Internships for College and Graduate Students – Alaska

The Alaska SeaLife Center (ASLC) is currently sponsoring an internship program for college students and recent graduates who are interested in gaining an educational experience in a world-class marine facility.  The Alaska SeaLife Center is dedicated to understanding and maintaining the integrity of the marine ecosystem of Alaska through research, rehabilitation, conservation and public education.  They  are currently accepting applications for summer 2010.  The application deadline date is February 1, 2010.

Opportunities are available in the following areas:

    Interpretation – Avian
    Interpretation – Mammals
    Interpretation – Dive
    Interpretation – National Park Service
    Marine Climate Change
    Marine Spatial Planning
    Fundraising/Public Relations
    Sales & Marketing
    Harbor Seal Research
    Steller Video Monitoring – Chiswell Project
    Avian Husbandry
    Eider (Sea Duck) Husbandry
    Aquarium Husbandry
    Marine Animal Stranding Program

ASLC internships offer a well-rounded, educational experience working in a variety of areas within the Center.  The Alaska SeaLife Center provides interns with complimentary housing and a small food stipend.  Visit the  website for full internship descriptions, including internship dates and general information, and application instructions.

For more information contact:
Human Resources Specialist
Alaska SeaLife Center
P.O. Box 1329
Seward, Alaska 99664
Phone: 1-800-224-2525 ext. 6307
volunteer_intern@alaskasealife.org

Podcast – Ocean Circulation in Prince William Sound

The latest edition of the Ocean Gazing podcasts contains recordings from a research cruise to Prince William Sound, Alaska, as scientists try to make really accurate forecasts of the weather and ocean circulation. Leslie Abramson from the Prince William Sound Science Center made these audio recordings. Hear the science in action.

Making Waves – Middle School Activities

Making Waves is a multimedia outreach project designed to help bring science and math to life in your middle school classroom by unlocking the mysteries of the oceans.  Partners for the website include the College of Marine Science at the University of South Florida, USGS, and InterActive Teacher Magazine.  Resource topics include Sea Level Rise, Red Tides, Oceans from Space, Real Time Data, and much more.  Check out the background information, activities, and links on this website.

Living in the Weather – Resources for Teachers

NOAA’s Ocean Service Education website offers new Living in the Weather resources for teachers.  These materials explain how meteorologists observe and predict the weather. To understand weather and climate, one needs to understand the atmospheric and oceanic conditions and the interrelatedness of weather and climate. The resources will help teacher engage their students in the exploration and prediction of atmospheric conditions responsible for weather patterns and climatic conditions, and investigate how extreme weather impacts people and the environment.