Above: A Kestrel (Falco sparverius) with it's morning catch recently seen on campus. The American kestrel is the smallest and most common falcon in North America.
Photo by Dennis Collins
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January 17, 2020
  Volume 4 Issue 1
 Conservation Tip of the Month 
Recycle used highlighters and plastic markers in TY 402 through the Crayola ColorCycle program. The ColorCycle program uses the most advanced plastic conversion technologies available today to make wax compounds for asphalt and roofing shingles as well as to generate electricity that can be used to heat homes, cook food, and power vehicles.

No Class Monday, January 20, for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Utilizing Utah - Maya Pendleton
Friday, January 31 | 1:30 - 2:30 pm | See Zoology Department for Location

All About Raptors - Robyn MacDuff
Friday, February 7 | 1:30 - 2:30 pm | Tracy Hall, Room 441
See the Zoology Department for the complete Seminar Schedule
Check out this WE.B.SCI Blog. It provides information, stimulates discussion, and highlights science events that are happening in northern Utah. Read the blog here:
The Zoology Club and Weber State University's Chapter of The Wildlife Society are actively seeking members! If you are interested in joining, please email the club and ask to be put on their mailing list for updated club information: 
The Wildlife

The Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies is accepting applications for the following position: Disease Ecology Project Assistant, “The Tick Project”. To apply follow this link:
The Parent lab is looking for undergraduate students to assist with field research in the Galapagos Islands. Please contact Dr. Christine Parent at with any questions. To apply, follow instructions here:
The Cooperative Institute for Great Lakes Research (CIGLR) announces the 2020 Great Lakes Summer Fellows Program, in partnership with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Great Lakes Environmental Research Lab (GLERL). Visit for more information & to access the online application.
 The Oregon Institute of Marine Biology’s REU program: “Exploration of Marine Biology on the Oregon Coast" (EMBOC) will be accepting 10 students, to conduct research this summer (June 14 – August 15, 2020) at the University of Oregon’s marine lab. For more information about the program and how to apply, please see our website The application deadline is Saturday, February 15, 2020. 
UCLA B.I.G. Summer is an 8-week full-time immersion program for undergraduates interested in learning how to read and analyze genes and genomes. Through this program, students will have the opportunity to experience graduate-level coursework, and learn the latest cutting-edge research, tools, and methods
used by leading scientists to solve real-world problems. For more information please see
FRIENDS of Great Salt Lake is seeking applicants for the 2020 Doyle W. Stephens Scholarship. This scholarship provides support to undergraduate or graduate students engaged in new or on-going research that focuses on Great Salt Lake and/or the lake ecosystem or watershed. We will consider research projects from any academic field. Application information is attached and available on our website:; the deadline to apply is March 15, 2020.
Arizona Game and Fish Department is now accepting applications for 2020 Summer Internships through February 2, 2020. For more information and to apply please visit the internship website:
Utah’s Hogle Zoo is proud to offer the opportunity for current students or recent college graduates to participate in our unpaid internships with our Animal Care and Conservation departments. These internships are designed to give those with a strong interest in working in the zoo/conservation field hands-on experience assisting with daily husbandry, enrichment, training, healthcare, behavioral observations, and conservation fieldwork. For more information and to apply please visit the internship website:
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