Announcement: RAY Diversity Conservation Fellowship Program, Webinar info session, 12/7 from 3-4

In 2015, the Environmental Leadership Program was invited to co-design and manage the Roger Arliner Young (RAY) Diversity Conservation Fellowship. The RAY Fellowship was created to address the lack of racial diversity within environmental conservation which is a persistent problem that is becoming increasingly recognized. Recognizing that diversity is a value important to the conservation sector and that we have not always made the progress we strive to make, we seek to work together to help rectify this shortcoming by striving for greater diversity, equity, and inclusion in conservation. Not only is it intrinsically incumbent upon our sector to change practices that contribute to the lack of people of color, but addressing this problem will also make our work more relevant, accessible, and successful. To this end, the Roger Arliner Young (RAY) Conservation Diversity Fellowship focuses on increasing opportunities for people of color to learn about, engage with, and enter the environmental conservation NGO sector. The Fellowships will be designed to support and attract recent college graduates of color with exceptional promise and demonstrated accomplishment who seek to be leaders in the nonprofit and philanthropic sectors.

In July 2019 the RAY Fellowship Program will welcome its 4th Cohort of RAY Conservation Fellows. While marine conservation remains a priority, Year 4 will also mark the Program’s expanded efforts to provide fellowship opportunities in conservation broadly, including land, habitat, freshwater, climate, energy, etc.

Please join us tomorrow for an Informational Webinar to hear from RAY Program participants (Fellows and Staff Members at hosting organizations) and learn about the benefits of participating for internal teams and programs at your organization.

Bring your energy and questions and we’ll see you then!

Webinar Dates & Registration Links:

If you are unable to participate, please feel free to pass along to your colleagues.

Thank you!

Errol

Errol Mazursky
Executive Director
Environmental Leadership Program
P.O. Box 907
Greenbelt, MD 20768-0907
202-422-9193
www.elpnet.org

Off Campus Workshop: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Earth & Environmental Sciences, University of Chicago- Deadline: 1/28/19

Workshop: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the Earth and Environmental Sciences: Supporting the Success of All Students

April 10 – 12, 2019

University of Illinois at Chicago

Application Deadline: Friday, January 28, 2019

This workshop will focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion in the Earth and environmental sciences. We have the responsibility and the opportunity to make choices in our teaching and in our programs to better attract and support a diverse population of students. To move forward with this work, we will discuss the challenges and barriers students encounter, and explore a range of approaches that can be adopted to broaden participation and foster inclusion at the course and program levels. At the department and program level, we will apply a framework of engagement, capacity, and continuity (Jolly et al., 2004) to program evaluation and design. For the plenary and concurrent workshop sessions, we will draw from our collective experiences, from the science and sociology literature on this topic, from InTeGrate modules, from NAGT’s Traveling Workshop Program, from SAGE 2YC resources, and from recent publications in the Journal of Geoscience Education (e.g. Carabajal et al., 2017; Callahan et al., 2017; Sherman-Morris & McNeal, 2016; Wolfe & Riggs 2017). Workshop participants will leave with specific strategies to implement in their classes, as well as with discussion points to share with their programs.

Workshop Goals

  • Discuss diversity, equity, and inclusion and how they strengthen Earth and environmental sciences
  • Recognize barriers to and opportunities for inclusion
  • Explore strategies and practices that attract students, cultivate their science identities, help them to thrive in college and beyond
  • Apply a framework of engagement, capacity, and continuity to program evaluation and design
  • Develop an action plan with strategies to strengthen diversity, equity, and inclusion at the course and program levels
  • Enable networking, sharing, and collaboration within the Earth education community to improve diversity, equity, and inclusion

Workshop Cost

There is no fee to attend this workshop, and the project grant covers participant meals and supplies during the workshop. Participants or their institutions are expected to cover the cost of travel to and from the workshop as well as lodging (a hotel room block has been reserved). Travel and lodging details are forthcoming.

