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How can I get involved in environmental science lab work as a high school student?

I'm very interested in environmental science and oceanography but I would like to find a place where I can get more hands on experience out in the field. I would love to assist a scientist with lab data but I don't know how to get involved. #environmental-science #research #oceanography

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Khoi’s Answer

You can look towards local or larger conservation groups. Plenty of them have programs that are aimed towards high school students and routinely have summer internships for students and people to get involved and gather experience. NOAA is a popular one that is popular with oceanography and is good to get into for K-12 or even in college. Besides that there are plenty of local conservation groups that work in environmental sciences that could have volunteer days or ways to become involved. You just have to try to find them which is the more difficult part, but they're a lot easier to approach than larger organizations or institutes when still in high school.
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Cynthia’s Answer

You can contact labs at local universities that have marine biology, biology, or environmental science programs. Go to the university's website and check out what undergraduate and graduate programs they have. Then go to that department's site and click on faculty and staff. Some faculty will have a link in their bio that would take you to their lab's webpage. If the research projects on the lab's webpage look interesting to you, contact the head of the lab via email with some information about yourself, that you would like to volunteer, and why you would like to volunteer in the lab. These faculty members are professors at that university with a couple of graduate students under their wing doing different projects all within the scope of the lab's research objectives or field of study. Most likely you will be placed with a graduate student and participate in the project they are doing. Doesn't hurt to ask and it is always a good idea to start getting hands-on experience in the science field early, especially if you want to do field work.
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