Upcoming ES Events: Es lunch lecture; Garden party; Info Session on Janplan Belize
Around Campus:Writers Center Open; Become part of the local food movement; 350.org
Beyond Campus:Maine Lakes Resource Center Open; Maine LCV Scorecard; Maine Rivers paddle on the Sebasticook; A Roadmap to Sustainable Cities and Green Infrastructure Conference
In the News: Hiking: Beyond the Common Ground Fair Grounds; Vermont Yankee Nuclear Plant: Trial to start
Scholarships, Fellowships, Grad School: Never too early to start thinking about these kinds of opportunities- talk on the 20th by Prof. Nyhus!
Jobs and Internships: Atlantic Salmon Federation fish friends coordinator (only 2-10 hours per week!); Biodiversity Research Institute internships
Upcoming ES Events
ES Lunch Lecture- From NYC, Louisiana, Maine and beyond! Come hear what fellow classmates did with their summer internships.
Whether you are thinking ahead about opportunities that might be out there for you or you just want to support your friends and classmates, please join us!
When: Wednesday, Sept. 14th. 11:30 lunch. 12:00 lecture
Where: Fairchild Room, Dana
***This counts towards the 401 credit.
ES Welcome Back Garden Party
Come catch up with faculty, staff, and fellow students at the annual beginning of the year kickoff! This year we thought we could try something a little different and gather up at the organic garden to learn about the garden and also hopefully help harvest some of the bounty.
When: Thursday, Sept. 15th at 4:30-6:00
Where: Two Feet to Bedrock Garden, top of Runnals Hill
Information Session- JanPlan trip to Belize
Thursday, Sept 15, 7pm in Olin 1
ES358 Ecological Field Study Three credit hours. Cole, Rueger
The biological diversity and ecological relationships among the fauna and flora of selected tropical ecosystems in Belize. Qualitative and quantitative field investigations of the ecology of coral reefs and tropical rainforests and of the environmental challenges impacting these ecosystems. Identification of flora and vertebrate fauna indigenous to the area. The culture and environmental ethic of Kekchi and Mayan Indian villages. Lectures, films, and discussions of assigned readings during the first week will be followed by a 20-day field trip. Cost to be determined. Financial aid is available for qualified students. Prerequisite: Biology 131 or 164 or Environmental Studies 118, and permission of the instructor. See the poster outside of Arey 205 or speak with Russ Cole or Bruce Rueger for more information. Applications Due to Prof. Cole by September 23, 2011.
Starting Monday, September 12th, at 10am, the Farnham Writers' Center is officially open for business!
The hours are the same as last year - 10am-4pm and 6pm-midnight Monday through Thursday, plus 10am-4pm on Fridays and 6pm-midnight on Sundays. Schedule an appointment on our (new!) website, or drop in and say hi!
We have made some improvements since last semester, including a fabulous new website! Go to http://web.colby.edu/farnham-writerscenter/ to schedule appointments, learn about the tutors, and find information about writing and revising.
Become a part of the local food movement!
The Maine Master Gardening Training will be offered this fall on the Colby campus on Wedneday and some Monday afternoons from 4- 7:30. When you complete this course, you will have all the skills and knowledge needed to be a successful gardener.
Three spots are reserved for Colby students; 2 spots at 100% scholarship and one at a 55% scholarship ($55 fee). The program begins October 12; the application deadline for students is September 16. After September 16, if there are no student applicants, those spots will be made available to the general community.
Applicants will need to complete 40 hours of community service to gain certification from this program -- service to community garden projects or the Colby garden will count toward the total.
Please contact Alice Elliott, (x5313, email@example.com) for more information about the program or for an application packet. Don't delay, this popular program fills quickly!