A limited number of workshop stipends (not to exceed $500) are available on an application basis to help defray travel expenses in cases of financial need. Stipends are available for airfare only.

 

More Information

The workshop application and additional information are linked from the workshop website: https://serc.carleton.edu/integrate/workshops/twp_support_students/index.html

 

I am one of the leaders for this workshop and would be happy to provide more information or answer questions.  Please feel welcome to share this workshop announcement with faculty at and beyond Bowdoin.  Thanks!

 

Kind regards,

Rachel

 

Rachel Beane, Ph.D.

Associate Dean for Academic Affairs

Anne T. and Robert M. Bass Professor of Natural Sciences

Department of Earth and Oceanographic Science

Bowdoin College

6800 College Station | Brunswick, Maine 04011 USA

+1-207-725-3160

Announcement: Farm Link Montana- free searchable database for opportunities in Montana (December 2018)

The 2019 farm season will be here before you know it! Get your hands dirty learning the ins-and-outs of farming or ranching and get exposure to a variety of local and sustainable food systems amid the rugged, breathtakingly beautiful landscape of Montana!

Farm Link Montana is a free, searchable database of current listings for jobs, internships, and land opportunities in Montana. It features a searchable map of farms and ranches across the state hiring for the upcoming season. Learn about each operation and apply to multiple jobs at once with just one application. Opportunities range from organic veggies, wheat, and pulses to hops, dairy and more!

Now is the time to apply! Hiring for the season is underway so don’t miss out!

For more information and to apply, visit https://www.farmlinkmontana.org/

Dave Renn
Beginning Farmer & Rancher Program Manager
Community Food & Agriculture Coalition
www.farmlinkmontana.org
406-926-1004

 

Announcement: Doris Duke Conservation Scholars Program (App Due: 2/8/19)

Doris Duke Conservation Scholars Program
Deadline to apply: February 8, 2019

Applications for the Doris Duke Conservation Scholars Program (conservationscholars.ucsc.eduat the University of California Santa Cruz are now available. Each March we select 20 early-undergraduate Scholars from around the country to participate in a two-year conservation mentorship program centered on the summers between academic years. Our goal is to serve students from groups traditionally underrepresented in conservation, across disciplines, who can contribute to diversifying, redefining, and strengthening efforts to protect land, wildlife and water.  We focus our efforts on serving college freshmen, sophomores, and juniors with two years of college left at a stage when we can support their undergraduate careers and their choices as they graduate.  Students who attend or are transferring to any four-year institution in the US, its territories and Native nations are eligible.  US citizens, permanent residents, DACA and Dreamer students are eligible to apply. International students are not eligible for the program.

During the first year Scholars participate in an eight-week, intensive summer course integrating conservation design, leadership and research experiences while traveling with a close group of peers and mentors. During the second summer, Scholars pursue eight-week research and practice internships with nationally recognized conservation organizations and agencies.  A professional development retreat after the second summer brings together the Scholar cohort and prepares them to apply for jobs and graduate school. Throughout the two years and beyond, we work with home mentors at each Scholar’s campus to provide ongoing support. Scholars receive travel and lodging support and a $4,000 stipend each summer and become part of the national Doris Duke Conservation Scholars network for life.

Applications for the 2019 class of Scholars are available on the website and due February 8, 2019. 

For more information, visit conservationscholars.ucsc.edu or email the Program Director, Dr. Justin Cummings, jacummin@ucsc.edu.

Carolyn Anthon
Managing Director, Association for Environmental Studies and Sciences

canthon@aessonline.org | www.aessonline.org | 202.503.4638

Announcement: NOAA Planet Stewards 2019 Stewardship Community Application (Deadline to apply: Dec. 2, 2018)

NOAA Planet Stewards 2019 Stewardship Community Application
Deadline to apply: Sunday, December 2, 2018
The NOAA Planet Stewards Education Project (PSEP) provides formal and informal educators working with elementary through university age students with sustained professional development, collaborative tools, and support to build a scientifically-literate public actively engaged in environmental stewardship that conserves, restores, and protects human communities and natural resources related to NOAA’s mission.The Stewardship Community is a network for supporting the development and implementation of hands-on action-based projects. It is a unique 18 month opportunity to receive one-on-one guidance on designing, implementing, and evaluating an environmental stewardship project, and writing for a Federal funding opportunity.

