On Campus Event: Close Encounters with Supersharks (11/19)

Nick Caloyianis Presents “Close Encounters with Supersharks”
Wednesday, November, 19 7:00-9:00 PM
ES Common Room, Adams Hall

Award-winning underwater photographer Nick Caloyianis will present a fascinating behind-the-scenes look at some of his groundbreaking film and research projects including the first-ever underwater encounter by man with a free-swimming Greenland shark, first-ever underwater footage of a Great White shark in Atlantic waters, and the first-ever underwater footage of Basking sharks in the Gulf of Maine.

Caloyianis’ still pictures have appeared in hundreds of national and international publications such as the highly popular summer read, “The Shark Handbook,” which he also co-authored with Greg Skomal, Ph.D. Over a span of 30 years his artistry has been honored with numerous awards, including an Oscar, Primetime Emmys and a NOGI in the Arts. He has directed and produced films for National Geographic and Discovery Channels, and has filmed for IMAX and Hollywood screens. He continues to collaborate with marine scientists not only to record their work, but to help them make their remarkable discoveries, and has used his visuals to lobby for the protection of sharks and the creation of undersea parks and sanctuaries. His company has been instrumental in raising funds to help restore marine habitats, and recently his visuals have helped gain awareness for much needed Federal protection of vital natural reefs, located in our mid-Atlantic waters offshore.

Caloyianis has been Coastal Studies Scholar David Conover’s primary underwater director of photography over the past 15 years. While at Bowdoin, he will work with students in Conover’s class, ‘Seashore Digital Diaries’ at the Bowdoin Marine Laboratory, kicking off a project on underwater filming.

On Campus Event: Global Citizens Grant Information Session (11/19)

Information Session with a Panel of 2014 Recipients of the Global Citizens Grant
Wednesday, November 19 8:00 PM
Ladd House

The 2014 recipients were:global citizens grant pic
David Silverman ’15 – South Africa
Oriana Farnham ’15 – Vietnam
Jesse Ortiz ’16 – Nepal
Juliet Eyraud ’16 – Cambodia
Meghan Bellerose ’17 – Ghana
Meredith Outterson ’17 – Nicaragua

Interested in volunteering abroad next summer?

The Global Citizens Grant provides funding and educational resources for students to carry out independently designed service projects in developing communities around the world. In providing students the opportunity to experience direct service and immersion in foreign cultures, the Global Citizens Grant encourages a broadening of perspectives among volunteers, the host communities in which they work, and the Bowdoin community to which they return. Please join us to hear directly from Bowdoin students who’ve returned from their broad range of experiences across the globe.

Please email David Silverman ’15 with any questions: dsilverm@bowdoin.edu


On Campus Event: PUMP (Film Screening), Sat. Nov 22 @ 7:30 PM, Beam Classroom

Pump is a documentary film that chronicles the story of America’s addiction to oil, from PUMP imageStandard Oil’s illegal tactics to the monopoly that oil companies enjoy today. The film explains how we can end this monopoly–and win choices at the pump.

Pump explores the roots of America’s dependence on oil and considers how that has affected the United States, showing ways that an open fuel market would benefit both the environment and the economy. Watch the film that crtics are calling “entertaining” (Variety), “powerful” (Huffington Post), and “well-reasoned and compelling” (LA Times). Afterward, Mark Rosenblatt from Freedom Fuel Foundation, the organization that produced Pump, will be available via skype for a question and answer session.

Off Campus Event: 2015 U.S. – China Student Energy and Environmental Case Competition (11/18 Registration Deadline)

2015 U.S. – China Student Energy and Environmental Case Competition

The 2015 U.S. – China Student Energy and Environmental Case Competition (www.eecc2015.org) is an international competition that gathers together students from both the United States and China to solve eco-city challenges. Competition topics include:
Low-carbon city framework
Water recycling
Distributive generation
Urban indoor air pollution
Students from both science and social science backgrounds are encouraged to participate.

This competition is sponsored by the Berkeley Energy and Resources Collaborative, the School of Environment in Tsinghua University, and the Chinese Research Academy of Environmental Sciences. Finalists will be selected by a panel of experts including the Director of Renewable and Appropriate Energy Laboratory Professor Daniel Kammen and the Chair of Energy and Resources Group Professor Harrison Fraker Jr. at the University of California Berkeley.

The November 18 deadline is fast approaching! So, get ready to win a free trip to Berkeley, California, 7-day energy field trip, as well as cash rewards, and research opportunities!

For more information, please visit http://www.eecc2015.org

Please email any questions to eecc2015@gmail.com


Off Campus Event: Maine EPSCoR Free State Conference (12/1)

Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research State Conference
Saturday, December 1, 2014
Wells Conference Center, University of Maine Orono
Available Morning, Lunch, and Afternoon Sessions to attend
Free Registration at http://umaine.edu/epscor/home/upcoming-events/EPSCoR State Conf 2014 Save the Date December FINAL.indd

The Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) is a federal program directed at states that have historically received lesser amounts of federal R&D funding. Through this program, states receive support to develop partnerships between their higher education institutions, industry, government, and others in order to effect lasting improvements in their R&D infrastructure, capacity, and national competitiveness.

