Welcome to Ms Allen's Website


Ms Allen
Rm 4207


Email:  allend@issaquah.wednet.edu

1 Period Environmental Science
2 Period Prep
3 Period Biology
4 Period Biology
5 Period Biology
6 Period Biology
7 Period Biology
8 Period Prep
Opportunities and Adventures

(See the Career Center for even more opportunities!!!)


 1.  ZooCorp:  offers teen volunteers a unique opportunity to develop useful skills, increase their knowledge of animals and their habitats, and to expand their conservation awareness, in a supportive, fun learning environment.  Application in December, http://www.zoo.org/zoo-corps

2.  Fred Hutch Summer InternshipThis eight-week (July 5- Aug 26), full-time paid internship for high school students (Juniors) includes one week of hands-on training in laboratory techniques and safety skills followed by seven weeks of supervised work in a Fred Hutch faculty member’s research lab. Interns will also attend weekly workshops and seminars and make a presentation during the final week.  Application due March 31!

3.  Teen Volunteer Program: program for teens 16 or older which offers teens an opportunity to work with heath care professionals, learn about careers in medicine, gain experience working with people, and being part of a team.  Applications in April for the following summer program. 



4.  Seattle Aquarium:  offers high school students an opportunity to explore their interest in marine science by becoming a volunteer.  For the school year session, you will need to reserve and attend one of the two upcoming orientations:  Thursday, September 22 from 6pm to 7pm and Saturday, September 24 from 11am to noon where you will get an application, then followed by an interview.  Orientation for Summer session is Mar 12 (11-12) of Mar 17 (6-7)!!!!

Go to website for details.  http://www.seattleaquarium.org/youth-ocean-advocates


5.  Humane Teen Clubfor teens aged 13 to 17 who are interested in learning about companion animal welfare and becoming volunteers at the Seattle Humane Society (in Bellevue) before they turn 18.  The members are chosen at the end of the summer ( applications June-mid August) and the program runs throughout the school year.  


6. Earthwatch: offers fully funded expeditions for High School students selected by competitive application through its Student Fellowships Programs.  Teams will assist leading scientists conducting field research around the world.  http://www.earthwatch.org/expedition/teenteam



7.  Mercer Slough Environmental Educ Center

Lake Wash Watershed Internship Program: a year-long program where teens gain a greater understanding of the world and develop teaching and presentation skills, mentor elementary-aged students, gain critical scientific skills and obtain job experience.  Application due Sept ASAP (Applications online)  
Internship start at the end of Sept and goes until June.


B.  Env Sci and Tech Practicum:  provides a 9-week,  fun hands-on practicum that focuses on aquatic and terrestrial research in the wetlands of Mercer Slough.  Participating teens (grades 9-12) will receive a certificat to enhance their academic portfolios and college applications.   Apply now for the Nov 5th  fall session that are on Saturdays 10-4 (applications online)Apply in Feb for session in March.  Costs $395, but scholarships are available.   wetlabacademy@pacsci.org


8.  Institute for Systems Biology Paid Summer Intern:   seeking two, temporary Laboratory High School Interns to work in the Baliga Laboratory during the summer before they begin their senior year. Only current juniors (11th graders) are eligible to apply.  Monday, June 27, and end on August 26, 2016. The Intern will work up to 40 hours per week. Pay rate is $12.00/hour.
Applications due Mar 29



9.  Bloodworks Northwest Summer Internship:  high school and college students, summer volunteer interns.  Application due Mar 25http://bloodworksnw.org/internship/


10.  Project Biotech at Shoreline Comm College:  summer camps for high school students, June and July.  Applications due in February, cost $450 (scholarships available), taught by scientists.



11.  Girls on Ice application due Jan 29th. Application and letters of recommendation can be submitted online. This is a unique, FREE!!!!, mountaineering adventure and wilderness science education program for young women (16 by summer). Two expeditions are offered, North Cascades and Alaska glaciers. Check out the opportunity!!!


12.  Girls in Science and Technology (GIST)

The Burke Museum’s Girls in Science and Technology (GIST) program is for young women in grades 9–12 who want to share their interest in science with others. Working with Burke staff, graduate students and UW faculty, the students in GIST will explore the research that our scientists are working on and how they use technology in their work. During the second half of the year, participants will work in teams to complete a research project using birds from the Burke’s collection while learning the computer coding skills used in natural science research.


Ages: Grades 9–12
Session Dates: We meet every other week on Tuesday afternoons in the fall, and every Tuesday in the winter and spring.   Cost: FREE
Apply: application for the Fall Program 2016-17 period begins in July 2016.