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** Upcoming ES Program Events: ES Graduate School Discussion (note: Brandon Kulik moved
to 10/25), Oak Human Rights Fellow delivers talk
** Also on Campus: Duke University Professional Environmental Grad School Visit, Round
River Conservation Studies rep on campus
** Beyond Colby: 2007 Women for Sustainable Development, Center for Tropical Ecology,
Hart to Hart
** Jobs and Internships: Amigos de las Americas in Costa Rica for Jan Plan, NRCM is
looking for an outreach coordinator, MEcmp, & more
** Upcoming ES Program Events:
Graduate School Discussion
Wednesday, September 27
12:00 - 1:00 in the Fairchild Room in Dana (Join us at 11:30 for lunch, bring a tray)
Professor Liliana Andonova and other ES faculty will be on hand to answer questions you
might have as you consider your graduate studies in the environmental field.
Dangerous Journey: Tales of an Indigenous Activist
Wednesday, September 27
7:00 Lovejoy 100
Joan Umaming Carling, a human rights activist who lost two colleagues from her
organization to assassination this summer and is herself a target of political violence,
arrived at Colby College in August to spend a semester as the 2006 Oak Human Rights
Fellow at Colby's Oak Institute for the Study of International Human Rights.
A member of the indigenous Kankanaey tribe from the mountainous north of the Philippines
and an activist since her college days, Carling currently heads the Cordillera Peoples
Alliance (CPA), a grassroots organization that advocates for indigenous peoples' rights
in the Cordillera region of her country and around the world. Carling and her colleagues
focus on the environmental and social impacts of dam and mining projects that are
displacing indigenous peoples without their consent, violating their collective rights,
and threatening their livelihoods, she said.
On September 27, Carling will give a lecture to the Colby and Central Maine Community -
Dangerous Journey: Tales of an Indigenous Activist. The lecture will be at 7 p.m. in Room
100 of the Lovejoy Building on the Colby campus. The public is encouraged to attend this
(ES 401 credit)
** Also on Campus:
DUKE UNIVERSITY PROFESSIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL GRADUATE SCHOOL VISIT: MAKE AN IMPACT
Make a career out of your concerns about climate change, ocean pollution and sustainable
development. Learn how you can make a difference by choosing Duke University's Nicholas
School of the Environment and Earth Sciences.
Dukes Nicholas School is among the worlds premier graduate professional schools for
the interdisciplinary study of the environment. Meet Lisa Rattray, Admissions Officer for
the Nicholas School, at a presentation on Tuesday, September 26, at 4:00 pm, in Olin 234,
to learn about graduate opportunities as well as undergraduate courses available at the
Duke Marine Lab. Light refreshments will be provided.
The Nicholas School fully integrates science, policy and economics in its environmental
sciences program, providing both theoretical and practical education in Earth & Ocean
Sciences, Environmental Sciences & Policy, and Coastal Systems Science & Policy.
Lisa will discuss the two-year professional Master of Environmental Management (MEM)
degree that combines science, policy and business to solve environmental issues. Areas of
á Ecosystem Science & Sustainability to improve understanding of how natural
ecosystems function, the human impacts on them and strategies to provide a sustainable
future for all life on Earth.
á Environmental Health to improve understanding of the linkage between
environmental quality and human health and to forecast changes to human health as a
result of global environmental change.
á Business & the Environment to work within the corporate sector to promote
sustainable business practices, based on the principles of industrial ecology, use of
renewable sources of energy and material-use efficiencies.
Dukes MEM degree trains and prepares future environmental scientists, leaders in
environmental policy and ecosystem managers. Our graduates dominate national policy and
are widely employed in industry, government and not-for-profit NGOs.
To learn more about Duke University's Nicholas School programs, go to
www.nicholas.duke.edu. You can also email Lisa Rattray at
Round River Conservation Studies
A representative from Round River will be on campus Wednesday, September 27 to speak
about research opportunities for undergraduate students in Namibia, Ecuador, and British
Columbia. Doug Milek will offer a presentation at 4:00 in Olin 234. Students from all
majors with an interest in conservation and traveling and studying abroad are encouraged
Round River Conservation Studies, www.roundriver.org, is a non-profit conservation
research and education organization. Round River specializes in working with local,
indigenous communities to develop and implement landscape-scale conservation strategies
using conservation biology, while additionally providing opportunities to train local
biologists and small groups of 5 to 8 undergraduate students. Participating students
receive college credit while attending these programs.
If you are interested but unable to attend at that time, Doug Milek, program director
with Round River, can be reached at email@example.com or 801-694-3321.
** Beyond Colby
2007 Women for Sustainable Development
WOMEN FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
The National Wildlife Federation (NWF) is gearing up for its fifth year of recruitment
for the Women for Sustainable Development (WSD) leadership institute, and we need your
help to recruit students from campuses around the country and Mexico.
NWF's Women for Sustainable Development (WSD) leadership institute is designed to offer
career building skills and educational opportunities to participants, and the opportunity
to use these skills to build awareness about international sustainable development issues
on their campuses and in their communities. WSD is open to women students seeking an
Participants selected for WSD will attend a three-day leadership training in Washington,
D.C., January 5-7, 2007, where they will learn about current global environmental issues,
receive training on skills such as grassroots organizing and media communications, as
well as meet with professionals working in the sustainable development field. Upon
returning to their campuses, participants will organize an outreach event aimed at
increasing public awareness about international sustainable development.
Through this capacity building initiative we hope to educate women about sustainable
development, particularly population and environment issues, and to help move the next
generation of female professionals into leadership roles in the sustainable development
arena. While women have an incredible presence in creating grassroots change in this
country, men still greatly outnumber women in leadership positions in the environmental
field. Our aim is to make female leadership the norm rather than the exception.
Participation in the Women for Sustainable Development leadership institute is an
excellent opportunity for students interested in entering the environmental field to
learn more about global environmental issues and to meet other professional women, while
gaining valuable skills.
We would greatly appreciate it if you could forward this information on to qualified and
interested candidates, or post the information on a listserv, web site, or bulletin
board. If you have any questions about the Women for Sustainable Development leadership
institute or would like some brochures or applications (either electronically or hard
copy), simply email <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>email@example.com or
<mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>email@example.com, or visit
The application is due Nov 6, 2006. Thank you very much.
Banking on Biodiversity: The Ecological and Socio-Economic Dimensions of Sustainable
The 4th Annual CTEC Symposium
October 28th, 2006
Antioch University New England
This symposium will bring together farmers, activists, educators and conservation
biologists in an atmosphere of communication and strategy building. We will focus on ways
in which agricultural systems can benefit both human and non-human ecological communities
while remaining economically viable for farmers and ranchers.
Hart to Hart Farm: Volunteers Wanted
We are looking for volunteers interested in leading educational farm tours at
Hart-to-Hart Farm. Programs last 1-2 hours each with students rotating through farm and
garden stations. Each volunteer will lead a hands-on, discovery station. There are
usually four-six stations per tour to keep student numbers low. A training session for
volunteers is planned for September 30 at 11:00 am. Tours will run the first and second
week of October. Hart-to-Hart is an organic dairy with a well-established farm day camp
program. For more information and directions to the farm contact Linda Hartkopf:
207.437-2441, or <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>email@example.com.
** Jobs and Internships
Upcoming Career Services Events:
Panel: Monday, September 25th
Name: You're Hired!: Why Internships Make The Difference
Location: Lovejoy 100 7-9pm
Group Counseling for Seniors
Starting With Yourself - Small Group Sessions For Seniors
Location: Career Services, Eustis-call 4140 for more details
Information Session | Thursday, September, 28th at 6:00 pm
Name: LanguageCorps Information Session
Location: Career Services Library, Eustis Building
Information Session | Wednesday, October 4th
Exploration Summer Programs
Name: Exploration Summer Programs Information Session
Location: Lovejoy 215 at 7pm
Career Services Special Event Tuesday, October 24th
Name: GRADUATE AND PROFESSIONAL SCHOOL FAIR
Location: Cotter Union and Pugh Center 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Environmental/National Park Conservation Internship-Costa Rica
Amigos de las Americas is developing a 3.5 week January term project in Costa Rica from
January 3-28th for 25 student volunteers. AMIGOS Volunteers will spend roughly a week in
three of Costa Rica's national parks (Tenorio, Carara, and Chirrip—) performing service
work inside the parks (light construction, trail maintenance, laying bricks, clearing
paths, etc.), developing leadership, interpersonal and cross cultural skills, and
learning from park rangers and other local experts on topics such as ecology,
environmental issues, ecotourism, and local flora and fauna. This program is a
continuation of an approximately 20-year program started by Casa de la Juventud (CASA)
and the government which recently ended. The parks all know and respect the program and
are eager to work with AMIGOS Volunteers and CASA volunteers.
NRCM Outreach Coordinator, Clean Energy and Global Warming Project
The Natural Resources Council of Maine, the states leading environmental advocacy
organization, seeks an enthusiastic and enterprising individual to help build public
support for clean energy, energy efficiency, and reductions in global warming emissions.
Excellent communication skills and a passion for involving, motivating, and mobilizing
citizens required. More details about NRCM available at
<http://www.maineenvironment.org/>www.maineenvironment.org Send cover letter and resume
to Staci Buck, NRCM, 3 Wade Street, Augusta, ME 04330, or e-mail to
Manage, build, coordinate and maintain Maine Global Warming Action Coalition
comprised of businesses, health groups, academics, churches, and Maine citizens in order
to implement Maines Climate Change Action Plan.
á Build and strengthen coalitions in support of NRCM policies and positions.
á Develop and deliver presentations to targeted audiences, as part of effort to
recruit activists, allies and supporters.
á Serve as outreach and information contact with activists and members, coalition
members, and potential allies.
á Recruit new activists and members through tabling at events, and one-on-one
á Write and implement Action Alerts for our members to help generate
communications and support for our positions.
