Internships & Careers
A few ASCI majors have chosen to participate in this 3-week January internship studying the humpback whale. The cost is a bit steep, but worth it.Join the Ocean Mammal Institute (OMI) in Maui as a research intern as we pioneer the way in the most important fields of study in the 21st century: Conservation Biology and Ecopsychology. Together, we can turn the tide of extinction!
Course Instructor, Dr. Marsha Green:
- Dr. Green is OMI's President and founder.
- She has a doctorate from Temple University in animal behavior and physiological psychology.
- She is a licensed psychologist.
- Dr. Green is a full time Professor at Albright College in Reading Pennsylvania, where she has been teaching for 35 years.
- Dr. Green served as Chair of the Psychology Department at Albright until 1993 and founded the Psychobiology and Environmental Psychobiology programs.
- She has taught this Internship since 1986.
- Study the biology and behavior of humpback whales while they observe and record their spectacular behaviors.
- Learn and apply the principles of field research design as they participate in our ongoing field study on the impact of boats on the behavior of the humpback whale.
- Gain a personal understanding of the politics of protecting endangered species.
- Learn about current research on whales and dolphins around the world and related conservation issues.
- Be introduced to the field of Ecopsychology, which studies the relationship between humans and the natural world.
- Conduct shore-based data collection. This involves tracking whales and boats with a theodolite and recording whale behaviors. All this is conducted on the top of a hill where you can look down on the whales. This is conducted 3 & 1/2 hours everyday in the hot sun.
- Plot and graph your data daily.
- Read and discuss articles for the evening discussion (approx.1&1/2 hours every evening)
- Take 2 written tests.
- Write a research paper.
- Write an essay.
- Four to six students in a furnished apartment.
- Apartment has kitchen, dining room, bedrooms and common area.
- Take this course as
an Independent Study Course, through your
will work with your faculty advisor.
- Arrive in Hawaii January 3 depart January 20, 2006.
- Price - $2200.00 paid to OMI. (Includes research supplies and accommodations.) This fee does not include airfare or food.
The Ocean Mammal Institute is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization. Part of your tuition may be considered a charitable contribution. Please consult your tax advisor.
Chief Operations Manager
Ocean Mammal Institute
P.O. Box 14422
Reading, PA 19612
toll free: (800) 226-8216
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