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Biodiversity Career Event

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Washington, D.C.

Smithsonian Museum of Natural History

Event Details

Intended Audience:  This event is open to all undergraduates and recent grads that are biology curious! We especially encourage applications from members of marginalized groups.


Workshop Location: Smithsonian Museum of Natural History 10th St. & Constitution Ave. NW Washington, D.C. 20560.


Workshop Dates:  This opportunity is two events in one! You can register for one of both as they each highlight different aspects of careers in biodiversity and museum science. 


 Career Shadowing Day: Friday, April 21, 2023
 

During this hands-on experience, participants will get the opportunity to shadow a museum professional at the Smithsonian.  More details including shadow leader information is coming soon!

 

Career Workshop Day: Saturday, April 22, 2023 


On day two participants are invited to a full-day workshop to learn about navigating a pathway to the career you want and includes a catered lunch and reception. This day will also include a half-day workshop for accompanying faculty on incorporating digital natural history collections into undergraduate courses.

 

Outreach Materials:

Tentative Agendas

Friday Career Shadowing Day, 21 April 2023 

11:00 - 11:30         Check-in

12:00 - 12:10         Welcome

12:10 - 12:20         Intro and logistics

12:20 - 12:55       Lunch and networking activity

1:00 - 3:30             Career shadowing activities

3:30- 4:00              Day 1 wrap-up

4:00 - 5:30            Museum scavenger hunt/ independent exploration time 

 

9:00 - 9:30          Breakfast/meet & Greet

9:30 - 9:35            Welcome from host museum

9:35 - 9:45            Intro and logistics

9:45 - 10:00         Introduction to museum/biodiversity research

10:00 - 10:35       Keynote 1

10:40 - 11:15       Keynote 2

10:00 - 11:15       Using natural history collections resources in undergraduate courses (for accompanying faculty)

11:15 - 11:30     Lunch provided

11:30 - 12:30       Lunch chat with museum professionals

10:45 - 11:00     Break

12:30 - 1:00         Opportunities for education, travel and research in biodiversity science

1:00 - 1:35           Applying to graduate school

1:35 - 2:00           Q&A

2:00 - 2:15           Career panelist preview

2:15 - 3:15           Career panel and networking session

3:15 - 3:30         Break

3:30 - 5:00        Reception 

 

Saturday Career Workshop, 22 April 2023 

Visit our past workshops pages to learn more about these events. More details for the 2023 workshop are coming soon! 

For questions regarding the event, please contact Anna Monfils at monfi1ak@cmich.edu.

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This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under DBI 1730526. Any opinions, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation. 

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