How do I mail/deliver something to a person at Scripps?
Each building at Scripps has its own delivery address (the building address will NOT work for postal mail). For deliveries, the individual or department should be contacted for their address.
The general mailing address for all of Scripps and UCSD is:
9500 Gilman Drive, Mail Code _____
La Jolla, CA. 92093
(In addition to the mailing address, four-digit mail codes are necessary for mail to reach a specific person or department.
You can use the UCSD Directory to find the mail code
for an individual.
If you have difficulty finding someone, use one of the following phone numbers for assistance:
Scripps Administration: 858/534-2830
Scripps Communications: 858/534-3624
UCSD main phone: (858) 534-2230
How do I get information about the Birch Aquarium at Scripps?
Below is the street location of Birch Aquarium at Scripps. For more information,
visit the Birch Aquarium at Scripps information web page.
Birch Aquarium at Scripps
Scripps Institution of Oceanography
University of California, San Diego
2300 Expedition Way
La Jolla, California
Can you send me information for a school report I'm writing?
Unfortunately, we have no printed materials to send to you. We suggest that you visit your local library or
check the Internet for information. The Scripps Library is
open to the public for research, however books may not be checked out. Basic questions can
be answered on Britannica Online You can also try using an Internet search site such as Google. The Scripps careers site has links to many oceanographic web sites that might be of interest to you. And you can learn much more at the Birch Aquarium at Scripps in person or online.
Can you send me information about a career in oceanography/marine biology?
You can request more information about four-year colleges with marine biology majors from
the Marine Technology Society. Visit them online, s
end e-mail to: email@example.com, or send postal mail to: 5565
Sterrett Place #108, Columbia, MD 21044
For more information about graduate studies at Scripps, please visit the Scripps Graduate Department online or send postal mail or e-mail to:
Scripps Graduate Department
Scripps Institution of Oceanography
University of California, San Diego
9500 Gilman Drive Dept. 0208
La Jolla, CA. 92093-0208
If you are in southern California or planning a trip,
visit the Birch Aquarium at Scripps for hands-on learning!
The links below will lead you to a number of web pages devoted to careers in oceanography and marine biology.
Oceanography and Marine Biology Resources:
Scripps's Careers in Oceanography, Marine Science, and Marine Biology
Scripps's Preparing for a Career in Oceanography
Scripps's Women in Oceanography
"So You Want to Become a Marine Biologist..." by Greg Szulgit, former Scripps graduate student
California Sea Grant Marine Careers
Hubbs-Sea World Research Institute career page
Office of Naval Research Careers in Oceanography
Smithsonian Ocean Planet Resource Room
Stanford University Careers and Jobs in Marine Biology and Oceanography
Virtual Oceanography Library
WhaleNet Internet Resources
Women in Marine Sciences
How do I get a copy of Explorations magazine/video?
Explorations magazine is a benefit of being a member of the Scripps Oceanography Society (SOS). Currently we do not have single issues of Explorations for sale on newsstands. For more information, call the membership office: 858/534-5771
Are there any hotels near Scripps Institution of Oceanography/Birch Aquarium at Scripps?
Nearby in the Golden Triangle/La Jolla area (about a 15-minute drive from Scripps), and a bit pricey, are the prominent national chains:
Hyatt Regency La Jolla at Aventine, 858/552-1234
Marriott Residence Inn La Jolla, 800/876-1778
Embassy Suites Hotel San Diego-La Jolla, 858/453-0400
Closer to Scripps Oceanography are:
Sea Lodge (located right on the beach, walking distance from Scripps, includes a restaurant) 858/459-8271
Hotel La Jolla (high rise-hotel, shuttle to Scripps, includes a restaurant) 858/459-0261
La Jolla Cove Suites (short drive to the Scripps campus, family-run hotel offering reasonable Scripps discount rates) 858/459-2621
How can I intern at Scripps?
Internship arrangements with Scripps scientists are made on an individual basis with the scientist. We suggest you ask your professor/teacher if they have an affiliation with any Scripps scientist and could make arrangements for you. You can also browse the Scripps Research Activities web pages for information on faculty members and reasearch being conducted in your area of interest. You can contact Scripps faculty members directly via email from this web site and ask them about internship opportunities.
You may also wish to contact the Scripps Graduate Department via e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Be sure to ask about SCOPE.
