Great Opportunity to Travel on a Field Expedition

This was passed on to me from STAR DEN member and S.L. Leadership Council Chair Fred Delventhal (aka Riptide Furse).

Thanks to the generosity of a local foundation, Earthwatch is looking for teachers and High School students from Virginia for fully paid fellowships on exciting scientific field expeditions. There is no experience necessary, just a desire to get out there and bring ideas and enthusiasm back home.

For any teacher or student who strives for new frontiers, an Earthwatch expedition will be paradise. They will spend a week or more in an exotic location, anywhere from the mountains of Vietnam to the rugged coast of British Columbia. As part of a research team, they will work alongside inspiring scientists, using the latest methods and state-of-the-art technology.

A teacher or student fellow may observe the antics of monkeys high in the trees or search for caterpillars in the thick rainforest understory. They could track wild carnivores in Brazil or measure corals in the Bahamas. Whatever the field tasks, there will moments at every turn to inspire new curricula or excitement in the classroom and community.

Please take a moment to nominate a student or teacher. If you are eligible you can apply as well!

* Please send nominations to fellowshipawards@earthwatch.org include the first and last name, address, phone number and email address of your nominee. Please indicate whether you are nominating a teacher or a student.

* For the most up-to-date information or to apply, visit us on the web at: http://www.earthwatch.org/fellowships/delmarva.html

The Fellowship covers all costs associated with the research and accommodations, and includes a generous reimbursement for transportation to and from the research site. Teachers and students will field in the summer of 2008. For more information see http://www.earthwatch.org/fellowships/delmarva.html

Regards,

Kevin McAndrew
Outreach Coordinator
1.800.776.0188 (ext. 268)
978450.1268 (Direct Office)
978-461-2332 (Fax)
kmcanndrew@earthwatch.org


Thanks to Fred for providing the information about this great opportunity.

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