Off Campus Event: Publishing Party for Reverend Billy Talen (5/18)

Rev_ Billy 001Publishing Party for The Earth Wants You by Reverend Billy Talen
When: Wednesday, May 18, 7:00pm
Where: Gulf of Maine Books, 134 Maine Street, Brunswick, ME
Reverend Billy comes to us from New York City, and from recently touring with the choir from the Church of Stop Shopping as opening act for Neil Young’s “Monsanto Years Tour’.
The Earth Wants You is “a motivational handbook, meant to inspire its readers to challenge the consumerism, racism and militarism that are killing our planet.” and a “call to arms for a wild, creative, Earth-led cultural revolution.” Reverend Billy has taken this gospel to mountaintop removal sites, Monsanto offices, Zucotti Park, Burning Man, Ferguson Missouri, Black Friday in New York City, and Grand Central Station. (Reverend Billy himself has been arrested more than 70 times in the service of the Earth)
The musician Laurie Anderson says of the Reverend’s new book “You must check out the newest from my favorite transcendent and down to Earth preacher.”
Activist Mike Roselle says “The Church of Stop Shopping is in the vanguard of a new movement that challenges this consumer society that is killing our planet.”
Clayton Thomas-Muller, of the Mathias Colomb Cree Nation, says of the Reverend ” Reverend Talen is a warrior whose aim it is to wake the sleeping to the realities of climate change. He is guided by a higher power and fueled by love.”

A trailer for the book can be seen here
Here’s Billy preaching Monsanto is the Devil: here
and here is Billy asking What would Jesus Buy, from a documentary about Billy, with that title here

Please join us for an Earth-rousing evening with Reverend Billy
open to the public, a free event
for more information please call Gulf of Maine Books at 729-5083

Off Campus Event: Celebrate the Merrymeeting Bay with the Maine Maritime Museum (5/22)

Help the Maine Maritime Museum Celebrate the Unique Ecosystem Known as the Merrymeeting Bay
When: Sunday, May 22, 11:00am – 3:00pm
Where: The Maine Maritime Museummerrymeetingimg_0001 merrymeeting

Join the Maine Maritime Museum as they kick off the summer season and re-christen the museum’s new cruise boat Merrymeeting in honor of this ecological gem. The day will be filled with opportunities to discover all that Merrymeeting Bay has to offer. As part of the celebration, the museum will host Merrymeeting Bay related organizations that will share and demonstrate makes the bay so distinctive.

Activities will include the Wyoming ceremonial flag raising, a live birds of prey show with the York Center for Wildlife, Frogtown Mountain Puppet Show, boat cruises, kids crafts, and more.

Thanks to the generous sponsors of the event, admission will be free (no RSVP required!). 30-minute cruises will also run throughout the day for $6 a person.

Off Campus Event: Volunteer to count for the 2016 Nequasset Alewife count

KELTVOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED FOR THE 2016 NEQUASSET ALEWIFE COUNT

Contact:
Ruth Indrick
207/442-8400
rindrick@kennebecestuary.org

The alewives are back, making their annual spring trek from the Gulf of Maine to Maine’s streams lakes. The return of the alewives means the start of the fish count at Nequasset Lake. From now through early June, volunteers are needed every day to count the fish that successfully make it into Nequasset Lake to spawn. Counting is a fun activity for both children and adults. Sign up to count and learn how at http://kennebecestuary.org/2016-nequasset-fish-count.

Alewife counting is exciting! Volunteers stand at the top of Nequasset dam and watch the fish power themselves over the last weir of the fish ladder into the lake, counting each fish is it goes past. Counting is broken into 2 hour blocks between 6am and 8pm. Each fish counter signs up for a 2 hour block and counts fish for two 10 minute periods in that block.

Eagles, herons, ospreys, mink, and loons have all been sighted by previous fish counters at Nequasset Dam. Volunteers may also get to see an active alewife harvest. Nequasset Lake has been the site of a sustainable alewife harvest in Woolwich, Maine for hundreds of years. Lobstermen still come to the site to buy bait, and smoked alewives are sold for 75 cents apiece. Volunteers who count fish help contribute to the sustainability of the harvest and the Nequasset alewife population.

The Kennebec Estuary Land Trust has coordinated the alewife count at Nequasset Lake since 2012. In fall of 2014, a new ladder was built to replace a crumbling fish ladder from the 1950s. This year’s count will also help assess the function of the new ladder.