The application to join the PSEP Stewardship Community includes a brief project pre-proposal. If accepted, participants will work with a peer review group and a peer mentor to refine their proposal, which may be submitted for funding of up to $2500.00 by June 2, 2019. Accepted proposals are funded for the 2019/2020 academic year. Monies must be directly applied toward completion of the project and cannot be used for salaries, professional development travel, attendance at conferences, or overhead.

Educators accepted into the Stewardship Community, are committing to:

> Develop a Planet Stewardship Project
> Dedicate approximately 3-5 hours/month for 5 months to:
> Attending PSEP webinars (~1 hour/webinar – approximately every other month during evening hours. Educators receive certificates for every webinar attended )
> View and reflect on five archived PSEP webinar videos (2018 or earlier. ~1 hour/video)
> Fully participate in a Stewardship Project Peer Review Group (~1 hour/month during evening hours. )
> Use the PSEP Wiki to post stewardship project plans, progress updates, results, and share resources and comments with other PSEP educators.
> Participate in future PSEP evaluation efforts i.e. online surveys.

Educators accepted into the Stewardship Community who fulfill the above requirements will be eligible to apply for:
> Funding of up to $2500.00 to carry out an environmental stewardship action project.

Educators who complete their stewardship project:
> Can apply for travel reimbursements to attend and present at select workshops and/or national conferences.
> May receive invitations to special events and face-to-face professional development opportunities.

The deadline to submit an application is midnight December 2, 2018.

All information submitted is retained by the NOAA Planet Stewards Education Project and will NEVER be shared with anyone at anytime without the written permission of the applicant.

Once you hit “send form” you will NOT be able to return to this same application and make changes. It is recommended you compile all the information you intend to submit, then copy and paste it into the required fields when you are ready to apply.

Questions? Contact: Molly.Harrison@noaa.gov or Bruce.Moravchik@noaa.gov
For more information, see the website

Announcement: OneNOAA Seminar Series (webinars)

The OneNOAA Science Seminar Series is a NOAA employee voluntary effort started in 2004 with contributors from Line Offices across NOAA to bring you the most comprehensive summary of NOAA-hosted, publicly accessible, environmental science and climate seminars across the nation. Below is an abbreviated summary of the seminars. Click on the title (web link) of each seminar for detailed information. Visit  the link above to subscribe to this weekly OneNOAA Science seminars list. Seminars may be updated at any time; please check the OneNOAAScience Seminar Calendar for the latest seminar information. For general questions about the seminars, please contact Tracy.Gill@noaa.govLori.Brown@noaa.gov or Hernan.Garcia@noaa.gov. For questions specific to a seminar, please contact the point of contact listed in the seminar description for each seminar in the seminar calendar. Everyone is invited to be a speaker in our OneNOAA Science seminar series.

All seminars are currently listed in Eastern Standard Time.
See the OneNOAA Science Seminar Series in google calendar format.

November 26, 2018

Title: Preparing your Winter Toolbox: Drought & Climate Outlook for California-Nevada
Presenter(s): Julie Kalansky, CNAP-NOAA RISA, Scripps Institution of Oceanography-SIO; Michelle L’Heureux, NWS Climate Prediction Center; Brian Kawzenuk, Center for Western Weather and Water Extremes, SIO; NWS California Nevada River Forecast Center
Date & Time: November 26, 2018
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm ET
Location: Webinar Only (see access information below), NOAA – HQ – Science Seminar Series
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November 27, 2018

