• Thursday, March 25, 2021 7:54 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)


    We were honored to host JP Brooker, the Florida Director of Conservation for the Ocean Conservancy, at our LEEF Speaker Series this month. If you were unable to make it, here are some of the resources The Ocean Conservancy provides:

    There are many more, so we strongly encourage you to visit the website and find information, teacher resources, animal fact sheets, volunteer opportunities, and more!


  • Monday, March 22, 2021 3:22 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)


    2021 Scholarship and Grant Applications Are Now Being Accepted

    APPLICATION SUBMITTAL DEADLINE: APRIL 15


    AWRA Florida has a mission to support education through the Rosanne Clementi Education Program and awards scholarships and grants to Florida undergraduate and graduate college or university students, high school seniors, pre-Kindergarten through 12th grade teachers, and environmental education centers.

     

    The Sanford N. Young Scholarship is designed to provide funding for one (1) $3,000 scholarship for an exceptional water resources graduate student.


    The William V. Storch Student Award is available to graduate and undergraduate water resources students. In 2021, up to four (4) $1,500 awards are available to graduate students and up to three (3) $1,500 awards are available to undergraduate students.

    The Buddy & Laura Blain High School Scholarship is available to exceptional Florida high school seniors who have an intent to pursue academic studies at a Florida college or university. At least one (1) $1,000 scholarship is available each year.

    The J.B. Butler Science Grant is available to pre-Kindergarten through 12th grade teachers and/or environmental education centers to aid in water resources education. Up to six (6) $1,000 grants are awarded each year.

    Click here for more information and to download application forms and instructions. All applications must be submitted online as a single PDF file by APRIL 15, 2021 (Note: If needed, letters of recommendation/reference can be emailed separately). If you are not an AWRA Florida Student member, please consider joining. Annual student membership is only $5.

    If you have any questions, please reply to this email or contact Gordon Brown.

    CLICK TO APPLY


  • Saturday, March 20, 2021 1:16 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)


    THIS WEEK'S OCEAN JOBS LIST


    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. Assistant Director, Annual Giving and Prospect Research, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole, MA

    2. Finance Analyst, The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), New York, NY

    3. Associate, System Administrator, Rare, Arlington, VA

    4. Boston Program Director, U.S. Climate Change, Rare, Boston, MA

    5. Research Assistant (2 positions), WorldFish, Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh

    6. International Methane Analyst, Environmental Defense Fund (EDF), Germany/Belgium/Netherlands

    7. Assistant Professor (Atmospheric Science), Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR

    8. Environmental Scientist or Senior Environmental Scientist (2 positions), California Coastal Commission, San Francisco, CA

    9. Mission Manager, Saildrone, Alameda, CA

    10. Public Relations Specialist, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole, MA

    11. Senior Associate, International Conservation Unit, The Pew Charitable Trusts, Washington, DC

    12. OPS Bio Sci I – 77907512, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Comission, Cedar Key, FL

    13. Senior Portfolio Manager, Foundations & Government, Ocean Conservancy, Washington, DC

    14. Fishery Biologist 1- Microbiologist, Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission, Eagle, ID

    15. Assistant Aquarist, Seattle Aquarium, Seattle, WA

    16. OPS-Biological Scientist IV – 77902490, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Comission, Panama City, FL

    17. Data Manager Consultancy, Rare, Remote

    18. Management and Program Analyst, ZA-0343-3 (MAP), NOAA, St. Petersburg, FL

    19. Sales Operations Manager, 4Ocean, Boca Raton, FL

    20. Research Assistant, Photogrammetry, Ocean Wise, Vancouver, BC

    21. Research Assistant, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole, MA

    22. Postdoctoral Investigator – Applied Ocean Physics & Engineering, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole, MA

    23. Postdoctoral Investigator – Geology & Geophysics, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI), Woods Hole, MA

    24. #0080796, Hazardous Material Management Program Manager, University of Hawai'i, Honolulu, HI

    25. Global Climate Analyst, Environmental Defense Fund (EDF), TBD

    26. Assistant Trip Director, Common Tides, Virgin Islands

    27. Trip Director, Common Tides, Virgin Islands

    28. Boat Captain, Common Tides, Virgin Islands

    29. Regional Director, Marine Stewardship Council (MSC), Washington, DC

    30. Field Representative, Southern CA (San Diego/Orange County), Oceana, San Diego, CA 


  • Friday, March 19, 2021 8:12 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Join Florida Project Learning Tree for a FREE virtual professional development training experience

    Environmental Experiences for Early Childhood Virtual Professional Development Training

    Tuesday, April 27, 2021, 4:00-6:00 p.m. EST


    The training experience includes two parts:

    Part 1: Participate in a 2 hour webinar to discover ideas for integrating nature based exploration, art, literature, math, music, movement, and outdoor learning into early childhood education programs, while building literacy skills and environmental appreciation.

