ES Events and News: Dr. Carl Safina named first Mellon Distinguished Fellow in Environmental Studies; Carl Safina background; Environmental assessment and planning in agricultural development
Around Campus: Geology seminar on Friday
Beyond Campus:Bill McKibben to speak in Maine; GrowSmart Maine summit;
In the News: Governor's report card on the environment; Restoration of the alewife
Scholarships, Fellowships, Grad School: Morris K. Udall scholarship; Fall 2013 EPA Greater Research Opportunities (GRO) Fellowships
Jobs and Internships: Industrial Economics seeking research analysts; Kennebec Land Trust seeks conservation assistant
Upcoming ES Events
First Distinguished Mellon Fellow in Environmental Studies, Colby College
Dr. Carl Safina, Blue Ocean Institute
The ES program is pleased to announce that Dr. Carl Safina will be our first Distinguished Mellon Fellow in Environmental Studies. Dr. Safina's yearlong visit will commence on Tuesday, Oct 9th, 7:30 pm, Keyes 105, with a public lecture entitled, "Caught in the Same Net: The Ocean and Us".
***Counts towards ES 401
Carl Safina PBS series, blog, and he is on Stephen Colbert
A few links to familiarize you with Dr. Carl Safina.
Saving the Ocean, PBS series
His blog: http://carlsafina.org/blog/
Third, a little fun on a serious topic. Safina was on The Colbert Report after the Gulf Oil Spill http://www.colbertnation.com/the-colbert-report-videos/312631/june-15-2010/carl-safina
Environmental assessment and planning in agricultural development
Kate Schneider, Gates Foundation
Thursday, Oct 11, 11:30 lunch, 12:15 lecture
Any and all are invited to join Travis's class and other ES folks for lunch at 111:30. PLEASE NOTE that the lecture starts at 12:15 in an attempt to fit with class schedules.
***Counts towards ES 401
"Is geologic carbon sequestration an appropriate tool to reduce CO2 emissions? A case study from western
Dr. Ranie Lynds, Wyoming State Geological Survey
Friday, October 12, 1pm, Mudd 218
Bill McKibben to speak in Portland
GrowSmart Maine Summit- Student Rate
Jack Kartez has arranged for all students to receive a special rate for the GrowSmart Maine Summit on October 23 at the Augusta Civic Center. The student rate will be $25 - one third the full rate.
This statewide Summit will bring together organizations, community leaders and engaged citizens to discuss what's happening today at the intersection of the environment, economy and community and to encourage work that builds towards prosperity forMaine's future. The new Brookings report - Charting Maine's Future - Making Headway will be shared with participants.
Register online at https://org2.democracyinaction.org/o/6112/p/salsa/event/common/public/?event_KEY=48963 with the discount code of EDUCATION
THEN PLEASE BRING YOUR STUDENT ID or proof of enrollment with you to the summit as that will be REQUIRED.
In the News
Maine League of Conservation Voters Environmental Rating of Governor Lepage
Restoration of the alewife
Scholarships, Fellowships, Grad School
Morris K. Udall Scholarship Announcement
The Morris K. Udall Scholarship awards scholarships (up to US$5,000) and honorable mentions on the basis of merit to sophomore and junior level college students. This is one of the most prestigious national awards for students interested in the environment and winners become part of a network of future environmental leaders. In the last three years we have had three Udall Scholars from Colby (Blair Braverman ’11, Sarah Sorenson ’11, Stephen Erario ’10). It would be outstanding if we could have another Udall Scholar from Colby this year. Scholarships are offered in any of three categories: (1) to students who have demonstrated commitment to careers related to the environment; or (2) to Native American and Alaska Native students who have demonstrated commitment to careers related to tribal public policy; or (3) to Native American and Alaska Native students who have demonstrated commitment to careers related to Native health care. The Udall Foundation seeks future leaders across a wide spectrum of environmental fields, including policy, engineering, science, education, urban planning and renewal, business, health, justice, and economics. The Foundation also seeks future Native American and Alaska Native leaders in public and community health care, tribal government, and public policy affecting Native American communities, including land and resource management, economic development, and education. If you are interested in being nominated by the College you must notify Philip Nyhus (email@example.com) of your interest. See below for details.
Fall 2013 EPA Greater Research Opportunities (GRO) Fellowships For Undergraduate Environmental Study
Please email Lia if you are interested in applying
Jobs and Internships
Union of Concerned Scientists, Nuclear Power Safety Organizer
Community River Champion, Santa Cruz, CA