[MARMAM] REMINDER: Alaska Whale Foundation is accepting volunteer applications for the 2018 field season (DEADLINE: This Friday @ 5pm PST)

Andy Szabo andy_szabo at hotmail.com
Mon Feb 12 11:51:45 PST 2018

Alaska Whale Foundation (AWF) is seeking volunteers to participate in a series of research, monitoring and data analysis projects at its remote field station on Baranof Island, Southeast Alaska (latitude 57.0877 N, longitude 134.8342 W). Volunteers will assist primarily in collecting and/or analyzing data for:

• Research on humpback whale social structure, abundance patterns and health trends

• Long-term landbird acoustic monitoring

• Terrestrial habitat mapping

The CCC is a cooperative living environment so, in addition to assisting in field sampling and data analyses, volunteers will be responsible for cooking, cleaning and basic equipment maintenance. Volunteers are expected to cover their own costs of getting to/from Petersburg AK and to supply their own foul-weather gear (rain gear, boots, etc.) appropriate for work in the Southeast Alaskan temperate rainforest.  In return for participation, AWF will provide:

• Transportation between the field station and Petersburg

• Room and board

• Mustang-style survival suits and additional safety gear

Volunteers are expected to arrive in Petersburg by noon on June 23 and will be returned on the morning of August 17. Because of travel logistics within Southeast Alaska these dates are not flexible.  All applicants will be considered; however, preference will be given to individuals that are/have:

• Pursuing or recently awarded a BA/BS degree in biology, environmental science or similar field

• Boating experience

• Experience working in remote field settings

• Experience with terrestrial and/or marine sampling

• An ability to work well with colleagues in both research and cooperative living situations

Interested individuals should apply online at http://www.alaskawhalefoundation.org/volunteer.  Applications must be submitted no later than February 16 @ 5:00pm Pacific Standard Time.  For more information on Alaska Whale Foundation and the Center for Coastal Conservation, please visit:  www.alaskawhalefoundation.org<http://www.alaskawhalefoundation.org>
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