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Program Calendar 2017-18

October 2017

Monday, October 2nd - Program Enrollment Opens

Friday, October 13th - How to write a “statement of purpose” essay for internships
@Santa Barbara City College, Campus Center Rm 216, from 1:00-2:00 PM

Friday, October 20th - UCSB REEF interactive aquarium tour and MSI research
@UCSB ( meet at the Visitor’s Center 9:00-9:15AM), from 9:30AM-12:30PM

Sunday, October 22nd - Sedgwick Reserve Workshop: Oak Phenology & Introduction to the Natural Reserve System
@Sedgwick Reserve, from 10:00AM – 4:00PM

Wednesday, October 25th - How to write a “statement of purpose” essay for internships
@Allan Hancock College, W-18 from 3:45-4:35 PM

November 2017

Thursday, November 9th - How to write a “statement of purpose” essay for internships
@Ventura College MESA Center, SCI-224 from 2:30-3:30 PM

December 2017

Dec. 16th-17th - Natural Reserve System site visit (overnight trip)

January 2018

Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute PANAMA - Undergraduate Research Opportunities Webinar
with Paola Gomez, STRI Academic Programs Coordinator

Friday January 26, 2018
1:00-2:00 PM via ZOOM


February 2018

UCSB-Smithsonian Scholars Program Information Sessions
with Erica Johnson and Cristina Soto Balderas

Information session times/dates:
Friday, February 2nd @ 9:00AM and 12:00PM
Monday, February 5th @ 1:00PM and 4:00PM


National Parks Conservation Association
with Dr. Ryan Valdez, Senior Manager, Conservation Science & Policy

Friday, February 9th 2018
1-2PM via ZOOM


UCSB Sedgwick Reserve Field Workshop
with Dr. Mario Pesendorfer and the UCSB Office of Education Partnerships

Saturday, February 24th @ 10:00AM - Sunday February 25th @ 3:00PM, meals and housing will be provided.


March 2018

Cheadle Center for Biodiversity and Ecological Restoration Open House: Natural History Collections, Ecological Restoration, and Research Opportunities

@ UCSB on Thursday, March 8th 2018 from 4:00PM-7:00Pm
Dinner will be provided.


Hastings Natural History Reservation
Dr. Mario Pesendorfer

March 24th-26th, 2018

RSVP link to come.

April 2018

May 2018

June 2018

TBD - Santa Cruz Island 4-Day Field Conservation Workshop (UCSB Field Station)

July 2018

July 29th - August 11th - ERES Summer Program at Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute (Front Royal, Virginia and Washington D.C.)

August 2018