Final Deadline - Apply to Become a

JASON National Argonaut!

Applications due Feb. 28
Sea Research and National Geographic
Join the Argo Adventure
Join the JASON National Argo Team to Explore Oceanography!
Only five days left! Deadline is February 28, 2011.
The JASON Project is seeking a diverse, creative, and adventurous group of students and teachers to venture into the field with scientists to perform cutting edge science explorations. The Argonauts will embark on a journey starting in Summer or Fall 2011, during which they will:  
  • Work side by side with scientists in the field, completing a JASON field experience around the topic of oceanography
  • Serve as a mentor and role model for the JASON Community 
  • Regularly interact with the entire JASON community through speaking engagements, message board postings, webcasts, podcasts, chats and more! 
Student and Teacher Argonauts will spend up to 10 days in the field during the summer or fall of 2011. Additional participation in JASON activities such as message board discussions, speaking at events, and contributing to online content will continue after the field experience. JASON will pay for all travel, lodging, food (meals and snacks), and programming/equipment costs related to JASON Argonaut activities.

Argos in the fieldApplications are being accepted now, with a deadline of Monday, February 28, 2011. Student and teacher selection will be finalized by mid-May, 2011. Students should be 14 or 15 years old by June 1, 2011 to apply. Teachers need five years of classroom experience and continuation as an educator in 2011-2012. All Argonaut candidates should be willing and able to travel to an international location.

For more information or to apply, log in and visit the Argonaut Application page in the JASON Mission Center to download complete application guidelines, instructions and forms. If you haven't been to the JASON Mission Center before, you can register now for free. Additional questions regarding the JASON National Argonaut program can be sent to argo@jason.org.