• Tuesday, December 15, 2020 7:06 PM | Anonymous member


    Dawn Perez is an Education Specialist with the Solid Waste Authority of Palm Beach County.  Last month, Dawn was named the 2020 Facilitator of the Year by Florida Project Learning Tree.  This award recognizes a facilitator who demonstrates amazing dedication, support, and program delivery skills.

    LEEF extends its congratulations to Dawn for advancing environmental education in Florida!


  • Thursday, December 10, 2020 6:40 PM | Anonymous member

    Sanibel Sea School Internship


    Deadline to Apply:

    Monday, December 21, 2020, 5:00pm

    Organization: 

    Sanibel Sea School

    Job Category:

    Internship

    Job Type:

    Other

    Job Description:

    PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

    The following statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals executing this job. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified.

    o Ensure the safety of children and adults in a variety of outdoor and marine environments
    o Convey knowledge of marine science and a passion for the natural environment
    o Foster an appreciation for marine ecosystems and encourage students to practice good ocean stewardship leading by example
    o Maintain an excellent standard of quality when teaching field programs o Assist with the maintenance and upkeep of facilities and equipment
    o Complete an independent project within the 6-month term

    QUALIFICATIONS/EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS REQUIRED
    o A college degree with a background in Environmental Education, Biology, Marine Biology, Early

    Childhood Education, Elementary/Secondary Education, or a similar field
    o Experience working with children
    o Certifications (or capable of obtaining certifications) in CPR, First AID, and Lifeguarding
    o Strong and competent swimmer, comfortable in outdoor settings and physically capable of leading groups of children in a variety of natural environments
    o Desire to promote marine conservation by sharing their passion and knowledge of the natural world with students
    o Valid driver’s license

    WORK ENVIRONMENT
    o The performance of this position primarily occurs in an outdoor subtropical setting with some

    indoor classroom-based work.
    o Some travel between field sites and campus locations is required o Must be available to work some evenings and weekends

    How to Apply:

    Application Deadline - December 21st, 2020
    We will be reviewing applications as they’re received.
    Please submit a cover letter, resume or CV, and 3 references to jobs@sanibelseaschool.org

    Intern housing on Sanibel Island may be available for this position but is not guaranteed. Local candidates are encouraged to apply.


  • Thursday, December 10, 2020 6:35 PM | Anonymous member


    Marine Science Educator

    Deadline to Apply:

    Monday, December 21, 2020, 5:00pm

    Organization: 

    Sanibel Sea School

    Job Type:

    Full-time

    Job Description:

    PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

    The following statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals executing this job. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified.

    Ensure the safety of children and adults in a variety of outdoor and marine environments

    Convey knowledge of marine science and a passion for the natural environment

    Foster an appreciation for marine ecosystems and encourage students to practice good ocean stewardship, leading by example

    Maintain an excellent standard of quality when teaching field programs

    Maintain a working knowledge of marine and local biota as well as significant developments and trends in marine science, coastal ecology, and marine conservation, especially related to Southwest Florida

    Act as an ambassador of Sanibel Sea School, working to promote our programs within the local, regional, and national community

    Assist with the maintenance and upkeep of facilities and equipment

    Provide support for Sanibel Sea School projects as needed

    Our goal is pretty simple, through exploration and discovery, we want to help children fall in love with the ocean. We believe that ocean love facilitates a deeper dedication to our ocean and its stewardship. We are passionate about our students, the ocean, and exploration. We seek educators who share those passions.