Alewives are important for lake health and Gulf of Maine fisheries. They form the base of an extensive food chain. They are food for fish like striped bass, tuna, cod, haddock, halibut, smallmouth bass, pickerel, and yellow perch. They are also food for birds and mammals, like bald eagles, ospreys, great blue herons, cormorants, seals, whales, mink, raccoons, and fishers. As a result of the mild winter, alewives have arrived back at Maine’s streams earlier than the last few years.

If you have any questions about the Nequasset alewife count, contact Ruth Indrick at the Kennebec Estuary Land Trust at rindrick@kennebecestuary.org or 207-442-8400.

The Kennebec Estuary Land Trust is a membership supported organization dedicated to protecting the land, water and wildlife of the Kennebec Estuary. It maintains nine preserves for public enjoyment and has protected 2,668 acres of land since founding in 1989. FMI visit www.kennebecestuary.org or call (207) 442-8400.

If you would like more information, please contact Ruth Indrick at 442-8400 or email rindrick@kennebecestuary.org.

Photo Credit: Ruth Indrick

Caption: Join in the fun and volunteer to count fish at the Nequasset fish ladder in 2016! Sign up at: http://kennebecestuary.org/2016-nequasset-fish-count

Photo Credit: Ruth Indrick

Caption: Fish count volunteers have seen ospreys, eagles, loons and more at the Nequasset fish ladder.

Summer Internship Opportunity: Summer Field Studies Program Leader (graduates only)

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To apply for a Summer Field Studies Position, download the SFS application here. Please send application materials to sfs@coa.edu. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until positions are filled.

Summer Field Studies for Children (SFS) is designed to offer young people the opportunity to explore and understand the ecology of Mount Desert Island and nearby areas through an interdisciplinary, hands on and minds on approach to learning. Participants gain an understanding of the role played by humans and other organisms in their environments while working in small groups of 8–12 with two adult leaders in a caring, fun and safe environment. The program is organized through The Dorr Museum of Natural History at College of the Atlantic.

Responsibilities

  • Designing, preparing, and teaching environmental and outdoor education activities in collaboration with Assistant Program Leaders.
  • Supervising, evaluating, and working closely with Assistant Program Leaders.
  • Creating the safest possible environment for all student activities.
  • Upholding SFS program standards.
  • Contributing to program support including equipment inventory and maintenance, coordinating with other program leaders, developing SFS curriculum materials, evaluating program success, and performing similar duties at discretion of director.
  • Commit to the entire 2016 season, June 13–August 19.

Qualifications
The successful candidate will:

  • Possess a B.A./B.S. or equivalent experience, preferably with an emphasis in environmental education, early childhood education, life sciences, or related field.
  • Have extensive experience working with children.
  • Possess knowledge of ecology and natural history, preferably of coastal Maine.
  • Demonstrate enthusiasm, creativity, flexibility, and leadership.
  • Have current first aid, CPR, and water safety certifications or willingness to acquire prior to start of program.
  • Be able to drive a twelve-passenger van.

Salary: $3,400–$3,700 for season

Program Schedule

  • Staff training: June 13–June 24
  • Program sessions: June 25–August 18
  • Closure/wrap-up: August 19

Session calendar and descriptions can be found on the SFS webpage. Participants arrive at 9 a.m. and are picked up at 3 p.m. Some 7th–9th grade programs include overnight trips. Intermittent Fridays throughout the summers are scheduled for staff planning and development. Planning and staff meetings are also scheduled before and after the participants’ day.

Housing
Limited subsidized housing through College of the Atlantic is available. Please inquire for details.

Internships and Jobs (various positions- posted through American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy)

Employment Opportunities with Other Organizations (posted on the ACEEE website)
See more on the webpage:  http://aceee.org/about/jobs

Energy Program Specialist
Vermont Department of Public Service
(Posted on April 18, 2016)

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Franklin Energy Services
(Posted on April 15, 2016)

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Program Lead – Focus on Energy
CB&I (Alumni Job)
(Posted on April 12, 2016)

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Clean Wisconsin
(Posted on April 12, 2016)

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Ecova – Seattle, Washington
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Training and OD Manager
Franklin Energy Services – Mequon, Wisconsin
(Posted on April 7, 2016)

The Training and Organizational Development Manager is primarily responsible for the successful development of all internal and external training programs, creation of Organizational Development initiatives, oversight of all Training and Organizational Development Budgets, and overall administrative oversight and management within the Training…

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VT Energy Investment Corporation
(Posted on April 7, 2016)

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Building Codes Assistance Project
(Posted on April 6, 2016)

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Internship Opportunitity: Environmental Education Intern

Shelby Farms Park and Greenline are managed and operated by the 501(c)3 nonprofit organization Shelby Farms Park Conservancy. Our vision is to give rise to a celebrated 21st century park that defines and shapes a great city.

