Girls in Ocean Science (GiOS), A Conference for Future Scientists at Santa Barbara Maritime Museum

The Santa Barbara Maritime Museum (SBMM) is pleased to announce its Inaugural Girls in Ocean Science (GiOS) Conference to be held at the Museum. The event is scheduled for Saturday, September 11, 2021, from 9am-4pm. This hands-on conference will connect leading female scientists with thirty (30) high school students. Because women continue to be the minority in many fields of science, the conference and speakers will be encouraging these young women to consider pursuing science-based fields of study. The cost to attend the conference is $20 for SBMM members and $30 for non-members, but scholarships are available by completing an application at:

The goal of the conference is to bring together bright minds to give talks that are idea-focused, to foster learning, inspiration and wonder, to provoke conversations that matter, and to build awareness around the broad array of career opportunities in Maritime and Marine Sciences. The students will spend the day conducting research in labs and at sea aboard the Double Dolphin with female experts who will share their lives, careers, and interests with local high-school students. Students can register online at:

For more information, see or contact Lis Perry at or (805) 456-8741. 

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