Upcoming ES Events: World Regions and the Environment; Environmental Thinking blog
Around Campus: New course- Radical ecologies
Beyond Campus: Sustain Mid-Maine Annual Meeting
In the News: ES Program celebrates 40 years; ES 493 research to be presented in Ethiopia; Living on Earth
Scholarships, fellowships, graduate opportunities: 1 year masters program in sustainability; Environmental education fellowship; UC Santa Cruz graduate assistantship;
Jobs and Internships: Collegiate Leaders in Environmental Healths summer internship; Summer fellowship at the Chicago Mayor's Office; Rocky Mountain Field Institute summer internship; Island Institute marine program assistant; Assistant avian biologists needed for summer
Wishing you all happy holidays!
Upcoming ES Events
World Religions and the Environment ES 398, Spring semester, Dr. Mackenzie
ES MAJORS: This course now carries the all college international diversity requirement
ES MINORS (juniors and seniors): This course now carries the all college international diversity requirement and ES 118 is not a prerequisite
Environmental Thinking- ES program blog
The ES program has recently launched a blog. Whether you've visited it or not I encourage you to visit it frequently. Check out the latest post- 12 days of Christmas for Public Health!
(please add during add/drop!) Find out in Radical Ecologies (PL/ES 328) how environmental philosophers · Interrogate our everyday, scientific, and metaphysical conceptions of nature · Emphasize that environmental problems in human-to-nature relations originate in human-to-human relations (e.g., gender, class, and race relations) · Call for comprehensive social and cultural changes through their critiques of existing social forms · Critically explore the historical, cultural, ethical, political, economic, and technological aspects of the place of the human in nature Readings from Deep Ecology, anarchist Social Ecology, Ecofeminism, and Ecosocialism T R 9:30-10:45am Prerequisite: One philosophy course or permission of instructor. Contact Professor Keith Peterson (KP) for more information at email@example.com
NEW COURSE FOR SPRING RADICAL ECOLOGIES PL 328
SUSTAIN MID MAINE COALITION ANNUAL MEETING
January 7, Waterville City Council Chambers
Snacks from Barrel’s Community Market & Beverages from Starbucks
9:00-12:00 Business Meeting & Team Updates
If you are planning to attend, RSVP by December 30 to
firstname.lastname@example.org or 680-4208.
In The News
Boots on the Ground- ES program celebrates 40 years
ES 493 Research to be presented in Ethiopia
Living on Earth
Podcast on Durban talks (others too)
Scholarships, Fellowships and Graduate School Opportunities
1 Year Master's -- Strategic Leadership towards Sustainability (MSLS) programme
Are you a future sustainability leader?
Blekinge Institute of Technology (BTH), Sweden, is a top ranked sustainability research and education institution currently recruiting
talented, early to mid career professionals for its cutting-edge 1 year Master's Strategic Leadership towards Sustainability (MSLS) programme
The programme produces graduates who can deliver organizational leadership for strategic change towards sustainability and is underpinned by the
science-based 'Framework for Strategic Sustainable Development' (widely known as The Natural Step Framework) spearheaded by Karl-Henrik
Robèrt >, a global sustainability leader and course tutor.
MSLS was established in 2005 and has taught over 350 graduates from 55 countries using innovative co-creative learning processes and engages
directly with leaders in business and sustainability.
The Swedish state kindly pays for tuition fees for this programme for EU & EEA citizens and it is taught in English. BTH is located in the beautiful
coastal city of Karlskrona, a UNESCO world heritage site on the southeast coast of Sweden. Fee-paying students outside of the EU may contact Tamara
Connell regarding scholarship opportunities tamara@kitesh. org .