    JOB TITLE: Marine Science Educator Page 1 of 2

    QUALIFICATIONS/EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS REQUIRED

    A college degree with a background in Environmental Education, Biology, Marine Biology, Early Childhood Education, Elementary/ Secondary Education, or a similar field

    Experience working with children

    Certifications (or capable of obtaining certifications) in CPR, First Aid, and Lifeguarding

    Strong and competent swimmer, comfortable in outdoor settings and physically capable of leading groups of children in a variety of natural environments

    Desire to promote marine conservation by sharing their passion and knowledge of the natural world with students

    WORK ENVIRONMENT

    • The performance of this position primarily occurs in an outdoor subtropical setting with some indoor classroom-based work

    PHYSICAL DEMANDS

    Ability to sit or stand for long periods as required, may require walking for periodic intervals throughout the day

    Reaching above shoulder heights, below the waist or lifting up to forty (40) pounds, as required throughout the work day; proper lifting techniques required

    Ability to work in the sub-tropical conditions of SW Florida

    How to Apply:

    Application Deadline: December 21, 2020

    To apply, use the following link: https://app.trinethire.com/companies/23836-sanibel-captiva-conservati/jobs/29846-marine-science-educator

    We will begin reviewing applications as they arrive; we may fill the positions before the posted closing date. The candidate must be able to provide their own housing – we do not have housing available at this time.


  • Wednesday, December 09, 2020 4:13 PM | Anonymous member

    What is The Everglades Foundation? 

    And what are they doing to help with Everglades Education?

     

    The Everglades Foundation is a non-profit organization founded in 1993 by two outdoor enthusiasts who were concerned about the health of the Everglades ecosystem. The Foundation’s mission is to protect and restore America’s Everglades through science, advocacy, and education.

     

    Photo Source: Everglades, 2018 Heavy Air Media Group

     

    America’s Everglades, spanning all the way from the Kissimmee River, to Lake Okeechobee, and down to Florida Bay, is prominent among the nation’s environmental treasures. In addition to providing over eight million Floridians with clean drinking water, the Everglades is the largest subtropical wetland ecosystem in North America; with both freshwater and saltwater habitats and is home to over 70 threatened or endangered species. From an economic point of view, nearly 400,000 jobs in tourism, recreation, boating, fishing, agriculture, real estate, and numerous other sectors depend upon a healthy Everglades.

     

    In 2013, the Board of Directors of The Everglades Foundation wanted to expand Everglades knowledge in schools, and thus the Everglades Literacy Program was established to foster Everglades literacy in all teachers and students in Florida.


    An understanding of the Everglades can impact making better informed decisions about the environment, reducing environmental risks and negative impacts to this fragile and unique ecosystem, and protecting the future of America's Everglades for future generations.


    Jennifer Diaz, Director of Education, teaches Champion School students on a field trip to the Everglades

     

    The Everglades Literacy Program and Our Work


    The Everglades Literacy Program is a call to action for schools, teachers, and students to ensure that future generations of Floridians understand the ecological and economic value of the Everglades ecosystem. Everglades Literacy gives teachers the knowledge and tools to teach and move forward in educating current and future generations about the importance of Everglades restoration, habitats, wildlife, and our water supply. Check out our resources for providing continued support to educators: 

     

    • K-12 Teacher Toolkit - 36 free, standards-aligned, interdisciplinary comprehensive Everglades lesson plans completely available online. 

     

    • Everglades Literacy Teacher Trainings - Participantsgain the insights they need to implement the Everglades Literacy Program in their classrooms while integrating its lesson content with their other science and non-science related curricula. 


    • The Everglades Champion Schools Program - Designed to showcase and recognize schools in Florida that demonstrate exceptional Everglades literacy efforts and initiatives in their school’s community and culture.

     

    Top Left: Teachers at an Everglades Literacy Teacher Training. Top Right: Students in the Everglades reading a sign. Center: Everglades Champion School Challenge Coins.

     

    In the past few months, we have had to pivot to completely online, and now offer the Everglades Literacy Teacher Training virtually. We have also created 50 Everglades distance learning lesson plans and family activities that can be implemented over a virtual platform.


    Screen shot of website distance learning resources.


    To date, the Everglades Literacy Program has trained over 3,700 teachers in 24 Florida counties, designated 36 Everglades Champion Schools from 8 different counties, and has impacted over 100,000 students across the state. We are always looking for new teachers, schools, and community partners to continue to grow this important and impactful program.




