Job: Wetland Technician, Stantec, Topsham, Maine

Wetland Technician, Stantec
Topsham, Maine

Grounded in safety, quality, and ethics, our experts lead their fields and guide our work with rigor, a creative spirit, and vision for growth. We draw from more than 20 technical specialties around the globe and are committed to fostering an inclusive community of diverse talents, backgrounds, and expertise. We’re a place to apply your passion and collaborate with top environmental talents on work that’s critical to our clients and the communities they support. Join a team that has the environment down to a science.

Your Opportunity

Stantec seeks an entry-level Wetland Technician to join our Environmental Services team within one of our New England offices. Stantec has a small company feel that provides local services yet has offices worldwide and thus provides the opportunity for travel and expanding personal horizons and professional experience. This position provides an opportunity to work with and learn from our network of professional scientists and biologists and will focus on wetland but also support a variety of terrestrial and aquatic natural resource surveys.

Your Key Responsibilities

  • Responsible for using a Trimble mapping-grade GPS and other GPS enabled devices to guide and collect field data for field teams on both large and small scale wetland delineations, natural resource mapping, vernal pool assessments, rare threatened and endangered species surveys, and other natural community assessments.
  • Candidates should expect to spend the majority of their time at remote locations in the field and be willing to travel 1-2 weeks at a time throughout New England and beyond.
  • Working long hours, outside, in variable weather conditions, over rough terrain is typical for this position.
  • Technicians will be assigned a GPS enabled device and will be responsible for following the established GPS standard operating procedures.

Your Capabilities and Credentials

  • Prior GPS collection or navigation experience and use of map and compass
  • A basic knowledge of natural communities, wetlands, plants, and/or soils
  • Experience in writing articles or reports that focus on applied field biology
  • Experience using mobile technology and troubleshooting electronic devices
  • A desire and ability to efficiently and safely work long days in rugged field conditions
  • A passion for the outdoors and getting off the beaten path

Education and Experience

Bachelor’s degree in environmental science or related field (or other qualifying experience).

Minimum of 0-3 years of experience required.

This description is not a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that may be required of the employee and other duties, responsibilities and activities may be assigned or may be changed at any time with or without notice.

Stantec is a place where the best and brightest come to build on each other’s talents, do exciting work, and make an impact on the world around us. Join us and redefine your personal best.

Job: Environmental Technician/Technologist

Primary Location: United States-Maine-Topsham

Other Locations: United States-New Hampshire-Auburn, United States-Massachusetts-Quincy, United States-Massachusetts-Northampton, United States-Maine-Scarborough, United States-Massachusetts-Burlington, United States-Massachusetts-Boston, United States-Rhode Island-Providence, United States-Connecticut-Hartford

Organization: BC-1956 Environmental Services-US New England

Employee Status: Temporary

Job Level: Entry Level

Travel: Yes, 50 % of the Time

Schedule: Full-time

Job Posting: Mar 1, 2019, 7:12:36 AM

Req ID: 190000I4

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Job: Maine Project Learning Tree Coordinator, Apply by April 30, 2019

Maine TREE Foundation Position Announcement

Maine Project Learning Tree (PLT) Coordinator

The Maine TREE Foundation is hiring a Coordinator for Project Learning Tree, a nationwide environmental education curriculum for youth in grades K-12. The Maine TREE Foundation is an independent, private, non- profit organization with a focus on Maine’s forests. The mission of the Maine TREE Foundation is to educate and advocate for the sustainable use of the forest and the ecological, economic, and social health of Maine’s forest community.

Project Learning Tree is a nationwide program whose mission advances environmental literacy and promotes stewardship through excellence in environmental education, professional development, and curriculum resources that use trees and forests as windows on the world.

The Foundation is seeking a Project Learning Tree Coordinator to support this mission and effectively work with other Maine TREE staff and a broad range of outside constituencies.

Position Description

The PLT Coordinator works to expand the Maine TREE Foundation’s capacity in meeting the growing demand in Maine from schools, teachers, parents, students and other non-profit organizations for outdoor environmental education programs. The Coordinator develops and supports a network of qualified PLT facilitators, and designs, delivers and evaluates professional development opportunities for educators. The Coordinator works closely with the lead scientist of the Holt Research Forest, a 300 acre oak-pine forest in Arrowsic, which is owned by the Maine TREE Foundation

Key constituents of the PLT Coordinator include:

  • Pre-K-12 Teachers throughout the State of Maine;
  • College & university education and forestry professors;
  • Community leaders;
  • Holt Research Forest Lead Scientist;
  • Forest landowners, both corporate and private;
  • Land Trusts, science centers, summer camps and others offering education programs and outdoor classroom opportunities;

The Project Learning Tree Coordinator initiates, supervises and promotes PLT activities in Maine, and helps to guide and support the development and implementation of new research and outdoor education programs at the Maine TREE Foundation.  The Coordinator:

  1. Maintains a working relationship with national PLT staff in Washington
    1. Serves as liaison to the national office and works cooperatively on joint
    2. Collects, promotes, and shares success stories in support of
  2. Recruits, trains, and manages a network of qualified PLT workshop
  3. Designs, delivers, and evaluates professional development for PLT
  4. Reviews and approves PLT workshop
  5. Manages workshop materials; markets and promotes workshops through press releases, mailings, flyers and social
  6. Works with the Maine PLT Steering Committee to provide strategic vision and leadership to meet the needs of the
    1. Prepares and implements long range strategic plans and associated annual work plans and annual operating
    2. Raises a portion of funds to support specific needs of the program
  7. Assists in organizing two summer Forests of Maine Teachers’ Tours
  8. Coordinates, designs and delivers scientific inquiry and standards-based Forest Inventory Growth (FIG) activities for middle/ high school teachers and students, outdoor classrooms and land trusts.

The Coordinator accomplishes these goals through:

  1. Close collaboration with the Executive Director of the Maine TREE Foundation;
  2. Close collaboration with the Holt Research Forest lead scientist;
  3. Close collaboration with the PLT Steering Committee and National PLT staff;
  4. Fostering collaboration among key stakeholder groups and

The successful Project Learning Tree Coordinator candidate will possess the following qualifications:

  • Education: BA or BS in related field (e.g. education, environmental education, natural resource management, )
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in a related
  • Minimum 5 years’ classroom teaching experience, especially in a science or STEM field, is highly preferred.
  • Broad understanding of the connections among Maine’s forest ecology, economy and forest-based communities;
  • Ability to work outdoors in a variety of conditions;
  • Possession of a valid driver’s license, and ability to travel, primarily in

Skills

  • Strategic leadership skills; ability to lead toward a shared vision; flexibility;
  • Communication skills with proficiency in writing, speaking, and listening to diverse
  • Project management skills with proficiency in developing, designing, managing, and evaluating programs.
  • Strong computer skills, including MS Word, PowerPoint, Excel and various social
  • Fundraising, grant writing and grant
  • Ability to manage a network of volunteers and
  • Ability to design, deliver, and evaluate effective facilitation skills and to model best practices in education.

Compensation will be commensurate with experience. The position will be located at the Maine TREE Foundation’s offices at 535 Civic Center Drive in Augusta, Maine.

To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, a brief writing sample, and three references (to be contacted for finalists only) to:  info@mainetree.org by April 30, 2019.

Applications will be accepted until the position has been filled.

On Campus Event: Artists’ Gallery Talk in Material Resources Exhibition, Tuesday, March 26, 12-1

Artists’ Gallery Talk in “Material Resources” Exhibition

Tuesday, March 26, 2019, 12:00 PM — 1:00 PM
Museum of Art, Pavilion

Roux Center for Environmental Studies Scholar Stephanie Rothenberg and Visiting Assistant Professor of Art and Digital and Computational Studies Erin Johnson will discuss their engagement with the environment as practicing artists.

Presented in conjunction with the exhibition Material Resources: Intersections of Art and the Environment.

Illustration: installation view of Material Resources, including Trading Systems: Bio-Economic Fairy Tales, 2018, by Stephanie Rothenberg.

On Campus Event: Exhibit Opening – A Resounding Beat: Music in the Inuit World, Tuesday 3/26 5-10 pm

Exhibit Opening – A Resounding Beat: Music in the Inuit World

Tuesday, March 26, 2019, 5:00 PM — 10:00 PM
Hubbard Hall, Lobby 2nd floor

New Exhibit: March 26, 2019 though December 31, 2019

Music is a vibrant part of Canadian Inuit society. This exhibit explores traditional and contemporary music through Inuit prints, sculptures, and recorded sound. Contemporary Inuit music is featured at a listening kiosk.
The Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum & Studies Center

Funded by the Russell and Janet Doubleday Endowment.

On Campus Event: Lecture: “Called Upstairs: The Innuit Voice in Moravian Music, Tues. 3/26, 7PM (Kresge)

Lecture – Called Upstairs: The Inuit Voice in Moravian Music

Tuesday, March 26, 20197:00 PM — 8:30 PM,

Location:

Visual Arts Center, Kresge Auditorium

The Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum & Studies Center

Moravian missionaries used music when colonizing Labrador Inuit, who recast the music to express their own values. Professor Emeritus Tom Gordon, Memorial University of Newfoundland, will discuss working with Inuit musicians to document their unique musical heritage.

Free and open to the public, sponsored by the Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum & Arctic Studies Center.

On Campus Event: “A cross-scale approach to exploring global change in the ocean”, Thurs. 3/28 @ 4:25pm

Biology Seminar: Brian Cheng, Assistant Professor – University of Massachusetts Amherst

Thursday, March 28, 2019, 4:25 PM — 5:30 PM

Druckenmiller Hall, Room 020

Dr. Brian Cheng is an Assistant Professor at the University of Massachusetts in the Department of Environmental Conservation.  In his talk, he will provide three vignettes examining the impact of global change (planetary scale human alterations) on coastal oceans. Dr. Cheng will discuss the consequences of extreme climate events (atmospheric rivers) and non-native predatory species on Olympia oysters. He will also highlight recent work measuring predation intensity in marine protected areas. Dr. Cheng is a marine ecologist who uses laboratory experimentation, field observation, and data synthesis techniques to address fundamental and applied problems in ecology.