Applications open 1st of December 2011 and close 16th January 2012. For more information including course brochure, testimonial videos please visit
Walking Mountains Science Center
Environmental Education Fellowship
This multi-faceted fellowship is a full-time, 15-month professional development program that focuses on K-12 field science education, curriculum development, leadership, and helping to grow a reputable nonprofit organization. Over the course of the first summer, Fellows are mentored by the outgoing cohort of educators, and together are responsible for preparing and teaching week-long youth natural science camps. By fall, Fellows are fully responsible for planning, preparing and teaching K-12 students a variety of field science topics such as stream research, geology, forest ecology and winter ecology. Ranging from one to five days, and sometimes residential, programs are a vital supplement to traditional classroom learning. During their second summer, educators mentor the incoming cohort of Fellows, and thereby round out their professional experience by providing critical leadership and program coordination. Professional development for this position is tied to graduate credit through Colorado State University or through Prescott College’s Department of Environmental Studies. For additional information and a full job description please visit our website at http://www.walkingmountains.org/employment
Qualifications & Expectations
Successful applicants will possess:
· BA/BS in science, education, or an environmental science-related field
· outdoor and classroom teaching experience
· current Wilderness First Responder and CPR certifications
· working knowledge of conservation issues, ecology and natural history of the Rocky Mountains
· fluency in Spanish (desired)
Location: Eagle County, CO
Duration: June 2012 to August 2013 (*15 month commitment)
Educator Benefits: Weekly stipend + housing for June through August 2012
$20,000 stipend (no housing) for September 2012 through August 2013
Coursework for 15 graduate credits at CSU
4 weeks paid vacation, paid holidays, health benefits, ski pass (Vail and Beaver Creek resorts), Avalanche Safety training
Gina Garrett, Youth Programs Director
Phone: (970) 827-9725 x 117
Application Deadline: February 15, 2012
Graduate student assistantship at UC Santa Cruz-Ecology and Evolutionary Bio
A graduate student assistantship is available to start in the Summer of 2012 in the Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Department at the University of California, Santa Cruz. The position is supported by a recently funded NSF grant aimed at understanding the interaction of economics, trade, human behavior and disease transmission. The project involves a large interdisciplinary group including economists, ecologists, and mathematicians. Graduate research will focus on quantitative analysis of ecological, economic, and trade datasets. The most qualified applicants will have a quantitative background and a strong interest in disease ecology/epidemiology, economics, modeling, and interdisciplinary projects. Interested applicants should submit the following items: 1) a C.V. with GPA, GREs, and contact information for 3 references, 2) a 1-2 page description of research interests and experience, and 3) a 1-2 page statement outlining 3 potential research questions for projects aimed at understanding the links between trade and the spread of disease, or the impacts of human behavior on disease transmission. Each of the three proposed thesis ideas should include a testable hypothesis, justification or rationale for its importance, and a brief description of methods for how the research could be carried out to test the hypothesis.
Applications should be submitted in a single file (pdf, Word, or .rtf) by email to: Dr. A. Marm Kilpatrick (email@example.com) with the Subject
line: GRADUATE STUDENT ASSISTANTSHIP – TD. Information about Dr Kilpatrick’s research can be found at:
Jobs and Internships
Collegiate Leaders in Environmental Health Summer Internship
This is a 10-week summer environmental internship for undergraduate students who are passionate about
the environment, interested in human health, and curious about how they are linked.
More info at: http://www.cdc.gov/nceh/cleh/overview.htm
SUMMER 2012 MAYOR'S OFFICE FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM, OFFICE OF THE MAYOR, CITY OF CHICAGO, IL
Island Institute Marine Programs Associate
The Mayor's Office Fellowship Program attracts bright, highly motivated individuals, gives them a broad overview of municipal government and provides a unique, "hands-on" experience. Fellows participate in budgetary, legislative, and programmatic areas of city government and work directly with Mayor's Office staff. Mayoral Fellows are afforded an unparalleled opportunity to learn about public service and policy-making by directly contributing to the executive office of the City of Chicago. For further information, visit http://www.cityofchicago.org/city/en/depts/mayor/supp_info/mayorsfellows.html. Deadline: 1/30/12.
INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY: 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.
Closing date: December 23, 2011
Reports to: Nick Battista, Marine Programs Director
A healthy marine environment and vital fishing communities are essential to achieving the Island Institute’s mission: sustaining Maine’s island and remote coastal communities. At the Island Institute we partner with Maine’s 15 year-round islands and working-waterfront communities to ensure that they remain vibrant places to live, work and educate children.
