[MARMAM] Alaska Whale Foundation's 2022 Call for Volunteers is Now Open

Andy Szabo andy_szabo at hotmail.com
Tue Dec 28 09:02:27 PST 2021


Alaska Whale Foundation (AWF) is seeking volunteers to participate in a series of research projects at its field station on Baranof Island, Southeast Alaska (latitude 57.0877 N, longitude 134.8342 W).  Successful applicants will assist in collecting and analyzing data for projects examining humpback whale health, foraging ecology, and social biology as well as regional oceanography.  

Volunteers will work in a team of 6 and will split their time between on-the-water activities and data work.  Volunteers are expected to cover the costs of getting to/from either Petersburg or Sitka, Alaska and to supply their own foul-weather gear (rain gear, boots, etc.) appropriate for work in the Alaskan marine environment.  In return for participation, AWF will provide travel within Southeast Alaska to AWF’s field station, room and board, Mustang-style survival suits and additional safety gear.  AWF can also assist students that wish to develop for-credit independent projects through their own academic institutions.

Volunteers are asked to participate in one of two rounds: i) May 27 – July 25; and, ii) July 25 – September 30. Because of the logistics involved with travel to/from the field station, we cannot accommodate arrival and departure outside of these dates.

Interested individuals should apply through Alaska Whale Foundation’s website no later than Friday, January 15 @ midnight PST: https://www.alaskawhalefoundation.org/call-for-volunteers

For more information on Alaska Whale Foundation, please visit: www.alaskawhalefoundation.org  


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