• Sunday, October 03, 2021 7:18 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    2021 Registration Brochure

    Are you ready for NAAEE 2021? Events start next week with eePRO Group meetings, workshops, the Research Symposium, and more, and we don't want you to miss a thing! View the detailed schedules for our 50th Anniversary Conference and Research Symposium, read about our inspiring keynotes speakers, and join us as the excitement builds! Our tiered pricing options make it possible for anyone to attend. Learn more and register now at conference.naaee.org.

    Learn more and register >​

    2021 Registration Packet


  • Thursday, September 30, 2021 3:35 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. Environmentalist III – Resilience and Flood Mitigation Specialist, NH Department of Environmental Services, Portsmouth, NH
    2. 
    Community Outreach Manager, The Monterey Bay Fisheries Trust (MBFT), Monterey, CA
    3. 
    Biologist, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, Baileys Crossroads, VA
    4. 
    Data Analyst, Ocean Associates, Anchorage, AK
    5. 
    Ecologist 2, Ocean Associates, Anchorage, AK
    6. 
    Ecologist 1, Ocean Associates, Anchorage, AK
    7. 
    Officer, Flood-Prepared Communities (State Resilience Planning Group), The Pew Charitable Trusts, Washington, DC
    8. 
    Associate I Flood Prepared Communities (Federal and State Policy Legislation), The Pew Charitable Trusts, Washington, DC
    9. 
    Assistant Professor in Marine Affairs with Expertise in Marine and Coastal Law, The University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI
    10. 
    Director, Teacher Institute, The Exploratorium, San Francisco, CA
    11. 
    Assistant Professor (Dept. of Marine and Environmental Science), Hampton University, Hampton, VA
    12. 
    Environmental Scientist (Dept. of of Fish and Wildlife), The State of California, Humboldt County, CA
    13. 
    Postdoc position in Physiology, Department of Marine Science, University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden
    14. 
    Vice President, External Affairs, The National Marine Sanctuary Foundation, Silver Spring, MD
    15. 
    Conservation Manager, The National Marine Sanctuary Foundation, Silver Spring, MD/Remote
    16. 
    Program Operations Manager, The National Marine Sanctuary Foundation, Silver Spring, MD
    17. 
    Capitol Hill Ocean Week Manager, The National Marine Sanctuary Foundation, Silver Spring, MD
    18. 
    Senior Director of Global Programs, Global Fishing Watch, San Francisco, CA
    19. 
    Two Graduate Student Positions Available Paleoclimate, The University of Vermont, Burlington, Vermont
    20. 
    Biologist – Sea Turtle Rehabilitation – Seasonal, New England Aquarium, Quincy, MA
    21. 
    Staff Biologist Phytoplankton Ecology, Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium, Sarasota, FL
    22. 
    Community Outreach Manager, Monterey Bay Fisheries Trust, Monterey, CA
    23. 
    Executive Assistant, 4Ocean, Boca Raton, FL
    24. 
    Research Vessel Expeditionary Assistant – 111997, Scripps Institution Of Oceanography, Riverside, CA
    25. 
    Data Management Specialist 2 – Fisheries Monitoring and Analysis, Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission, Seattle, WA
    26. 
    West Coast Groundfish Observer Program Debriefer, Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission, Hammond, OR
    27. 
    Senior Director of Global Programs, Global Fishing Watch, San Francisco, CA
    28. 
    Protected Species Observer – Quonset, RI, A.I.S., Inc. (AIS), North Kingstown, RI
    29. 
    Faculty Research Assistant, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR
    30. 
    Conservation Project Manager 1, National Aquarium, Baltimore, MD


  • Tuesday, September 28, 2021 7:15 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Families For Everglades: Everglades Animals in your Backyard 

    This FREE event will be held over zoom on Tuesday, October 5th, 2021 at 6pm and is aimed at family members and community members in Florida to learn about Everglades habitats and how to identify native species while exploring outside with their families. We will also be sending a follow-up email to participants with free resources on getting outside and identifying native birds in Florida.

    Click here for more information and to register.

    Familes_ForEverglades_Tile1.pdf

  • Thursday, September 23, 2021 4:10 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The University of Michigan is looking for people who are driven to move the needle on the world’s greatest environmental challenges. We invite prospective students to explore graduate programs at the University of Michigan’s School for Environment and Sustainability (SEAS).

    We kindly ask that you please forward this message to students, friends, family, neighbors, co-workers, and anyone else who can help SEAS solve urgent environmental challenges.

    SEAS offers the nation’s most customizable and interdisciplinary environmental graduate programs to prepare our students to be leaders and agents of environmental change. 
    This year, to eliminate financial barriers that can discourage qualified applicants, we are waiving the application fee for all applicants and no longer requiring/accepting the GRE for master’s or PhD applicants.

    What makes SEAS different?

    • Our interdisciplinary approach joins natural and social scientists, designers, policy makers, engineers, and other disciplines from across campus. We bring together diverse backgrounds, programs, majors, and student activities to inspire critical thinking and creative problem solving.
    • Students will get hands-on experience to transform knowledge into impact. SEAS combines classroom learning with innovative teaching at our impressive network of natural areas, and around the world through individually tailored research projects and internships.
    • Students can enjoy all the benefits of a tightly knit community within a world-class research university. You'll be guided by faculty who are renowned scholars in their fields, and join a worldwide community–more than 8,000 strong–of students, alumni, researchers, and partners.
    • SEAS has been a pioneer in environmental education for more than a century. We hosted the nation's first Earth Day in 1970, launched the field of conservation biology in the 1980s, established environmental justice as an academic field in 1990, built a focus on ecological design in landscape architecture in the 1990s, and helped shift business and industry into new modes of pollution prevention and sustainable systems in the 2000s.

    Today, we are building on this legacy to tackle the grand challenges of food and water security, climate change, biodiversity loss, and environmentally-damaging growth. Our global community champions bold ideas for a better future.
    If you know someone looking to take the next step toward a professional path with lifelong impact, we invite them to apply to SEAS. Please join us in our commitment to creating a more just and sustainable world.

    P.S. Our online application is open. If you have any questions, please reach out to an admissions coach at 
    seas-admissions@umich.edu.

    Sincerely,
    Kim Elliott
    Assistant Dean
    U-M School for Environment and Sustainability
    seas.umich.edu


  • Wednesday, September 22, 2021 5:16 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. Tribal Liaison (Exempt), Puget Sound Partnership, Multiple Locations Statewide, WA
    2. Program Manager – Cap Ternay, Seychelles, GVI, Seychelles
    3. 
    Program Manager – Belize, GVI, Belize
    4. 
    Program Manager – Tenerife, GVI, Tenerife
    5. 
    Outreach Manager, Seafood Watch Program, Monterey Bay Aquarium, Remote, Hybrid or Onsite in Monterey, CA
    6. Biologist I or II – Rescue & Rehabilitation, New England Aquarium, Quincy, MA
    7. 
    Scientific Informatics Analyst, Scottish Association for Marine Science, Oban, UK
    8. 
    Animal Rescue Husbandry Aide, National Aquarium, Baltimore, MD
    9. 
    Bigelow Postdoc Scientist — Maine-eDNA Larval Black Box project (Oct. 15), Consortium for Ocean Leadership Inc., East Boothbay, ME
    10. 
    Vice-President — Marine Institute (Nov. 13), Consortium for Ocean Leadership Inc., St. John's, Canada
    11. 
    Senior Planner – Coastal – 1090, State of Maine Department of Marine Resources, Augusta, ME
    12. 
    Postdoctoral Scientist in Marine Nitrogen Biogeochemistry, Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences, Boothbay, ME
    13. 
    Staff Hydrogeologist (Hydrogeologist 2), Dept. of Ecology, Thurston County – Lacey, WA
    14. 
    Postdoc position in Marine Trace Metal and Isotope Biogeochemistry, Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research, Texel, Netherlands
    15. 
    Fisheries & Wildlife Biological Scientist III, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Clewiston, FL
    16. 
    Program Manager – OV Launchpad, Ocean Visions, Leesburg, VA
    17. 
    Research Assistant, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole, MA
    18. 
    Postdoctoral Investigator – Geology & Geophysics, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole, MA
    19. 
    Postdoctoral Investigator – Biology, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole, MA
    20.
     Associate Scientist III (Benthic Biology), NCAR/UCAR, Silver Spring, MD
    21. 
    QA Analyst (2 positions), Plastic Bank, Philippines