Brief position summary: The Environmental Education Intern will assist in developing curricula using Project WET, Project WILD, and Project Learning Tree teaching supplements as guides. In addition, the intern will help enhance field trip curricula using Tennessee Common Core Standards. Minimum of 15 hours per week

Responsibilities:
· Work alongside camp counselors and Interpretive Docent team to develop a working education program
· Assist in implementing curricula for camp and field trips throughout internship
· Procure supplies and materials as needed to conduct lessons
· Create a fun and engaging environment for educational program participants
· Include Common Core Standards with each activity to prepare a well-rounded educational program for each specific age group

Location: Memphis Tennessee
For More information visit eBEAR: https://bowdoin-csm.symplicity.com/students/index.php?mode=form&id=ea1f6b08f50b6206ba35f34f8fcadffd&s=jobs&ss=jobs

Summer Opportunity: Summer Camp Counselor at Clemson University’s Youth Learning Institute

Adventure Camp Guide/Instructor
Work Dates: May – August 2016
Location: Sunset, SCclemsoncamp image

Description:

To lead, instruct and supervise campers (ages 10-16) in all areas of Camp Hannon Adventures Excursions curriculum and perform duties that are required by the Camp Director.  The camp is operated in the Blue Ridge Mountain area of South Carolina and North Carolina.  Camp Hannon Adventures has direct access to thousands of acres of state and national wilderness areas.  The program uses Camp Hannon as base camp and hires counselors as guides for daily Excursions during the week long camp including mountain biking, canoeing, rock climbing, zip lining and whitewater rafting. You can take a look at our camp by going to our website at http://adventuresummer.camp/

Principle Duties:

  • Teach all components of the Adventure Camp Curriculum (training provided)
  • Lead students in daily program classes and activities (wake-up, meals, campfire, and wrap-up)
  • Be actively involved in all program activities, leading and participating in evening activities as scheduled
  • Assist in routine clean-up
  • Set-up and maintain site and program areas
  • Perform direct supervision of campers while involved in classes and activities (on and off-site)
  • Perform camp counselor duties including staying and attending to campers overnight while they are at camp

Qualifications:

  • BA or BS in Parks and Recreation, or related field is preferred but not necessary to apply (applies to Juniors, Seniors and College Graduates)
  • Must show leadership qualities and be a role model for campers to look up to
  • Must have the patience, understanding, flexibility, and energy to work and live with campers and staff
  • Must demonstrate teaching skills and ability to implement creative “hands-on” teaching methods
  • Must be willing to sacrifice, adapt and work hard as part of a team pursuing a common goal and objective
  • First Aid/CPR is required, Wilderness First Aid or Wilderness First Responder is preferred
  • Mountain biking, canoeing, rock climbing, whitewater, rappelling, and trip leading experience preferred
  • Lifeguard Preferred

Salary: $440 – $580 twice a month plus room and board and a sickness/accidental insurance plan.

Contact: If you are interested in the position please send your resume and three professional references to Candice Heatherly at ceharpe@clemson.edu

Clemson University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any individual or group of individuals on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status or genetic information.

 

Summer Opportunity: Urban Refuge Internship (App due May 16)

Urban Refuge Internship
Duration:  6 months from starting date – approximately Mid-June to mid-December 2016
Salary:  $11.50 per hour
Location:  Patuxent Research Refuge, Laurel MD
Housing:  Housing available at Patuxent Research Refuge

Internship Description:  The intern will work with FWS partners in Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) to formulate and carry out schoolyard wildlife habitat design, establishment, and maintenance in Northern Virginia.  The intern will utilize and supervise local volunteers as much as possible, including students completing community service, 4H members and Boy Scouts.  Sustainable landscaping practices will be applied to these sites and the surrounding school property. Part of the site selection criteria will be choosing sites that can support a diversity of native pollinators, with Monarch butterflies being of particular interest.  This work will involve coordination with school administrators , science teachers, facilities staff and other potential partners (such as the National Wildlife Federation) to determine appropriate schoolyard sites, appropriate native plants and storm water management considerations.  The intern will work with key sustainable landscaping staff to draft a policy for the FCPS district.   It is anticipated this position will spend approximately 75% of their time in Fairfax County, and 25% of their time on the refuge.

 Minimum Education Level and Major Required:  Undergraduate (rising senior)-Outdoor Recreation, Parks and Recreation Management, Biology, Natural Resource Management (emphasis on Environmental Education preferred).

