Info Session: Friday Harbor Labs, UW’s Marine Station (1/17)

Friday Harbor Labs Information Session – Intensive Field Courses and Research in Marine Biology

Thursday 1/17


Fishery Sciences Building 203


Learn how you can get involved with Friday Harbor Labs (FHL), UW’s world renowned marine station on San Juan Island. FHL takes undergraduates, post-bacs, and graduate students from UW, Washington community colleges, and institutions around the world. Faculty and former students will share their experiences, talk about their research, and answer questions. By participating in a FHL field and research-intensive marine science and/or humanities program, you will strengthen your resume, prepare for graduate school, and develop skills for a career in your field.

More information about FHL:

Upcoming Spring and Summer Offerings

SPRING QUARTER (priority application deadline Jan 21, applications accepted until classes fill)

Marine Zoology & Botany Quarter (15-16 credits)

This programs includes two courses that survey the groups of marine invertebrates and marine plants represented in the San Juan Archipelago and either a developmental biology course or research apprenticeships that focus on the effects of climate change on individual marine organisms and their communities.

Ocean Acidification Research Apprenticeship (15 credits)

Students will participate in an ocean acidification experiment using mesocosms, experimental enclosures in the harbor. Projects culminate with papers and presentations.

Elwha Dam Removal Impacts Research Apprenticeship (15 credits)

Students examine the impacts on the coastal and marine

ecosystems from removing two dams from the Elwha River, the biggest watershed on the Olympic Peninsula.

Beam Reach Program (18 credits)

Beam reach students study orcas and what it will take to save them. The program uses bioacoustic methods.

SUMMER QUARTER (priority application deadline Feb 1, applications accepted until classes fill)

Marine Biology Courses (9 credits)

Summer courses at FHL are ideal for advanced

undergraduates seeking practical courses on specific topics in marine biology, including marine invertebrates and mammals. All summer courses run for five-weeks.

· Marine Invertebrates (A-Term)

· Marine Mammals and Seabirds (B-term)

Internships (funded research)

FHL offers the Blinks Fellowship targeted at underrepresented populations and Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU). Interns live on-site 8-12 weeks and receive a stipend.

September Scientific Diving Class (non-credit)

This 8-day class includes all the components required to achieve current scientific diving status. Prerequisite is 20 logged dives.

*All FHL programs can count for the marine biology minor. Email marbiol for questions about how FHL programs can count for different UW majors and minors.

Emily Beyer
Marine Biology Minor Advisor
116 FSH, Box 355020
Office Hours , website
marbiol; 206.543.7426