Join us Saturday October 5th at 10 am for a talk by famed sailor and explorer Matt Rutherford as he describes his latest expedition to collect samples of micro-plastic particles from the North Atlantic Gyre aka, the Sargasso Sea. Following Matts talk join us in the BUGSS lab from 11-2 where with direction from Ocean Research Project Field Scientist Nicole Trenholm we'll help process and classify the samples collected from their expedition. Come on over, and engage in citizen science! RSVP HERE.
Ocean Research Project is a small non-profit program with an expedition vessel the R/V Ault a sustainable sailing schooner based out of Annapolis. We alternate data collection projects both offshore in remote and extraordinary environments with site studies in our local waterways. We collect data to help scientists better understand the marine issues that we are facing and encourage sharing results and research participation with citizen scientists. Come on out and help us learn more about the plastics in our oceans. Please contact Tom at email@example.com or Nikki of Ocean Research Project firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
We are offering a 5-session enrichment program in biotechnology for high school students. Students will be introduced to and gain hands on experience with biotechnology techniques such as gel electrophoresis, transformation, and PCR,. Students will bridge concepts learned in the classroom with their application and practice in a laboratory wetting to enhance understanding of the skills and processes scientists use to solve real-world problems. The program is designed to align with Maryland Common Core Science Standards and Initiatives. Students will receive a certificate from BUGSS upon successful completion of the program.
PREREQUSITES: Students must currently be in the 10th, 11th, or 12th grade, and have successfully completed high school Biology
WHEN: Every other Saturday from October 26th to December 21st from 9:00 AM to 12:30 PM
TO APPLY: Download THIS FORM. You can email the completed form to email@example.com, or mail it to
101 North Haven Street Suite 105
Baltimore, MD 21224
You must also provide a letter of recommendation from a high school biology teacher. This letter must be emailed electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org
APPLICATION DEADLINE: We must receive the completed form and letter of recommendation by OCTOBER 12th, 2013.
NOTIFICATION: We will notify you regarding acceptance on OCTOBER 14th
COST for all five sessions is $200 for nonmembers and $160 for members. Payment is due in full on OCTOBER 19th.
BUGSS is a 501(C)3 charity. Please help keep BUGSS going!