Dr. Cheng earned his bachelor of science from the University of California, Santa Barbara and his PhD from the University of California, Davis.

Read more about his research at his website, https://bscheng.com

Job: Portland Water District Summer Job (apply by April 7)

 

 

 

 

 

Portland Water District Summer Job Opportunity
Watershed Protection Specialist

 The Portland Water District is seeking job candidates for a summer watershed protection specialist. PWD has an environmental source protection group that works on and around Sebago Lake, which is the drinking water supply for the greater Portland area.

The summer watershed protection specialist position includes such duties as: environmental sampling, field inspection work, laboratory analysis, and working with lake scientists and education staff to enhance our public outreach and classroom education programs. A primary responsibility of this position will be to organize and conduct PWD’s seasonal Sebago Lake Beach Monitoring Program.

Candidates for this position must have completed a minimum of two years of college coursework in environmental science or a related field and be comfortable and capable of interacting with the public in a respectful and professional manner. Please see the complete job description at our website.

This is a paid full-time position that will begin in mid-May and continue through mid- September.  It may include some weekend work as needed.

Please visit https://www.pwd.org/watershed-protection-specialist-summer-months

to complete an application and to submit a resume and cover letter. Application deadline: April 7, 2019

Off Campus Event: Changing Environments: An interdisciplinary maritime symposium, April 6, Bath, ME

46th ALBERT REED & THELMA WALKER MARITIME SYMPOSIUM
“CHANGING  ENVIRONMENTS”
SATURDAY, APRIL 6,  2019, 9AM-6PM
Maine Maritime Museum, Bath ME

Mariners and those who depend on the sea cause and respond to cultural, economic, and ecological changes. This symposium takes an interdisciplinary look at the issue of changing environments through a variety of lenses. These lenses include changing visual and cultural interpretations of the sea, Maine’s changing roles in international trade, the changing role of literary figures in marine conservation, and the ways that climate change impacts fisheries.

The “Liquid, Mystic Theme” in American Art: Shifting Perceptions of the Sea

Katherine Manthorne, Professor of Art History, City University of New York

From Guangzhou to Augusta: The Influence of the Delano Family of Maine on the Changing Environment of the Early-U.S. Sino Trade

Thomas H. Cox, Associate Professor of History, Sam Houston State University

Creating a Hurricane? The Double Life of Marcus Mote’s Shipwreck at Sea, 1883

Julia Stephens May, Assistant Professor, University of Virginia

Fish Tale: A Hemingway Marlin in Maine

Susan F. Beegel, Former Editor of The Hemingway Review

The Future of Fishing in a Rapidly Warming Gulf of Maine

Marissa McMahan, Senior Fisheries Scientist, Manomet
Anne Hayden, Program Manager, Sustainable Economies Program, Manomet

9:00 am – 6:00 pm april 6, 2019 closing reception — cash bar advance registration required    visit www.mainemaritimemuseum.org

Summer Internship: Katahdin Woods and Waters

Good morning,

As the membership coordinator for Friends of Katahdin Woods and Waters, I’m reaching out to connect with you about our internship program in case you have some students who would be interested in joining us for this summer or fall.

We are currently seeking one or two interns (fellows) for the summer and an additional one or two for the fall. We are open to fellow-proposed projects that align with the goals of our strategic plan, and we are particularly interested in increasing our capacity around development of the Katahdin Woods and Waters Junior Ranger Program and/or research and planning around place-based education in the Katahdin Region with our Katahdin Learning Project.

If you’re willing, we’d love for you to share our internship description with your students, and we encourage them to reach out to us directly if they’re interested in an internship this coming summer or fall. A brief description is below, and more information–including what past fellows have worked on–is available on the Fellows page of our website:

The Friends of Katahdin Woods and Waters (aka Friends) Fellowship Program provides opportunities for students to expand their education in non-profit management, program development, environmental policy, fundraising, and community development through hands-on experience. Fellows receive credit from an accredited higher-education institution as part of an internship with Friends. Before starting a fellows program, an interested student should reach out to Friends staff to set up a time to discuss interests, background, time commitment, and potential collaboration. Fellows work with staff to develop goals and activities that they can share with their academic advisor prior to beginning the program. Limited funds for stipend are available to fellows during their time with Friends.

If you are interested in pursuing a fellowship with Friends, please send an email to info@friendsofkww.org stating your name, affiliated school, the time period you’re interested in, and contact information.

–Thanks! Please feel free to reach out to us at the Friends office at info@friendsofkww.org with any questions.

Kind regards,

Meghan
Meghan Cooper
Membership Coordinator
c: (207) 944-4791
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