Orca Bowl is one of 25 regional components of the National Ocean Sciences Bowl (NOSB). It is Washington’s regional marine sciences bowl competition for high school students. You may sign up as a competition official, a general volunteer, or as a team mentor. General volunteers assist with logistics up to and on the day of the competition. More information on the roles of competition officials.Read more
Let us make this large UW campus smaller for you! Unite UW is now accepting fall quarter applications!
With approximately 31,000 undergraduates on campus, we understand the challenge to adapt and to connect. Unite UW creates a community to help you build your support system and find lifelong friends; Unite UW also leads you to a global mind by bridging domestic and international students.
The Cedar River Salmon Journey program helps to educate Puget Sound residents about salmon and watershed health through high quality interpretative programs at salmon viewing locations in the Cedar River Watershed. Naturalists share their love and knowledge of the Cedar River Watershed, the salmon that share the river with us and the everyday actions we can all take to help salmon thrive.Read more
ACTION ALERT: BE AN OTTER SPOTTER
Report your sightings to help our Northwest conservation research
If you have ever spotted a wild river otter or if you encounter one on your next outdoor adventure, tell us about it! Woodland Park Zoo is studying river otters as sentinels for health along the Duwamish River. Your observations from across Washington will expand our knowledge about otter range and behavior.
The Samuel E. Kelly Ethnic Cultural Center is recruiting student mentors for the year of 2017 – 2018 Mentor Power For Success program. The Mentor Power for Success Program is a dynamic autumn quarter partnership between first-year Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity (OMA&D) students (protégés) and continuing UW students (mentors), to help protégés make a successful transition to university life. Mentor students use their knowledge of UW resources and services to guide protégés as they navigate the breadth of what the university has to offer.Read more
On Friday, May 19th, we’ll be cutting, weighing, and bagging crab bait (mackerel) that will be distributed to volunteers throughout Puget Sound. No prior experience is required but you should have a strong stomach and not be too squeamish about blood (mackerel blood, that is). You should wear ‘field clothes’ you don’t mind getting dirty/stinky. It’s smelly, messy work but we make it fun.Read more
My name is Jieying Chen (Jaylin) and I recently graduated with a B.S Biochemistry from the UW. I am interning for a community DIY Bio Lab called SoundBio Lab located just off campus. Our mission is promoting science education, providing access to biotechnology, and fostering self-learning in order to inspire the next generation of scientists. We work with local after school programs and home school organizations to host in-lab workshops as well as provide outreach events to bring science directly to our community.
Crab Team Needs You!
Are you interested in a very short-term volunteer project to help Puget Sound? The Crab Team invasive green crab monitoring program needs help on Friday, April 7th preparing bait for the upcoming monitoring season.
What is Crab Team?
Crab Team is a partnership between Washington Sea Grant, the Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife, and others to lead a volunteer-based early detection and monitoring program to improve our understanding of native salt marsh and pocket estuary organisms, and how they could be affected by green crabs.
Volunteers needed for summer research cruises with NOAA Northwest Fisheries Science Center. Work will be with the wet lab staff during the 2017 Hake Survey. 5 separate cruises of roughly 2 weeks each. Little to no experience needed.Read more
[Research]: Potential MSc position: Study juvenile salmon habitat preferences in the Fraser River estuary
Potential MSc position: Study juvenile salmon habitat preferences in the Fraser River estuary
We are seeking a Research Assistant, with the potential to become a Master’s student, to study juvenile salmon ecology in marsh habitats of the Fraser River estuary, BC. The successful applicant will join the field project team in late February / early March and will apply to the Department of Biology at the University of Victoria in spring 2017 for a MSc.