At this conference there will be a Keynote Address by Ted Ames, MacArthur Fellow, fisherman and applied scientist, and Research Associate at Bowdoin College. The EPSCoR State Conference is a statewide gathering of faculty, researchers, students, administrators, educators, business and community leaders, non-profit and government leaders, etc. where you can attend and learn valuable insight into:

• The challenges of engaging in interdisciplinary team research to solve complex societal problems

• Best practices for workforce development and broadening participation integrated with the research

• Best practices in engaging stakeholders and partners

• Communicating science for turning knowledge into action

• Poster and networking sessions

Please register beforehand at the website indicated above. You do not have to attend all of the sessions throughout the day, you can select what you wish to participate in.

Off Campus Event: Androscoggin River Watershed Conference

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Friday, Dec 12 8AM-3PM
University of Southern Maine, Lewiston/Auburn campus
$25 registration for students

Conference Highlights: Presenters from numerous state and regional groups will present information, lead discussions and answer your questions on topics including cold water fisheries; water quality; youth involvement in trail maintenance, water quality and recreation; and riverfronts and land trail connections. We will also discuss developing relationships among our communities our lands and our economies. See the website to register and for more information.

A session will discuss the continuing effort to evaluate the potential to develop an Androscoggin River Institute or network that would bring government entities, non-profits, and academic institutions. Bowdoin College is currently surveying stake holders regarding river issues and potential collaboration. There will be an open discussion to solicit input from participants.

Who should attend: Anyone interested in the Androscoggin River, its watershed and improvements to the water, habitat and communities. Stakeholders from non-profits and other entities involved with the river, its watershed and communities. Government officials ranging from state and federal officials to elected representatives and staff of local governments. Representatives from the academic community at the high school and college levels.

Summer Internship Opportunity: Outreach Intern for The Fields Pond Audubon Center

Outreach Intern for the Fields Pond Audubon Center in Holden Maine
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis
To apply send a letter of intent and a resume to bpauls@maineaudubon.org

The Outreach Intern will develop and deliver adult, family, and youth programs with a major emphasis on school children K-12. These programs are designed to instill fascination, understanding and responsibility for the natural world and focus on the natural history, sustainability, and human impacts. The outreach component allows Fields Pond Audubon Center to extend their programming goals and visibility to the greater Bangor area.

Qualifications and Essential Duties:
▪ Must have an ability to communicate effectively with various age groups and audiences on and off site;
▪ Know Maine’s natural history and ecological concepts;
▪ Able to assist children in understanding their role in the environment and how their behaviors affect nature;
▪ Have or be working towards a college degree in biology, education, or environmental studies;
▪ Able to communicate and deliver programs to a variety of audiences and learning styles from children through adults;
▪ Able to work with minimal supervision;
▪ Have current First Aid and CPR certification;
▪ Know how to use Microsoft Office including PowerPoint;
▪ Enthusiastic and flexible with a sense of humor; and
▪ Must pass a criminal background check.

Physical Requirements:
▪ Able to often lift objects up to 50 pounds when setting up program space;
▪ Able to frequently hike all trails on Fields Pond property as part of program;
▪ Able to use hands/fingers to operate computer and other program equipment;
▪ Able to work outdoors in challenging environmental conditions

Time frame: The position is part-time through the fall and spring semesters and will continue full-time in the summer. Interns may apply for the year or a semester.

Internship Stipend: $1500 fall semester; $1500 spring semester; $5000 ten weeks late spring/summer

To apply: Please send a letter of intent and resume to Maine Audubon, 20 Gilsland Farm Rd, Falmouth, Maine 04105 or e-mail bpauls@maineaudubon.org. We will begin reviewing applications immediately. Resumes are accepted on an ongoing basis.

Maine Audubon is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Any job offers are contingent on a successful criminal background check.


Summer 2015 Opportunity: 2015 ACE Invasive Species Management Program Coordinator

Cliff Island Corporation for Athletics, Conservation, and Education (ACE) Invasive Species Management Program Coordinator Summer 2015

Cliff Island ACE is seeking an Invasive Species Management Program Coordinator for Summer 2015. A non-profit organization founded in 1977, ACE has obtained and stewarded open space properties on Cliff Island for the benefit of the Island community members and their guests for both active and passive recreation. We provide support to the Cliff Island Public School in both its academic and athletic programs. We have also provided various programs of educational, recreational, and entertainment content for our entire community which expand upon and enrich the experience of living on an off-shore island.

In 2009 ACE instituted an Invasive Species Management Program. Now, as we plan for our coming summer season, we seek a strong candidate to lead our effort to continue and expand upon the first five years of work.

The position: Our ideal candidate would have many of the following qualifications. S/he should be:

  • A college or grad student (or recent grad), with some background in biology, environmental science, or related fields;
  • Knowledgeable about plants, and preferably invasives, and passionate about the environment;
  • Able to work both independently and under supervision;
  • Capable of managing an assistant;
  • Organized and a skillful communicator in person and in writing;
  • Willing to do physical labor outdoors; and
  • Flexible, diplomatic, and self-assured.

The program coordinator must live on Cliff Island during the June-July-August period. Compensation will be commensurate with related experience, education, and skill level. Housing will be provided.

Please provide by email a resume with cover letter to: rkberle@msn.com or by snail mail to: Roger Berle – 11 Oasis Landing, Falmouth, Maine 04105-1649. Any questions? Please call: 207 781 5331