If you are interested in a paid part-time position, please visit UCSD JobLink. Be sure to check out Temporary Employment. All postings for available positions with Scripps Institution of Oceanography, Birch Aquarium at Scripps, and UCSD can be found at this site.
How do I get a job at Scripps Institution of Oceanography/Birch Aquarium at Scripps?
All available jobs at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, Birch Aquarium at Scripps, and UCSD, including shipboard positions, are posted at UCSD JobLink. You may also call the jobs phone line: 858/682-1000.
Please also visit the Birch
Aquarium volunteers web page. You may also call the volunteer department
at the Birch Aquarium at Scripps: 858/822-4934.
How do I attend lectures at Scripps?
Nearly all lectures are available only to students and researchers at Scripps. Occasionally Scripps hosts lectures on various topics that are open to the public. Local newspapers will usually carry a calander item for these lectures. To receive the lastest news from UCSD and/or Scripps via e-mail, including notices about upcoming activities, subscribe to the news listserv.
How do I get a postdoctoral position at Scripps?
Postdoc postitions at Scripps are arranged with individual faculty members. Sometimes the positions are advertised, sometimes not. We recommend that you search the Scripps Research Activities web pages and then contact individuals you're interested in working with to see if they have positions available.
Can I interview a scientist for my school career project?
At this time we are unable to grant interviews for school projects. You may wish to contact the Public Relations Office at San Diego State University via e-mail: email@example.com or phone: 619/594-5204. Or contact the SDSU Biology Department: 619/594-6767.
As you may know, we are an oceanographic graduate school and a research institution, and as such our researchers are extremely busy with teaching and conducting research projects. We are overwhelmed with daily requests for our scientists' time so we are, unfortunately, unable to grant requests for a personal interview (by phone, mail, or e-mail). We have had to make this policy because if we grant one such request we would, with all good conscience, feel obligated to respond to all such requests. We are simply unable to accommodate all requests for interviews that we receive. Although our scientists do not grant interviews to the general public, there are four interviews that you can read on the web.
Go to Scripps's Careers in Oceanography, Marine Science, and Marine Biology web site and scroll down to the links:
Ask a Scientist: Answers to Career Questions
Interview with a Naval Oceanographer (Officer)
Interview with Dr. Andren, an aquatic chemist
Interview with Marine Biologist Dr. Michael Latz
Dr. Latz is from Scripps Institution of Oceanography, and his special area of interest is bioluminescence.
Can I job-shadow a scientist for my school project?
At this time we are unable to grant school project job-shadowing. You may wish to contact the Public Relations Office at San Diego State University via e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone: 619/594-5204. Or contact the SDSU Biology Department: 619/594-6767.
As you may know, we are an oceanographic graduate school and a research institution, and as such our researchers are extremely busy with teaching and conducting research projects. We are overwhelmed with daily requests for our scientists' time and we are, unfortunately, unable to grant requests for job-shadowing. We have had to make such a policy because if we grant one such request we would, with all good conscience, feel obligated to respond to all such requests. We are simply unable to accommodate all the requests for our scientists' time that we get.
You may wish to find out more about the pre-college programs offered by UCSD. Please also visit the Birch Aquarium volunteers web page. You may also call the volunteer department at the Birch Aquarium at Scripps: 858-822-4934.
Can I tour the Scripps campus?
We do not offer public tours of the institution. Please enjoy the online virtual tour of the Scripps campus. And visit the Birch Aquarium at Scripps for the most comprehensive information about the institution. Open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., the aquarium serves as the interpretive center for research under way at Scripps. For aquarium information, call: 858/534-FISH or visit the Birch Aquarium web site.
For tours of the University of California, San Diego, visit the UCSD Campus Tours web page.
If you are interested in pursuing a degree or career in marine sciences, you may stop by the Scripps Graduate Department on the second floor of the George H. Scripps Building on the southwest end of campus, open M-F, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. You may want to make an appointment by phone: 858/534-1694 or e-mail: email@example.com.
You are also encouraged to visit the Scripps Library. It is one of the nation's most comprehensive marine science libraries. For hours and details about library use, please call 858-534-3274.
To obtain general information about Scripps, visit the Scripps Communications Office, room 123 Scripps Administration Building, open M-F, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., 858/534-3624.
How can I get copies of papers written by Scripps scientists that are published in Science or Nature?
