Student Research Assistants needed!

IMG_3357This summer, we will be banding gulls in May (the 20th-24th) and in July (the 15th-19th). We seek students to help us with this work. We can’t pay you, but we can pay for your boat transportation, your room and board for your stay on island, and all your meals.

You’ll gain experience capturing and handling birds, placing leg bands on them, taking measurements of their bodies, and drawing blood. It’s hard work, but it’s a lot of fun!




To apply, please email me (scourchesne”at” by March 29 with an essay telling me:

  1. why you’d like to participate,
  2. what your interests are in education and in life,
  3. what you can offer the team (hard worker? team player? positive attitude? you’re who we want!)
  4. which of the two weeks you would prefer (May or July)

NO experience with animals or islands necessary; we will train. Just bring a good outlook and willingness to work.

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