Field-Based Research Program for High School Students

The Waquoit Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve is now accepting applications for TIDAL Quest (PDF, 82 KB), a week-long, field-based research program for high school students to be held July 19-23. Applications will be accepted until the program is full.

Program for High School Students – Maine

The University of Maine’s School of Marine Sciences (SMS) and Darling Marine Center (DMC) are happy to announce a new program called Dive In for college-bound high school students interested in pursuing a career in the marine sciences.  Dive In is a three-day immersion program scheduled for August 9-11, 2010, that will give students a taste of one of the most popular scientific majors. While in residence at the DMC, students will explore the marine realm on foot, by kayak and aboard the R/V Ira C., and be exposed to marine biology, oceanography, scientific diving, remote ocean sensing, aquaculture, and more.

Parents are invited to join us on the last afternoon for seminars on career options and UMaines academic program in marine science. A final BBQ provides opportunities for students and parents to meet and mingle with UMaine marine science faculty and staff.

Dive In is FREE to accepted students. Transportation to and from the DMC is not included. Applications are  due June 30, 2010.  Dive In is open to students entering their junior and senior year in high school, though preference will be given to seniors.

For more information contact Linda Healy <lhealy@maine.edu>

Summer Program for High School Students, Maine

Sustainable Ocean StudiesGOMMEA is pleased to help spread the word about Sustainable Ocean Studies (SOS), an inspiring and rigorous month-long summer program focused on promoting ocean sustainability.  July 6-30th 2010, Portland Maine

Sponsored by Waynflete School, this technology-rich, field based, and community oriented experience is open to rising 11th and 12th grade students and current graduating seniors.   Using the Gulf of Maine as the classroom, SOS blends adventure and hands-on experiences in a variety of ecosystems with important dialogue about the ecology, economics, policies and people of the ocean.  Please know there are scholarship opportunities available for interested students.  For more information go to www.waynflete.org/summertime or you can contact the Director of SOS, David Vaughan at dvaughan@waynflete.org,  207.774.5721 ext. 318

Field-Based Research Program for High School Students

The Waquoit Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve is now accepting applications for TIDAL Quest (PDF, 82 KB), a week-long, field-based research program for high school students to be held July 19-23. Applications will be accepted until the program is full.

Marine Science in Virgin Islands for High School and College Students

MANTA is a non-profit organization that offers marine science education programs to high school and college students.  Students live aboard a large catamaran sailboat in the British Virgin Islands while being immersed in marine science, receiving their PADI scuba diving certification, and learning to sail.  MANTA’s research scientists and instructors teach in a “flippers on” style, and the syllabus includes lectures and labs on several aspects of marine science based on the Ocean Literacy principles and concepts, as well as active participation in publishable marine research.  The summer 2010 programs are scheduled and open for enrollment.   Visit www.manta-online.org for additional information, including trip details and the online application.  The college program is offered through the Center for International Education of the College of Charleston.  Feel free to email Rusty.Day@manta-online.org with any questions.

National Geographic Biology PD – Few spots remain for certain states!

NTLA Ocean FlyerA few spots remain for a chosen few to join us at our FREE , week long, high school biology teacher professional development! The content will focus on ecology and will be a week in San Diego, CA on the Scripps Institution of Oceanography campus…all expenses covered (airfare, hotel, most meals, field trip to Ocean Institute).

We are looking for applicants from the following states: Alaska, Minnesota, Delaware, DC, Idaho, Illinois, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, Wisconsin, Oklahoma, S Dakota, Tennessee, Vermont, W. Virginia, and South Carolina. If you are a high school biology teacher from one of these listed states then apply for this fantastic opportunity! We want one teacher from each state…so apply and get your spot today! Program information and application is attached. Please apply by 5 PM April 13th by sending the completed application per instructions to OceanEd@ngs.org

(Please note that the application process is full and closed for all other states so we can only accept applications from the states mentioned above.)

If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to e-mail us only at OceanEd@ngs.org

Marine Science College Courses for High School Students

The Whale Camp, in partnership with Immaculata University in PA, offers two  3-credit college courses this summer.  “Introduction to the Ecology of the Bay of Fundy” (August 1-21) is an examination of this dynamic ecology, between Maine and Nova Scotia, driven by the highest tides in the world. This unique ecosystem is home to many rare whales, dolphins, porpoises, seals and puffins. The course includes whale observation with research components, a visit to a puffin colony, kayaking with seals, coastal ecology, exploration of stunningly beautiful Grand Manan Island and numerous trips aboard a 60-foot sailboat for research.

The second course “Authors & Artists of the Sea” (July 4-24) is for students who enjoy expressing themselves in through art and/or creative writing.  It includes many of the elements of the Intro to Ecology course but focuses on students demonstrating their learning and experiences through their art and writing. Students collaborate in the production of a full-color hardbound book which is then given to them upon completion.

The Whale Camp also offers many 1, 2 and 3 week Marine Science, Oceanography and Whale Research programs for any students without college credit.  All adventures are very hands-on, discovery oriented experiences.

www.whalecamp.com