Unless you are a subscriber to Science or Nature, you will not be able to view the article you refer to online. E-mail the Scripps Communications Office with your request, and include your postal mail address, and we will gladly send you a copy of the paper: firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can find great Scripps gear at the Birch Aquarium book shop web site
. The book shop carries books for all ages, games, baseball caps, shirts and other accessories. For more information, you can call the book shop:
How can I get seawater for my aquarium/business?
The seawater tap at the base of the Scripps Pier is open to the public 24 hours a day. The water is sent through sand filters to remove the larger particles. This is the same seawater used by aquarists at the Birch Aquarium at Scripps. The Scripps Pier is located at the end of Discovery Way. Take La Jolla Shores Drive to the Naga Way entrance; turn west onto Naga Way; at the split, turn left to continue on Naga Way; at the stop sign, turn right onto Discovery Way; the pier will be directly in front of you and the tap is to the left of the pier entrance. If you have further questions about the seawater tap, please e-mail the aquarists at Birch Aquarium at Scripps: email@example.com.
How do I subscribe to your listserv?
To receive the lastest news from UCSD and/or Scripps via e-mail, subscribe to the news listserv here.
Do you have any summer programs?
The Birch Aquarium at Scripps offers a number of day camps as part of its Summer Learning Adventures program. For more information, call the aquarium's Education Department at 858/534-7523.
UCSD offers STARS Summer Training Academy Research in the Sciences, for exciting research opportunities for undergraduate students, recent graduates, and masters students in the sciences (physical, life, marine, and ocean), engineering, and mathematics. The academy provides research experience and preparation for the challenges of doctoral programs, with the goal of increasing the number of underrepresented students in these programs. For more information call: 858/534-3678 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The UCSD Office of Graduate Studies and Research offers several outreach programs.
High school students who will be seniors in the fall and are interested in getting an early start on their college careers are invited to attend the UCSD Summer Session. Students younger than high school seniors will need recommendations from a high school counselor and a teacher in similar courses to those they are planning to take in the Summer Session. Please note: High school students may enroll in any lower-division courses (numbered 1-99) that do not have a prerequisite. If a prerequisite is listed for any lower-division course, it may not be taken unless the prerequisite has been met or the instructor grants permission to enroll. A high school transcript is required to attend the UCSD Summer Session. For eligibility questions, contact either your high school counselor; the Student Outreach Program at UCSD, Student Center B, 858/534-4831; or the UCSD Summer Session Office, Building A, UCSD Extension Complex, 858/534-5258.
Student grades 9-12 may also benefit from courses offered through the UCSD Extension residential program Academic Connections. For more information, call: 858/534-0804 or e-mail: email@example.com.
The Peninsula Family YMCA in the Mission Bay area of San Diego offers a Youth Water Sports Camp, with courses in marine science and advanced marine science, including hands-on experience with marine life, lectures, eco-tours to tide pools, snorkeling, and behind the scenes tours at SeaWorld and the Birch Aquarium at Scripps. Advanced marine science campers participate in more in-depth activities with field trips to a fish hatchery and marine science labs.
In Texas, a summer Sea Camp
is offered by Texas A&M University. For more information, call: 800/SEACAMP (800/732-2267).
In Florida, Semester by the Sea
is offered to undergraduate students by the Harbor Branch Oceanography Institution and Florida Atlantic University. For more information, call: 561/465-2400. ext. 500 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
In Florida, Semester by the Sea is offered to undergraduate students by the Harbor Branch Oceanography Institution and Florida Atlantic University. For more information, call: 561/465-2400. ext. 500 or e-mail: email@example.com
Can I have an event/wedding at a Scripps facility?
The Birch Aquarium at Scripps Special Events hosts weddings, and you may also want to inquire about having a shower or rehearsal dinner at the facility. For more information, call: 858/534-7769.
The small cottage located next to the "surfer parking lot" is the Surfside Student Lounge and is only available for rental by Scripps graduate students, researchers, and staff members. For more information, call the Scripps Graduate Department: 858/534-3206.
How do I find information about ocean conditions in my area?
Scripps's Coastal Data Information Program provides real-time wave, wind, and temperature data for the San Diego coast and other areas.
Information about ocean conditions is also available at the following links:
U.S. Geological Survey
Heal the Bay