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Discussing Scientific Papers

Presenting Research

Bean Hollow 2014

2014 Interns

Exploring San Francisquito Creek

Finding Fossils, New Brighton Beach State Park

Presenting Research at AGU

Tide Pooling at Bean Hollow State Beach

History of Life Interns

Whales have big bones!

Fossils at New Brighton Beach State Park

Fossil Cephalopods

Visiting the UCMP in 2014

Home in GeoCorner

Bean Hollow Field Trip

Dissecting a Sand Crab

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Stanford Earth Young Investigators: Biodiversity (a.k.a, The History of Life Internship) is an intensive, 8-week research and learning experience for Bay Area high school students. The program combines classroom learning, field trips, and authentic scientific research. The centerpiece of the program is cutting-edge research in the field of paleobiology. Students will conduce original analyses to better understand the evolutionary history of ancient life. An important part of the program is learning how to  formulate and test scientific hypotheses. New in 2018, interns will focus their efforts on a single collective research project that will study the evolutionary trends in body size, ecology, and physiology of marine animals over the past 550 million years.

Bay Area students apply online!