  • Saturday, December 05, 2020 5:07 PM | Anonymous member

    EVENTS & WEBINARS

    (Full Calendar)



  • Saturday, December 05, 2020 5:05 PM | Anonymous member

    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. Senior Associate Seabed Mining Project, The Pew Charitable Trusts, Washington DC

    2. Programme Manager, Fauna and Flora International, Phnom Penh, Cambodia

    3. Data Developer / Data Management Specialist, JIMAR, Honolulu, Hawaii

    4. Communications Manager, Stanford Center for Ocean Solutions, Palo Alto, CA (Stanford University)

    5. Software Engineer, Open Ocean Robotics, Victoria, BC

    6. Land Conservation Specialist, National Great Rivers Research and Education Center, East Alton, IL

    7. Aquatic Species Restoration Project Manager (Environmental Planner 4), Washington Department of Natural Resources, Thurston County – Lacey, WA

    8. Point Conception Institute Director, California Environmental Associates, Santa Barbara, CA

    9. Operating System/Network Analyst, Oregon State University, Oregon, USA

    10. Graduate Assistant (Geology/Astronomy), University of Hawai'i, Honolulu, HI

    11. Program Management Specialist, ZA-0301-4 (MAP), NOAA, Fairbanks, AK.

    12. Program Management Specialist, ZA-0301-4 (DE/CR), NOAA, Fairbanks, AK

    13. Senior Grants Manager, The Coral Reef Alliance (CORAL), Oakland, CA or remote

    14. Bilingual (English/Spanish) MRF Manager (PM), Eureka Recycling, Minneapolis, MN

    15. Senior or Principal Research Scientist, Australian Institute of Marine Science, Perth, Western Australia

    16. Postdoctoral Fellowship – Marine Megafauna and Pollution, Australian Institute of Marine Science, Perth, Western Australia

    17. Marine Parks Campaign Manager, Australia Marine Conservation Society, Brisbane, Australia

    18. Communications Director Oceana in Mexico, Oceana Inc, Mexico, MX 3 days ago

    19. Director, Digital Marketing, Oceana Inc, Washington, DC

    20. Data Platform Manager, Schmidt Ocean Institute, Menlo Park, CA

    21. Logistics Management Specialist, ZA-0346-3 (MAP), NOAA, Pascagoula, MS

    22. Technical Information Specialist, ZA-1412-3 (DE/CR), NOAA, Boulder, CO

    23. Marine Mechanic, Virginia Institute Of Marine Science, VIMS - Gloucester

    24. R/V Captain, Virginia Institute Of Marine Science, VIMS - Gloucester

    25. Manager, Conserving Marine Life in the U.S., The Pew Charitable Trusts, Washington, DC

    26. 2 x Aquaculture Assistants – Indigenous, Australian Institute of Marine Science, Townsville, Queensland

    27. Expression of Interest: Fish Ecologist (Temporary Maternity Leave Replacement Officer), Australian Institute of Marine Science, Townsville, Queensland

    28. Executive Director, Waterkeeper, TBD

    29. The fiscal Year 2021 NMFS-Sea Grant Fellowship in Population and Ecosystem Dynamics and Marine Resource Economics, Department of Commerce, Silver Springs, MD

    30. Program Associate, Ocean Observing, Ocean Leadership, Washington, DC


  • Thursday, December 03, 2020 5:16 PM | Anonymous member


    If you're interested in making an impact in the fields of environment and sustainability, you're probably weighing your opportunities for meaningful research and experiential learning when comparing graduate programs.

    You will find plenty of those opportunities at the University of Michigan's School for Environment and Sustainability (SEAS).

    As part of the nation's largest public research university, SEAS students work with faculty who lead the integration of research knowledge into real-world solutions with partners around the globe, addressing both the challenges and opportunities of sustainability. At SEAS, we embrace collaborative approaches to societal issues that intersect with the environment—from public policy, engineering, business, and behavior—to sustainable development, public health, and the humanities.

