For High Schoolers: Getting your start in marine mammal science
Description: Hear from an early career veterinarian, researcher and The Marine Mammal Center’s youth advisory board on ways to break into the field of marine mammal medicine and science.
When: February 6 from 9:30-11am PT (please plan to attend for the full event)
Where: Online via Zoom. Register here.
More info: Stewardship Saturdays are hosted by the Marine Mammal Center for students in grades 9-12.
Looking for an opportunity to become more involved with the Center’s work and make a real difference for the ocean and marine mammals you love? This program has rotating themes exploring the science of the Center, shadowing researchers and veterinarians, creating action projects and more.
For teachers: PASCO webinars to help teach research methods
Description: PASCO‘s webinar series returns Wednesday, February 3rd. Each free session is hosted by our professional development specialists and includes tips, methods, and applications for maximizing your PASCO solutions.
When: February 3 and 24 at 12:30 p.m.
Where: Online via Zoom
More info: PASCO Scientific Instruments will be hosting a free web series this spring designed to help teachers understand how to use data collection materials.
Feb 3: Learn the essential skills you’ll need to collect, display and analyze data in Capstone 2. From hardware setup and data recording to analysis tools and displays, we’ll take you through the basics step-by-step.
Feb 24: Receive a complete introduction to the latest version of SPARKvue with helpful tips and demonstrations. We’ll take you through the basics of setting up hardware, collecting and displaying data, utilizing analysis tools, and more.
For families: get help getting online
There are tons of free online science programs and lessons, but what if you don’t have reliable internet access? If you or anyone you know needs financial assitance getting online, check out https://nooneleftoffline.org for Internet access assistance.
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