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Presenting Research

Finding Fossils, New Brighton Beach State Park

Fossil Cephalopods

Discussing Scientific Papers

Dissecting a Sand Crab

Bean Hollow Field Trip

Visiting the UCMP in 2014

Bean Hollow 2014

Exploring San Francisquito Creek

Whales have big bones!

Fossils at New Brighton Beach State Park

History of Life Interns

Presenting Research at AGU

2014 Interns

Tide Pooling at Bean Hollow State Beach

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The History of Life Internship program 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 gather original data on the evolutionary history of ancient life and use those data to formulate and test scientific hypotheses. Most students present the results of their projects at the Fall Meeting of the American Geophysical Union, which is the worlds largest professional earth science conference.

Bay Area students apply online!