The Island Institute’s marine program undertakes projects that address island and remote coastal communities' priorities related to the marine environment as they evolve over time, including fisheries, aquaculture, ocean energy and climate change.
Our marine partnerships hinge on two strategies. First, we identify emerging leaders in fishing communities. We learn from these leaders and invest in their vision for the future of their communities. Second, we seek to share emerging information with island and working-waterfront communities so that they can make informed decisions about how to improve their livelihoods and better steward the marine environment. These strategies are enabled through research and analysis, publications, events and informational forums, grant-making, investments, in-kind staff support, science translation and technical services.
The Marine Programs Associate will work closely with the rest of Marine Programs staff to implement the Institute’s programs. The Marine Programs Associate will work on projects primarily focused on sustainable federally-managed fisheries. This work will include providing staff support for creative partnerships with fishing communities in Maine, including fishing gear research projects and the Institute’s groundfish permit bank; as well as providing administrative support for a collaborative network of community-based fisheries organizations across the country. The Marine Programs Associate will also provide staff support for the Marine Programs Director on fisheries management and policy issues as they move through the New England Fisheries Management Council and National Marine Fisheries Service. . In addition, the Marine Programs Associate is expected to work with other staff as needed on issues related to the marketing and branding of ethically-harvested seafood; working waterfront preservation; offshore wind energy; climate change; marine spatial planning and other projects that emerge.
Responsibilities will include: tracking issues related to federal fisheries; coordinating, organizing, and maintaining records for the Institute’s activities on assigned projects; developing outreach and education materials; research, including data collection, analysis and synthesis; organizing, attending and reporting out on meetings; tracking and ensuring specific project deliverables are met; providing administrative support for outside collaborative coalitions and fishery groups; providing logistical support for other Institute staff. This position requires the ability to work on multiple projects at a given time and dedication to building and maintaining relationships within partner organizations.
The successful candidate should have a degree in marine science, marine policy, environmental studies, anthropology, a related field or relevant work experience. Demonstrated experience and interest in fisheries and fisheries policy is a plus. Candidates should be broadly interested in fisheries issues and able to work with various groups across the country to achieve common goals. Candidates should have excellent organizational and communication skills and be able to work collaboratively in a team-oriented environment. The job also requires travel at non-standard work hours to remote locations along Maine’s coast and may also involve travel to coastal communities in other states.
The successful candidate will be a self-starter with an excellent work ethic and time management skills. Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, Power Point, and accessing web-based information is required.
The Marine Program Associate will be a full-time position based out of Rockland, Maine, and scheduled to start as soon as possible with compensation commensurate with experience. Please submit a letter of application including a résumé, a writing sample, and three professional references to:
Nick Battista, Marine Programs Director, Island Institute, firstname.lastname@example.org
Two assistant avian biologists needed for the summer
ASSISTANT AVIAN BIOLOGIST* needed to assist with study of ecological factors influencing elevational variation in clutch size of Red-faced Warblers. Field sites are located in high-elevation, mixed-conifer forest in the Santa Catalina Mountains, Arizona (30 miles north of Tucson).
Primary duties include: 1) locating, monitoring, and manipulating nests of Red-faced Warblers; 2) nest predator abundance surveys; 3) sampling arthropod prey. Applicants should be willing to work long hours (often
alone) in the field, and be willing to conduct manipulative research on birds. Tolerance for working in field conditions and a valid driver=92s license are necessary. This position requires extensive hiking off-trail in steep terrain and applicants should be in excellent physical condition. Preference given to applicants that possess avian identification skills and at least some experience locating bird nests. Shared field housing will be provided at University of Arizona bunkhouse at the summit of Santa Catalina Mountains (~9000 ft), as will transportation from field house to study sites. Field season is approximately 13 April to 30 June 2012. Start and end dates flexible, but preference given to individuals who can commit for entire field season. Salary: $1500 per month. Send cover letter and resume (with names, phone numbers, and email addresses of 3
references) by email to Kristen Dillon at (email@example.com).