  • Wednesday, September 22, 2021 3:25 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    For More Information and To Apply

    Job Summary

    Performs highly independent professional work with primary responsibility of facilitating relevant and impactful educational programs for youth and adults. Responsibilities include development and implementation of leading-edge curriculum, cultivation of partnerships, promotion of programs, evaluation of outcomes and impacts, supervision of contractors and interns, and supporting volunteer services and training. This position also assists in planning and implementing special events, grant development, administrative and visitor services, and general nature center operations. This position is within the Environmental Resources Department’s Environmental Education and Community Outreach Division (EECO), reports directly to the Environmental Education and Outreach Manager and is based at the Oxbow Eco-Center.

  • Wednesday, September 22, 2021 3:21 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Do you enjoy going outdoors?  Need to relax and revitalize after all the craziness of the past 18 months?  Want to re-connect to nature.  Love to birdwatch or photograph nature?  If so, we have the thing for you!  

    We would like to invite you to sign up for the Walk for the Wild 5K Challenge.  This is a nationwide event presented by the National Wildlife Refuge System & Public Lands Alliance.  St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge(NWR) is a participating refuge, and we are calling ours the "Walk for the Wild 5K Relaxathon" because we want you to get out and enjoy nature and see the beauty it has to offer and do so at your own pace.   If you can't make it to St. Marks NWR, but you walk or bike or move a lot for work or school, no matter the location you can use that for the event during Oct 9-16.  


     If you would like a little more info the below text is from the sign-up website.  During the registration process, choose St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge and help us climb to the top of the list!  You can sign up for the "no swag, no cost" option or the standard registration for $30, which will include a race t-shirt.  *Note, if you choose the standard option, proceeds do not go to the refuge you choose and you may not get the shirt by the week of the event.

    ABOUT WALK FOR THE WILD
    Did you know that humans spend 95% of their time indoors?! We’re becoming more and more of an indoor species. 

    A growing body of evidence supports the idea that spending time in nature promotes mental and physical well-being. We all need a little more of that, right?

    This October – to celebrate National Wildlife Refuge Week – join us to help wildlife and humans to thrive by taking a walk, stroll, saunter, hike, prance, trot, amble, ramble or roll for the wild. 

    The Challenge

    We're on a mission to empower wildlife and humans to thrive. The challenge is to get people moving a distance of 5K in nature on behalf of as many national wildlife refuges as possible; there are 568 to choose from. (We hope you choose St. Marks NWR!)

    By joining us, you commit to:

    • Move a distance of 5K (3.1 miles) in nature during the week starting October 9, 2021. It’s up to you how you move (as long as you do it self-propelled), where in nature you go, and whether you go solo or with friends or family. 
    • Choose a favorite or soon-to-be-favorite national wildlife refuge to walk for. We hope to see as many wildlife refuges represented as possible and look forward to reporting how many are represented by Walk for the Wild participants. ​This is where we would like you to choose St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge! (you don't even have to participate on the refuge if you live far away, but you can still choose us as your "favorite" refuge.
    • During the week, record your activity — walking, jogging, hiking, strolling, or whatever you choose— either manually, or using your favorite fitness tracker. Once you’ve completed the 5k distance (3.1 miles), you are officially a Finisher! 
    • OPTIONAL, if you are competitive and want to see who can do the challenge the fastest or slowest, you can report your finish time by October 31, 2021.
    • Make sure to invite your friends and family to join also.  Feel free to share this email or link below with all your friends and family.
    • Then participate from Oct. 9-16 for National Wildlife Refuge Week. (For those participating at St. Marks NWR in person we will have a trail map available, and two trails will be marked with distances every 1K, if you let us know you are participating for us, we will put your name in for a chance to win an annual St. Marks NWR pass, after signing up, email Lori Nicholson at Lori_Nicholson@fws.gov to let St. Marks NWR know you are signed up.)
    • Lastly, we hope you share your challenge experiences on social media with the hashtag #walkforthewild2021 and #WildlifeRefuge

