LA JOLLA–Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego is inviting San Diego middle and high school students to explore careers in oceanography.
Students and guests will have the opportunity to meet with scientists and professionals from the world-renowned Scripps Institution of Oceanography and Birch Aquarium to learn about the wide variety of ocean-related STEM careers and opportunities.
“Many young people (and adults!) have no idea about the extraordinary breadth of career possibilities in the exciting field of oceanography. Science, technology, engineering, math—our scientists at UC San Diego’s Scripps Institution of Oceanography do it all. At Exploring Ocean Careers, we will show parents and students that a career in ocean science is more varied than they might think,” said Dr. Nigella Hillgarth, Executive Director of Birch Aquarium.
Researchers, professors, graduate students, and other professionals in the fields of marine biology, chemistry, geology, seismology, and more will be on hand to discuss their careers and career paths with attendees. In addition to one-on-one interactions, speakers will participate in a formal Q & A panel at the end of the evening and students will receive take-home materials to help them in their path to a STEM career in oceanography.
The event begins on April 1, from 6 to 8:30 p.m., at the aquarium. Exploring Ocean Careers is $12 per person to the public, and $10 per person for aquarium members. Students under age 15 must be accompanied by a paid adult. Splash! Café will be open prior to the event. Space is limited. Advanced registration recommended. RSVP online at www.aquarium.ucsd.edu, or by calling (858) 534-5771.