird species worldwide. Scientists from the UW School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences, the U.S. Geological Survey and others blame an unexpected squeeze on the ecosystem’s food supply, brought on by a severe and long-lasting marine heat wave known as “the blob.”

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Join Environmental Alternative Spring Break!

Students interested in environmental education and outreach can explore options for an ‘Alternative Spring Break’. This requires enrollment in a winter quarter course.

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