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Event: Info Sessions for Fall at Friday Harbor Labs (Autumn Application Deadline: 04/15/16)

Fall in Friday Harbor Info Sessions

Spend fall quarter studying at the UW’s marine field station in the San Juan Islands. Get started by attending one of our info sessions this quarter.

INFO SESSION I: Marine Biology and the Humanities
When: Tuesday 4/12, 3:30 – 4:30 pm
Where: Thompson Hall, Rm 234
RSVP: https://catalyst.uw.edu/webq/survey/marbiol/299813

Start here if you want to learn more about courses in the humanities and introductory courses in marine biology for students of any major. Hear about the courses and living experience from faculty and students including creative writing professor and award-winning poet Richard Kenney, FHL Associate Director Megan Dethier, and FHL alumnus and English major Zack Bivins (winner of this year’s Oceans 180 competition).

INFO SESSION II: Marine Biology and Research
When: Tuesday 4/26, 3:30 – 4:30 pm
Where: Ocean Sciences Building, Rm 425
RSVP: https://catalyst.uw.edu/webq/survey/marbiol/299825
RSVP: https://catalyst.uw.edu/webq/survey/marbiol/299825

Start here if you are interested in research relevant to science majors. Learn about 15 credit ‘research apprenticeships’ in marine sediment and the pelagic ecosystem (PEF) from Oceanography Professor Andrea Ogston and PEF staff Rachel Wold.


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Course/Research Opportunity: Study at Friday Harbor Labs (SPR/SUM Application Deadline: 02/01/16)

Study at Friday Harbor Labs this Year
Spend a quarter studying in residence at the UW’s marine field station at Friday Harbor Labs (FHL). Undergraduates can study at FHL in spring, summer or autumn quarters, and the deadline for spring/summer applications is February 1.

● Explore the marine environment of the Salish Sea where your classroom is a marine preserve, and the boats are just steps away from your dorm.
● Courses for all levels from introductory marine biology to advanced research apprenticeships.
● Get to know your teachers with class sizes frequently less than 20 students.

Info Session
Thursday, January 21, 10:30-11:20 am, Fishery Sciences Building (FSH) 203 [map]

Get all the information you need to know to plan for a quarter or course at Friday Harbor Labs. Meet faculty, TAs, and students from past quarters, and learn about the courses offered this year.

(Spring) Marine Biology Quarter: Students starting their exploration of the marine environment (few or no pre-reqs) build a schedule around courses in introductory marine biology, science writing, statistics, or oceanography. Spring 2016 course list

(Spring) Marine Zoology/Botany (Zoo-Bot) Quarter: A fixed schedule of three integrated courses (for undergrads with biological sciences background), including an individual research project mentored by FHL faculty and instructors.

(Summer): A selection of intensive, half-term (5 week) courses including Marine Invertebrate Zoology or Ecology & Conservation of Marine Birds & Mammals. Summer 2016 course list

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Event: Friday Harbor Labs Open House (05/16/15)

Photo of Dock at Friday Harbor Labs (Taken by Meghan Oxley)Friday Harbor Labs Opens Its Doors Saturday
The UW’s Friday Harbor Laboratories will host its annual open house Saturday at the campus in Friday Harbor, about a mile from the ferry terminal. The event is free and open to the public. UW marine science research ranging from invertebrates and plankton to quirky fish and ocean acidification will be on display.

This event offers visitors a fantastic opportunity to meet scientists and students at the Friday Harbor Labs. Come check out the world-renowned research and teaching facilities. From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., the Labs will be open for self-guided tours. Scientists and students will showcase their marine science research, answer questions and provide demonstrations. There will be posters, marine plants and animals, microscopes, plankton sampling and observations, and activities for visitors of all ages. Bring the whole family!

The public is invited to learn more marine zoology, botany, fisheries, oceanography and the equipment used by scientists in these fields. People can step aboard and tour our 58’ research vessel, the R/V Centennial, and check out its remotely operated vehicle (ROV), oceanographic tools, and high-tech sonar systems.

Join us for interactive SCUBA demonstrations on the dock at 12:30, 1:30, and 2:30!

There will be three scientific lectures presented in the FHL Lecture Hall.

    • • 1 pm: “A Short History of the Friday Harbor Labs: 1904-2015”
      – Dr. Claudia Mills
    • • 2 pm: “Trans-Generational Effects of Ocean Acidification on Marine Molluscs”
      – Dr. Carolyn Friedman
    • • 3 pm: “The Known, the Unknown, and the Misknown: Biodiversity of the Most- Studied
      Photo: Kathleen Ballard

      Marine Fauna in the U.S.”
      – Dr. Gustav Paulay

Sturdy shoes are recommended because the tour route includes rough dock planks, gravel paths and trails.

We will serve free popcorn in the tradition of Friday Harbor Laboratories’ Open Houses, and light refreshments will be available in the Dining Hall for a small fee.

620 University Road, Friday Harbor. Parking is limited so carpools are encouraged.

Fall in Friday Harbor: Creative Writing, Literature, and Marine Biology! (Priority Deadline: 05/15/15)

Friday Harbor Notebook Photo by Sierra Nelson

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!  VLPA, NW, and “W” Writing credit available.  No science, writing, or literary studies experience needed – open to everyone.

Details at http://depts.washington.edu/engl/cw/poetryfh15.php.

2015 Courses at Friday Harbor Labs

In Spring, Summer and Autumn 2015, Friday Harbor Laboratories, located on beautiful San Juan Island 75 miles NW of Seattle, will offer undergraduate and graduate-level courses in marine science, plus summer workshops and internships.

The deadlines for Spring 2015 (Jan. 25) and Summer 2015 (Feb. 1) are fast approaching! Please contact Christen Foehring (on campus liaison, c4ring@uw.edu) or Stacy Markman (FHL, fhladmin@u.washington.edu) if you have questions!  See the attached flyer for more info.

FHL 2015 Courses

Event: Marine & Freshwater Sciences at UW Info Session (01/22/15)

Trawl PhotoWant to learn more about your options for studying marine and freshwater sciences at UW?  Join us for a info session highlighting the variety of programs UW has to offer.  This info session is open to current and prospective students.

When: Thursday, January 22 2:30-4 pm
Where: University of Washington – Seattle Campus
Ocean Sciences Building (OCB), room 425 (map: uw.edu/maps/?ocn)

Who will be there?
Representatives from the following programs:

  • Oceanography
  • Aquatic & Fishery Sciences
  • Marine Biology
  • Friday Harbor Laboratories
  • UW-FHL Scientific Diving Program
  • Underdawgs Student Dive Club

Please RSVP here.

Questions? Email marbiol@uw.edu.

Marine & Freshwater Sciences at UW Info Session Flyer

Friday Harbor LabsFriday Harbor Labs 2015 Schedule & Info Session 2015 Schedule & Info Session

Friday Harbor Labs just released their 2015 schedule (attached). The online application should be available by the end of the month.

If you are interested in learning more about Friday Harbor Labs and what they have to offer, please feel free to set up an appointment with Christen Foehring in Marine Biology.

Friday Harbor Labs Flyer 2015