Drew McWhirter: Becoming a Certified Scientific Diver

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There was never any doubt that Marine Biology minor and Oceanography major Drew McWhirter loved the ocean. While living on Oahu for three years in middle school, he surfed, paddled canoes, snorkeled, played water polo and was a junior lifeguard. While he always wanted to learn how to dive, it wasn’t until he got into the colder waters of the Pacific Northwest that he decided to get started. 

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Ecologist (Aquatic), National Park Service (North Cascades National Park, Washington)

Job Title: Ecologist (Aquatic)
Department: Department Of The Interior
Agency: National Park Service
Job Announcement Number: NWSHRO-16-1636849
SALARY RANGE: $52,355.00 to $68,057.00 / Per Year
OPEN PERIOD: Monday, March 14, 2016 to Friday, March 25, 2016
SERIES & GRADE: GS-0408-09
DUTY LOCATIONS: 1 vacancy in the following location: Sedro Woolley, WA View Map
WHO MAY APPLY: United States Citizens
Brief Statement of Duties:
This position will require the incumbent to lead fishery assessment, piscicide, and water quality projects in North Cascades National Park. 

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Summer Internships: Port Townsend Marine Science Center (Port Townsend, WA)

Summer Interns
The Port Townsend Marine Science Center is searching for summer interns! If you or anyone you know would be interested in working as a Marine Education Intern with us this summer, please let them know about this great opportunity. The internship runs June 13 – October 31, 2016. Housing is provided and interns receive a $2,000 living stipend. Special arrangements can be made if a candidate can only work until September 5 (Labor Day). 

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[job]: Education Coordinator, Port Townsend Marine Science Center (Port Townsend, WA)

Education Coordinator
The Port Townsend Marine Science Center seeks an Education Coordinator. The Education Coordinator is the lead staff member for all formal education programs and partnerships, including school visits, teacher workshops, summer camps, and more. Working in a highly collaborative environment h/she works with a team of educators, including PTMSC AmeriCorps, in delivering the highest quality marine science education programs for and with schools including day programs for local schools, day camps, residential programs, and distance learning opportunities. 

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[job]: Citizen Science Coordinator, Port Townsend Marine Science Center

Citizen Science Coordinator
The Port Townsend Marine Science Center seeks a Citizen Science Coordinator. The Citizen Science Coordinator is the lead staff member for all of PTMSC’s citizen science research projects. This is the staff lead and main contact for all research partners and citizen science volunteers. This position works closely with the Education Coordinator position in developing citizen science research projects designed to integrate with our education programs. 

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Spring Internships with the COASST Lab (UW Seattle Campus)

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The Coastal Observation and Seabird Survey Team (COASST), a citizen science program based at the University of Washington, is looking for undergraduate interns to assist with the COASST beached bird and marine debris modules.
COASST interns work as a team directly with staff and gain valuable, hands-on experience with citizen science programs and the complexities of volunteer-collected data. Tasks include participant communication, data entry, and data management. 

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[job]: Watershed Restoration Specialist, MidCoast Watersheds Council (Newport, OR)

Position Announcement: Watershed Restoration Specialist for the MidCoast Watersheds Council
Full-time position: initial Salary $35,000- $38,000
Applications due March 21st, 2016
The MidCoast Watersheds Council (Council), an Oregon non-profit 501(c)3 organization based in Newport, Oregon, is dedicated to improving the health of streams and watersheds of Oregon’s central coast so they produce clean
water, rebuild healthy salmon populations, and support a healthy ecosystem and economy. 

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RA/TA, Coastal Studies for Girls (Freeport, Maine)

Resident Assistant/Teaching Assistant
JOB TITLE Resident Assistant/Teaching Assistant (3)
REPORTS TO Head Resident and Director of Student Life
SCHEDULE Full time residential, fall Semester. Fall RA/TA position runs August 21, 2016 through December 16, 2016
APPLICATION DATE March 15. Applications will be reviewed as they are received.
Coastal Studies for Girls is a residential science and leadership semester school for tenth grade girls located in Freeport, Maine. 

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Marine Science Education Summer Program Internship, Mote Marine Laboratory (Sarasota, FL)

Mote Marine Laboratory, located in Sarasota, FL, is seeking summer interns for it’s Marine Science Education Program internship. Interns play a critical role in delivering camp programs to inspire a new generation of marine scientists and enthusiasts. Camps are offered for students ages 2-18. The internship is an intensive 12-14 week commitment, running from late May-early August.
Duties Include: developing, teaching and evaluating marine science activities, supervising/life-guarding snorkeling and other water-based activities; organizing education spaces; daily set-up and break down of camp activities

pursuing a degree in education or (marine) science
strong communication skills
enjoy working with children

For more information on our summer programs, please visit www.mote.org/education. 

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Space still available in FISH 312: Fisheries Ecology (spring 2016)

FISH 312 students on a boat for a field trip

Still looking for a course for your spring schedule? FISH 312: Fisheries Ecology, taught by Tom Quinn is still open for registration (both the 3 credit lecture only and the 5 credit lab version). Students love this course, there is a field component, and it can fulfill the ‘Aquatic & Fishery Science Elective’ for the Marine Bio minor.
FISH 312: Fisheries Ecology
Ecological characteristics of fishes and shellfishes in the important freshwater and marine habitats of North America. 

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