May 8, 2006
In this issue:
** Upcoming ES Program Events: ES Program Celebration is May 10
** On Campus: "Cars, Cosmetics, Cuisine, & Chemicals: An Environmental Health Audit at Colby"
** Beyond Colby: NY Times reporter Andrew Revkin will answer your questions
** Jobs and Internships: Chicago Botanic Garden, Environmental Center Intern, Earthcorps is seeking interns, and more
** Upcoming ES Event: ES Program Celebration
Next Wednesday May 10th the Environmental Studies Program will be celebrating another wonderful year and will recognize our graduating seniors. The ES Club is sponsoring a Taco Dinner Party from 5:30 - 7:00 pm in the Parker-Reed Room of the Alumni Center.
** On Campus: "Cars, Cosmetics, Cuisine, & Chemicals: An Environmental Health Audit at Colby"
Students in ES298 (The Environment and Human Health) have been exploring the local connections between our environment and our health. Come hear what they have discovered about how your health might be impacted by the air you breathe, the water you drink, the food you eat, the energy you use, the garbage you generate, and the household products you use, including pesticides, detergents, cosmetics, and even your Nalgene bottle!
Tuesday, May 9, 7 p.m. in Olin 1
** Beyond Colby:
Science reporter ANDREW C. REVKIN, from the New York Times will be answering questions from students online til May 14th about global warming and the changing Arctic.
Follow this link:
ANDREW C. REVKIN
The New York Times / Environment
229 West 43d St., NY NY 10036
phone: 212-556-7326 / e-mail: email@example.com / fax: 509-357-0965
Arctic book: The North Pole Was Here http://nytstore.com/ProdDetail.aspx?prodId=5342
Amazon book: The Burning Season www.islandpress.org/burning
Acoustic-roots band: www.myspace.com/unclewade
** Jobs and Internships:
Summer Positions Open For Student Temporary Employment with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
Survey for wildlife species such a California spotted owls and northern goshawks. Surveys will involve working long days and nights (10-12 hours per day). Students must be in good physical condition as surveys will involve hiking in steep, uneven, remote terrain.
Eldorado National Forest - Placerville and Amador Ranger Districts.
Time Period: Mid-May/June to Mid-August/Sept.
Requirements: Full-time Student
Pay: GS 3/4 ($11.33-$14.23 per hr.) Salary varies depending on experience and education.
Living Accommodations: Barracks may be available for $5.95 per day.
If interested, please contact Claudia Funari at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 209-295-5940. Please send resume to the above e-mail address, if you would like to apply.
EarthCorps-Greenway Corps Member
Description: EarthCorps delivers an intensive training program that combines hands-on fieldwork with a broad, cross-cultural education in environmental restoration.
Participants come from the United States and around the world. Applicants from outside the U.S. should read the additional information for international participants.
Participants work in a crew with 5-6 other young people, ages 18-25. A crew leader, who is typically a second-year participant in EarthCorps, guides the crew as they complete restoration projects throughout Seattle and King County. Projects can include restoring streams and salmon habitat, replanting eroded slopes, removing invasive plants and installing native ones, building and maintaining trails, and managing community members who volunteer their time to perform restoration work. Workdays are 7:30 am - 5:00 pm, and many volunteer events are held on weekends. The work is physically demanding, and is conducted outdoors in all weather conditions.
In-house education days take place every other week. This is an opportunity for field trips, speakers, discussions, and peer group activities. The curriculum covers basic botany and ecology of the Pacific Northwest, environmental restoration theories and concepts, topics in natural resource management and global environmental issues, leadership skills, interpersonal and cross-cultural communication. The program includes three or four multi-day off-site retreats.
Qualifications: Must be between the ages of 18-25, must have not already served two AmeriCorps terms.
Location: Seattle, WA
Duration: October 2006-August 2007
Start Date: October 2nd, 2006
Hours: :30 am – 5:00 pm Tue-Sat, alternating Saturdays off
Compensation: RATE OF PAY: $850/month BENEFITS: Days Off permissible at supervisor’s discretion (unpaid) Holidays will be paid as designated by employer Medical Insurance premium paid for employee AmeriCorps education award of $4,725 upon completion of program Education Days: In-house education seminars must be attended to complete requirements of AmeriCorps education award
Application Procedure: Send Application, Resume & Cover Letter by June 12th, 2006 to:
Corps Member Hiring Committee
6310 NE 74th St Ste 201E
Seattle, WA 98115
Environmental Center Intern
Fort Lewis College Environmental Center
Marcus Renner Email: email@example.com
Description: The Environmental Center (EC) at Fort Lewis College is accepting applications for an intern. The EC intern is a multifaceted position designed to provide professional training in all aspects of environmental non-profit work. The successful candidate will assist the EC Coordinator with outreach, public presentations, program design and evaluation, communications, fundraising and administrative management of the Environmental Center. The Intern works under the supervision of the Coordinator of the EC and the Office of Housing, both of which are under the Department of Student Affairs. For a full job description e-mail Marcus Renner at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The College and Community: Fort Lewis College is Colorado’s public liberal arts college with almost 4,000 students. The College is proud of its commitment to sustainability and enjoys its location in the culturally and ecologically diverse Four Corners region. The geographical location of Fort Lewis College provides unequaled outdoor recreational opportunities for students, staff, and faculty. Durango is located on the edge of the San Juan Mountains and the Colorado Plateau and has a population of 15,000 people.
The Program: The EC is a student-funded program that has been on the campus since 1991. The EC program is a resource for social and ecological awareness, dialogue, and activism in the college, community, and surrounding region. The EC program is housed in the College Union Building and includes a library with over 2000 books, magazines and videos, a staff of 8 students during the school year, and a rich history nurturing student activism. The EC is an integral part of Fort Lewis College’s commitment to sustainability in higher education.
Qualifications: The Intern should be in final stages of an undergraduate degree program or already possess their bachelor’s degree. The Intern should have some knowledge of environmental concerns on college campuses. Previous experience with a college/university environmental program, environmental studies program, or experience with a college ecology club/program, recycling program, or similar program is desired.
Location: Durango, CO
Duration: 9 months
Start Date: August 14, 2006
Compensation: The Environmental Center intern will receive room, board and a monthly stipend ($375.00 per month) with some stipulations.
Application Procedure: Send a cover letter which addresses the qualifications of the position, resume, three current letters of recommendation, and a statement summarizing your approach to creating a sustainable society to:
EC Intern Application
c/o Maria Cristina Grabiel
Program for Academic Advancement
Fort Lewis College
1000 Rim Drive
Durango, CO 81301
Chicago Botanic Garden has positions
We are seeking recent graduates with botany (or related fields) qualifications to conduct field work in remote areas of the western
states. Duties may include any combination of the following: plant inventories, database management, rangeland utilization studies, using GIS to map habitat, identifying, collecting, pressing and mounting specimens on herbarium sheets, and/or collecting seeds for the Seeds of Success program.
The positions are initially 5 months in length with the possibility of a 5 month extension and international travel to Western Australia and/or the Millenium Seedbank, Wakehurst, United Kingdom, and are paid ($750 per 2 weeks).
The program is in partnership with the Bureau of Land Management (BLM). Interns are placed at BLM field offices. Available positions are located in Wyoming, Utah, California, and Arizona. A start date will be in June,2006. Successful applicants will participate in a one week orientation workshop.
There is no deadline but the first suitable applicants to apply will be offered the positions. To apply send a letter of interest, resume,
school transcripts, and three letters of recommendation to the address below:
Manager, Conservation and Land Management Internship Program
Institute for Plant Conservation
Chicago Botanic Garden
1000 Lake Cook Road
Glencoe, IL 60022
Seasonal Educators Connecticut Audubon Coastal Center
Milford, Connecticut (CT)
Duties / Job Description
Teach, assist and help develop education programs on coastal ecology, marine biology and birds to students grades K-8, for summer camp and some school groups.
Teach and assist with various youth education programs, including scouts, after school, summer and environmental education birthday party programs.
Assist staff with various aspects of educational mission and daily operation of nature center.
Live on site. Some assistance with upkeep of building and grounds as needed.
Work a 40-hour week, may include weekends.
Minimum 2 years of college level courses in environmental education, biology or a related field; knowledge of marine biology, coastal ecology and/or ornithology preferred.
Must be at least 21 years old and current certification in Community First Aid and CPR for the professional rescuer; lifeguard and canoeing certifications preferred or willingness to acquire them.
Experience working with children preferred; enthusiasm and ability to work outdoors with children a must!
Salary: $260 - $300 per week, plus housing (commensurate with experience)
Temporary, full-time, 40 hours per week
Starting and Ending Dates: June 1 to August 20, 2006, with possibility for school-year employment.
Closing Date: May 28, 2006 or when the positions are filled.
San Francisco, CA
The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation's internship program provides recent college graduates and others interested in starting a career in conservation with exposure to conservation issues and experience in the conservation field. By assisting in all aspects of grants management, interns are relied upon by all Foundation staff to perform critical tasks, including, but not limited to: Entering data into a grants management database. Communicating with grant applicants and recipients. Processing applications and reports. Participating in project review meetings. Responding to written and verbal inquiries about conservation from the general public. Other duties as assigned. Qualifications: Coursework and/or experience in conservation. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Strong wordprocessing, spreadsheet, and Internet research tools. Attention to detail. Ability to work independently in a fast-paced environment. Compensation: Stipend or college credit. To apply, please send an e-mail, with attachments in Word format, containing your cover letter describing your interest and qualifications, your resume, a writing sample, and three references with phone numbers and e-mail addresses to Beth Christ Smith, Director of Human Resources at DC.Conservation.Intern@nfwf.org for DC or email@example.com for San Francisco.