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Dear Quasars to Sea Stars program applicant,

Thank you for your interest in this multi-year teen science program at the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History and Sea Center. The following information and the application will help you decide if this program is right for you and if you are a good fit for the program.

We want to capture as much information about you as possible, so the application has many questions that explore different aspects of who you are. Please be prepared to spend time reading through the information carefully and responding thoughtfully. Look through the questions and set aside some time to fill them out. This application can take up to an hour.


All of the following must be complete and submitted before April 27, 2018. 

1. Online Application

2. Recommendation from your 8th or 9th grade science teacher 

3. Recommendation from an adult who is not your parent or guardian

4. Your last report card or transcript


QUASARS IS A BIG COMMITMENT: All participants are expected to remain active in the program year-round until graduation. Summers are intensive. The school year is more flexible, but be prepared to commit some time to the program on a weekly basis.

QUASARS IS ABOUT SCIENCE AND NATURE: This program is designed to bring students into contact with scientists, naturalists, museum professionals, college programs, organizations, events, and other opportunities in the science community.

QUASARS IS A JOB: After you complete an established number of community service hours at the Museum, you are eligible to become a Museum employee! Some paid shifts focus on scientific research while others show you the ins and outs of running a museum.

QUASARS IS FUN!: Of course it's not all work and no play. Quasars go on unique field trips, explore the region, volunteer at festivals, become a part of the Museum and Sea Center community, make lasting friends, and discover their own amazing potential!

Still interested? Please proceed to the application process, listed above. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact me! You are welcome to make an appointment to come by the Museum, explore, and meet with a Quasar to learn more.

The application deadline is Friday, April 27, at 10 am.

The current Quasars and I are so excited to learn more about you.

Good luck!


After completing the online application, you can submit application materials via e-mail or mail to the following:

Kelley App 
Teen Programs Manager

2559 Puesta del Sol
Santa Barbara, CA 93105



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