Thursday, February 28, 2013

The New England Aquarium is excited to offer Careers in Science programming

Careers in Science Programs

The New England Aquarium is excited to offer Careers in Science programming to area youth who are interested in a future marine-related career. These programs feature women and men in the marine science field who speak about their work in a series of presentations and activities. By introducing middle and high school students to professionals working within the science field, participants can start to see themselves in these same roles and understand what skills they will need to develop to enter these careers. Each program provides students with ideas on possible career paths, activities designed to showcase aspects of various jobs and highlight opportunities at the New England Aquarium and other local organizations that can get participants started on the right path. All programs are free and open to any students with generous support given by the Lowell Foundation.

Open to students from 7th through 12th grades, participants will be able to tailor their experience to their own interests. Attend one lecture or all of them. Each program includes the chance to hear from a panel of Aquarium staff members on a particular skill or topic. Staff will be on hand for questions and discussion following the presentation. A short, hands-on activity will allow participants to practice some of the skills they have just learned about. Snacks and dinner are provided at no cost.

This is a program designed for individual students, school groups, scouts or youth groups. Each person in the group should register themselves. Look for the link under program date to register.

Working on Local Marine Issues

April 10

 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.

 Harborside Learning Lab

Presenter Scott Dowd, Senior Aquarist, with participants from the Live Blue Ambassadors Program will share their experience helping local herring species complete their migration from the ocean to Whitman’s Pond in Weymouth, MA to spawn. Also joining the panel will be Bill Murphy, Senior Aquarist, who will talk about a special red bellied turtle program here at the Aquarium.

Please email Gina Parente at  for more information or questions. To join the Career Pathways e-mail list, please e-mail Lucy Indge at .

Thursday, February 21, 2013

MIT Opportunities

MIT has some great one day and extended opportunities available!  Check these two out:

**** Spark ****

Want to take classes on nearly any subject imaginable? Come to Spark on March 16th!

Spark is a one-day program, similar to Splash, on the MIT campus for students in 7th to 12th grade. Come take awesome classes from MIT students on a variety of subjects from arts and crafts to hardcore math and science topics! This year's topics include:

- Fluid Mechanics
- How to Make Robots
- Folk Music Jam
- Introduction to Latin

Spark will be on Saturday, March 16th this year. Class registration will be open between February 20 and February 28. Spark costs $30 for the entire program, but as with all our programs, generous financial aid is available.

Go to <> to register or apply for financial aid. You will not be able to take classes at Spark if you do not register online.
If you have any questions, please email <>.

**** Spring HSSP ****

One day just not enough? Spring HSSP, a seven week long program on Saturdays for 7th to 12th graders, has reopened registration. Sign up for classes like Space Systems, Theater, Linguistics, or Actually Cool Math. This round of registration happens on a first-come, first-served basis, so register soon for best selection of classes. HSSP costs $40, but generous financial aid is available.

Register online at <> before February 26th, and email <> with any questions.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

The Boston Youth Fund’s Hope Line is a city initiative that helps connect students to summer jobs. The deadline is March 3, 2013, so please make sure you submit your application before then!

Applicants must be Boston residents and 15 years old before July 7, 2013 and not 18 before August 16, 2013.

Here is a link for more information:

Here is a link to the application: