** Upcoming ES Events: Two opportunities to hear about off campus study opportunities!
** ES Program News: New Spring Course ~ The Environment and Human Health
** Jan Plan Funding
** Campus Sustainability:
** Jobs and Internships: GIS with TNC, Caribbean Conservation Corporation, E-Communications Specialist with SCA, and more
Upcoming ES Events
This week there will be two opportunities to hear about various OCS programs and how they fit with the ES Program.
Professor David Firmage will host a forum to discuss the steps to finding an Off Campus Study Program. He will be joined by ES seniors who have returned with tales and photos of their experiences.
Tuesday November 8, 7:00 pm in Olin 1
Wednesday November 9, 11:30 - 1 in the Private Dining Room in Foss
** ES Program News: New Spring ES course
There is still room in ES 298 (The Environment and Human Health), taught by Gail Carlson, Biochemist and Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Environmental Studies Program.
ES298 The Environment and Human Health Tuesday/Thursday
Four credit hours. Carlson
An examination of how human health is impacted by our physical, chemical, biological, and social environments; how we measure the effects of these determinants at the level of the cell, tissue, individual, and population; and how we assess these determinants in order to make regulatory decisions. Topics include the basic concepts of toxicology, epidemiology, and risk assessment, as well as the specific human health effects of various forms of pollution, radiation, synthetic chemicals, global climate change, and biodiversity loss. Students will conduct a community-wide audit of potential environmental health threats as part of the course. Because of its interdisciplinary approach, this course will be of interest to students with a variety of majors/minors, including but not limited to ES, Biology, Chemistry, Psychology, Sociology, Anthropology, as well as pre-med students.
** This will count toward the Humans and the Environment section of the ES requirements.
There is also still room in Professor Carlson's Jan Plan course -- ES113 Women and the Environment
Three credit hours. Gail Carlson
The diverse and complex ways in which women and the natural environment intersect, using the works and voices of prominent women environmentalists and authors, including Rachel Carson and Terry Tempest Williams. Topics include how women around the globe participate in environmental issues, how women's participation has influenced Western science and environmental policy, and how the physical and chemical environment uniquely impacts women's health. An important theme of the course is that understanding the experiences, messages, and actions of women is critical to our approach to environmental issues today.
** Jan Plan Funding
Mellon Internship Stipend
The Environmental Studies Program has been awarded a grant by the Mellon Foundation to fund several environmental internship stipends. The amount of money available for each stipend will depend on the nature of the internship, the anticipated budget and financial needs of the applicant, and the availability of other resources including the employer's ability to provide partial compensation. Total awards will range from $600 to $3,000. Applications should be submitted to Beth Kopp, 221 Lunder, firstname.lastname@example.org
Check out this website (or talk to Beth) for application criteria:
Deadline is November 14
** Campus Sustainability:
Saturday, November 12th
Helping Residents Create Environmentally Sustainable Communities
is a list of the speakers, workshops, presenters and agenda for Maine
Environmental Action 2005.
Over a dozen Workshops on making
Register go to www.toxicsaction.org
** Grad School Opportunities
Opportunities for Graduate Study in Environmental Economics at Harvard
The Environmental Economics Program at Harvard University brings together an unparalleled group of Faculty Fellows and Pre-Doctoral Fellows (Ph.D. students) engaged in research, teaching, and outreach efforts in environmental and natural resource economics and related public policy. Faculty Fellows come from the Department of Economics, the Kennedy School of Government, the
Students pursue the Ph.D. degree in one of four programs: Economics, Political Economy and Government, Public Policy, or Health Policy. In addition to working closely with the Faculty Fellows and attending the regular seminar in environmental economics and policy, Ph.D. students in the Environmental Economics Program meet weekly for their own research lunch seminar, which allows graduate students to benefit from each other's experience. Generous financial aid is available in the form of fellowships, scholarships, and research and teaching assistantships.
Upon graduation, doctorate recipients who have focused on environmental economics at Harvard in recent years have become assistant professors at such institutions as
Students who would like to learn more about the program and how to apply for admission to visit the following website: www.ksg.harvard.edu/cbg/eephuhome.htm
This Master's degree program is designed as an interdisciplinary study of the nature and function of spatial information systems and the application of these systems in research. The program allows you to focus on either (1) the development of new GIS tools and analytical procedures, or (2) the application of established and new tools and procedures to scientific problems.
