Upcoming ES Events: Round River Conservation Studies info session; ES lunch series starts this week, 2 events; Assistant Professor of ES job talks; Upcoming week of Feb 13
Around Campus: Sail your Passion: Navigating the Entrepreneurial Spirit of Life
Beyond Campus: Climate Change lecture TONIGHT at Waterville Public Library; NRCM Citizen Action Day
In the News: Prof. Travis Reynolds published in World Development; Program Spurs investment to "Green" Maine's Downtowns
Scholarships, fellowships, graduate opportunities: Eagle Bluff Naturalist Fellowship; Graduate Assistantship in Natural Resources, U of Wisconsin; GIS 1 year fellowship
Jobs and Internships: 1000 Friends of Oregon; EarthCorps (CO); Orion and Texas A&M job and internship boards; Gulf of Maine Research Institute internships (ME); Earthjustice internships (CA and DC); Watershed stewards (NY)
Upcoming ES Events
Attention Sophomores TODAY, Monday Feb 6th
Round River Conservation Studies Information Sessions
Round River Conservation Studies, www.roundriver.org, offers field intensive semester and summer programs for undergraduates working with desert elephants and other African species in Namibia and Botswana; an array of wildlife, and restoration ecology in Patagonia; Grizzly Bears in the wilds of British Columbia; and issues of climate change in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem of Wyoming.
Session 1: Fairchild Room Dana, 12-1pm
Session 2: Olin 234, 7-8 pm
ES Lunch Series Starts this week with 2 events
What did your fellow ES majors do during their Jan Plan internships?
Come and hear, get ideas for yourself, and support your fellow majors.
Wed., Feb 8, 11:30 lunch, 12:00 presentations
Great Hope, Great Fear: Climate Change and the Search for Meaning from Neanderthals to Extreme Skiers, Auden Schendler, VP of Sustainability for Aspen Ski Company.
Thurs., Feb 9, 11:30 lunch, 12:00 presentations
***Both count towards ES 402
For more information on the lunch talks and other events scheduled for the semester visit: http://www.colby.edu/academics_cs/acaddept/envstudies/_dept_news/events/
Assistant Professor of Ecology Job Talks
Dr. Tom Danielson
"Evaluating the Biological Condition of Maine's Freshwater Systems"
Tuesday, Feb 7, 4-5 pm, Olin 1
Dr. Denise Bruesewitz
"Understanding Anthropogenic Change to Aquatic Ecosystems"
Friday, Feb 10, 2-3 pm, Olin 1
Upcoming week of Feb 13th
Feb 14th, Acadian Internship in Regional Conservation and Stewardship information Session.
Feb 16th, Are Fish Safe to Eat?
David Carpenter, University of Albany School of Public Health, 12-1 Fairchild.
Feb 16th, "Mapping Power, Mapping Resilience: Black Mothers Photovoice in Syracuse". Dr. Kishi Ducree
7-8pm, Diamond 122.
Feb 16th, School for Field Studies Study Abroad Information session. 4-5 pm. Lovejoy 213.
Sail Your Passion: Navigating the Entrepreneurial Spirit for Life
When Wednesday, February 8th at 7 pm
Reception beginning at 6:30 pm, Ostove Auditorium
Thomas Avery Whidden II '70
Tom is one of the most experienced America's Cup sailors in the modern era. He has sailed in eight America's Cup challenges and made it to the America's Cup five times having won the race three times. He is president, CEO, and co-owner of North Marine Group, a $ 350 million family of nautical companies (such as North Sails, Southern Spars, North Sportswear and EdgeWater Boats, a manufacturer of outboard power-boats). North Sails Group is the most successful sail maker in the world. Tom is assisted by a worldwide group of managers who oversee sales, service, and manufacturing in 29 countries. Every America's Cup contender since 1987 have used his company's sails.
A presentation on dreaming, setting and managing personal and professional goals; to do exactly what you want to do after College and create a successful business at the same time. It's not as hard as it looks!
When I graduated from Colby in 1970, I wanted to try for the 1972 Olympics, I wanted to be in the sailing business, preferably a sailmaker and I wanted to sail in the America's Cup.
Were these goals too lofty? Perhaps, but I have had a wonderful productive and extremely rewarding life, in so many ways, as a result.
Beyond Campus 2012 Natural Resources Council of Maine Citizen Action Day
Abrupt Climate Change
Presentation by Alder Stone Fuller, Ph.D.
Monday, February 13 from 6 to 8 PM at the Waterville Public Library
Alder Stone Fuller, Ph.D. is an independent educator offering seminars & consulting about system sciences, life sciences, geophysiology & climate change. Each free presentation is an introductory overview of a twelve-hour seminar that uses easy-to-understand principles from the system sciences to explain why Maine communities must immediately begin preparations for abrupt, chaotic, extreme climate change. The seminar will begin in Waterville in mid-February. For seminar information and reservations: email@example.com. The free presentations are sponsored by Sustain Mid Maine Coalition, Barrels Community Market, and the Waterville Public Library.
