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National Ocean Sciences Bowl - National academic competition for high school students on topics related to the study of the oceans.

Coastal Studies Semester - A semester-long college course during which students and faculty travel northward along the Atlantic coast beginning in South Florida in January, stopping at several marine field laboratories and staying for 3-week intervals, and ending at Hood College in Frederick, MD. Students enroll in 4 interrelated courses for the semester.

O'Neill Sea Odyssey - A hands-on educational experience to encourage the protection and preservation of our living sea and communities. Located on the central coast of California and offered to 4th-8th graders, the program teaches ecology, sailing and navigation, and marine biology in an on-shore classroom and aboard a 65' catamaran. Students are required to design and perform a community service project as their payment for the trip. The site provides information about the trip and allows teachers and group leaders to sign up on-line.

National Envirothon - Annual competition held for high school students throughout North America covering five subjects: wildlife, forestry, soil, aquatics, and current environmental issues.

Sea Education Association - Based out of Woods Hole, MA this organization offers a variety of science programs at sea for high school students, college students, and teachers.

SoundWaters - Located in Stamford, Connecticut, SoundWaters offers a wide array of educational opportunities for students from kindergarten to college. Programs are offered aboard the schooner SoundWaters, at the new SoundWaters Community Center for Environmental Education, and at classrooms and field sites throughout the area. The site provides all logistical information for field trips, membership, volunteering, job opportunities, and more. SoundWaters also conducts teacher workshops both on land and sea.

Hutton Junior Fisheries Biology Program - A summer mentorship program designed to get high school students, especially minorities and women, interested in fisheries careers. Students work with fisheries professionals collecting samples and analyzing data. Application deadline is March 1.

Salish Sea Expeditions - Offers a variety of inquiry-based learning programs about the Puget Sound marine ecosystem aboard a 61' sailboat. They have programs for school groups, home schools, open enrollment, or teachers and can be 1 to 5 days in length.

Mote Marine Laboratory High School Intern Program - Beginning in September and ending in June, this internship has two components. The first component, "Step Ahead in Marine Science," involves 75 clock hours of training and hands-on activity. The second component, the "Instructor Component," involves 60 hours of community service during which the student leads educational activities in marine science.

REEF Marine Conservation Internships - The Reef Environmental Education Foundation offers four month internships with housing provided. Duties include a wide range of environmental nonprofit activities with four days in the office and one day diving each week. First Aid, CPR, and SCUBA certification required.

GLOBE - Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment (GLOBE) is a worldwide network of students, teachers, and scientists working together to study and understand the global environment.

Rainforest and Reef - This organization offers field courses in rainforest and marine ecology in Belize, Costa Rica, Honduras, Panama, Ecuador, Peru, Hawaii, British Columbia, and Australia. Specialized field courses with Spanish immersion for middle school, high school or college students are also available upon request.

ExploraVision Awards Competition - A competition for students of all interest, skill, and ability levels in grades K12 to encourage students to combine their imaginations with the tools of science to create and explore a vision of a future technology.

International Submarine Races - High school and college teams design & build one or two-man submarines to compete for best overall performance, innovation, speed, best use of composite materials and spirit of the race.

International Field Studies - Sign up for a sailing program located on Andros Island, in the Bahamas or field trips in North and Central America's.

Student Development Programs by State - A list by state of contact information for student enrichment programs.

VIMS Internship Opportunities for College and High School Students - The Virginia Institute of Marine Science offers a variety of summer volunteer and intern opportunities for students. Programs include Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU), Governor's School for high school students, summer aide positions and a volunteer program.

Young Naturalist Award - A scholarship program for students grades 7-12 to promote participation in science and communication.

The Catalina Experience-School Programs - With teachers in mind, CE has created a program that meets California state requirements to ensure a productive outdoor educational experience for students. All programs are standards-based and aim to keep students engaged and excited about learning. Teachers choose the length of the experience and the activities that would be most beneficial, including fish, marine bird, coastal plant and animal id and physiology, plankton ecology, marine mammal studies, and more.

NOAA Office of Education Student Opportunities - The Student Opportunities website is designed to provide information about educational opportunities that are available throughout NOAA. Information on scholarships, internships and fellowships including a brief description of each program; application deadline; award amount; dates of opportunity; contact name, telephone number, and e-mail address; and website for the various opportunities are found on this site.


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