Desired Skills/Experience: 

–        Experienced working with diverse groups

–        Good written and oral communication

–        Experience in Public speaking

–        Working knowledge of native plants and their establishment

Key Requirement: Valid state driver’s license and weekend work is required

To Apply:  Send letter of interest and resume (including three professional references with telephone numbers) to Mark Goldbach at mgoldbach@wmrcd.org

Application Deadline:  Must be received by May 16, 2016.

This internship is coordinated by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Western Maryland Resource Conservation and Development Council, Inc.

 

Summer Internships Available Through the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE)

The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organization that acts as a catalyst to advance energy efficiency policies, programs, technologies, investments, and behaviors. ACEEE seeks interns for our buildings and transportation research programs, as well as our operations team. A full description of the internships can be found here and below.

All internships begin summer 2016 and are based in Washington, D.C. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. We do not accept calls about our internships

Buildings Program Internship – Paid

Position Description

The intern will assist the Buildings team with their 2016 smart buildings research project.

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Provide research support and energy savings analysis on smart buildings technologies and programs for commercial buildings.
  2. Communicate with external stakeholders and interested parties.
  3. Perform any other buildings program-related work, as assigned.
  4. The intern’s work will result in a technical report to be released in November or December 2016.
  5. The intern will be required to deliver a presentation to ACEEE staff upon completion of the internship showcasing his/her work.

Skills/Qualifications

  1. Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field and working towards an advanced degree in a relevant academic area.
  2. Interest in and familiarity with a range of energy efficiency policies and/or utility energy efficiency programs preferred. Knowledgeable of commercial building systems and technologies desired.
  3. Strong internet and interview-based research ability. Experience in research, energy savings analysis, and/or policy strongly preferred.
  4. Strong writing and oral communication skills required.
  5. Self-motivation and ability to manage multiple assignments (as needed), work efficiently, and meet deadlines.

Timing 

This is a 12-week paid internship for summer 2016. The project will require a time commitment of 30-40 hours/week.

To Apply

Please send a resume with a cover letter and brief (1-2 pages) writing sample to interns@aceee.org. Use “Smart Buildings Intern” in the subject header.

Transportation Program Internship – Paid

Position Description

The intern will assist the Transportation team with their ongoing work on light- and heavy-duty vehicle fuel efficiency.

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Research and analysis on engine and vehicle efficiency technologies for light- and heavy-duty pickups and vans
  2. Research on discrepancies between regulatory and real-world fuel economy
  3. Assessment of economic and consumer issues associated with fuel economy regulations
  4. Projection of the effects of power plant regulations on the emissions benefits of plug-in electric vehicles
  5. Any other transportation-related work

The intern’s work may result in a white paper or a conference paper for the 2017 Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting.

Skills/Qualifications

A graduate student in mechanical engineering preferred. Previous knowledge of vehicle technology and policy is desired but not essential.

Timing

This is a 12-week paid internship in the Summer of 2016. The project will require a time commitment of 40 hours/week, but may be flexible for an outstanding candidate.

To Apply

Please send a resume with a cover letter and brief (1-2 pages) writing sample to interns@aceee.org. Please use “Transportation Program Intern” in the subject header.

Library Media Intern – Paid

Position Description

ACEEE is looking for a self-motivated and detail-oriented individual to support our library collection, both electronic and physical. Support will include assisting the Database Associate in scanning barcode information and printing Library of Congress (LOC) numbers to affix to books; sorting books in our library; entering report reference data into an excel template to be imported into an online reference library; and providing administrative support to the operations team. The successful candidate must possess excellent organizational and communication skills (written, electronic, and interpersonal), have a strong attention to detail, and have a demonstrated ability to work collaboratively as well as independently.  Experience with Microsoft Excel and all other MS Office products is preferred.

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Scanning barcode information and printing LOC numbers to affix to books
  2. Sorting books in the library
  3. Assist with entering ACEEE reference material into excel spreadsheet
  4. Perform various administrative tasks as needed

Skills/Qualifications

  1. Proven organizational skills and experience
  2. Strong attention to detail
  3. Excellent communication skills
  4. Working knowledge of Microsoft Office, including MS Excel, preferred
  5. Interest in energy efficiency is helpful

Timing

This is a 4 – 6 week paid internship position based in our Washington, DC office, working no more than 24 hours/week.

To Apply

Please send a resume with a cover letter to interns@aceee.org. Please use “Library Media Intern” in the subject header. We review applications on a rolling basis and do not accept calls about our internships.