Looking for an interesting part-time position this summer. Join the crew of a 49 foot USCG registered research vessel to provide instruction to school groups on sampling and scientific research.

Instructors will be taught to deploy plankton nets, operate Ponar dredges, conduct water chemistry testing, deploy Hydrolab and research equipment including remotely operated underwater vehicles.

The ship is based out of Erie, PA and transportation is necessary to and from the boat docks. Consideration is given, but not limited to, science/education majors. Trips are morning and afternoon (2.5 hours) from 9:30-12:00 and 1:00-3:30. Training begins May 13, 2015. Pay is $50 per trip via a personal services contract.

Forward resume to the address listed below

For more information contact David Boughton

Habitat Structures

Human activity has reduced the adequate cover and specific habitats that fish need for breeding, feeding and spawning so they can survive and thrive.

Join Pennsylvania Sea Grant Maritime Educator David Boughton, to build structures to replace lost natural spawning areas in Lake Erie. Students will get to assemble, and deploy the habitat structures by boat to areas of Lake Erie where fish habitat is needed. Contact David for more information.  


Weed Warriors

Weed Warriors program helps preserve plant diversity in Wintergreen gorge by removal of invasive plants. Currently this project is geared towards Penn State Behrend students; however future efforts will target other members of the community with an interest in maintaining the ecological integrity of the gorge. Click here for more information about Weed Warriors, or contact Marti Martz or Tom Cermak


Boat wash stations 

Boat wash stations are one of the most effective ways to prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species at fishing tournaments, while creating a fun opportunity for both fundraising and education. Learn how you and your fishing club, scout troop, sports team, or other group can partner with Pennsylvania Sea Grant and local fishing tournaments to make a difference in your community by holding a watercraft inspection and boat wash station. Contact Sara Stahlman for more information. 


Coastal Cleanups 

Litter, graffiti, and crime often go hand in hand and stewardship projects and education are key to changing behaviors towards community spaces.  To date, Pennsylvania Sea Grant has helped marinas to transform 123,748 pounds of plastic boat shrink-wrap (collected from 24 marinas) into guardrails and other products.  Get involved in local clean ups in your area. Learn more about cleanups here, or contact Anna McCartney or Ann Faulds for more inforation. 

Main Office: Tom Ridge Environmental Center 301 Peninsula Dr., Suite 3 Erie, PA 16505 814-217-9011