Announcing a new Winter Scholarship Competition! Win a scholarship to join our sharks and rays research course this coming January!
We are excited to announce a new opportunity to win a full scholarship to attend our sharks and rays field research course this January!
Entrants complete a short essay in addition to our course application, telling us about their passion for sharks and what they would hope to gain from participation in a field course. Winners will be given a full (grand prize) or partial (runner-up) scholarship to attend our hands-on elasmobranch research course.
During their week living and working aboard RV Garvin, students will be instructed in shark and ray biology, ecology, and conservation, and will get practical experience with a variety of field research techniques, including the use of BRUVs (Baited Remote Underwater Video), drum lines, gillnets, and long lines. Students will also receive training in how to work on a research vessel and safely restrain shark species for data collection.
The deadline for submission is October 1, 2018. Winners will be announced by October 15. The course runs from January 3-9, 2019. All food (with the exception of one inexpensive "dinner out"), housing, research activities, and transportation are included in tuition for the course once students arrive at R/V Garvin.
Get started on your submission here! We hope to see you in the field this winter!!
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