• Tuesday, March 09, 2021 6:16 PM | Anonymous member

    Teacher Training Highlights

    We've had some awesome virtual, School District Everglades Literacy Teacher Trainings this past month!


    • Palm Beach County K-12 and Informal Educators with MacArthur Beach State Park - 21 Attendees
    • Osceola County K-5 Math and Science Coaches - 30 Attendees
    • Orange County K-5 Teachers - 14 Attendees
    • Martin County K-5 Teachers - 5 Attendees


    These trainings provide educators with the insights and resources needed to implement Everglades education in the classroom. If you're interested in hosting one at your school or district, click the link below!


  • Tuesday, March 09, 2021 6:14 PM | Anonymous member

    Everglades Family Event


    Join the conversation to take an active role in educating your family about the Everglades ecosystem and wildlife!


    Discover the curious myths and and misconceptions about the River of Grass and leave with free resources to bring the Everglades home to the dinner table.


    Save the date for our first ever

    virtual Everglades Family Event:

    April 6th, 2021 at 7 p.m.


  • Tuesday, March 09, 2021 6:12 PM | Anonymous member

    K-12 Student Art Contest 

    The Everglades Literacy Program is looking for a K-12 Florida student to design the 2021 Everglades Champion Challenge Coin! 


    Click on the link below to learn the rules and submit your design. Submissions are due this Friday, March 12th, 2021.


  • Saturday, March 06, 2021 10:16 AM | Anonymous member


    For the complete list and full descriptions find the ocean jobs page at https://sevenseasmedia.org/. We add 20 to 30 new opportunities per week with 40k views per month!

    We work hard to provide this jobs list and newsletter to you every week for free. If you find your next job from this list, or a new employee, please consider a tax-deductible donation as a thank you.

    1. Human Dimensions Conservation Science Senior Officer, The Pew Charitable Trusts, Washington, DC

    2. Blue Prosperity Coalition Postdoctoral Researcher, Environmental Market Solutions Laboratory, Santa Barbara, CA

    3. Web Developer, Plastic Tides, Remote

    4. Social Media Global Youth Mentors Intern, Plastic Tides, Remote

    5. Engagement and Operations Specialist, Reef Resilience Network, The Nature Conservancy, Remote (any location with a TNC office)

    6. Sr. Project Manager, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory at Columbia University, New York, NY

    7. Project Coordinator, The Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN), New York, NY

    8. Research Associate, Joint Institute of Marine and Atmospheric Research (JIMAR), Oahu, HI

    9. Field Biologist, Joint Institute of Marine and Atmospheric Research (JIMAR), Kauai, HI

    10. JIMAR Oceanographic Data Specialist, Joint Institute of Marine and Atmospheric Research (JIMAR), Oahu, HI

    11. Postdoctoral Research Fellow (Meso-Gene), Joint Institute of Marine and Atmospheric Research (JIMAR), Oahu, HI

    12. Mechanical Engineering Postdoctoral Researcher, Joint Institute of Marine and Atmospheric Research (JIMAR), Oahu, HI

    13. Postdoctoral Researcher (Wearable Microfluidics), Joint Institute of Marine and Atmospheric Research (JIMAR), Oahu, HI

    14. Endangered Avian Research Project Coordinator, Joint Institute of Marine and Atmospheric Research (JIMAR), Kauai, HI

    15. CCR Postdoctoral Research Specialist (Cardiovascular Science), Joint Institute of Marine and Atmospheric Research (JIMAR), Oahu, HI

    16. Senior Vice President, Ocean Conservation – 21028, World Wildlife Fund (WWF), Washington, DC

    17. Senior Program Officer GCF Accredited Entity – 21017, World Wildlife Fund (WWF), Washington, DC

    18. Senior Program Officer GCF Accredited Entity – 21018, World Wildlife Fund (WWF), Washington,DC

    19. RAY Conservation Diversity Fellow: Antarctica Program Biologist, Point Blue Conservation Science, Petaluma, CA & Antarctica

    20. Research Biologist, ZP-0401-3 (Direct Hire), NOAA, Honolulu, HI

    21. Program Support Assistant, ZS-0303-4/5 (MAP), NOAA, Norman, OK

    22. Animal Care Specialist (Husbandry & Rehab), Alaska SeaLife Center, Seward, AK

    23. Aquarist I, Alaska SeaLife Center, Seward, AK

    24. Monitoring Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Assistant (Temporary), WorldFish, Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh

    25. Research Associate (Climate Information Services) (Temporary), WorldFish, Dhaka, Bangladesh

    26. Recruitment Coordinator, Chesapeake Bay Foundation, Annapolis, MD

    27. OPS- Biological Scientist I – 77904095, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Comission, Lakeland, FL

    28. Operations Supervisor – Hawaii, 4Ocean, Honolulu, HI

    29. Product Development Manager, 4Ocean, Boca Raton, FL

    30. Senior Coral Scientist, The Reef Institute, West Palm Beach, FL

  • Saturday, March 06, 2021 9:49 AM | Anonymous member

    Florida Wildflower Foundation

    From Claudia Larsen – Florida Wildflower Foundation Seedlings for Schools Grant Administrator  email:Seedlingsforschools@gmail.com


    Online applications for the 2021 “Seedlings for Schools Grant”

     will be accepted March 1 – June 15, 2021.


    The Florida Wildflower Foundation is optimistically opening online grant applications for the 2021 Seedlings for Schools grant program.  The uncertainties in school openings created by the Covid pandemic forced our 2020 grant program to be postponed; but we are looking forward to working with our 2020 grant recipients as well as new schools that qualify in 2021.


    Public and private pre-K to K-12 teachers in Florida may apply for this FWF grant which includes a collection of Florida wildflowers from a Florida Association of Native Nurseries member and online guidance on garden establishment from the Seedlings for Schools grant administrator.

    Qualifying schools must have an existing garden area on campus and plans to use the garden to support STEM school curriculum.

    Plants will be shipped to schools in September 2021 for fall planting.


    Seedlings for Schools Grant Administrator Claudia Larsen reports “25 new grants will be awarded in 2021 and provide 12-15 small native ecotype wildflower plants to establish or enhance an existing school garden area.  These plants are chosen to fit smaller garden spaces and to thrive year-round.  Wildflower gardens can beautify school grounds, provide habitat for local butterflies and help connect corridor pathways for pollinators.”


    Visit the Foundation’s grants page for more information and pictures of previous school wildflower gardens. The Seedlings for Schools new webinar is available after March 17 with detailed steps for grant applications and creating your school’s Florida native wildflower garden. https://www.youtube.com/user/flaWildflowers/playlists


    Link to 2021 application:


  • Wednesday, March 03, 2021 3:52 PM | Anonymous member

    Lead Summer Camp Counselor

    Deadline to Apply:

    Monday, March 15, 2021, 5:00pm


    Marine Discovery Center


    New Smyrna Beach, FL

    United States

    FEBRUARY 18, 2021

    Job Category:


    Job Type:


    Job Description:

    The Marine Discovery Center is a non-profit education facility located in beautiful New Smyrna Beach on the East Coast of Florida.  We will be running summer adventure camps from June 7-August 17 this year.  We are now accepting applications for our lead summer camp counselor for children ages 4-9. The Lead Camp Instructor will utilize the classroom, kayaks, a boat and the outdoor environment to teach a hands-on, feet-wet summer camp curriculum. 

    Under supervision of the Education Staff the Lead Camp Instructor will:

    Ensure that health, happiness and safety are top priorities at all times.

    Lead activities, games, arts and crafts, and songs.

    Provide an understanding of marine topics.

    Oversee all campers.

    Set-up and breakdown all activities.

    Keep inventory of supplies up to date.

    Organize educational and recreational activities.

    Meet and greet parents/guardians and participants at check-in and check-out each day.

    Be prepared to get wet and muddy in the field.

    B.A. or B.S. in Environmental Science, Biology or Education degree preferred.  A background in K-12 education in either a classroom or an informal environmental education setting is desirable.  Computer literate in Microsoft Office.

    CPR and First Aid certification needed.  A prerequisite to employment will be a criminal background check per the Volusia County School Board Jessica Lunsford Act. 

    Job Duration:


    How to Apply:

    Please submit a cover letter and resume to Michelle West, Education Coordinator at the Marine Discovery Center at michelle@marinediscoverycenter.org(link sends e-mail). All applications must be submitted by March 15, 2021.  

