Here at Field School, we believe the opportunity to gain experience and hands-on training in scientific research should be available to all interested students. So this summer we are excited to announce our first annual writing competition for a full scholarship to attend our summer sharks and rays field research course!
Entrants are asked to complete two short essays about their experiences and goals to enter the competition. Winners will be given full (grand prize) or partial (runner-up) scholarships to attend our hands-on 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 hands-on experience with a variety of field research skills including using BRUVs (Baited Remote Underwater Video), drum lines, gillnets, and long lines. Students 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 22. Winners will be announced May 5. The course runs from June 6-13, 2017. 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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