FMI: Linda at 680-4208
Learn first-hand from NRCM staff about our priorities for the upcoming legislative session;
Participate in the legislative process by meeting your legislator during our visit to the State House; and
Meet other NRCM members and activists who care about Maine’s environment. FMI:
In the News
Most recent article of Prof. Travis Reynolds published in World Development
"Institutional Determinants of Success Among Forestry-Based Carbon Sequestration Projects in Sub-Saharan Africa"
Program Spurs Investment to "Green" Maine's Downtowns
Scholarships and Graduate School Opportunities
Eagle Bluff Naturalist Fellowship
Hone your talents! Improve your skills! Share your knowledge! Leave your mark as a participant in the Professional Naturalist Fellowship program. Spend ten months developing teaching, public relations, and other skills that will prepare you for success as an environmental educator.
Graduate Assistantship in Natural Resources, University of Wisconsin at Stevens Point
Jobs and Internships
A 2-year Graduate Teaching Assistantship is available in the College of
Natural Resources at the University of Wisconsin at Stevens Point
(UWSP). You will earn a Master of Science in Natural Resources and may
choose an emphasis from a diverse array of areas including: forestry,
wildlife, resource policy and management, soil science, and human
By February 15, send a cover letter indicating your interest in the
position and your specific area of research interest for the thesis and a
resume to firstname.lastname@example.org Interested students must also complete the
UWSP graduate application and College of Natural Resources application
processes by March 1, 2012. For more information on application
requirements visit: https://www.uwsp.edu/admissions/gradapp.aspx and
Post-Baccalaureate Position in the Spatial Analysis Lab (Northhampton, MA)
The Spatial Analysis Lab will be hiring a Post-Baccalaureate Fellow for a 1 year position starting this Summer (July 2012). The position is ideal for a student hoping to gain additional GIS experience before moving on to a more permanent job, or as a bridge before graduate school. The position is designed for graduating seniors or recent graduates (within 3 years). We are looking for someone who enjoys the spirit and rigors of an academic setting and who can contribute to the growth of GIS and Spatial Thinking at Smith.
PAUL GERHARDT, JR. INTERNSHIP - 1000 FRIENDS OF OREGON
This internship aims at providing an opportunity for on-the-job experience for planning students or those in similar fields, especially for those interested in public service. The intern will work on one or two large projects, such as 1000 Friends' efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions through linking land use and transportation, or to preserve farm land. The intern may also work on smaller, short-term projects to gain a wider acquaintance with Oregon's land use program. For further information, visit http://www.friends.org/about/jobs_internships. Deadline: 2/20.
EARTH CORPS 2012, BLANCA PEAK AND ELLINGWOOD POINT TRAIL PROJECT,
FIELD STUDIES IN GEOGRAPHY (GES 446), SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAIN RANGE, CO Earth Corps is a selective field-based program that offers motivated, environmentally conscious students the opportunity to live and learn in the incredible natural classroom of the Sangre de Cristo Mountain Range. The program is designed to integrate key lessons in environmental studies with the completion of a critical environmental restoration project. Run by the Rocky Mountain Field Institute in partnership with the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, Earth Corps attracts exceptional students from across the nation and the world to participate in this unique service learning opportunity. For further information, visit http://www.rmfi.org/sites/all/modules/civicrm/extern/url.php?u=2159&qid=212452. Early deadline: 3/5, final deadline: 3/21
Visit the Orion Job Source Bulletin Board for lots of postings
Texas A&M Dept of Wildlife and Fisheries Job/Internship Board
Gulf of Maine Research Institute Summer Internships
The Gulf of Maine Research Institute (GMRI) and the University of Maine (UMaine) are seeking paid interns for the summer of 2012. Based at the GMRI research facility in Portland, Maine, internships are available in the following areas:
* Ecosystem Modeling and ClimateChange Internship - We are seeking up to two interns to assist with various ongoing research projects.
* Fishing Gear Technology - Technology studies will involve a balanced mix of field (i.e. fishing gear sampling, data collection, etc.) and lab (project design, gear preparation and maintenance) work, working with both researchers and commercial fishermen.
* Communications This will involve documenting GMRIs work to share with the interested public, with an emphasis on making our science accessible to non-scientific audiences.
* Education Resource Developer Collaborate with one of GMRIs senior education staff to research and build species identification cards that empower novices to make accurate identifications of Maines native and invasive species. Experiment with a community-based approach to building these cards.
Earthjustice Internships, CA and DC
One internship in communications and the other in policy and legislative affairs
The Watershed Stewardship Program (NY)
The Watershed Stewardship Program will hire approximately 20 Watershed Stewards in the summer of 2012 to educate visitors to boat ramps across the Adirondack Park and inspect watercraft for aquatic invasive species. Memorial Day to Labor Day (some flexibility about end dates to accommodate students returning to college). Please visit this link: