The Marine Studies Department at the Canterbury School of Florida is seeking a Marine Science Education Intern for the summer of 2015. The Marine Science Education Intern will assist with various marine science camps for students in grades PK4 through Grade 8. The intern will lead students and campers in interactive learning experiences with touch tanks, a redfish aquaculture system, a laptop lab and an interactive Promethean. The intern will also assist with field trips to venues including local beaches and aquariums.
The intern will also help develop marine studies curriculum for students in PK3 through Grade 12. The curriculum will focus on all aspects of marine science and environmental education. Additionally, the intern will help maintain and care for the classroom, lab space and learning resources in the Cousteau Center for Marine Studies (CCMS).
The marine studies program features a kayak fleet, 23-foot Sea-Pro bay boat, and three aquarium touch tanks filled with crabs, sea stars, fish, shrimp and tunicates. The mission of the Marine Studies Department is to inspire an appreciation of the local marine environment and to promote responsible stewardship. The program aims to accomplish these goals by enhancing traditional science curriculum and focusing on inquiry-based marine science education.
* Undergraduate or graduate student majoring in marine science, environmental science, biology, or similar field.
* Exhibits a positive attitude, is hard-working, and passionate about educating students about the marine environment.
* Willingness to work with students in grades PK4 through Grade 8.
* Flexible hours ranging from 20 to 40 hours per week from June 1- August 8. Total hours not to exceed 250.
* Pay rate of $10/ hour
* Capable of working long hours outdoors in typical and inclement coastal Florida weather.
* Capable of lifting 30- 50 pounds.
* Experience working in environmental education and with youth ages 4 through 12 a plus.
* Kayaking experience a plus.
* Lifeguard certification a plus.
* Send resume and interest statement to Jenna Cummings at Jcummings@canterburyflorida.org by March 20, 2015.
The Flagship Niagara League would like to announce that it is currently accepting applicants for its Exploring the Great Lakes program on the historic tall ship, the U.S. Brig NIAGARA. Exploring the Great Lakes is a voyage-based program intended for high school students and recent high school graduates. Space is limited, and is offered on a first-come, first-served basis. Tuition is $1575 per student, and includes room, board, and all materials for the course.
Students live and study aboard one of the largest tall ships in North America during this three-week course covering topics in seamanship and American History. The Brig NIAGARA is a replica of Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry’s relief flagship from the Battle of Lake Erie during the War of 1812, and is operated as a United States Coast Guard certified Sailing School Vessel (SSV.) While previous sailing experience is not required, students will be expected to help sail the ship (within their level of comfort.)
For details, or to apply, call or write using the contact information below.
Joseph T Lengieza
Director of Marine Operations
U.S. Brig NIAGARA
(814) 452-2744 x214
150 E Front St, Suite 100
Erie, PA 16507
The Narragansett Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, located on Prudence Island, Rhode Island, is now accepting applications for 2 seasonal marine science educators for the 2015 summer season. Check out the following link for more information:
A Two Month Coastal Education and Leadership Internship Program for Rising High School Seniors
Sunday June 14, 2015 – Saturday August 15, 2015
Chincoteague Bay Field Station will soon be accepting applications for their Sea S.T.A.R. summer internship for rising high school seniors (students who are currently juniors age 16+). This internship includes three components: programs, a summer research project, and enrichment. Students will work alongside program staff to provide environmental education programs and summer camp activities; periodically attend college courses; develop their own research project or legacy project; and explore marine habitats of the Eastern Shore of VA.
This internship is offered through the Chincoteague Bay Field Station of the Marine Science Consortium, located in Wallops Island, VA. Applications will be accepted from December 8th, 2014 to January 30, 2015.
For more information please visit: www.cbfieldstation.org/sea-star-internship.
About Chincoteague Bay Field Station:
Since 1965 the Field Station has educated and inspired thousands of children, youth, and adults about the marine and coastal ecosystems along the Mid-Atlantic Region through place-based, hands-on experiences. The Chincoteague Bay Field Station of the Marine Science Consortium is ideally located on Virginia's Eastern Shore, between the powerful Atlantic Ocean and ecologically important Chesapeake Bay. The barrier islands of the Eastern Shore create a series of habitats that are biologically diverse and geologically dynamic. These natural classrooms introduce students to a variety of concepts in the biological, chemical, and physical sciences.
Khaled bin Sultan Living Oceans Foundation
Education Programs Assistant
The Education Programs Assistant will be responsible for assisting the Director of Education of the Khaled bin Sultan Living Oceans Foundation with developing education programs and curriculum. This position is full time temporary (initially one year) with opportunity for extension. This position is based in Maryland.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
A Bachelor’s degree in Marine Biology/Science, or a complementary field. Experience developing and writing curriculum. At least two years experience in teaching in formal education at the secondary level preferred. Experience teaching marine ecosystems (eg. coral reefs, mangroves, and seagrass) is preferred. Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication is essential. Ability to coordinate multiple activities simultaneously is required. Candidate must be able to work under tight deadlines and have excellent organizational skills.
