[MARMAM] 2019 Hawaiian Humpback Whale Field Research Internship

OMI Coordinator omicoordinator at gmail.com
Thu Apr 5 06:59:38 PDT 2018

Ocean Mammal Institute (OMI) is a non-profit organization that pioneers the way in two of the most important fields of study in the 21st century: Environmental Studies and Ecological Psychology (Ecopsychology).  Together we can turn the tide of extinction.

Dates: 2 Jan 2019 arrive, 19 Jan 2019 depart

Location: Maui, Hawaii 

Internship description: Get out into nature in beautiful Maui and learn how to conduct field research on humpback whales. Research the impact of boats on these magnificent mammals and how boats change whale habitat and behavior.  The reading material covers whale behavior, how humans affect that and all environmental issues around the oceans.  Additionally, we look at other human impacts on the oceans and how human psychology affects the decisions we make about the environment.  Learn how we can create meaningful change and raise consciousness about environmental issues.
An OMI research intern is expected to do the following:
1. Study the biology and behavior of humpback whales while you observe and record their spectacular behaviors.
2. Learn and apply the principles of field research design.
3. Gain a personal understanding of the politics of protecting endangered species.
4. Learn about current research on whales and dolphins around the world and related conservation issues.
5. Be introduced to the field of Ecopsychology, which studies the relationship between humans and the natural world.
6. Learn how we can create meaningful change and raise the consciousness about environmental issues.

Requirements: This is a basic field research course open to any college student, any major may apply. Students must be able to walk up a hill and sit in the Maui sun 4 hours a day as they gather field data on the whales.
Application: Online application is available on our website at: www.oceanmammalinst.org Limited slots available. If not selected deposit is refunded. Applications will be accepted until all the slots are filled.
Questions contact:
Chelsey Navarro
Chief Operations Manager
Ocean Mammal Institute
Email: omicoordinator at gmail.com
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