Announcing our 2nd annual Summer Scholar Writing Competition! Win a scholarship to join our sharks and rays research course!
Here at Field School, we believe the opportunity to gain field experience and hands-on training in scientific research skills should be available to all interested students, regardless of income. We are excited to announce our second annual writing competition for a full scholarship to attend our summer sharks and rays field research course!
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 summer 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 get experience and training in how to work on a research vessel and safely restrain shark species for data collection.
The deadline for submission is April 2. Winners will be announced by April 9. The course runs from June 17-23, 2018. All food (with the exception of one inexpensive "dinner out"), housing, research activities, and transportation are included in the tuition for the course once students arrive at the R/V Garvin.
Get started on your submission here! We hope to see you in the field this summer!
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