January 18, 2011
Metcalf Institute FELLOWSHIPS APPLICATION DEADLINE REMINDER
Metcalf Institute Deadlines for Seminar and Workshop on Oil Spill Research
Metcalf Institute for Marine and Environmental Reporting is accepting applications for two science training programs for journalists and informal science educators focusing on research on impacts of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill: Science Seminar, April 6-8, 2011, in Cocodrie, LA; and the 13th Annual Science Immersion Workshop for Journalists, June 12-17, 2011, in Narragansett, RI.
These fellowships are made possible by a Rapid Response grant through the National Science Foundation's Informal Science Education program.
Science Seminar: Impacts of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Disaster
April 6-8, 2011 in Cocodrie, LA
Application postmark deadline: January 31, 2011
Participants will gain hands-on knowledge of oceanographic techniques, cultivate scientific resources and sharpen their reporting and communication skills, and discuss the latest research on the oil spill impacts with leading experts.
The seminar supports journalists and informal science educators with a minimum of two years professional experience and a demonstrated interest in environmental communication or reporting. Tuition free, includes room and board and some travel support. Applications for the 2.5-day Science Seminar must be postmarked by January 31, 2011.
For additional science seminar program information, call 401-874-6211 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
13th Annual Science Immersion Workshop for Journalists
Coastal Impacts: One Year of Research on the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill
June 12 –17, 2011 in Narragansett, RI
Application postmark deadline: January 21, 2011
The Metcalf Institute 13th Annual Science Immersion Workshop for Journalists is a hands-on introduction to research methods, data analysis, translation of scientific research, and integration of science and policy. The 2011 workshop, Coastal Impacts: One Year of Research on he Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill, will be held at the University of Rhode Island Graduate School of Oceanography, June 12-17, and will explore the state of the science and methods used to assess the impacts of a major deep water oil spill. Fellows will gain a better understanding of environmental science research methods, cultivate scientific resources and sharpen their reporting skills through daily fieldwork and labs.
The Annual Science Workshop Fellowship includes room, board, tuition and some travel support. Applications must be postmarked by January 21, 2011. For additional Annual Science Workshop information, call 401-874-6211 or email email@example.com.
Details about eligibility and the applications for both programs can be downloaded at www.metcalfinstitute.org.
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