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Chatting with High School Interns about Sharks, Oysters, and Horseshoe Crabs

NOVEMBER 30, 2018 — OR&R staff sat down with Brooklyn public high school students to share stories about careers in marine science.

Group of students sitting at a table, working together.
Brooklyn high school students learn about careers in marine science. Image credit: NOAA.

The Brooklyn School for Collaborative Studies' internship program coordinator invited OR&R to participate in informal "career chats" with 11th graders that had expressed an interest in marine science. The school's internship program, which has been in place since 2007, is partly responsible for some of the school's success; while almost 70% of their students are from families living below the federal poverty level, they have a four-year graduation rate of 90 percent. The conversations their 11th graders have with professionals from a range of fields broaden their perspectives and help shape their ideas about education paths open to them after graduation.

For further information, contact Reyhan.Mehran@noaa.gov.

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Student examines a horseshoe crab.
Student examining horseshoe crab. Image credit: NOAA.