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

On Campus Event: “Botanist’s Tour of Kate Furbish and Edwin Hale Lincoln”, Wed. 11/7 @ noon

Botanist’s Tour of “Kate Furbish and Edwin Hale Lincoln”
Wednesday, November 7 12-1
Bowdoin Museum of Art Pavilion

Join Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens’ Research Botanist Melissa Cullina for a special tour of Kate Furbish and Edwin Hale Lincoln: New England Botanical Studies at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art. The exhibition was developed in celebration of the opening of the Roux Center for the Environment, a new building on Bowdoin’s campus supporting interdisciplinary environmental scholarship. During the tour, Cullina will speak about the plants so carefully depicted by Lincoln and Furbish, noting natural history features and habitat preferences of each. She’ll also shed light on the artistic and botanical pursuits of the artists themselves. This tour is free and open to the public.

Off Campus Event: Wild & Scenic Film Fesitval, SUnday 11/11 3-5 in Belfast, ME

The Wild & Scenic Film Festival will leave you feeling inspired and motivated to go out and make a difference in your community and the world.
Sunday, Nov. 11, 3-5 PM
Cosby Center, Belfast, Maine ($10)

As a festival by activists and for activists, Wild & Scenic is organized and produced by SYRCL (the South Yuba River Citizens League). “Since 1983, we’ve been building a community to protect and restore the rivers of our home watershed, from source to sea. The Wild & Scenic Film Festival puts our local work – and yours too – into the broader environmental and social context, and serves to remind us that we’re participants in a global movement for a more wild and scenic world.”

In short films, witness how individuals and communities across the globe are taking action and becoming part of the solution on issues ranging from energy, food systems, biodiversity, climate change and the protection and restoration of wild lands and wild waters. The program contains nine diverse and inspiring films of environmental activism that range in length from 3 to 22 minutes.

Join us after the films for drinks, food and conversation at the Center.

Check out the film line-up:

Letter to Congress: Wallace Stegner’s 1960 letter to Congress about the importance of wilderness is the framework for a new message, one in which our unified voice can help prevent the transfer of our most valuable heritage—our public lands—to private and corporate interests.

Blue Venture: A marine biologist encourages a coastal Madagascar community to close of a small section of their octopus-fishing area. After the community sees huge increase in their catch and incomes, the model goes viral showing how protecting the ocean can go hand-in-hand with improving lives.

Biomimicry: This film shows how mimicking nature solves some of our most pressing problems, from reducing carbon emissions to saving water.

Dragging Pounds Uphill: A mother of four decides to turn off screens and make a change. Though challenging, her kids go from fearing and ignoring nature to understanding and loving it.

100,000 Beating Hearts: The film tells the story of fourth generation cattleman Will Harris evolution from industrial, commodity cowboy to sustainable, humane food producer, whilst breathing new life into a community left behind and forgotten due to the industrialization of agriculture.

Imagination: Watch daydreams come to life as Tom Wallisch shreds the snowy streets of Nelson, British Columbia.

Water Warriors: A multi-cultural group of unlikely warriors—including members of the Mi’kmiq Elsipogtog First Nation, French-speaking Acadians and white, English-speaking families—successfully fight a gas company’s efforts to frack in their province.

My Irnik: A young father teaches his son about the value of shared adventures, exploration and his ancestral Inuit heritage.

High Divide: They say The High Divide is the place where the world is cut in two. Then again, it may be where everything comes together. Hear the lost voices of the American West. A new film celebrates the confluence of a wild place and its visionary people.

Note to students: Belfast Bay Watershed Coalition will once again offer scholarships to the first 20 middle or high school students who arrive at the screening!

Off Campus Event: “The 2018 Elections and the Future of Conservation in Maine”, Pete Didisheim, Natural Resources Council of Maine, Sunday 11/11, 4-6 PM @ Frontier

Brunswick-Topsham Land Trust 2018 Annual Meeting

Featuring Pete Didisheim, NRCM Advocacy Director, on “The 2018 Elections and the Future of Conservation in Maine”
Sunday, November 11, 4-6 pm

Frontier Café

Gather at Frontier Café with your fellow Brunswick-Topsham Land Trust members to celebrate the year’s successes. There will be tasty snacks, a cash bar, and plenty of good company. This is your chance to hear what we accomplished this year with your support, vote for new and returning Board members, and see the unveiling of our new online Wellness Resource. In addition, we welcome Pete Didisheim, advocacy director for the Natural Resources Council of Maine, to consider what fall election results will mean for conservation in Maine. Click here to learn more.

