• Wednesday, July 07, 2021 7:23 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Position Overview:

    The Eco-Discovery Center Manager is responsible for the operational and interpretive success of Florida Keys Eco-Discovery Center (FKEDC), ranging from overall community impact to day-to-day logistics of training and scheduling of staff and volunteers. The FKEDC Manager oversees development of interpretive, educational, business/marketing and operational plans for the FKEDC as well as the scheduling of the facilities usage with both sanctuary personnel and sanctuary partners of the FKEDC. This position will be an employee of the National Marine Sanctuary Foundation, but is funded through a Cooperative Agreement with NOAA’s Office of National Marine Sanctuaries. This position will be embedded with the staff at the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary in Key West, Florida.

    How to Apply:

    For more information on the position and how to apply visit: 

    https://marinesanctuary.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/FKEDC-Manager-PD-FINAL.pdf


  • Saturday, July 03, 2021 6:45 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    This month, we invite you to join us on Friday, July 23rd at 12 noon for the CISMA Invasive Species virtual event.

    Are invasive species more of a burden to our economy and environment than an asset? Join us to learn more about invasive species, how they got here and if we should be concerned. Specific plant and animal species will be covered.  

    This virtual event will be held in lieu of our regular monthly program. 

    Register here: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_EC8vdjP0T--XjMSwG0SlTw 

    Visit Cuplet Fern   



  • Thursday, July 01, 2021 3:36 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    “Research and Removal efforts for invasive Burmese Pythons in Southwestern Florida”

    Ian Bartoszek is a Wildlife Biologist and the Science Project Manager at the Conservancy of Southwest Florida where he has worked for the past twenty years. He has extensive field experience within the Greater Everglades ecosystem and has conducted biological monitoring research for the Picayune Strand Restoration Project under the comprehensive Everglades restoration plan since 2001. Mr. Bartoszek served as the invasive animal lead for the Southwest Cooperative Invasive Species Management Area. He is currently the project manager on a long-term collaborative radio-telemetry research project tracking Burmese pythons. His team has captured and removed over 20,000 pounds of python from southwestern Florida.

    Register Here


  • Friday, June 25, 2021 7:36 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. Lead Video Engineer, Ocean Exploration Trust, Inc., Onboard the Exploration Vessel Nautilus Worldwide
    2. 
    Digital Media Coordinator, Ocean Exploration Trust, Inc., Remote/Based in the USA
    3. 
    Program Manager, Aquaculture & Blue Tech, Port of San Diego, Port of San Diego, CA
    4. 
    Outreach Manager, Seafood Watch Program, Monterey Bay Aquarium, Monterey, CA
    5. 
    Consultant for Philippines Environmental and Social Safeguards, Wildlife Conservation Society (Southeast Asian Archipelago Regional Office based in Singapore), Philippines-Bohol Sea-Siquijo

    6. Science Consultant, Plastic Tides, TBD
    7. 
    Development and Outreach Coordinator, Marine Applied Research and Exploration (MARE), Point Richmond, CA
    8. Surfrider Foundation Canada Chapters: Pacific Rim Chapter Coordinator, Surfrider Foundation, Tofino, BC - Canada
    9. Special Assistant, Ocean Conservancy, Washington, DC
    10. 
    Management and Program Analyst, ZA-0343-2 (Pathways Recent Grad), NOAA Fisheries, Silver Spring, MD
    11. 
    Water Data Collaborative Program Coordinator, Waterkeeper Alliance, Washington, DC
    12. 
    Virginia Watershed Environmental Education Program Assistant Manager/Educator, The Chesapeake Bay Foundation, Virginia Beach, VA
    13. 
    SES Teaching Assistant – Microbial Methods, Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole, MA
    14. 
    Postdoctoral Researcher for Environmental Regulation Cephalopod RNA editing at MBL, Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole, MA
    15. 
    Research Assistant I, Rosenthal Laboratory, Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole, MA
    16. 
    Course Director, Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole, MA
    17. 
    Fisheries Biologist, A.I.S., Inc. (AIS), Alaska, AK
    18. 
    Marine Biologist, A.I.S., Inc. (AIS), Alaska, AK
    19. 
    Marine Resource Specialist I – 2414-4, State of Maine Department of Marine Resources, Augusta, ME
    20. 
    Accounts Coordinator, Ocean Wise Seafood, Ocean Wise, Vancouver, BC
    21. 
    Ocean Environment Scientist, UK Hydrographic Office, Taunton/Somerset/South West, UK
    22. 
    Research Scientist, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Ottawa, ON, Canada
    23. 
    PhD : Biology Bioinformatics (H/F), Ifremer, Moulineaux, France
    24. 
    Managing Director – Spokane Riverkeeper, Waterkeeper Alliance, Spokane, WA
    25. 
    Project Management Administrator,  Ocean Mind, Harwell Innovation Centre, UK
    26. 
    Head of Project Management, Ocean Mind, Harwell Innovation Centre, UK
    27. 
    Aquarist I, Alaska SeaLife Center, Seward, AK
    28. 
    Fisheries Technician 1- Upper Sacramento Monitoring, Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission, Red Bluff, CA
    29. 
    IT BUSINESS ANALYST – ENTRY, Washington Department of Natural Resources, Thurston County – Olympia, WA
    30. 
    Faculty Research Assistant (Oceanographic Mooring), Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR


  • Friday, June 25, 2021 7:34 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Job Description:

    This position is a part-time opportunity serving as the Norris Gaynor Intern assisting the Education Department at Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve in Naples, Florida. This position supports a variety of on and off-site educational programs delivered to audiences of all ages. The prospective Intern need not be an education nor science major – art, English, computer majors, etc. could possess skills to aid the education department. Any outgoing person with an interest in education or the environment is encouraged to apply. Working with staff at the Reserve virtually may be a component of this internship, so computer skills are required. Reliable internet connection and a computer with a camera are ideal for this position. The Intern is expected to work during the times they are scheduled and successfully complete assigned tasks within a reasonable time frame. The Intern should be prepared for work both indoors and outdoors. Skills preferred include: ability to follow directions, ability to manage time appropriately, ability to communicate effectively and appropriately to a variety of age groups, ability to work independently and as part of a team.

    Responsibilities: Primary duties include assisting with delivery of programs for 4th grade, 7th grade and high school/college students. The Education Intern will also deliver programs and presentations to the general public whether it be in-person or virtually. These could take place on-site at our Environmental Learning Center or offsite at Outreach events. Based on the applicant's interest and availability, other responsibilities may include: interactive surveys, photography and video production, aquarium assistance, and the handling of live marine animals. The Intern will be highly encouraged to observe/participate in field work with other Reserve departments to enhance their understanding of the variety of work that takes place within Reserve boundaries.

    More Information

    Apply Here

  • Wednesday, June 23, 2021 5:50 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    More Content, More Flexibility 

    July 26–30
    Register for a full week of exciting sessions, workshops, speakers, and virtual site tours. Yearlong access and pay-what-you-can pricing available.

    Join us July 26-30 for more than 50 interactive live sessions, enjoy 24 hour on-demand access to more than 60 sessions throughout the conference week, and access all of the sessions for up to one year.

    Professional development certificates are available for all sessions.

    More Information

    Register Here

  • Wednesday, June 23, 2021 5:48 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    How do we demonstrate evidence-based outcomes of environmental education (EE) without letting go of the passion that breathes energy into the field? 

    Whether you are an educator, EE provider, funder, or advocate, learn how to use the data from eeWORKS to back up the feel-good EE stories you hear about to support your work. You will hear from researchers and learn about communications tools you can use to help you structure and evaluate programs, provide professional development, apply for funding opportunities, make the case for EE to policymakers, and more.

    Learn More

    Register Here

  • Wednesday, June 23, 2021 5:46 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    We need your help and input!!! The Nonformal Environmental Education Programs: Guidelines for Excellence were first published in 2004 and have been updated about every five years since then. We are in the process of revising these guidelines once again. The process is iterative. Our writing team developed a first draft. We invite you to review this draft and provide comments that will be used in the revision process. 

    This set of guidelines describes recommendations for developing and administering high quality environmental education programs. These recommendations provide a tool that can be used to ensure a firm foundation for new programs or demonstrate program value and trigger improvements in existing ones.  

    How You Can Help:

    Please feel free to let others know about the opportunity to comment. Thank you in advance for your work. Your participation is essential to the process. 

  • Monday, June 21, 2021 5:47 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    We invite you to join our new, 5-week, online course--E-STEM Education--starting July 5! And share the link with your friends, family, colleagues, and students--anyone from 15-95 years old, who is interested in helping the environment. 