Title: Launching PArticle Size, Image, and Velocity probe (PASIV): Innovation for Severe Storm In-Situ Sensing
Presenter(s): Sean Waugh, OAR
Date & Time: November 27, 2018
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm ET
Location: OAR – Library – GoToMeeting Account
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Title: Integration of Habitat Mapping & Acoustic Technologies to Advance Ecosystem Based Management
Presenter(s): Dr. Mark Monaco, Director, Marine Spatial Ecology Division of NOAA’s National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science, NCCOS. Presenting in person in Silver Spring, MD
Date & Time: November 27, 2018
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm ET
Location: SSMC4 – Large Conference Room – 8150
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Title: Using fishing industry catch data directly for stock assessment: Aleutian Islands Golden King Crab
Presenter(s): Chris Siddon, Marine Fisheries Scientist, Division of Commercial Fisheries, Alaska Department of Fish and Game
Date & Time: November 27, 2018
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm ET
Location: AFSC – Conf Line 1-877-953-3919 (PP:5944500), AFSC – Seattle – LgConf Rm – 2079 (RACE)
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November 28, 2018

Title: A multidisciplinary approach for generating globally consistent data on mesophotic, deep-pelagic and bathyl biological communities: The General Ocean Survey and Sampling Iterative Protocol
Presenter(s): Lucy Woodall, University of Oxford and Nekton Foundation. Presenting remotely
Date & Time: November 28, 2018
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm ET
Location: VIa webinar (see login below) or for NOAA staff: SSMC4 – Large Conference Room – 8150
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Title: New

Satellite-Based Tropical Cyclone Intensity Estimation in the JPSS-GOES-R Era

Presenter(s): TBD
Date & Time: November 28, 2018
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm ET
Location: Greentech IV Building, 7700 Hubble Drive Greenbelt MD 20771, Conference Room S650
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Title: Rescheduled – Satellite-Based Tropical Cyclone Intensity Estimation in the JPSS-GOES-R Era
Presenter(s): Derrick Herndon Cooperative Institute for Meteorological Satellite Studies, CIMSS; Madison, WI
Date & Time: November 28, 2018
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm ET
Location: Greentech IV Building, 7700 Hubble Drive Greenbelt MD 20771, Conference Room: S650
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Title: Modeled impact of coastal biogeochemical processes and climate variability on ocean acidification in the Bering Sea
Presenter(s): Dr. Darren Pilcher, Research Scientist, University of Washington Joint Institute for the Study of Atmosphere and Ocean, Seattle, WA
Date & Time: November 28, 2018
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm ET
Location: PMEL, Oceanographer Room (#2104), 7600 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, WA 98103 or https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/891851101
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November 29, 2018

Title: Warming Seas, Falling Fortunes – Stories of Fishermen on the Front Lines of Climate Change
Presenter(s): Avery Siciliano, former ocean policy research associate at the Center for American Progress and current program integrity specialist at Best Aquaculture Practices, and Alexandra Carter, ocean policy research associate at the Center for American Progress
Date & Time: November 29, 2018
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm ET
Location: SSMC4 – Large Conference Room – 8150
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Title: air-LUSI: How we flew a Lab Instrument on an Airplane at 70,000 Feet
Presenter(s): Thomas C. Larason of NIST
Date & Time: November 29, 2018
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm ET
Location: Conference Room # 2552-2553 , NOAA Center for Weather and Climate Prediction, 5830 University Research Court, College Park, MD
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Title: NOAA’s Aquaculture Program: Having Our Fish and Eating Them Too
Presenter(s): Laura Hoberecht, Ph.D., Aquaculture Coordinator, NOAA Fisheries West Coast Region, NOAA Western Regional Center
Date & Time: November 29, 2018
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm ET
Location: Webinar or at Northwest Fisheries Science Center Auditorium 2725 Montlake Blvd. E., Seattle WA 98112
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Title: Update: El Niño and the Southwest Drought
Presenter(s): Speakers: Elizabeth Weight, NIDIS; Mike Halpert, Deputy Director, NOAA NWS Climate Prediction Center; Royce Fontenot, Senior Hydrologist, NOAA National Weather Service
Date & Time: November 29, 2018
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm ET
Location: Webinar Only (see access information below), NOAA – HQ – Science Seminar Series
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December 4, 2018