Interested in getting outside before the meeting? Join us for a bike ride at Neptune Woods at 10am, and walks at Chase Reserve at 11am, Topsham River Trail at 12pm, and Woodward Cove at 1pm.

On Campus Event: Student Night at the Roux Center, Thursday, Nov. 1 from 7-9 PM

Student Night at the Roux Center
Thursday November 1, 7-9pm

 All Bowdoin students are invited to a student’s night at the new Roux Center for the Environment! Come explore the space and enjoy food, crafts, the Meddiebempsters (around 7:45), and some natural history movies! This event is organized by students for students to help integrate the Roux Center into a community space. Please Join us! Sponsored by CERES and Sustainable Bowdoin.

Off Campus Opportunity: 2018 Maine Student Water Challenge, Register by Nov. 2 ($350 stipend to participate)

Good Afternoon! 

There is still time for students to register for the Maine Student Water Challenge. Each student will receive a $350 stipend upon completing the Water Challenge as well as $50 for travel to the Water Palooza! Please spread the word! This is a great resume builder and opportunity for Maine students! 

The deadline for registration has been extended to November 2nd! 

2018 Maine Student Water Challenge

In partnership with Maine EPSCoR, Maine Campus Compact is pleased to announce that we are accepting graduate and undergraduate student applications for the 2nd Annual Maine Student Water Challenge. This Challenge will award $350 stipends each to 40 higher education students in Maine, organized in 2-4 person campus teams (or you can sign up as an individual participant), to participate in a challenge aimed at solving a water-related problem.  The registration deadline to register has been extended to November 2, 2018.

Each student team will develop an innovative Water Action Plan that addresses a water challenge in one of these topic areas:

  1. Develop a curriculum that can be taught to K-12 students addressing local water issues such as water quality or storm water runoff. Maine Campus Compact will collect these curricula with the goal of implementing the most robust ones in the future;
  2. Develop a plan to help educate and empower people in low-income communities about a local water quality issue. Identify a community partner who could work with you to implement this plan; or
  3. Send a description for pre-approval of your team’s own plan, curriculum, or project that addresses one of these following water-related topic areas:
  4. Water quality
  5. Ocean Acidification
  6. Aquaculture
  7. Aquaponics
  8. Ocean-Related Research
  9. Storm Water Runoff

 

Teams will be required to participate in a kick-off training webinar, submit their water action plans by November 26, 2018, and encouraged to attend the final Student Water Challenge Palooza on December 1st, 2018. Travel reimbursements of $50 to cover travels costs to the December 1st event are also available. 

Apply in three easy steps!

  1. Read the Project Guidelines (Attached)
  2. Register Here–one representative from the team registers the whole team  https://goo.gl/forms/Rlfz9Sj8l7ZRxVlK2
  3. All team members must sign this Commitment Agreementhttps://goo.gl/forms/N90LBIkzwI7u2VSc2

Please forward this onto to any students who you think might be interested or to faculty who could help disseminate to their students. 

Please contact kayla@mainecompact.org or (207)-753-6573 with any questions.

Thank you!

Thank you!

Kayla LaVoice

 

STEM Collaboration VISTA

Maine Campus Compact

207-753-6573

On Campus Event: “My Time With the 6th Soviet Antarctic Expedition, 1960-62“, Wed. 10.24 @ 7PM

“My Time With the 6th Soviet Antarctic Expedition, 1960-62“ with C. Stewart Gillmor
Wed.
October 24, 2018 | 7:00 PM
Visual Arts Center, Beam Classroom

Stewart Gillmor, professor of history and science emeritus at Wesleyan University, will

mark the donation of his Soviet polar clothing to the Arctic Museum with an engaging talk about the fourteen months he spent as the only American at the Soviet Mirny Station in Antarctica, studying ionospheric physics.