     

    Cornell University 

    E-STEM Education

    5-week Online course
    July 5 – August 8, 2021

    www.civicecology.org/estem

    View the course trailer.

    Learn More & Register

    https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/6BF1QgnuVuHFxUmjoH9gjNF8zFmBaw4MFjFql0Y3sqIePIuLJd0rXE7Lpk0s1E1hqBxJIQDHgFnTKcXyuu4QOBN8cAkF6OtZJImFmHg-6x6AEseEBVs36ilYB2v--2NtlUHIIVY

    E-STEM Education is designed for teachers and nonformal educators who want to help youth become scientifically literate, environmental citizens. Teachers will learn how to integrate environmental education into STEM classes such as biology and earth science, and non-formal educators will learn how to make science part of nature and environmental education programs. You will also learn about inquiry-based and project-based learning, and other active learning strategies, and apply what you learn to develop your own E-STEM lesson plans. 

    In this course, you will:

    1.    Understand the connection between environmental education and science education.

    2.    Learn about different outcomes of E-STEM education.

    3.    Explore different learning approaches including problem-based, inquiry-based, project-based, and place-based learning.

    4.    Develop an E-STEM lesson plan for your classes, programs, families or communities.

    5.    Participate actively in a global online community of E-STEM educators.

    Participants who complete the course are awarded a Cornell University certificate (PDF). 

     

    Cost is $60 (strongly encouraged). We accept participants who are only able to pay less or who are not able to pay.  

     

    Questions: Email us at CivicEcology@cornell.edu, Use “E-STEM” in the subject line.

     

    Anne Armstrong and Marianne Krasny

    Civic Ecology Lab

    Cornell University


  • Monday, June 21, 2021 2:55 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    by Kasamba Kokayi, Special to Gainesville Sun USA TODAY NETWORK

    Florida depends on water. Just like anywhere else, water is essential for life.

    Here, the beauty of the water and nature around it are essential for tourism and agriculture. The question is: Who decides how the water is distributed, who can do what with the water, and what are the laws surrounding water and the environment?

    It's surprising that in a state that depends on its water so much, most of its citizens can't answer those questions. The answer is the water management districts. For decades these organizations have made the decisions regarding water in Florida. The problem is most people still can't tell you much about them.

    In 2003, the Suwannee River Water Management district reached out to the University of Florida's Samuel Proctor Oral History Program with a solution: an oral history project dedicated to telling the history of Florida's unique situation with water management and its inner workings from some of the most influential people in Florida water management. The Florida Water Management Project is a collection of 58 interviews, giving intimate details of how water management in Florida began and the laws and concepts surrounding it.

    During its inception, one of the project's goals was to educate the people of Florida and to create some sort of resource website for the project. That has long since been forgotten, but now the project is online and available to the public via the University of Florida Digital collections. Anyone in the state can now access this wonderful wealth of information.

    As Floridians we all have a duty to be a part of what happens to our water. Not only does the state depend on the water economically but so does its environment and citizens. We all need to be a part of the process of what happens with our water. Otherwise, it can fall into the hands of corporate interests.

    The Florida Water Management Project was intended to educate the people of Florida, but in 2010 when Rick Scott came into office he put an end to that. The project was left in limbo for almost a decade.

    Some of the people in our government don't want us to know the details of water management, and they don't want us to know what they are doing with our money. Even recently, Seven Springs Water Co. got a renewal on their contract to pump water out of Ginnie Springs, even though the Suwannee River Water Management District initially did not approve of it. Now Gov. Ron DeSantis has appointed two new members to the Suwannee River district board, members who represent his interests.

    Water management in Florida has been historically led by environmentalists. Those who worked on the boards for the water management districts were never paid. When people tried to abuse the power of their positions, they were swiftly removed. This was done to protect the land and the water of our beautiful state.

    To continue protecting our state and our water all citizens should understand the water management districts and what they do.

    When you let your grass grow tall, it's easy for vermin to make their way into your yard.

    I encourage anyone who reads this to visit https://bit.ly/floridawatermanagement and read or listen to some of the interviews in the Florida Water Management Project.

    Kasamba Kokayi is a UF graduate and the coordinator for the Florida Water Management Project at the Samuel Proctor Oral History Program.

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