Job Opportunity: ERG (Environmental Consulting), INFO SESSION WITH ES Alum Meredith Outterson, Thursday, 11/8 @ 7PM, Pickering Room, Hubbard

ERG Environmental Consulting Information Session
Thursday, November 8 from 7-8pm
Pickering Room, Hubbard Hall withMeredith Outterson ES/Gov Major, Energy & Climate Analyst at ERG

At ERG, we owe our success to our employees. We are always looking for people who bring enthusiasm, creativity, and fresh perspectives. We hire talented, innovative professionals who embrace our collaborative philosophy, diverse culture, and dedication to client service. Then we offer a supportive, collegial work environment so they can excel.

A sampling of projects include:

US Environmental Protection Agency: REC’s Making Green Power Possible
US Dept of Labor: Using Lean Six Sigma to Improve Support for US Veterans
California Dept of Fish and Wildlife, Coastal Quest: Stakeholder Facilitation for California’s Wildlife Action Plan
Global Environment Fund: Partnership strategy for a Sustainable African Forestry Fund
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration: Evaluating NOAA’s Coastal Storms Program in the Gulf of Mexico
U.S. Food and Drug Administration: FDA Data Analysis and Search Host
California Dept of Fish and Wildlife, Coastal Quest: Enhancing Management of California’s Marine Protected Area Network
US EPA: Support for Organizational Climate Survey

OPEN POSITIONS

Fellowship Opportunity: Stewardship Fellow, Acadia National Park- Application Due by Oct 26

Apply to become a Second Century Stewardship Research Fellow
Full application must be submitted by midnight October 26 to be considered.

Request for proposals is OPEN.
Visit www.scsparkscience.org. Click on APPLY and find an informational recorded webinar, and application.


Second Century Stewardship began in 2016 as a collaboration between Schoodic Institute, the U.S. National Park Service (NPS), and the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) to advance science and inspire audiences of all ages by inviting visitors and others to view national parks through a “science lens” while providing authentic learning experiences.

On June 25, 2016, David Shaw, a trustee of the National Park Foundation, announced a $1 million gift to set in motion a vision of the next century’s legacy for America’s national parks. Today, partners Schoodic Institute, the U.S. National Park Service, and the David E. Shaw Charitable Trust further the effort.

Second Century Stewardship began at Acadia National Park and will grow to include national parks across the country, advancing science and engaging with audiences of all ages – not just those who visit national parks, but all people, each of whom has a share in protecting and preserving our nation’s natural places and maintaining the vital health of our air, soil and water.

Acadia National Park currently serves as the project pilot park. It is one of the nation’s most visited parks within the NPS. Acadia National Park leadership has a strong commitment to applying current research to its resource and visitor management decisions so as to protect those resources and assure the quality of visitor experiences and education.

Schoodic Institute at Acadia National Park is a non-profit partner to the NPS and is dedicated to promoting scientific literacy and environmental stewardship through science research and learning for all ages. Located within Acadia National Park the Institute weaves education with research, supports priority science, provides professional learning opportunities, and builds understanding and appreciation for the natural world.

This project was made possible in part by a grant from the National Park Foundation through the generous donation of David Shaw.
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Summer Program: Deforestation

My name is Sophia Watkins and I founded Forest Fund. This is the first year we will be running a course in applied sustainability entrepreneurship. The goal of the summer program is to bring students to the deforestation forefront to understand the economics of destruction firsthand. They will be learning about sustainability problems and analyzing the local and international markets that have generated them (lots on externalities!). By the end of the six weeks they will have formed small teams, picked a sustainability problem, and written and pitched a business plan for a startup to address the problem.

If it would be at all possible to make this opportunity known to undergraduates studying Environmental Studies, we would be very grateful!

Below is the flyer for the summer course and here is a link to a recent interview by The office of Sustainability at Harvard (https://green.harvard.edu/news/understanding-economics-deforestation-amazon).

Summer Program: Wildlands Studies

Wildlands Studies Summer programs offer a perfect work/school balance. For many students, summer is a time to hit the reset button. Most seek jobs to gain experience or restore bank accounts. A few keep to the grind with summer classes. With our programs, students can do both. Our 5-quarter-credit courses in YellowstoneBanffBig Sur and the California Channel Islands give undergraduates the opportunity to learn field research methods and gain credit for a small portion of the summer while also working a summer job before school starts in the fall. Our courses are extremely affordable (less than $2,850 in tuition), short (2 weeks), and attractive to students who don’t want to miss a term on campus.

