Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Vertebrate Curatorial Internship Fall 2011

Each week throughout the quarter we will focus on a specific area of museum curation, such as the importance of collections, documentation, methods of preservation, taxonomic nomenclature and labeling, and cataloging specimens.  Students will have the opportunity to prepare and process a variety of specimens using several different methods of preservation. Students who complete this introductory internship will be eligible for additional intern positions in vertebrate collection management at CCBER during subsequent quarters.

The class is held weekly from 2:00-5:00 pm unless otherwise noted with an asterisk.  On those dates, students will travel by UCSB van to other museums for the class lesson.  Please allow 3 hours plus travel time of 1 hour each way (approximately 1:30-6:30 pm).

To participate, students must attend the first class orientation and may not add the class after Sept. 28.

ES 192/Geog 193 requirements: Upper division standing, Must have a minimum 3.0 GPA

EEMB 184 requirements: Upper division standing, Must have a minimum 2.5 GPA

CCS students check with department contact

FIRST MEETING: Introduction

Wednesday September 28, 2011 at 2:00 pm

Harder Stadium South, Building 578, Room 1013

Maximum enrollment:  12

CCBER Restoration Internship Fall 2011

Work to restore UCSB campus natural areas for local plants and wildlife through an internship with CCBER for fall quarter 2011. Students will gain valuable hands-on field experience restoring native wetland, coastal sage scrub, grassland and oak woodland habitats. Internship activities include plant propagation, seed collection, planting, weeding, and ecological monitoring. Learn about local plants and animals, earn course credit, meet environmental professionals in your community, and enjoy a beautiful outdoor working environment!

All interns must complete the following for 1 unit of credit: 3 hours of fieldwork per week, creation of a plant collection notebook and restoration journal. To earn course credit, you must be an EEMB, ENVST, GEOG or CCS student and meet the minimum requirements for your department. Once the 10 week internship program has been completed, there may be paid opportunities for the following quarter. Volunteer opportunities are also available in museum curation, wildlife research, and restoration!

ES 192/Geog 193 requirements:  Upper division standing. Must have a minimum 3.0 GPA

EEMB 184 requirements: Upper division standing,Must have a minimum 2.5 GPA

CCS students check with department contact

FIRST MEETING: Introduction and internship/volunteer sign up

Friday September 30, 2011 at 5:00 pm

Harder Stadium South, Building 578, Room 1013

For more information, contact:  Heather Liu- cliu@ccber.ucsb.edu

805- 893-2401

Scuba club

Be there or be terrestrial.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Moorea Bicode

After spending this summer at Gump Station I thought this National Geographic report was interesting...

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2011/02/110223-biodiversity-moorea-biocode