ES Events and News: State of Maine's Environment; Protecting the Water Quality of Great Pond;
Around Campus: Were tomatoes picked by slaves?
Beyond Campus: Conservation Innovation: Students as Conservation Catalysts Seminar Session; Stress Buster at RR Square
In the News: Maine's New Land Barons; Invasive red seaweed thriving on East Coast
Grad school: U. of Maryland Dept of Geography and Environmental Systems seeking candidates
Jobs and Internships:Ranger internship summer 2013 in the Bitterroots
Upcoming ES Events
ES Senior Capstone Presentations
Come join and support the ES seniors and their professors as they present their semesters worth of intensive research!!! If you are a junior or a sophomore ES major, it is a great way to learn about what exciting research possibilities lie ahead for you!
Tuesday, Dec 4, Domestic Environmental Policy, State of Maine's Environment , Ostrove, 7pm
Thursday, Dec 6, Problems in Environmental Science, Protecting the Water Quality of Great Pond, Belgrade Resource Center, 7 pm
“Were our tomatoes picked by slaves? Putting values into the modern supply chain”
Rabbi Rachel Kahn-Troster, Rabbis for Human Rights — North America
Thursday, December 6, 4:00 pm, Pugh Center
Most Americans encounter slavery unwittingly, in everyday products like cotton, chocolate, and tomatoes. When we find out, we’re shocked–but don’t know what to do. Rabbi Rachel Kahn-Troster will speak about the ethical questions behind our every day purchases, focusing on her work with the Coalition of Immokalee Workers, a groundbreaking, worker-led response to slavery and exploitation in the Florida tomato industry. Sponsored by the Jewish Studies Program.
Prof. Philip Nyhus and ES Senior Ginny Kessler to be highlighted in online seminar
Conservation Innovation: Students as Conservation Catalysts
December 5, 2012 | 11 am - 12 pm EST
~This is a free, online event. Registration is required. * Register for this event *
Instructions: Learn how to log in to the Webinar on the day of the event.
The next generation of innovative conservation leaders are now emerging from our colleges, universities, and research organizations, and they are out to change the world. Please join us on for a live, online discussion with Colorado College students and recent graduates who are out on the water, in the water, and in dialogue with senior federal decision makers. Hear several of their tales, and learn how an upcoming conference will bring some of our brightest young conservation innovators together to share their dreams and experiences.
Stress Break----- CHASING ICE documentary at RR square
"CHASING ICE a documentary about one man’s quest to photograph the glacier melts that are thought to be linked to global warming, is certainly receiving a theatrical run at exactly the right moment....The film, full of stunning images in addition to being timely, documents the work of James Balog, an environmental photographer who, spurred by an assignment from National Geographic, became determined to capture a visual representation of climate change. As he tells an audience at one point in the film, “We have a problem of perception, because not enough people get it yet.” Beginning in 2007 Mr. Balog began trying to capture images of receding glaciers using time-lapse photography, a process that required overcoming assorted physical and technological hurdles. But the film doesn’t just serve up Mr. Balog’s amazing and undeniably convincing imagery. It also records his personal struggles as knee problems threaten his ability to hike the difficult terrain to get the shots he wants. (Assistants take over some of the work.) That combination—a solitary quest with global implications — makes CHASING ICE as watchable as it is important'—N.Y. Times. "Amazingly beautiful and amazingly frightening'—N.Y. Daily News.PG-13. 75 Min.
Friday, Dec. 7 -- Thursday, Dec. 13
Daily at 2:50, 4:50 and 6:50
Also late shows Fri. and Sat. at 8:30 and matinees Sat. and Sun. at 1:00
In the News
Maine's New Land Barons
Invasive red seaweed thrives on East Coast
Scholarships, fellowships, grad school
The Department of Geography and Environmental Systems (GES) at the = University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) is inviting applications = for the PhD and MS program, to begin enrollment in Fall 2013. The = Department is comprised of a multi-disciplinary group of faculty with an = emphasis on examining the dynamic relationship between social and = natural processes. Our Department recognizes that human-environment = relationships encompass a wide range of political, cultural, chemical, = biological, economic, and atmospheric phenomena, and we are committed to = integrative research and graduate training that reflects the complexity = of contemporary environmental issues.
Our faculty currently have active research and teaching agendas related = to all of these areas. We utilize a broad range of methodological = techniques that include field and laboratory studies, modeling, GIS and = remote sensing, spatial statistics, historical research, ethnography, = interviews, and document analysis. Our research seeks to contribute to = cutting edge debates across the natural and social sciences, as well as = inform policy through our empirical findings. Our program of graduate = study is designed to train graduate students who are able to accomplish = these same goals.
The Department offers graduate programs leading to the M.S and/or Ph.D = degree. Both non-thesis and thesis M.S. options are available. The = application deadline for Fall 2013 admission to our graduate program is = February 1, 2013. Applications can be completed online through the UMBC = Graduate School=92s web page: = http://www.umbc.edu/gradschool/admissions/apply.html
Jobs and Internships
Six Wilderness Ranger Internship positions in the Selway-Bitteroot Range
The Selway-Bitterroot Frank Church Foundation, in partnership with the U.S. Forest Service and Montana Conservation Corps, will be offering a minimum of six Wilderness Ranger Internship positions in the Selway-Bitterroot and Frank Church–River of No Return Wilderness areas during the summer of 2013 for students enrolled in wilderness management, recreation management or natural resource management academic programs.
The internship announcement can be downloaded in .pdf format here:
2013 Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness Ranger Internship Announcement