  • Wednesday, March 03, 2021 3:51 PM | Anonymous member

    Summer Camp Assistant


    Marine Discovery Center


    New Smyrna Beach, FL

    United States

    FEBRUARY 18, 2021

    Job Category:


    Job Type:


    Job Description:

    To assist in the delivery of the Marine Discovery Summer Camp Program to children ages 4-16. The Summer Camp Assistant will utilize the classroom, kayaks, a boat and the outdoor environment to teach a hands-on, feet-wet summer camp curriculum. 

    An undergraduate student currently enrolled in an accredited environmental education program, education, marine science program, or a related field. Experience in K-12 education in either a classroom or an informal environmental education setting is desirable. Computer literate in Microsoft Office. 

    CPR and First Aid certification preferred. A prerequisite to employment will be a criminal background check per the Volusia County School Board Jessica Lunsford Act

    Job Duration:


    How to Apply:

    You must submit the following documents to be considered for the position: 
    1) Cover letter describing your personal and academic goals for this internship 
    2) Resume 
    3) College/university transcript (unofficial is acceptable) 
    4) References (minimum of two) 
    5) MDC Internship Application – found at https://www.marinediscoverycenter.org/mdc-jobs-and-internships/ (link is external)
    All documents must be submitted to Michelle West, Education Coordinator at the Marine Discovery Center at michelle@marinediscoverycenter.org(link sends e-mail)
    Application will be open until filled.

  • Wednesday, March 03, 2021 3:48 PM | Anonymous member

    Education Specialist 

    Deadline to Apply:

    Tuesday, March 30, 2021, 9:15am


    Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission


    Apollo Beach, FL

    United States

    FEBRUARY 19, 2021

    Job Category:


    Job Type:


    Job Description:

    Position Responsibilities:

    • Assist the director with day-to-day program activities
    • Instruct and monitor students during field trips and summer camp
    • Setup and clean up each day


    Required Staff Training Dates:

    • First Aid/CPR/AED – TBD
    • ACA Kayak Instructor – April 10-11
    • All Staff Camp Training: June 1-11 and July 8-9

    Summer Day-Camp Dates:

    Saltwater Fish Camp:

      June 14-18, Grades 3-5

      June 21-25, Grades 6-9

    Paddling Adventures Camp:

      July 12-16, Grades 6-9

    Marine Science Camp:

      July 19-23, Grades 3-5

      July 26-30, Grades 6-9

    How to Apply:

    Part time starting ASAP and moves to 40 hours per week from June 1 - August 3, 2021.

    To Apply:

  • Tuesday, March 02, 2021 9:33 AM | Anonymous member

    National Wildlife Control Operators Association (NWCOA) represents wildlife control operators around our country and provides its members top-level training and continuing education courses recognized by state regulators.

    As we begin to slowly move on from COVID cancellations and closures, we would like to offer our members a much-needed Venomous Snake Safety Course on July 14 and 15 around the Orlando/ Kissimmee area, if possible. 

    Our course would likely be 1-2 days and may benefit from 2 classrooms (for 2 concurrent courses with 17 people each) if possible. One classroom will be sufficient if that's all that's available. (The number of classrooms and participants will be better known once we begin advertising for this. We believe we may have to cap the number of spaces for this given perceived interests.) The training course consists of a half-day of classroom (i.e., PowerPoint and discussion) instruction before a half-day of live snake practice. FWC has indicated their willingness to assist in providing live snakes for this portion. All techniques are very low risk, as this is an introductory course. My team consists of two highly qualified instructors to maintain safety for participants and snakes at all times. 

    Please share this inquiry with partners who might be willing to help us out with a venue. We're happy to make donations (financial or training services) to partnering institutions. We're striving to keep costs low for our members and NWCOA.

    Please feel free to contact me with any questions, and thank you for any help you might provide.

    Joe Ehrenberger, Ecologist

    Adaptation Environmental Services

    (720) 722-3237


  • Sunday, February 28, 2021 4:34 PM | Anonymous member

    South Carolina would LOVE for some of you to share your knowledge and passion with educators in our state during our 2021 virtual conference on Friday, June 11, 2021. The conference theme is "Environmental Legacy: It's Our Story. Past, Present, and Future." We are especially keen to host speakers on topics of justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion (JEDI), although we will consider proposals related to all themes of EE! We are scheduling sessions in half-hour blocks, so we're looking for presentations about 20 minutes in length with 5 minutes for Q&A and 5 minutes for intro/outro/sponsor remarks.

    Find more information and submit your session proposal at https://eeasc.org/page-1812933 by March 15.

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