Autumn Semester at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution accepting applications

Semester at WHOI (SAW) is an undergraduate residential “study-away” opportunity at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution in Woods Hole, MA, on Cape Cod. The program features a for-credit, semester-long research experience directly advised by a WHOI scientist or engineer as well as the opportunity to take graduate-level courses modified for undergraduate credit. The combination of research project and coursework constitute a full semester of credit that is transferable to the student’s home institution. 

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Program in Climate Change Annual Spring Symposium

The Program in Climate Change (PCC) invites you to attend our second annual Spring Symposium on April 7 from 9:00 am to 5:30 pm in the Fishery Sciences (FSH) building. This event features interdisciplinary presentations on climate- and earth-science-related research, outreach, and education by students and postdoctoral researchers from all around campus.

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RAY Marine Conservation Diversity Fellowship (2018)

Inspired by efforts to increase racial diversity in the marine conservation field, The Roger Arliner Young (RAY) Marine Conservation Diversity Fellowship Program is a response to the call for mainstream environmental organizations to work to increase and provide supported career pathways for people of color within the field.

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SAFS Bevan Series Guest Lecture: “Stories and Sense-Making – How Human Minds Fish for Meaning”, Liz Neeley, The Story Collider

Liz Neeley is the Executive Director of The Story Collider. In live shows across the country, a weekly podcast, and intensive workshops, The Story Collider is dedicated to producing true, personal stories about science. After a decade of work in ocean conservation and science communication, Liz wanted to more deeply explore the performance and substance of narratives. From 2008 to 2015, she worked as the Assistant Director of Science Outreach for COMPASS, and was affiliate staff at The University of Washington during that time. Before that, she worked on locally-managed marine conservation in Fiji and Papua New Guinea, and on international trade policies for deep-sea corals.

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[job]: Eelgrass Monitoring Technician, WA Dept. of Natural Resources (Olympia, WA)

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This position works among a team of scientists to assess the status and trends of marine and estuarine resources in Washington State. The Nearshore Habitat Program inventories and monitors intertidal and shallow subtidal areas for a wide range of management and scientific purposes.

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[course]: BIOL 240: new option for intensive, first-year general biology in summer term

BIOL 240 is a 15 credit Summer course that can be taken as an alternative to the three-quarter BIOL 180-200-220 Introductory Biology Series. It will be an exciting and high intensity, full-time academic commitment. Intended for, but not limited to, students interested in health professions.

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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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[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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