Instructions for Submitting Required Student Reports
STUDENT MID-SUMMER REPORT – due July 15* by email
We want to know how your Hutton experience is going so far, and we want to give you a chance to tell us about any issues or concerns that have come up. Please use the questions below as a guide for this relatively short report. Please email your report to the Hutton Coordinator, Kathryn Winkler (firstname.lastname@example.org,) as either an attachment or inline text. If you do not have internet access, you may also mail your report to American Fisheries Society, Attn: Hutton Program, 5410 Grosvenor Lane, Suite 110, Bethesda, MD 20814-2199. Please spell-check and proofread your report carefully, and remember that your mid-summer report must be received by July 15!
- Is the program turning out the way you expected? – In what ways has the program exceeded your expectations or fallen short? – Has the Hutton Program been a valuable/useful experience for you so far? Why or why not? – Is it enjoyable to work with and learn from your mentor? What traits factor into this? – Are you experiencing any problems with your mentor? – Is there anything that you feel could have better prepared you for your experience?
*Please note that we must have your mid-summer report before we can send out your third scholarship installment. Thanks!
STUDENT FINAL REPORT – due August 31** by email
This is a more detailed report, describing to us your experiences throughout the summer. Answering the questions below is sufficient, but we encourage you to write a more detailed and reflective report. Please email your report to the Hutton Coordinator, Kathryn Winkler (email@example.com,) as either an attachment or inline text. If you do not have internet access, you may also mail your report to American Fisheries Society, Attn: Hutton Program, 5410 Grosvenor Lane, Suite 110, Bethesda, MD 20814-2199.
Remember that your final report must be received by August 31!
Please make sure to put your name, mentor’s name, “final report,” and date (see example below) in the top right corner of the first page. Be sure to spell-check and proofread your report carefully.
Example of heading (aligned to top, right corner): Your name Mentor: Your mentor’s name Final Report 8/23/10
We prefer that you type your final report, but it may also be handwritten – neatly! Make sure you answer ALL questions listed below.
1. Your experience:
• What projects have you been working on this summer? Describe some of the activities in which you’ve taken part. Mention specific species you worked with.
• What was your most exciting or interesting moment?
• What did you learn about conservation during this summer's program?
• What do you think is the most important thing you learned?
• Has the Hutton Program increased your interest in fisheries?
2. Your mentor
• Did you have a good working relationship with your mentor?
• Do you think your mentor did a good job mentoring you? Why or why not?
• Do you plan to keep in touch with your mentor?
3. The Hutton Program
• Would you recommend this program to your friends?
• Are there any changes you could suggest that would improve the Hutton for the future?
4. Your future
• What are your plans for the upcoming school year?
• Do you plan to attend college in the future? If so, has working in the Hutton Program had an influence on what you intend to study in college? Have your plans changed as a result of participating in the Hutton Program?
• If you plan to attend college, which college(s) are you considering? What do you plan to study?
• The Hutton Program is required to survey Hutton participants annually. Please provide updated contact information, including phone number, mailing address, and e-mail address.
**Please note that we must have your final report before we can send out your last scholarship installment. Thanks!
PHOTOGRAPHS OF STUDENTS AND MENTORS
Mentors will be submitting photos, and you are encouraged to also, if you wish. Submitting photographs is optional, but very much appreciated. Our goal is to have at least one photo of every Hutton student and mentor. We use the photos for a slide show at the Annual Meeting, as well as for publicizing the Program through brochures, posters, reports in FISHERIES, and the website. Think quality before quantity. In terms of content, we would like a head and shoulders shot of both the student and the mentor, photos showing the student working (not posing,) and photos of the mentor and student at work together. Underwater photos are often used on the cover of the Hutton CD. Please be sure to include a written description of what is happening in the photos.
If you will be using a digital camera: – Adjust resolution to highest possible setting on your camera. – Make sure the resolution reads 800 x 800 pixels at 300 dpi, or higher. – When downloading images from the camera to your computer, take note of the size. For the most part, we will not be able to use images that are less than 800 KB because of resolution problems. You might consider saving the photos as either .tif or .psd files (which are higher resolution than .jpg files.) – Email the images to the Hutton Program Coordinator (firstname.lastname@example.org.) Feel free to call Kathryn at (301) 897-8616, ext. 213 for assistance.
If you will be using a film camera: – Mail us large prints (at least 8×10). Or, if you don’t want to develop photos, mail us the negatives. We will develop 8×10 prints, scan them digitally, and send the negatives back to you.