Compensation is commensurate with experience.
Please send cover letter, resume, three references and curriculum writing sample by December 31, 2014 to firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information, please contact us at email@example.com.
The 2016 National Sea Grant College Program Dean John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship has now posted a funding opportunity. The Federal Funding Opportunity is attached and additional information and the application package can be found here: http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/search-grants.html?keywords=NOAA-OAR-SG-2016-2004335
The Sea Grant Knauss Fellowship provides a unique educational experience to graduate students who have an interest in ocean, coastal and Great Lakes resources and in the national policy decisions affecting those resources. Successful applicants will spend one year (February 1, 2016 - January 31, 2017) in a legislative or executive host office in the Washington, DC area. An eligible applicant is any student, regardless of citizenship, who, on February 13, 2015, is enrolled towards a degree in a graduate or professional program (in an accredited U.S. institution), that has an interest in ocean, coastal and Great Lakes resources and in the national policy decisions that affect those resources.
· Students should submit applications to a Sea Grant Program and not submit information directly into Grants.Gov
· Student applications are due to Sea Grant Programs by February 13, 2015.
· Sea Grant Programs must transmit the application via Grants.gov by 5:00 pm, Eastern Time March 31, 2015.
· Additional Fellowship and application information can be found on the Sea Grant Knauss Fellowship website.
The Hurricane Island Foundation, a small non-profit education organization based in Penobscot Bay, Maine is looking for three interns for this summer (starting June 15, 2015). Applications due February 16.
They are looking for one person for each of the following positions: sustainable technology internship, experiential education internship, and scallop research assistant. If you know of someone who may be a good candidate, please pass this opportunity along!
Please check our our website for more information and to download the full position descriptions.
UNCW MarineQuest invites qualified candidates to apply and become part of one of the most unique marine and environmental education summer programs in the country.
Marine Quest is celebrating 35 years of service in coastal North Carolina by continuing to offer fun-filled, academic week-long programs for ages 4-16 and multi-week programs for ages 15-17.
Applications are being accepted for MarineQuest summer 2015. MarineQuest is looking for staff to fill our Day Instructor, Evening and weekend Staff, and other positions for this summer (starting June 8, 2015). Please pass this information along to students and colleagues who might be interested.
Visit MarineQuest for more information about us and browse summer employment opportunities for full descriptions of available positions as well as application instructions.
The Marine Technology for Teachers and Students (MaTTS) Project, based at the University of Rhode Island’s Inner Space Center and the University of Connecticut’s Avery Point campus, is now accepting Connecticut and Rhode Island high school teachers for a year-long professional development opportunity. The project focuses on providing opportunities for teachers and students to experience new technologies related to exploring the global ocean and discover pathways to marine careers using these new tools. Participating teachers will engage colleagues and students at their school, receive training, and gain experience in marine and ocean science technologies.
Selected Teacher Leaders will participate in:
The website is:
For more information about the MaTTS Project visit the website or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
NEW ENGLAND SCIENCE & SAILING
Marine Science, Sailing & Adventure Sports
New England Science & Sailing (NESS) is seeking instructors who have experience working with kids, a strong knowledge base of marine sciences and a contagious teaching energy for the summer of 2015, with the possibility of extended work in the spring and fall. Our marine science curriculum has a strong STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts & math!) influence and we thrive at getting kids on and in the water. Instructors are responsible for implementing an active, hands-on, experientially-oriented program including physically demanding work, such as kayaking, snorkeling, surfing, stand-up paddle boarding, body boarding, fishing, boat driving and some heavy lifting. This is a high energy program where instructors spend long days working and teaching in a unique environment. Our summers are extremely busy with ever-changing schedules due to weather, so we are looking for instructors that are adaptable to change. We have high expectations in safety, curriculum development and of course FUN!
Qualifications: Strong communication, decision making, logistical and organizational skills; outgoing and enthusiastic personality; willingness to work long hours during season; BS or BA in marine science, biology, oceanography, or related science; teaching experience; in-water supervision experience. Preference will be given to candidates with USCG 6-Pack license, ARC waterfront lifeguarding, CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer and First Aid.
To apply: Download the position description and application from http://www.nessf.org/Employment/index.html and mail, fax or email your resume and cover letter to Mike Smith, Program Director, email@example.com.
About New England Science & Sailing: Named by US Sailing as the Outstanding Community Sailing Center in the nation for 2013 and celebrating its 10th Anniversary in 2014, NESS is a year round nonprofit 501(c)(3) adventure education organization dedicated to inspiring individuals to discover themselves through the enjoyment of the sea. Through inclusive, small group adventure education programs, NESS offers opportunities for transformational personal growth and discovery as well as connections leading to community and environmental stewardship. Transdisciplinary STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) education provides relevancy and sparks learning. Need based financial aid makes programs accessible to all. For further information about NESS check us out at www.nessf.org. NESS is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.
Marine Science & Adventure Sports Program Director
70 Water Street; PO Box 733
Stonington, CT 06378