Title: Acquiring Multispectral Images Using a Commercial Camera
Presenter(s): Carlos Iturrino, Electrical Engineer, University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. Currently he is completing his Master of Science degree in Digital Signal Processing at UPRM as a CREST Scholar. Presenting at NOAA in Silver Spring.
Date & Time: December 4, 2018
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm ET
Location: SSMC4 – Large Conference Room – 8150
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Title: Making a case for model-based estimation of data products from fisheries-independent surveys
Presenter(s): Stan Kotwicki, Program Manager, Groundfish Assessment Program, Resource Assessment and Conservation Engineering, Alaska Fisheries Science Center
Date & Time: December 4, 2018
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm ET
Location: AFSC – Conf Line 1-877-953-3919 (PP:5944500), AFSC – Seattle – LgConf Rm – 2079 (RACE)
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December 5, 2018

Title: Initial Geostationary Lightning Mapper Observations – RESCHEDULED from 11/15/2018
Presenter(s): Scott Rudlosky  – NESDIS/STAR/CoRP
Date & Time: December 5, 2018
11:00 am – 12:00 pm ET
Location: Conference Room # 2552-2553, NOAA Center for Weather and Climate Prediction, 5830 University Research Court, College Park, MD, NCWCP – Large Conf Rm – 2552-2553
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December 6, 2018

Title: Coastal Blue Carbon as a Negative Emissions Technology
Presenter(s): TBD
Date & Time: December 6, 2018
10:00 am – 11:00 am ET
Location: TBD
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Title: New

The Little Rapids Restoration Project: A 25 year partnership to improve habitat in the St. Mary’s River Area of Concern

Presenter(s): Eric Ellis and Ashley Moerke, Great Lakes Commission. Presenting remotely.
Date & Time: December 6, 2018
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm ET
Location: TBD
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Title: Salmon Ocean Ecology in British Columbia
Presenter(s): Jackie King, Ph.D., Research Scientist, Pacific Biological Station, Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Date & Time: December 6, 2018
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm ET
Location: Webinar or at Northwest Fisheries Science Center Auditorium 2725 Montlake Blvd. E., Seattle WA 98112
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December 11, 2018

Title: Interaction of commercial fishing gears and long-lived structure forming invertebrate species in the Aleutian Islands: A risk assessment
Presenter(s): John Olson, Fisheries Biologist, Habitat Conservation Division, Alaska Regional Office
Date & Time: December 11, 2018
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm ET
Location: AFSC – Conf Line 1-877-953-3919 (PP:5944500), AFSC – Seattle – LgConf Rm – 2079 (RACE)
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Title: NOAA Research and Development Database (NRDD): Project Management Data for NOAA’s R&D
Presenter(s): Meka Laster & Shanie Gal-Edd, OAR
Date & Time: December 11, 2018
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm ET
Location: NOAA Central Library, 1315 East West Highway, Silver Spring, MD 20910, USA
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December 12, 2018

Title: Analyses of multi species ichthyoplankton data along the US west coast as indicators of ecosystem changes
Presenter(s): Jens Nielsen Ph.D., NRC postdoctoral researcher, NOAA Fisheries, Seattle, WA.
Date & Time: December 12, 2018
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm ET
Location: PMEL, Oceanographer Room (#2104), 7600 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, WA 98103 or https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/891851101
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December 17, 2018