For more information, visit:
or contact Dr. Dan Ames (email@example.com)
** Jobs and Internships
E-Communications Specialist The Student Conservation Association
Contact: Mary Margaret Sloan
Description: To create, direct, and coordinate strategies and plans for electronic communications and fundraising with and among members, alumni, donors, and parents as well as other prospective donors with existing SCA affinities. The goals for this position include improving affinity with SCA through targeted e-newsletters and proactive web site management, leveraging SCA as a community of conservation leaders who care about the land, and increasing financial support for SCA by soliciting these audiences.
Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in related area, such as communications
3-5 years experience in communications
3-5 years experience in fundraising highly desirable
Demonstrated excellent written communications skills (examples will be requested)
Extensive professional knowledge and experience with electronic communications media, such as blogs and e-newsletters
Strong knowledge of MS Office, specifically Word, Excel and Outlook
Willingness to travel (2-4 times per year)
Ability to work in a high-paced team environment
Experience with nonprofit organizations highly desirable
Strong interpersonal skills and ability to build relationships
Creative-thinker and willingness to try new approaches
Location: negotiable, Charlestown, NH preferred
Start Date: December 2005
Compensation: $31,025 – $36,500 (if based in NH). Health, dental, retirement plan, and generous vacation.
Application Procedure: Send resume and cover letter to Mary Margaret Sloan, Student Conservation Association, 689 River Road, PO Box 550, Charlestown, NH 03603, or to firstname.lastname@example.org
Caribbean Conservation Corporation
4424 N.W. 13th Street, Suite A-1, Gainesville, FL 32609 USA
e-mail: email@example.com tel: (352) 373-6441, fax: (352) 375-2449. Caribbean Conservation Corporation (CCC) is a non-profit organization dedicated to ensuring the survival of sea turtles and other wildlife within the wider
17391 Durrance Rd.
Community Upliftment Soceity Nepal (CUSN) program especially for international students in the differing areas of orphanages, sustainable agriculture and conservation, English teaching, and health care. CUSN can offer internship in
- Traditional Nepali Arts
- Natural Medicine and Ethno- botany
- Environment and Conservation
- Women studies
- Development studies
- Nepali language
- Report Writing
- Buddhism (and many others)
Under the Nepal internship program, the intern engages in daily project activities. In most cases, interns develop a report/paper in a particular area of interest. Generally, the director or staff members of this project serves as a supervisor for the intern. As an intern, you stay with host families who live near the project in which you are involved. Most of the time, the director of the project will work to help you successfully complete your field report. Please ask CUSN if you need any help locating information and materials for your internship program. In order to get the most out of your internship position in
If you have any question for the program please contact us at
GIS Internship, Part-Time
Pour your heart and soul into our land and water.
The Nature Conservancy, the world's largest private conservation organization, seeks a self-motivated GIS Intern for our
Minimum of 3 years related college course work or related experience required. Excellent communication and teamwork skills, strong knowledge of ESRI GIS software, as well as MS Office.
To apply, send resume & cover letter to Job #GISI at firstname.lastname@example.org. EOE. For a detailed job description, please visit us at nature.org/careers
Research Assistant at the Woods Hole Research Center
Location: Woods Hole, Massachusetts
Responsibilities: The Woods Hole Research Center (www.whrc.org) has a Research Assistant position open with responsibilities in remote sensing and programming for mapping and modeling of land-use change and ecosystem/dynamics.
Required Qualifications: M.A. with experience in remote sensing, spatial statistics, advanced GIS.
Desired Qualifications: Carbon/hydrologic/land use change modeling, programming, World Wide Web development. Biology, ecology, environmental science background.
Communication Skills: Spoken and written fluency in English with excellent communication skills.
Compensation: Salary: Mid-$30,000's.
Start Date: January - February, 2006.
To Apply: Please send, by mail or fax (no e-mail applications), a cover letter, resume, and list with names, mailing addresses, e-mail addresses, and telephone numbers for three references, to:
Research Assistant Search
Woods Hole Research Center
PO Box 296
Woods Hole MA 02543-0296