á Generate draft op-eds, letters-to-the-editor, and other media materials to
build or maintain high profile of major initiatives in the news.
á Conduct independent research and writing to create fact sheets, informational
and organizational materials, outreach and campaign plans, and input for periodic staff
á Provide input and updating to NRCM web pages.
á Oversee distribution of key reports and news to activists, coalitions and the
á Track media coverage on energy and global warming issues and communicate with
activists on important issue developments.
Passion for protecting Maines environment extremely important. Candidates should have
proficiency with and excitement for organizing, excellent writing and communications
skills, and a capacity to manage multiple projects/deadlines. Prior experience involving
people in the political process preferred. Outstanding attention to detail and the
ability to work well in a team environment is essential. Strong computer skills
required. Ability to travel and work some weekend days and evenings necessary.
The Maine Community Mapping Program (MeCMP) is recruiting applicants for an AmeriCorps
Member who will provide on-demand digital mapping (GIS, GPS) support to K-12 students and
4-H clubs throughout the state. This is a year-long position based in the western Maine
community of Farmington. Start date is mid-October or ASAP.
The MeCMP is a partnership between the non-profit Center for Community GIS (CCGIS),
University of Maine Cooperative Extension (UMCE), Maine Geographic Alliance, and
University of Maine at Farmington (UMF). The program trains and supports educators
(formal, informal, pre-service), educational outreach staff (e.g., UMCE extension
officers), and volunteers (e.g., 4-H club leaders) to undertake local mapping projects
that involve students in real-world geographical explorations that tackle local issues
and needs identified by a community partner.
The AmeriCorps member will help to: organize and co-facilitate group trainings at
locations around the state (recruiting participants, making arrangements, prepping
lessons and materials, instruction); troubleshoot technical issues and answer questions
for individuals; generate training materials and documentation focused on different
technologies, software programs, or themes; complete maps and provide custom data sets;
maintain communication and dialogue within the growing network of MeCMP participants; and
publicize and disseminate model projects inside and outside the network, Cooperative
Extension, and the 4-H program.
The position demands a person who combines technical skills mastery with teaching
capabilities and a love of working with others. Capacity to work independently is
essential and attention to details a must. Web and graphic design skills preferred.
Personal transportation is required.
The AmeriCorps Member will receive a living stipend of $10,900 for approximately11 months
of work as well as health insurance and an
educational credit ($4,800) once the contract has been completed.
Specific questions about the position can be directed to Stephen Engle at the address
below. If you are interested, please submit an application at the national AmericCorps
To find the posting, choose "Find a Program" and then search for the position where State
is set to "Maine" and where Program Type is set to
The position will be listed as: "CRC - Center for Community GIS - Farmington"
Stephen Engle, Director
Center for Community GIS
109 Church Street, Suite B
Farmington, ME 04938
Winter / Spring Admissions & Program Support Intern, Deer Hill Foundation
Contact: Amy Hartline
Description: Deer Hills purpose is to enhance an individuals appreciation of the
natural world, teach minimum impact wilderness-living skills, promote stewardship of the
Earth, and foster a tradition of service to native lands and peoples. We provide a
challenging atmosphere in which adolescents can grow as individuals and be
integral members of a small community.
Deer Hill offers a number of internship possibilities to help support our programs. Deer
Hill offers a number of internship possibilities throughout the year. We have specific
needs, but can craft an internship to fit your requirements and time frame. Although we
encourage two to four month time commitments, shorter internships are possible. Please
note most of our internships are not field positions - they are primarily support and
administrative roles. Deer Hill internships offer the opportunity to learn about
behind-the-scenes administrative, risk-management, marketing and logistical operations
that are required to support our summer expeditions and custom programs.
Qualifications: We are looking for motivated, enthusiastic, and competent individuals
with the desire to learn more about the outdoor expedition industry. While some previous
experience is necessary, we are willing to train interns to a certain degree.
Good communication and phone skills
Previous experience in the field, while not necessary, is a plus.
Gear repair (raft/backpack/tent/zipper/etc.) Previous experience a plus.
Computer literate - word processing, Filemaker Pro, spreadsheets, database management,
Graphics experience is a plus - Photoshop, Illustrator, Pagemaker, web design/site
Location: Southwestern CO
Housing provided in remodeled 1800's homestead
Stipend for food
Interns may rent and/or purchase equipment from the Deer Hill store at a reduced rate.
In addition, interns may be eligible for pro-deals through the Deer Hill pro-purchase
Application Procedure: Visit the Jobs section of our website. You can download an
internship application there:
Please submit the Deer Hill application, your current resume, a cover letter, and copies
of current certifications two months prior to the desired start date. Please note that we
will contact you throughout the process and promptly inform you about the receipt of all
Contact Staff Manager Amy Hartline for questions or more information:
Please send application materials to:
Deer Hill Expeditions
PO Box 180
Mancos, CO 81328
Coordinator, Environmental Studies Program
4846 Mayflower Hill
Waterville, Maine 04901-8848
Office: 221 Lunder House