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Student observer experience & volunteer opportunity

The Student Observer Experience, Wednesday, May 14

SSP is planning a special, all-expenses-paid field trip for student observers to be held on Wednesday, May 14 from 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.   The group will travel to the Aquarium of the Pacific for a fun-filled day of exploring the animals of the North Pacific, Tropical Pacific and Southern California/Baja area while getting a chance to interact with other student observers from around the United States and the globe. There will be hands-on activities, a theatre experience and time to explore the exhibits in the Aquarium. Lunch will be provided for the student observers and the adult chaperones in attendance.

We encourage all student observers to sign up for this field trip. To be eligible, student observers must meet the following criteria: 
1) Be in grades 7-12 or equivalent.
2) Sign and submit a Student Observer Code of Conduct & Release to outreach@societyforscience.org
3) An adult of your official party approves your participation. 

Student observers must fill out an online form and submit a Code of Conduct form to participate. Space on the field trip is limited and participants will be selected on a first-come, first-served basis. If fair policy requires an adult to chaperone a student observer, the student should indicate this on the form and adults will be notified on how to sign up to serve as chaperones.  

The student observer experience sign-up is now closed 

Volunteer to help at the Intel ISEF Education Outreach Program Thursday, May 15

Additionally, in a role that student observers have previously held and been of great support, SSP would like encourage student observers to help facilitate Education Outreach activities on Thursday, May 15, 2014.  The full day will be from 8:15 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  Student observers are asked to support the program all day or to take a 3-hour shift (8:15 a.m.–11:00 a.m. or 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 pm) that will allow them time to visit the exhibit hall as well as volunteer.
Student observers who volunteer in this capacity are encouraged to share their excitement for science and help local students understand how they, too, could participate in Intel ISEF one day.  Meeting a fellow student and hearing first-hand about the Intel ISEF experience may well be one of the most effective and exciting parts of the visiting students’ trip.

Please complete the online form to sign up by the April 25, 2014 deadline. 

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