|National Ocean Sciences Bowl
The National Ocean
Sciences Bowl (NOSB®) is an academic competition for high school
students designed to generate interest and excitement about science
and our oceans and Great Lakes. Each February, more than 300 schools
and 2,000 students participate and compete at 25 regional NOSB
sites. This educational program is managed by the Consortium for
Ocean Leadership, which is a Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit
organization that represents 95 of the leading public and private
ocean research education institutions, aquaria and industry with the
mission to advance research, education and sound ocean policy. Great Lakes NOSB
competitions (open to the public) will be held in Ann Arbor,
Mich., and Stony Brook, N.Y. (Feb. 9); and in Milwaukee, Wis., and
Pittsburgh, Pa. (Feb. 23).
Great Lakes Aquatic Nonindigenous Species
Information System (GLANSIS)
At this "one-stop"
information source you'll find profiles and distribution maps for
more than 70 percent of the 185 established nonindigenous aquatic
species in the Great Lakes.
The Conservation Foundation
The Conservation Foundation is a not-for-profit
land and watershed protection organization. The mission of the
Foundation is to preserve open space and natural lands, protect
rivers and watersheds, and promote stewardship of our environment.
Opportunity 08: Preserving the Vital
Center -- Renew the Economy of the Industrial
The United States is undergoing a profound economic
restructuring, due to pressures of globalization and the rising
knowledge economy. America's Great Lakes region, once the core of
the nation's industrial production and wealth creation, is losing
ground rapidly. Opportunity 08 aims to help 2008 U.S. presidential
candidates and the public focus on these critical issues. Position
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Great Lakes Summer Student Fellowship Program|
This fellowship program
provides students with an opportunity to conduct research in the
Great Lakes region under the mentorship of an individual scientist
or professional. Summer fellowships are available in a broad range
of fields including Aquatic Ecology, Outreach and Education,
Maritime Archaeology, Data Analysis, Fisheries, and Wetlands/GIS.