Sponsored by the Goldfarb Center for Public Affairs and Civic Engagement
Among many projects that EnviroCo is taking on this fall is a mass bike ride to the Common Ground Country Fair. For more information email Renzo Moyano firstname.lastname@example.org or visit http://www.350.org
Conservation Partners: Colby in the Belgrade Lakes
The new Maine Lakes Resource Center in Belgrade Lakes Village held its grand opening Sept. 2 with its three lead partners -- Colby, the Belgrade Lakes Association, and the Belgrade Regional Conservation Alliance (BRCA) -- participating in the ceremony.
Curious about how the legislators representing Waterville rank on the environment?
Maine Rivers Sebasticook Paddle Annual Meeting and Picnic
A ROADMAP TO SUSTAINABLE INFRASTRUCTURES & GREEN CITIES CONFERENCE
Come see what a river looks like not even two years out from a dam removal
DATE: Sunday, October 2nd. Launching at 10 AM
LOCATION: Launch from Alewife Road, Benton side
PICNIC: Halifax Park in Winslow after the paddle
For more info: email@example.com
September 14-16, 2011
Harvard Graduate School of Design, Cambridge, MA
This two-day conference at the Harvard Design School will bring together leading thinkers and practitioners for a precise and accurate design of a road map to green cities and infrastructures. Through presentations, panel discussions and ample time for networking, the attendees will gain valuable insights and lessons learned that they can put to action now. For further information, visit http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/research/research_centers/zofnass/conference.html.
In the News
Hiking: Branch out from the Common Ground Country Fair
Vermont Yankee Nuclear Plant:Trial to start in state's bid to close plant
A federal judge is about to be asked to take a first crack at this question: In early 21st-century America, can a small state tell an $11.2 billion corporation to pack up its nuclear plant and go home?
On Monday morning, in a stately federal courtroom upstairs from a U.S. Post Office – in a town still recovering from the floods two weeks ago of Hurricane Irene's remnants – a high-powered Entergy Corp. legal team will square off against the Vermont attorney general's office with that question in the balance.
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Scholarships, Fellowships, Grad School Opportunities
It is NEVER TOO EARLY to start thinking about opportunities out there specifically geared towards ES students. Prof. Philip Nyhus will be doing a presentation on scholarship/fellowship and grad school opportunities on Tuesday, Sept 20th at 7pm in Olin 1.
Jobs and Internships
Atlantic Salmon Federation Fish Friends Coordinator (2-10 hours per week-perfect for a student)
Job Posting: September 9, 2011
Title: Fish Friends Coordinator
Full/Part Time: Part Time 2-10 hours/week over 9 months each year
Location: From home
Duration: Ongoing with annual contract renewal
Compensation: An hourly wage will be paid
About Us: The Maine Council of the Atlantic Salmon Federation (MC-ASF) is comprised of angling,
conservation, education and watershed organizations from across the state that share a passion for protecting wild Atlantic salmon and their environment.
MC-ASF is responsible for a school educational program called Fish Friends. There are approximately 70
Maine schools enrolled in the program that teaches grades 3-7 about the life history of Atlantic salmon. The
participating schools have fish tanks that are set up before they receive the salmon eggs in January. Students
then watch the eggs hatch and become fry before stocking them in nearby rivers in May of each year.
MC-ASF is looking for a part time coordinator to manage the program. Ideally, this person will be involved for
more than one season to maintain program continuity though this is not mandatory.
October – November
Contact teachers from schools that participated in the program the previous year with paperwork to participate in current year’s program, and provide necessary follow up.
Send lists of participants for each watershed to appropriate Fish Friends’ mentor
Follow up with volunteers and schools for changes or additions, as needed
November - December:
Request stocking permits for schools from Maine Department of Marine Resources (DMR)
Contact schools with reminders and set up instructions for tanks to receive egg delivery
Send out stocking permits to participating schools
Coordinate with volunteers on egg delivery
February – April:
Coordinate outreach efforts to schools interested in a classroom visit by FF Coordinator and/or FF mentor
For more information tel 207-725-2833 fax 207-725-2967
Biodiversity Research Institute fall internships
1) Media and social media intern 2) Science Journalism internship