February: upcoming events and programs for students
- February 9, 2021 -

In spring, many high schoolers begin thinking about summer programs that will look good on a college application. Here are a few great opportunities for college prep, as well as a couple fun upcoming science events.

Birdy Hour Speaker Series with Lara Tseng: How My Bluebird Study Grew My Love of Birds, Science, and Conservation!

Description: The San Francisco Bay Bird Observatory’s Birdy Hour talk series will feature Headwaters Research Experience student Lara Tseng, who began her bird project during our program in 2020. 

When: Thursday, February 11th at 5pm
Where: Online: Register here.
Cost: free, suggested $5 donation

Breakthrough Festival

Description: Join Science Friday and 500 Women Scientists from February 15-21, 2021 for the week-long Breakthrough Festival, amplifying the voices of women scientists. Each day will focus on a different video from the Breakthrough series produced by Science Friday and HHMI Tangled Bank Studios. Learn about ancient birds, killer snails, epigenetics, accessibility in STEM, sneeze spread, help build community, and more. We’ll even have the chance to participate in a Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon to expand representation of women in science.

When: February 15-21
Where: Online: more info here
Cost: FREE

Student Scholarship Opportunities:

Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center Young Scientist Opportunity

Description: The Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center Young Scientist Opportunity (PYSO) is a collaborative program with the Joint Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Research at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa. This program offers professional scientific research experience and formal training opportunities for qualified participants tailored to meet their educational and professional goals and interests. The Young Scientists Opportunity enables participants to work under the guidance of talented staff at the Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center who will provide challenging work opportunities and one-on-one mentoring in the participant’s field of study.

Application Due Date: February 28

More info here

Hutton Junior Fisheries Biology Program

Description: The Hutton Junior Fisheries Biology Program is a paid summer internship and mentoring program for high schools students, which is sponsored by the American Fisheries Society (AFS). Our vision is to stimulate interest in careers in fisheries science and management among groups underrepresented in the fisheries professions, including minorities & women.

Application Due Date: February 15

More info here

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