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AUT 2016 Courses at Friday Harbor

Spend Fall Quarter 2016 in Friday Harbor!

Join English professor and award-winning poet Richard Kenney and a band of writers, artists, scientists and naturalists in the San Juan Islands for an intensive, inspiring course in literature, creative writing, and marine biology.  No experience is required — just bring your curiosity and imagination.

This fall, live by the sea and enroll in courses that explore the beautiful and varied marine environment at the University of Washington’s Friday Harbor campus.  Read, write, and explore the sea and the seashore through literature, creative writing, marine biology, ocean, and fisheries courses (12-17 credits) that take full advantage of the San Juan Island setting. What better place to read works of sea-faring literature, or to take a marine biology course where you can actually interact with the marine life you are studying? Writers, artists, scientists, and researchers have long been drawn to the sea — come and experience it for yourself while earning UW credit.

Costs include room, board (three delicious meals per day), and course/lab fees.  Just bring your ferry fare and pocket money.

More information (and application) at http://depts.washington.edu/engl/cw/poetryfh16.php

Like Friday Harbor Creative Writing on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/FridayHarborCreativeWriting/

WIN 2016 Course: Water Is Life – Water, Health, and Ecosystem Services among American Indians and Alaskan Natives (AIS 375 A)

Water Is Life: Water, Health, and Ecosystem Services among American Indians and Alaskan Natives
AIS 375 A, SLN 21716
I&S, NW available for students who contact AIS adviser Elissa Washuta (elissaw@uw.edu)
5 credits
Tu/Th 3:30 – 5:20 pm
Instructor: Clarita Lefthand-Begay

At the completion of this class, you will understand the connections between tribal water security, culture and health among Indigenous communities in the United States. The class will also discuss the importance of self-determination for tribal and indigenous communities that are struggling to meet their community’s water security needs. Other topics will include water policies, water scarcity, hauling practices, fish consumption rates, ocean acidification, dam removal and Gold King Mine spill, which you will learn about via class and guest lectures, readings, short essay writings, group discussions, and by delivering short PowerPoint presentations. You will also participate in a community project to support tribal water security efforts in the United States. This class will have a course fee ($30).

WIN 2016 Course: Water and Society (FISH 101)

Want to take a course in Aquatic and Fishery Sciences? Of course you do! Learn about ecological and social issues around water and climate change.
This course fulfills either NW or I&S!

FISH 101 Flyer WIN 2016

FISH 101 Water and Society (5cr) – MWF 9:30-10:20 plus quiz (times vary)
NW/I&S, no prerequisites
Instructors: Julian Olden (olden@uw.edu) & Daniel Schindler (deschind@uw.edu)

Job Opportunity: Environmental Educator – Children’s Maritime Foundation

Children's Maritime Foundation LogoEnvironmental Educator & Deckhand
Children’s Maritime Foundation, aboard the American Pride
Location:
Long Beach, California
Website: http://www.AmericanPride.org

Full time, year round
Position starts: January 20-30
Compensation: room, board, and monthly salary dependent on knowledge, skills and experience

Ideal Qualifications:
Degree in Marine Biology, Environmental Education or related field
Experience or desire to work in outdoor education setting
Experience or desire to lead adventure based trips
First Aid/CPR
Lifeguard Certification

The American Pride is a historic 130’ three masted schooner, she was built in 1941 and is currently located in Long Beach, CA. Owned and operated by the Children’s Maritime Foundation, a nonprofit foundation whose mission is to enrich the minds and transform the lives of California youth through immersion in a maritime learning environment. We provide shipboard learning experiences that cannot be replicated in the classroom, while offering hands on, action oriented activities that stress leadership, teamwork, communication and good sportsmanship. We strive to promote interest and education in the value and worthiness of our national maritime heritage and historic sailing ships, as well as education, awareness and preservation of the earth’s oceans and welfare of all marine life.

The position includes many aspects that vary depending on the season and current programming but will definitely include: Living, playing and working aboard a tallship, kayaking, snorkeling, hiking, swimming, playing games, hanging out on the beach, occasionally dressing up as a sailor, and ship maintenance. As part of our programming, which may last between three hours and five days, you may teach about fish and squid anatomy, touch tank critters, tide pools, knots, maritime history, sharks, water quality, ship construction, oceanography, stars, geology, island flora and fauna, and kelp forests just to name a few. We do not expect our applicants to have all these skills just the desire to build upon their knowledge and experience.

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WIN 2016 Course: Water Is Life – Water, Health, and Ecosystem Services among American Indians and Alaskan Natives (AIS 275)

Water Is Life: Water, Health, and Ecosystem Services among American Indians and Alaskan Natives
AIS 275 A, SLN 21460
I&S, NW available for students who contact AIS adviser Elissa Washuta (elissaw@uw.edu)
5 credits
Tu/Th 3:30 – 5:20 pm
Instructor: Clarita Lefthand-Begay

At the completion of this class, you will understand the connections between tribal water security, culture and health among Indigenous communities in the United States. The class will also discuss the importance of self-determination for tribal and indigenous communities that are struggling to meet their community’s water security needs. Other topics will include water policies, water scarcity, hauling practices, fish consumption rates, ocean acidification, dam removal and Gold King Mine spill, which you will learn about via class and guest lectures, readings, short essay writings, group discussions, and by delivering short PowerPoint presentations. You will also participate in a community project to support tribal water security efforts in the United States. This class will have a course fee (TBD).

Internship Opportunity: Nearshore Marine Ecology Intern – NOAA’s Northwest Fisheries Science Center (Application Deadline: 10/12/15)

Northwest Fisheries Science Center LogoEmployer Name:   NOAA’s Northwest Fisheries Science Center

Employer Description:   NOAA’s Northwest Fisheries Science Center (NWFSC) supports the conservation and management of living marine resources and their habitats in the Northeast Pacific Ocean. Our research assists resource managers in making sound decisions that build sustainable fisheries, recover endangered and threatened species, sustain healthy ecosystems, and reduce risks to human health.

Internship Title: Nearshore Marine Ecology Intern

Internship Description: We are seeking a volunteer student intern to conduct lab work related to a field experiment testing the effects of nutrient inputs and crab fishing on eelgrass, its epiphytes, and associated invertebrate communities. We have collected and preserved many invertebrates and the selected student will assist us in the lab, working under a microscope to identify, enumerate, and weigh invertebrates. There will also be some minimal data entry work.

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