• Thursday, February 11, 2021 12:44 PM | Anonymous member

    Everglades Environmental Education Internship

    June 14th- August 6th

    Application Deadline: April 19th

    Internship Description

    Grassy Waters Preserve is dedicated to creating dynamic environmental education experiences that connect residents with the pristine natural environment that serves as their water supply, and instilling visitors of all ages with the knowledge and motivation to act as stewards of this important Everglades ecosystem. To address this mission, this paid internship focuses on teaching students for 8 weeks. The intern will receive certifications for environmental education and will work closely with Grassy Waters Preserve staff in the following activities: https://www.wpb.org/government/public-utilities/grassy-waters-preserve/school-programs/program-descriptions.

    Depending on COVID-19 protocols this summer, interns will either do the activities above in person with campers or through live streaming field trip programs where they interact with the campers virtually.  Interns will also create virtual educational resources to share with campers and students, which are dependent on the interest and skill set of the interns selected. Examples of virtual resource options: https://www.wpb.org/government/public-utilities/grassy-waters-preserve/school-programs/teacher-resources

    If you have further questions about the internship, please email mcrider@wpb.org


    Please contact Mary Crider at mcrider@wpb.org for an application. Below are the qualifications and requirements for this college internship:
    • Grade point average greater than 3.0
    • Must be in college, Graduate or Undergraduate status or recent graduate, specifically class of December 2020/May 2021
    • Once the program begins, interns are expected to complete the entire 8-week program. Interns are expected to work 32 hours a week, partially on site at Grassy Waters Preserve for field trips & trainings and virtually for all other dates. The days of the week that the interns work at the Preserve can be flexible to accommodate classes or another job. However, interns are expected to take part in all camp field trips covered by the Kate Svitek Grant. Dates for these field trips will be given ahead of time.
    • The program involves rigorous field work in the South Florida Everglades ecosystem during the hottest and rainiest time of year.
    • Interns are paid a stipend of $2,000.
    • Room and board is the responsibility of the intern, although some assistance in locating housing can be expected from Grassy Waters Preserve. Contact mcrider@wpb.org


  • Wednesday, February 10, 2021 5:45 PM | Anonymous member

    Job Description

    This experienced Recreation Planning position participates in complex planning projects administered by the Land Stewardship Section and performs a variety of functions to ensure public use and nature-based recreation on District lands is properly planned and delivered.  Conducts a wide range of planning and administrative activities requiring a comprehensive knowledge and expertise in developing and managing recreational use on public lands acquired through a combination of past work experience and formal educational training.  Serves as the planner for developing and administering public use and recreation programs, developing inter-agency and non-governmental partnership agreements to enhance recreational opportunities on District managed lands, and coordinating public use activities with other governmental and non-governmental entities. 

    Specific duties include coordinating hunting programs on District lands in partnership with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, managing the District’s volunteer program, overseeing the development and installation of public use informational and rule signage, contracting public access site and trailhead maintenance activities, and processing event authorization and right of entry agreements for recreational and other uses on District lands as requested by the public. 

    This position is also responsible for representing the District’s at public meetings, developing and presenting rule change proposals and updates at stakeholder meetings, participating and providing recreational information through formal presentations at the District’s Recreation Forum meetings, and developing solutions to resolve complex agency and stakeholder issues.  Conducts District-wide public use facility inspections, researches and submits grant proposals for public use facility improvements, and assists the District’s Recreation Project Manager with the planning, design, permitting, procurement, and construction of recreation capital facility projects.  Responsible for a variety of analytical and narrative reports including the tabulation of visitor data and submits findings and recommendations.

    Incumbent shall possess strong organizational and written and oral communication skills and the ability to work productively in a group setting with co-workers and outside agencies.  Assignments for developmental purposes may include some work that is typical of a higher-level planning position.

    This position will report to the District’s Headquarters in West Palm Beach.

    More Information

    Apply Here

  • Tuesday, February 09, 2021 3:14 PM | Anonymous member

    TikTok Influencer Teaches Marion County Students About Archaeology  By: Alan Ivory

    In a socially distanced world, social media has become more ingrained in our lives than ever before. With its surge in popularity, scientists like archaeologist David Ian Howe have been sharing their knowledge in the form of 60-second videos on TikTok.

    Howe, who studies the relationship between prehistoric humans and their dogs, has been making a splash here in Florida. He can be seen giving TED talks, on PBS, and on his YouTube channel. His TikTok channel, however, is garnering the attention of the masses. To date, Howe has accumulated over half a million likes on his educational archaeology videos.Archaeologist David Ian Howe on the set of his YouTube channel. 

