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Tufted Puffin (STARS)

Cost: $1800 | Age: 14-17 years old

  • Ended
  • 1,800 US dollars
  • Varies

Service Description

Work with Dr. Peter Hodum from University of Puget Sound and Oikonos and learn about marine bird surveys - then work with him in developing and implementing a boat-based tufted puffin survey. Through a combination of virtual lectures and in-person field work launching from Cap Sante Marina, students will learn about the thought processes and considerations that go into taking a scientific project from the initial question through field work to analysis and presentation. ​Dr. Peter Hodum will guide you through the scientific research process of collecting, analyzing and presenting your data. ​Students that sign up for this project must be available on the dates listed for the boat-based surveys. Schedule is weather/water condition dependent. Virtual launch, January 10, 2023 @ 6:30PM 5 boat trips, 3 with The Salish Sea School and 2 will be with Outer Island Excursions during The Salish Sea School's Puffin Tours (May and August) Program summary: STaRS (Student Training as Research Scientists) is a year-long marine science field research training program ending in a culminating project presentation of their research experience. Students choose one of the projects listed below and work independently and as a small group with a project leader throughout the year. ​​Qualifications to enroll: ​Can stay focused and attentive while observing in the field for 2-4 hours Able (or willing to learn!) to speak in public Available for ~30 hours of at home work and ~ 50 hours of field work for the year (4-8 hours per month)​ Commits to the in-person project presentation in January 2024 Ages allowed to enroll vary based on the project (see below) Must be able to access a Discord channel for group communication Age: 14-17 years old Location: Virtual and anywhere in the Salish Sea Group field work, land-based and boat-based Virtual Project Leader: Dr. Peter Hodum, University of Puget Sound Boat-based Leader: Amy Eberling *need a minimum of 3 students enrolled

Cancellation Policy

In the event of any cancellation, regardless of when the cancellation is initiated, the credit card processing fee will not be refunded (3%). Cancellation Refunds vary by course: Spring, Fall, and Winter Programs: if cancelled 5 days prior to the course, the class fee will be refunded to you, less the credit card processing fee (3%). If cancelled any time after that, there will not be a refund for this course. Summer Programs: Cancellations 91+ days prior to session start date = Refundable less CC processing fees & $150 deposit Cancellations between 61 and 90 days prior to session start date = Refundable less CC processing fees & 50% fee of full tuition Cancellations between 0 and 60 days prior to session start date = non-refundable Exceptions to this policy cannot be made for any reason, including weather or personal emergencies. All cancellations must be submitted in writing and must be received in the above time frames. ____ The Pulse: There are no refunds available for our virtual continuing education program.

Contact Details


2201 Skyline Way, Anacortes, WA, USA

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