The Workshops 2022 Workshop dates coming Fall 2021
What is it?
During this workshop, participants will get hands-on field experience doing shark research. They will learn various field research techniques aboard a research vessel. We will also do a series of personal development conversations as well as other activities to build community. The women of this organization will serve as a continued resource and support system long after the workshop has ended.
Housing for 2 nights aboard RV Garvin located off Key Biscayne, Miami
3 meals a day + snacks
Photographer to capture all the great moments!
MISS will be providing:
Travel awards to attend
Professional development workshops
A lifelong network of women supporting women
Over the course of the weekend, participants will learn how to drum line and longline, two fishing techniques often used in shark research. They will participate in a series of professional development talks, learn more about shark biology, and participate in shark workups. A shark work up consists of 4 body measurements, taking a muscle sample, taking a small fin sample, and implanting an ID or NOAA satellite tag into the base of the shark's dorsal fin. At the completion of the workshop, we hope our participants will feel more supported and connected as they continue pursuing a career in shark science, and will feel more comfortable with the fundamentals of shark field research.
Who is eligible to apply? Due to COVID-19, the workshops are currently open to those living in the United States. Any woman of color who is interested in pursuing a career in shark research is welcome to apply. The opportunity is geared more towards those who cannot access shark science where they are currently located.
You must be 18 years or older to participate. We welcome undergraduate or graduate students as well as those in between undergrad and graduate school. You must have valid medical insurance in the US. It is not required to be a US citizen.
When do applications open? Applications open in December.
How many people will be there? There is space for 9 women aboard RV Garvin for each workshop. *Note: workshop capacity may lower as a result of COVID-19 restrictions