    As the K-12 Smallwood Foundation Fellow for the UF Thompson Earth Systems Institute’s Scientist in Every Florida School Program, I host a virtual science after-school program for Marion County students. Each week during the program, I introduce students to a mystery scientist. I’m a big fan of Howe and after seeing the response to his videos on TikTok, I reached out to see if he would serve as one of these mystery guests. Without hesitation, he obliged.

    A week prior to Howe’s visit, I told the students he was from TikTok, but I didn’t tell them what he studied. Once it came to Q&A time, I could tell one of the students was noticeably nervous to speak to him. Though once Howe answered the first question, the student’s nerves were calmed and the excitement grew.

    When speaking to the students, Howe reminisced about some of his favorite memories on the job, such as uncovering a mammoth fossil near a stream in Wyoming. Students were able to ask Howe their pressing questions, which sparked discussion on their thoughts. Even though the interview was scheduled for 30 minutes, it went on for nearly an hour because of how invested students were in the conversation.

    david ian how with dog

    Archaeologist David Ian Howe has made a name for himself with his popular 60-second TikTok videos.

    As part of the Mystery Scientist segment of the program, I always ask my guests a series of questions like, “What made you become interested in science?” This helps dismantle preexisting misconceptions that students may have about scientists. After these discussions, students are able to relate to the scientist as a person, not just for the position they hold.

    I look forward to introducing Marion County teachers and students to science in new and interesting ways through our Mystery Scientist program. 

    Learn more:

    • For any questions about my science programming, email me at: alanivory34428@ufl.edu

    • If you would like to schedule a scientist visit to your classroom, simply visit the following link: Request a Scientist

    • If you’re a teacher or scientist looking to learn more about the Scientist in Every Florida School Program, sign up to receive our monthly newsletter where we give updates on the program, showcase scientist visits and advertise upcoming professional development opportunities! If you are a teacher (or curious individual), subscribe at the following link: Teacher SEFS subscription. If you are a scientist, subscribe at the following link: Scientist SEFS subscription.

  • Monday, February 08, 2021 10:27 AM | Anonymous member


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  • Monday, February 01, 2021 3:47 PM | Anonymous member

    Calhoun County 4-H Youth Development/Family and Consumer Sciences Program Extension Agent


    Seminole Tribe Agriculture/4-H Youth Development Program Extension Agent

  • Monday, February 01, 2021 3:37 PM | Anonymous member


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    1. Regional Director – Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean, IUCN, San José, Costa Rica

    2. Ocean Biogeochemist, National Oceanography Centre, Southampton, UK

    3. #107760 GO-SHIP Marine Data Manager/Technician, Scripps Institution Of Oceanography, La Jolla Ranch, CA

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  • Monday, February 01, 2021 3:35 PM | Anonymous member


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  • Friday, January 29, 2021 7:45 PM | Anonymous member

    Guidelines for EE Excellence Small Grants- Deadline Feb 10

    Through a small grants program, there is funding available for professional development opportunities focused on the Guidelines for ExcellenceThere are two small grants available:
    1) Supports sponsoring Guidelines for Excellence workshops ($500-1000) in your state/province or region

    2) Supports building the capacity at the state/provincial or regional level to sponsor your own Guidelines Trainers Bureau in cooperation with NAAEE and the National Project for Excellence in Environmental Education ($1-2000) 

    Learn more!

  • Wednesday, January 27, 2021 4:57 PM | Anonymous member


    (Parks and Natural Resources)


    • Pay Range: $22.08/hr. - $33.01/hr. ($45,926.40 - $68,660.80/annually)
    • Shift: Monday - Friday, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM (40 hours/week)
    • Location: 4177 Ben Durrance Rd Bartow, FL 33830
    • Health Benefits Package, Including Paid Holidays 

    Must have the physical, developmental and mental ability to perform job tasks, work efforts, responsibilities and duties of the job illustrated. The job description herein provides for the range of duties to be performed for this position. It is not intended to reflect all duties that are required within this position.


    Responsible staff position for coordination and implementation of the environmental educational program for Parks and Natural Resources Division’s Natural Areas Program. Plans and provides environmental education to both youth and adults with primary focus on youth. Assist with the management of the environmental education center, public outreach, and communication of land management activities with a focus on the natural resources of Polk County.

    Coordinates activities with schools, public, volunteers, County staff, community partners, and related agencies on issues pertaining to environmental education and conservation. Provides educational programs to school groups, conducts teacher training workshops and outreach programs. Network with colleagues to create effective outreach programming, signage and print publications. Assists with the preparation and implementation of grants. Assists with preparing and conducting presentations to enhance the knowledge of natural resources along with concepts of protection and conservation of these resources.

     Full Description

    Apply Here

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.  

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