Brandon Southall brandon.southall at sea-inc.net
Sun Mar 24 10:05:18 PDT 2019

On behalf of the California Ocean Alliance (COA), we are proud to bring to your attention an exciting summer program designed to engage, inspire and empower high school students in marine mammal science. COA is a non-profit collaboration of world-renowned marine scientists, educators, and policy experts working together to ensure that marine mammals and their habitats thrive into the next century. One of COA's missions is to develop a world-class marine mammal research and education program that provides opportunities to inspire a new generation of marine scientists and conservationists. Our vision is for COA scientists to be directly integrated with those we strive to affect, including students, community leaders, and educators.
To support this effort, we have launched a new summer educational program designed for high school students interested in pursuing a career in marine mammal biology and conservation. Through a combination of field and classroom-based experiences, we offer students the opportunity to engage with leading researchers in the field of marine mammal science, in hopes of training the next generation of scientists to safe-guard our marine resources. This is an intensive, one-week course designed for high school students which draws on the expertise of researchers from Hopkins Marine Station (Stanford University), the University of California Santa Cruz, Southall Environmental Associates, and Moss Landing Marine Laboratory. Each student will have unique opportunities to work side-by-side directly with expert scientists to study seals, sea lions, whales, and dolphins in Monterey Bay. To learn more about the details of the program, please visit caoceanalliance.org<http://caoceanalliance.org>.
The program is open to all who are interested and we request donations sufficient to cover program expenses for families of students who are able. We are dedicated to making this opportunity open to all students by providing learning opportunities for underrepresented and lower-income students from across our central California community. Thanks to the gracious support of a number of foundations and individuals, COA is offering some partial and full scholarships throughout the summer to students in need of financial assistance. If you are interested in being considered for this scholarship program, please make reference to your financial need in your application.

Camp Details

Age: High school students, ages 14-18

2019 Session Schedule - 3 week-long sessions:

Week 1: July 8th-12th;

Week 2: July 22nd-26th
Week 3: August 5th-9th

Application procedure: To apply, please submit the 1-page application (available on our website: www.caoceanalliance.org<http://www.caoceanalliance.org/>) to ccasey at caoceanalliance.org<mailto:ccasey at caoceanalliance.org>. Questions? Please call (510) 541-1066. If you wish to be considered for financial support, please make a reference to this in your in your application.

Thank you for applying to the Marine Mammal Scientist-in-Training Program or spreading the word to interested students!
Brandon Southall, Caroline Casey, Kristin Southall, Ari Friedlaender, John Calambokidis, Robert Mazurek, Jeremy Goldbogen, and many others supporting COA
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