Cape RADD: Dive training and research experience in South Africa (fee based, non-credit program)

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Cape RADD is a new marine field course which specializes in teching SCUBA diving and free diving as approaches to data collection on the marine ecology of South Africa. We facilitate training courses for individuals or groups who want to learn more about the marine environment, conservation and research through hands on field experience and diver development. Cape RADD courses include training in multiple data collection and field operation techniques, theoretical workshops and presentations from field biologists and dive experts in their field. 

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[job]: City of Edmonds Discovery and Beach Ranger program Ranger Naturalists

The City of Edmonds is hiring seasonal Ranger Naturalists to help support their Discovery and Beach Ranger programs. Work part time Mid-March through Labor Day. See full post for details and deadlines.

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Oregon Institute of Marine Biology REU: Exploration of Marine Biology on the Oregon Coast

The Oregon Institute of Marine Biology’s REU program: “Exploration of Marine Biology on the Oregon Coast” (EMBOC) will be accepting 10 students, five from 2-year colleges and five from 4-year colleges, to conduct research this summer (June 17 – August 18, 2018) at the University of Oregon’s marine lab. REU students will develop individual marine research projects in one of our eight faculties’ labs and participate in weekly seminars, professional development workshops, and social activities from exploring local marine habitats like rocky shores and sand dunes to touring other institutions that specialize in marine science. 

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Maryland Sea Grant REU in Estuarine Science

Undergraduate students are invited to apply for Maryland Sea Grant’s Research Experiences for Undergraduates in Estuarine Science. http://www.mdsg.umd.edu/REU. Since 1989, NSF has supported bringing students to conduct individual research projects with a scientist-mentor at either Chesapeake Biological Lab or Horn Point Lab of the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science. This is a great opportunity to conduct research with a mentor and spend a summer by the Chesapeake Bay.

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What is an REU, and what does it mean for you?

Learn what an ‘REU’ is, and why you will want to pay attention to these announcements in the coming months.

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[research]: Schmidt Ocean Institute Student Opportunities Program (deadline: 12/29/17)

Schmidt Ocean Institute is pleased to announce our call for the 2018 Student Opportunities program.
Schmidt Ocean Institute seeks to provide college, undergraduate, and graduate students with a chance to take part in seagoing scientific research aboard Falkor in coordination with our organization and the principal investigators leading at-sea research projects. The Student Opportunities Program enables us to support training of the next generation of ocean scientists and technology developers and ignite the spark of passion for ocean exploration in their minds. 

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FHL Tide Bites: Bacterial Responses to Ocean Acidification

Think ‘small’ when reading the latest “Tide Bite” from Friday Harbor Labs: Professor Lisa Crummet writes about her research in the summer of 2016 at FHL on ocean acidification on marine bacteria. Note that she worked with a summer REU (Research Experience for Undergraduates) intern. These are fully-funded internships at FHL which include a stipend as well as room and board. The application period for REU positions is fast approaching, and will start in winter 2017.

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[event]: Seattle Aquarium Nighttime Beach Walks (Alki Beach, Seattle, 12/2, 1/28)

Encounter low tide at night on South Alki Beach, with the help of the Seattle Aquarium Beach Naturalists. These evening events (12/2 and 1/28) are free and open to the public!

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Doris Duke Conservation Scholars Program at UW now accepting applications (summer 2018)

Applications are now open to join the Doris Duke Conservation Scholars Program at UW.
The Doris Duke Conservation Scholars Program at the University of Washington is a multi-summer, undergraduate experiential learning experience that explores conservation across climate, water, food and ecosystems of the Pacific Northwest. DDCSP@UW supports emerging conservation leaders to develop unique perspectives and skill sets by drawing connections between conservation, individual and community identities, biodiversity and environmental justice.

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[winter course] OCEAN 450: Climatic Extremes

To better understand the key factors that control the earth’s present and future climate, this course examines episodes in the earth’s past when extreme climate conditions existed. Dramatic changes in the earth’s climate have resulted from natural variations in solar insolation, atmospheric concentrations of greenhouse gases, rates and pathways of ocean circulation, plate tectonics, and the evolution of vascular plants and, in modern times, the burning of fossil fuels. The impact of these factors on climate through interactions between the atmosphere, oceans and land will be evaluated.

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