Subject: mentors

roman (jroman@GNV.IFAS.UFL.EDU)
Sun, 07 Mar 1999 09:35:30 +0100

>My name is Lindsey Nevatt.  I'm a tenth grader at Guilderland High School in
>Guilderland, New York (It's located about 5 minutes outside of Albany).  I
>have to do a research project for credit on the New York State Biology Regents
>exam.  Since I have an interest in becoming a marine biologist, I wanted to do
>research in that field.  In order to complete this project, I must find a
>mentor that is educated in this field and meet with them.  I will be in the
>Venice, Florida area in April.  I would appreciate it if you could give me any
>information as to how I would go about getting in touch with a mentor in or
>around that area.  I would appreciate hearing back from someone as soon as
>possible, even if you are unable to give me any recommendations.
>Thank you for your assistance.
>Lindsey Nevatt

Dear Lindsey:

Unfortunately I don't have any information specific to the Venice area, but
I can recommend two sources for finding possible mentors and volunteer
positions.  WhaleNet has a link for careers and educational resources at

I also find the MARMAM server to be helpful.  You'll get a few E-mail
messages a day, with news on marine mammals and work being done i n the
field, including some volunteer research positions.

-To subscribe to MARMAM, send a message to:
saying: subscribe marmam Yourfirstname Yourlastname

Your best bet might to contact someone whose interests align with yours.

Good luck.


Joseph Roman
University of Florida
Wildlife Ecology and Conservation
PO Box 12253
Gainesville, FL 32604
(352) 379-8096