There is still space on all of these programs and we encourage students to apply soon! Applications for our programs are available at: http://wildlandsstudies.campbrainregistration.com/

Sincerely,

Gabe
Gabe Andrews
Field Studies Advisor
Wildlands Studies
gabe@wildlandsstudies.com
831-684-9999

Announcement/ Opportunity: 21 Day Racial Equity Building Challenge: A New England Food Vision

Transforming New England’s Food System Together
SIGN UP FOR THE 2018 21-Day RACIAL EQUITY CHALLENGE!

Food Solutions New England is committed to addressing racism in our food system. We believe that we cannot talk about food security, and economic prosperity in our region without facing the realities of discrimination and social inequity:

Learn more: http://www.foodsolutionsne.org/get-involved/21-day-racial-equity-habit-building-challenge

Free Program: ALPINE Summer Institute for Land Protection

Alpine Summer Institute (Academics for Land Protection in New England

The application period for the 2018 ALPINE Summer Institute is now open—apply here! The dates and locations will be: June 9-11 at the Harvard Forest and July 25-27 at the Schoodic Institute.

The ALPINE Summer Institute is a program for participants interested in exploring careers in land conservation. Participants must have an internship that involves some aspect of land conservation in New England to participate. The Summer Institute takes place over two weekends in June and August and features presentations by leaders in the conservation arena, field trips to conserved sites, and guided reflections by the participants on their conservation internships. Participants will have the opportunity to meet and interact with leaders and educators in land conservation organizations.

Any students that are participating in an internship involving land conservation this summer will qualify for the ALPINE Summer Institute program.

ALPINE—Academics for Land Protection in New England—will be offering again this summer, a program for undergraduate and graduate students interested in becoming the next generation of land conservation leaders.  The Summer Institute is offered at no cost to students and includes:

  • Two intensive weekends at the beginning and end of the summer of 2018
  • Presentations by leaders in organizations such as the Harvard Forest, the International Land Conservation Network, the Maine Coast Heritage Trust, and the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy
  • Writing assignments and reflections
  • Leadership training exercises
  • Hikes and field trips to important land conservation projects in New England
  • Meals and accommodation for both weekends

The only requirements for students to apply are that they:

  • Have a 2018 summer internship related to land conservation in one of the six New England states (Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island)
  • Be able to provide their own transportation to and from the Summer Institute sessions

I’m including a link to the free application here.  More information about the program and past participants, as well as about ALPINE, can be found on our website.

Please let me know if you have any questions about the Summer Institute, and if you know of any students who you think would be a good fit.  I’m happy to reach out to them directly if that’s easier.

Thank you,

Jivan

Jivan Sobrinho-Wheeler

Project Coordinator for Land Conservation
Lincoln Institute of Land Policy
jsobrinhowheeler@lincolninst.edu
(Office) 617-503-2203

Off Campus Event: Maine Fisherman’s Forum Friday, March 2, Rockland, ME

 Gain some insight into the people and processes behind Maine’s fisheries.
Join Patrick Warner for a drive to Rockland, ME for a day at the Maine Fisherman’s Forum, on Friday, March 2.  Email Patrick to reserve a seat in the van: prwarner@bowdoin.edu Here are the events for Friday:

Friday, March 2, 2018

9:00 am Herring Amendment 8 Information Update
9:00 am Maine Lobstermen’s Assn. 64th Annual Meeting
10:30 am Maine Coast Community Sector Annual Meeting
10:30 am Eastern Maine Skippers Program: How Can Individuals & Communities Manage and Restore Local Fisheries?
10:30 am Lobsters to Dollars: The Economic Impact of Maine’s Lobster Supply Chain
1:00 pm Electronic Monitoring on the Water Fishery
1:00 pm Status of Right Whales and Fixed Gear Fisheries
2:45 pm Open Forum with NOAA Fisheries Leadership
2:45 pm Northern Gulf of Maine Federal Scallop

link to their website

Announcement: Paid Farming Apprenticeships in Maine (Starting March 2018- up to 9 months) Apply by 2/5/18

Paid Farming Apprenticeships in Rockport, Maine

In 2018 Maine Coast Heritage Trust (MCHT) will offer two farm apprenticeships on the Maine coast  – one to focus on raising beef cattle at Aldermere Farm and the other on growing vegetables at Erickson Fields Preserve. The term for each apprenticeship will start in March and may be up to nine-months.

Aldermere Farm and Erickson Fields Preserve are located at the heart of Midcoast Maine just outside Rockport Village and are owned and managed by MCHT as working farms and agricultural education centers. Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association’s Apprenticeship Program is working with MCHT to provide apprentices with additional training and networking opportunities.