Title: Fishing for Solutions: A Science Briefing on Ocean Change and Fisheries
Presenter(s): Malin Pinsky, Associate Professor in Dept.of Ecology, Evolution & Natural Resources, Rutgers University; Michael Luisi, Monitoring and Assessment Division Director, Maryland Department of Natural Resources and Chair of the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council; Roger Griffis, Climate Coordinator, NOAA’s Fisheries Service; Heather Mannix, Assistant Director of Policy Engagement, COMPASS; and Stephen Posner, Assistant Director of Policy Engagement, COMPASS
Date & Time: December 17, 2018
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm ET
Location: Webinar only
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December 19, 2018

Title: A New Diet Index: Predicting fish length from diet composition
Presenter(s): Nissa C. Ferm, Fisheries Biologist, NOAA Fisheries Contractor with Lynker Inc., Seattle, WA
Date & Time: December 19, 2018
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm ET
Location: PMEL, Oceanographer Room (#2104), 7600 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, WA 98103 or https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/891851101
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December 20, 2018

Title: The JCSDA Community Radiative Transfer Model: From Development to Operations
Presenter(s): Dr. Benjamin T. Johnson – JCSDA
Date & Time: December 20, 2018
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm ET
Location: Conference Room # 2552-2553 , NOAA Center for Weather and Climate Prediction, 5830 University Research Court, College Park, MD
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December 21, 2018

Title: December 2018 NWS Alaska Climate Outlook Briefing
Presenter(s): Rick Thoman, National Weather Service
Date & Time: December 21, 2018
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm ET
Location: online or in-person IARC/Akasofu 407
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February 5, 2019

Title: Home Front Hawai`i: A Naval Legacy beneath the Sea
Presenter(s): Dr. Hans van Tilburg, Maritime Heritage Program Coordinator, NOAA Office of National Marine Sanctuaries
Date & Time: February 5, 2019
6:00 pm – 7:00 pm ET
Location: Online Participation Only
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May 21, 2019

Title: Estimating Coral Feeding Habits from Space
Presenter(s): Dr. Michael Fox, Former Dr. Nancy Foster Scholar
Date & Time: May 21, 2019
6:00 pm – 7:00 pm ET
Location: Online Participation Only
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Developer – Lori K. Brown

Announcement, On & Off Campus Events

Bowdoin Public Service Initiative
Upcoming deadline:

BPS Fellowships: Deadline Thursday, November 15th at noon.

Walk-in Hours: Mondays 9:00-11:00am, Thursdays 12:30-2:00pm, or by appointment. Banister 201. Learn more.

Election Night Results Screening Party
Starts at 8pm
Morrell Lounge (Smith Union)

Join the entire Bowdoin Community to watch the results come in! Free food will be provided by the Pub & McKeen Center (while supplies last). Sponsored by Bowdoin Republicans, Bowdoin Democrats, Bowdoin Student Government, and Bowdoin Votes.

Pop-up Art Show With Incarcerated Youth
Friday, November 9, 7-9pm
Ladd House

Enjoy multimedia art created by incarcerated students from Maine and across the USA.  Meet the artists and pick up a copy of the new art magazine, The Truth of Incarcerated Youth (donations encouraged).  Sponsored by Criminal Justice Reform Club. Contact Heather Gans.

COMMUNITY OPPORTUNITIES

Help Build Window Inserts for Brunswick Residents
Tuesday daytimes and/or Thursday evenings
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, corner of Pleasant and Union St, Brunswick, Maine

WindowDressers builds and distributes insulative window inserts for Brunswick residents who are struggling to make ends meet.  The community workshop will include all training and tools required. Contact Sam Saltonstall.

Study Away Opportunity: SEA Semester, Spring 2019

SEA Semester- Openings for spring 2019
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paces are available in three of our spring 2019 programs (Colonization to Conservation in the Caribbean, Marine Biodiversity & Conservation, and Oceans & Climate).  It’s vitally important to have a full complement of students on our ships to contribute their varied talents, interests, and energy, so we hate to see bunks go empty.

This is an excellent opportunity for a bright, adventurous student to attend SEA Semester.

Peg Brandon, W-48
President
508-444-1929