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Long-term Monitoring Program and Experimental Training for Students (LiMPETS)

Local Region:

Peninsula

Location:

LiMPETS (Farallones and Monterey Bay stations)
San Francisco and Monterey Bay, CA 0
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Phone:

(415) 561-6625, ext. 304

Email:

limpets@farallones.org

Contact Name:

Abby Nickels

Website:

Click here to visit official website

Subjects:
Biology   Physics   Computer Science
Type:
Guided Labs
This program is "hands on."
Grades:
9-12
Fees / Stipend:
FREE
Dates:
Program is year-round
Description:
Help preserve marine sanctuaries in the coastal California beaches by monitoring sand crab and limpet numbers. There are several National Marine Sanctuaries, so students can choose one closer to home.

Training provided by local LiMPETS coordinator and classroom activities to help prepare is available. Monitor approved LiMPETS sanctuaries as often as you want, enter collected data online, and develop research questions to analyze results.

(Text is taken or adapted from the official program webpage)
Application:
Method:
Online/Website
Deadline:
Check official program website
Target Group:
High school students who are interested in learning about the process of science and help protect the local marine ecosystems.
Citizenship
Required:
Residency
Required:
Yes
Other Materials:
Teachers or group leaders must complete a training by the local LiMPETS coordinator. Students can only get involved if their teachers (or group leaders) participate in one of the formal trainings. Students can encourage their teachers to do this. See this website for workshop schedule: http://limpetsmonitoring.org/resources_workshops.php Start the application process by first contacting the local LiMPETS coordinator. See this website: http://limpetsmonitoring.org/contact.php Complete training, introductory workshops, choose and established monitoring site; borrow, build, or purchase monitoring equipment.
Last updated Feb 2, 2018, 12:48 PM. Please check the official website link for the most accurate and current information to applying!