Apprentices at Aldermere Farm will experience all facets of managing a herd of registered Belted Galloway beef cattle. Erickson Fields Preserve is an extensive vegetable growing operation where an apprentice will work with local teens and volunteers to grow fresh produce for food pantries, schools and other markets.  Both farm operations are well connected with the regions’ vibrant local food and farm network.

Previous experience farming and educating youth and/or adults are preferred. In addition to their main farm tasks, apprentices will assist with events and implementing sustainable-agriculture programs for youth and adults. The apprenticeships are paid opportunities and include $1,000 monthly stipend, shared housing, benefits, training and supervision.

Deadline for applications is February 5; work start date is March 15. To review farm listings and apply, visit “Programs” page at www.MOFGA.org; listings are under Knox County, see KNX-26 for Aldermere and KNX-27 for Erickson. For more information on application process, e-mail mofga@mofga.org or call 207-568-4142. For more information on apprenticeships, contact the Aldermere Farm office at jalbury@mcht.org or 207-236-2739.

Announcement: Eco-Informatics Summer Institute, Summer 2018 (Deadline: 2/2/18)

CALL FOR APPLICANTS for the Eco-Informatics Summer Institute (EISI) for summer 2018 

Please note:  Application deadline is February 02 , 2018!

The Eco-Informatics Summer Institute (EISI) (http://agsci.oregonstate.edu/eisi) will be held at the HJ Andrews Experimental

Forest (http://andrewsforest.oregonstate.edu/) in the beautiful Oregon Cascade mountains.

WHO: Continuing undergraduate students from all over the US who are citizens or permanent residents of the U.S. or its possessions
WHAT: Summer institute experience, stipend, and housing provided.
WHEN: June 18th – August 24th, 2018
APPLICATION DEADLINE: February 02 , 2018.
WHERE: HJ Andrews Experimental Forest on the McKenzie River and at OSU in Corvallis, OR.

WEBSITE: http://agsci.oregonstate.edu/eisi

Eco-Informatics, an emerging discipline, integrates mathematics, computer science, statistics, and engineering with the study and management of

ecosystems.  Through a ten-week undergraduate/early graduate research experience, the EISI will provide interdisciplinary training for young scientists to

help manage ecosystems in our technologically sophisticated, globalized world. Through the integration of research and education, effective mentoring, and

hands-on experiences at the HJ Andrews, participants will gain:

  1.     Valuable research experience in Eco-Informatics and in their own disciplines.
  2.     The foundation and opportunities to develop and seek support for their own graduate program, including a peer-reviewed research proposal.
  3.     The training to become outstanding interdisciplinary scientists and effective contributors to the science and management of ecosystems.

Participants will receive:

  1.  A total stipend of $5,000.
  2.  Free lodging at the HJ Andrews Experimental Forest and on the OSU campus
  3.  The opportunity for down time and group activities.

For more details on this year’s projects and for the applications, please go to http://agsci.oregonstate.edu/eisi

If you have any questions, please e-mail me at ecoinformatics@oregonstate.edu

Desiree Tullos, PhD, PE
Professor, Biological and Ecological Engineering Department
Oregon State University
Desiree.tullos@oregonstate.edu
001 541 737 2038

http://blogs.oregonstate.edu/rivers/

Graduate Program: Coastal Science and Policy Program at University of California, Santa Cruz (Deadline to apply: 12/15/17)

Coastal Science and Policy Program at the University of California, Santa Cruz,
is a new MS Program looking for the students who will start the next generation of conservation orgs.

This new program will select the best 10 candidates from anywhere in the world with all tuition and living expenses covered. I’d like to see the program filled with the best future conservation leaders from high biodiversity countries who are already working with effective conservation organizations. Please forward this announcement to prospective candidates.

The MS program emphasizes international diversity, entrepreneurship and data-driven action to achieve conservation at scale. The curriculum incorporates experience-based learning, hands-on research, and a deep understanding of the multifaceted problems that face coastal systems. In addition to their rigorous coursework, students will be encouraged to take on an internship during their first summer, as well as conduct their own capstone research projects during their second year of study. Linking academic researchers and graduate students directly with conservation, business, and policy practitioners provides dual immersion in the academic and practitioner cultures and contexts and, ultimately, the ability to work fluidly across the science-practice interface.

Applications for the first cohort open October 1, 2017, and close December 15, 2017.
Please forward this email to promising candidates who you believe will be a good fit for the program. Visit our website or blog post for more information.