Osprey Nest Monitoring Conservation (Environmental Studies)

About the Project:
Ospreys are high adaptable fish-eating birds of prey that nest on Eckerd College’s bay-front campus and the surrounding coastal areas. Join a team of students who are monitoring Ospreys in our area to determine nest choice, timing of nesting, nesting success and potential hazards to Ospreys. First-Year Research Associates will be responsible for the 12 osprey nests on campus and will visit nests weekly to determine the health of our local Osprey population as well as answer additional questions about Osprey behavior and population dynamics.

The First-Year Research Associate Program at Eckerd College honors academically outstanding students with awards of up to $1,000. The program also provides the opportunity, during the freshman year, for the award winners to work closely with a sponsor (faculty or administrative personnel) on a project of mutual interest. Associates might assist with research for faculty publication or new courses, conduct scientific experiments, work with creative artists, or develop projects related to any phase of the academic, cultural, and social life of the college. Scholars are selected on the basis of achievement in high school and on the creativity and depth of responses to items on this application.​


Online submission due no later than February 1, 2019.
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Reference / Letter of Recommendation
If a letter of recommendation/reference is readily available, please fill out section below. If not, please contact recommendor and have them mail to the Office of Admission.

Eckerd College
Office of Admission
4200 54th Ave S. 
St. Petersburg, FL 33711

Performance in high school coursework and standarized tests
Personal Responses
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Honors
Activities
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