University of Southern Mississippi’s Gulf Coast Research Laboratory Summer Field Program (GCRL)
via Mary Finchum:
This isn’t just for marine biology students, its for anyone even slightly interested in studying marine science. GCRL is located in Ocean Springs, MS. This is an awesome experience! They offer courses such as marine biology, marine mammals, shark biology, marine toxicology, marine icthyology, marine parasitology and more! And it’s HANDS-ON – Each course spends a lot of time in the field.
UT may be able to give you credit towards your degree, but even if you cant apply it towards your major, it still looks great on your resume and it’s valuable knowledge and experience!
They also have graduate researching opportunities as well. I took the Marine Mammals course in 2009 and it was an amazing experience!
Here’s the link to their website for more info and for applications. According to their Facebook page, there are still spots open in the classes. Hope someone can take advantage of this awesome program!
Mary E. Finchum