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Young Naturalist Awards
Annual research-based essay contest for students in grades 7-12 to promote participation and communication in science. Students conduct their own scientific expedition and write a scientific narrative essay about it. Site provides: guide on selecting and planning project; essay writing tips; contest guidelines; entry form and checklist; and links to previous winning essays.
Grade Level: Middle school, High school

National Envirothon
Annual environmental problem-solving competition held throughout North America. Covers five subjects: wildlife, forestry, soil, aquatics, and current environmental issues. Conducted over five consecutive days every summer, Canon Envirothon is hosted by a different state or province each year. In-class curriculum and hands-on field experiences offered to participants.
Grade Level: High school

Island Explorers Marine Science Program
Describes science curriculum facilitated through hands-on marine science activities correlated with the California Science Framework. Curriculum focuses on major ocean concepts and Catalina Island. Program involves overnight field trip to Wrigley Institute. Teacher training component is in development. Two student activities focusing on garibaldi and kelp are available on the site.
Grade Level: Primary elementary, Intermediate elementary, Middle school

Dauphin Island Sea Lab Discovery Hall Programs
Respected institution offers year-round marine science programs. School year programs for K-12 classes include half-day lecture and lab or fieldtrip on oceanography, hurricanes, other topics; reservations required. Summer programs include: 4-week course or high school students; 1-week camp for middle school students; half-day programs for ages 5-11. Four-day teacher workshops cover regional ecology; graduate credit available. Special workshops for Alabama teachers foster relationships between teachers and scientists. Information on program application process, prerequisites, fees.
Grade Level: Primary elementary, Intermediate elementary, Middle school, High school, Graduate or professional

Mote Marine Laboratory High School Intern Program
Florida high school students entering grades 9-12 may apply for this September to May learning experience. Successful candidates receive training once each month on marine sciences, current marine affairs, and teaching skills. Interns must complete: 72 hours of community service (summer months may be included) teaching in Mote's educational programs; and 2 independent projects. Students completing the internship earn one-half credit. Program fee applies. On-line application includes checklist, instructions and deadline.
Grade Level: High school

Sea Grant Marine Careers
Excellent site introduces careers in marine biology, oceanography (biological, chemical, physical, geological), ocean engineering, related fields like marine educator, fisherman. Profiles of professionals in each discipline demonstrate the diversity of people working in marine science. Valuable advice from experts on how to prepare. Career Outlook and Salaries describe what to expect for positions in academia, industry, government and other arenas. Helpful FAQ section; Resources and Links list job search information, internships and more.
Grade Level: High school

Georgian College, Orillia Campus
Georgian College offers a one of a kind program for marine engine mechanics. The program teaches how to diagnose and service boat engines and marine systems, providing the skills for a lifetime on and near the water. In addition to learning two and four-stroke technology, working on outboard and sterndrive engines, you learn about environmental issues, customer service and business operations. Site provides information on careers and links to other programs at GC.
Grade Level: Undergraduate lower division, Graduate or professional

University of California Santa Barbara: Ecology, Evolution and Marine Biology
Describes department faculty and achievements in education and research. Undergraduate studies program offers majors in aquatic biology, biochemistry-molecular biology, biological sciences, cell and developmental biology, microbiology, ecology and evolution, pharmacology, physiology and zoology. Graduate program provides interdisciplinary training leading to Masters and Ph.D. degrees with emphasis in ecology and evolution. Provides: admissions information, degree requirements, course descriptions, student resources and support, research and internship opportunities, financial aid information. Online application.
Grade Level: Undergraduate lower division, Undergraduate upper division, Graduate or professional

Savannah State University
Information on the Marine Science Program at SSU. Site provides information on undergraduate and graduate degrees, as well as special projects such as Adopt-a-Stream and SSU's Spartina Culture Facility. Additional information includes the program's personnel, affiliated institutions, and useful links.
Grade Level: Undergraduate lower division, Undergraduate upper division, Graduate or professional

How to Make a Great Poster
Advice on how scientists, and students, should approach preparing professional conference and science fair posters. Guidelines include what makes a great poster, how to make one, font choices, and poster layout. An excellent resource for all who need to present their research via a poster.
Grade Level: Middle school, High school


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