    Thanks for taking a moment to explore a few examples of SEAS environmental news:

    Mythbusting: 5 common misperceptions surrounding the environmental impacts of single-use plastics
    Consumers tend to focus on the environmental impact of the packaging, rather than the impact of the product itself. But a new study, published in Environmental Science & Technology finds that most of the environmental impacts of many consumer products are tied to the products inside, not the packaging.

    Energy Independence in Puerto Rico
    In phase II of a project that launched after Hurricane Maria, Professor José Alfaro and students partnered with a local nonprofit to bring power to a small town in Puerto Rico. The students' master's project built upon the work implemented by their former classmates the year before.

    Black Landscape Architects Network (BlackLAN)
    In 2012, alum Glenn LaRue Smith founded the BlackLAN, hoping that others might share his interest in building a community. BlackLAN now has 160 members, including Black landscape architects in the U.S., Africa and Canada—and provides mentorship and support for Black students and aspiring professionals.

    New study: Forests are still under-rated as allies to curb rural poverty
    According to the World Bank, more than 700 million people live below the international poverty line, many of them inhabiting regions of high forest cover. How do forests and tree-based landscapes affect poverty and well-being of the poor? The Global Forest Expert Panel on Forests and Poverty weighs in.

    How governments actively accept and resist a World Heritage 'in danger' listing
    A study published in Nature Sustainability finds that governments worldwide have repeatedly resisted the placement of 41 UNESCO World Heritage. These decisions have shaped the environmental governance and outcomes for 238 World Heritage ecosystems.

    Light pollution alters predator-prey interactions between cougars and mule deer in western US
    A new study, published in the journal Ecography, provides strong evidence that exposure to light pollution alters predator-prey dynamics between mule deer and cougars across the intermountain West, a rapidly growing region where nighttime skyglow is an increasing environmental disturbance.

    Please reach out to us, at seas-admissions@umich.edu to speak to an Admissions Coach if you're interested in learning more about ALL of the opportunities you'll find at SEAS--and how you can be best prepared to make an impact in the fields of environment and sustainability!

    Sincerely,
    Kim Elliott
    Director of Academic Programs
    U-M School for Environment and Sustainability
    seas.umich.edu

    P.S. The Fall 2021 applications for SEAS are now open! There is no application fee to apply and the GRE is no longer required/accepted for our master's and PhD programs.


  • Wednesday, December 02, 2020 4:33 PM | Anonymous member


    Assistant Naturalist Position at the Daggerwing Nature Center

    Job Description:

    DUTIES INCLUDE:
    Assist with planning, implementing and evaluating nature based and indoor/outdoor recreational programs, environmental/historical/cultural educational programs, and community events. Conduct educational programs both indoor and outdoor. Provide facility coverage for rentals, user groups, and partner groups. Assist with animal care, daily facility operations, and maintenance of the facility, trails, and boardwalks depending upon assigned areas. Work is performed with considerable independence within the scope of departmental rules, regulations and program policy.

    MINIMUM ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS:
    Valid Florida Driver’s License. Graduation from high school or an equivalent certification. Experience planning and implementing outdoor recreational/nature related activities and programs.

    NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
    Must obtain First Aid / Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) / Automated External Defibrillator (AED) training within six (6) months of hire.

    PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
    Experience handling and caring for native and/or exotic wildlife; working with volunteers; assisting with teaching science/environmental education programs; and customer service.
     

    How to Apply:

    If interested in this position, please submit your resume to the contact information below:
    Sean Mallee
    Email: SMallee@pbcgov.org(link sends e-mail)
    Fax: 561-883-2269
    Resumes will be accepted until the position is filled.

    Compensation Information:

    $13.00/hr


  • Friday, November 27, 2020 7:47 PM | Anonymous member


    EVENTS & WEBINARS

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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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