    Part 2: Complete a self paced online course and receive a certificate of completion.

    All participants will receive an electronic and hard copy of PLT’s Environmental Experiences for Early Childhood guide correlated to the Florida Early Learning and Developmental Standards for ages 3-4 years and 4 years-Kindergarten.

    Questions? Contact Elise Cassie, Assistant Coordinator, Florida PLT ecassie@ufl.edu

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    Register for part 1 here

    More Information
  • Friday, March 19, 2021 8:03 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
  • Wednesday, March 17, 2021 4:38 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)


    Dear Environmental Education Providers, Partners and Stakeholders,

     We would like to invite you to participate in an exciting project we are launching in partnership with the Southeastern Environmental Education Alliance to conduct a comprehensive landscape analysis of environmental education in the southeast states.  We would appreciate your time in sharing and/or filling out the following survey designed for environmental education programs and service providers by Friday, April 2nd.  


    Organizations that respond will be listed as part of a state and regional landscape of environmental education programs and services. This analysis will take a comprehensive look at the scope of environmental education offerings available, trends in the field, and operational shifts.  By better understanding the important work being done in the southeast, we can identify gaps and barriers to access, as well as opportunities for service providers to partner with one another to advance our collective efforts toward environmental literacy.   

    For this phase of the project, we are focused primarily on environmental education program and service providers. Questions relate to organizational operations, audiences served, programming themes, and services to better understand environmental education and engagement in the southeast. This survey will take approximately 20 minutes to complete.  This is a two-part survey.  After you complete the first part of the survey, you will have the opportunity to complete a survey of each of your individual programs or to group these into one survey.  

    Support for this project was provided by grants from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation and the Pisces Foundation.

    The Southeastern Environmental Education Alliance is a partnership of the following organizations: Environmental Education Association of Alabama (EEAA), Environmental Education Alliance (EEA) of Georgia, League of Environmental Educators in Florida (LEEF), Kentucky Association for Environmental Education (KAEE), Mississippi Environmental Education Alliance (MEEA), Environmental Educators of North Carolina (EENC), Environmental Education Association of South Carolina (EEASC), and the Tennessee Environmental Education Association (TEEA).

    Thank you, 

    Terran McGinnis
    Executive Director
    director@leef-florida.org
    League of Environmental Educators in Florida (LEEF)


    COMPLETE THE SURVEY


  • Wednesday, March 17, 2021 3:59 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Florida Museum of Natural History invites applications for the operations manager of the Randell Research Center (RRC), for a position beginning June 1, 2021. This position holds diverse responsibilities related to management of the RRC, a 69 acre archaeological park and research/education public facility located near Fort Myers, FL. Working with Museum curators, the manager will facilitate research on the archaeology and ecology of southwest Florida and will develop and implement educational experiences and programing. In addition, the successful candidate will supervise the operation of a small retail store and a visitor center. For more information and to apply for the position see: https://explore.jobs.ufl.edu/en-us/job/515934/. Questions can be directed to Charles Cobb, ccobb (at) flmnh.ufl.edu.



  • Monday, March 15, 2021 3:02 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Job Description:

    The Marine Discovery Center is a non-profit education facility located in beautiful New Smyrna Beach on the East Coast of Florida.  Our mission is “to protect and restore Florida’s coastal and Indian River Lagoon ecosystems through education, research and community stewardship.”  We will be running summer adventure camps from June 7-August 17 this year.

    To assist in the delivery of the Marine Science 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. 

    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.

     


  • Monday, March 15, 2021 2:57 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Job Description:

    The Marine Discovery Center is a non-profit education facility located in beautiful New Smyrna Beach on the East Coast of Florida.  Our mission is “to protect and restore Florida’s coastal and Indian River Lagoon ecosystems through education, research and community stewardship.” This position will assist in maintaining and enhancing all aquaria and exhibits. In addition, this position will assist in the delivery of marine science education programs in classroom and outdoor settings. 

    Assistant Aquarist duties include helping with the general husbandry of the live animals in our exhibits. Assistant aquarist will help with monitoring and maintaining all of the equipment that is associated with the live animal exhibits.  Assistant Educator duties include working with K-12 students to deliver marine science based, hands-on, feet-wet programs in a safe environment while encouraging active learning by students.

    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) Internship Application
    4) College/university transcript (unofficial is acceptable)
    5) References (minimum of two)

    All documents must be submitted to Charity Jackson, Education Specialist/Aquarist at the Marine Discovery Center at charity@marinediscoverycenter.org


Founded in 1983, the League of Environmental Educators in Florida is the professional association for individuals and organizations dedicated to the cause of environmental education in Florida. We are the state affiliate for North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE), an organization that brings together those interested in the study and enjoyment of our natural world and one that has promoted excellence in environmental education throughout North America and the world for over four decades.  

The League of Environmental Educators in Florida is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

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