Register for the Girls in Ocean Sciences Conference at Dana Point’s Ocean Institute
By Erika I. Ritchie; Orange County Register

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Registration is open now for middle school students who want take part in the upcoming Girls in Ocean Sciences Conference planned for Feb. 24 at the Ocean Institute.

The conference is meant to inspire young women to pursue degrees and careers in the sciences.

Sixteen prominent female scientists from around the country will interact with the girls in a series of hands-on workshops aboard the research vessel, the Sea Explorer, and in the Ocean Institute’s teaching labs. The conferences, split into two single-day sessions, are designed for girls who have an interest in science.

Girls will explore careers in areas such as oceanography, marine ecology, biochemistry, and deep sea science. The course goes from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cost is $50. 

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