    To join the challenge register at https://www.virtualrunningclub.com/events/walk-for-the-wild/#tve-jump-17af881e6b5


  • Tuesday, September 21, 2021 4:38 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Dear Educators,

    My name is Aimee, I am a doctoral candidate at North Carolina State University studying science education with a focus on outdoor learning. I am developing a survey instrument to aid education researchers to better understand all the contributions and perspectives that outdoor educators bring to educational spaces. As part of the development process, I am looking for ~150 outdoor environmental educators to take this survey:

    https://ncsu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_cOUbA2CHySKy0Jw

    The survey takes less than 10 minutes to complete. As a thank you for your time and help, when you submit a completed the survey, you will be entered into a drawing for a $50 gift card.

    Please contact me if you have any questions or comments. I would love to hear your thoughts. 

    Thank you so much for your help!

    Aimee

    abfraulo@ncsu.edu

    864.464.1069



  • Tuesday, September 21, 2021 2:34 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Grants & Funding

    1. Big Green Jumpstart
    Deadline: September 28
    Thanks to the support of a generous donor and the resources developed over the last year by Big Green and other incredible organizations like Green Schoolyards America, the Children and Nature Network, and the School Garden Support Organization Network, Big Green Jumpstart is offering $2,000 flash grants to schools across America. Learn more.

    2. Innovation, Equity and Exploration (IEE) Workgroup Grant 
    Deadline: September 30
    American Heart Association is excited to announce a call for applications for 2021-2022 Innovation, Equity and Exploration (IEE) workgroups to address sugary drink and/or healthy hydration policy. The IEEs will mobilize broad expertise, external perspectives and advocacy capacity in a workgroup engagement model inclusive of health equity and causes of the social determinants of health and advancing the state, tribal or local policy agenda of the initiative. The workgroups will support dialogue on social, demographic, equity, policy and other trends related to specific sugary drink and/or healthy hydration policy. Each workgroup will provide specific deliverables to be completed by the end of the 12-month grant period. Funded workgroups would start in November 2021. Learn more.

    3. Policy Campaign Grant
    Deadline: October 15
    American Heart Association wants to help fund advocacy campaigns supporting Voices for Healthy Kids policy priorities with a focus on health equity. They seek to support and drive local, state and tribal policy change efforts that will dramatically improve the health of children with a focus on those experiencing the greatest health disparities including Black, Brown, and Native children or from families from low income. They are particularly interested in funding in tribal nations and these states: Alabama, Alaska, California, Delaware, Florida, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Texas as well as counties and cities that demonstrate a high need. Learn more.

    4. Pandemic Response and Safety Grants
    Deadline: November 8
    The Pandemic Response and Safety (PRS) Grant Program provides grants to food processors, distributors, farmers markets, and producers to respond to coronavirus, including for measures to protect workers against COVID-19. Learn more.

    5. Seafood Processors Pandemic Response and Safety (SPRS) Block Grant Program
    Deadline: November 22
    The Seafood Processors Pandemic Response and Safety (SPRS) Block Grant Program provides grants to eligible state agencies and territories to support seafood processors, including at-sea processing vessels, to respond to coronavirus, including for measures to protect workers against COVID-19. State agencies within select coastal States and American Samoa are eligible to apply directly to the U.S. Department of Agriculture for grant funds. Seafood processors interested in the SPRS should contact their state agency for more information. Learn more.

     

    6. USDA announces $700M in grants to provide relief to agricultural workers
    The USDA announced that $700 million in competitive grant funding will be available to help farm and meatpacking workers with pandemic-related health and safety costs. The Request for Application (RFA) will be announced in early Fall and will be open for 60 days. Read more.


    Budding Botanist is now open!

     

    Designed to further the mission of the Klorane Botanical Foundation, the Budding Botanist Grant will help students learn about plants, explore their world and inspire them to take care of the life they discover in their local ecosystems.

    In early 2022, eighteen high-need schools across the United States will be awarded $1000 in grant funding to support their youth garden programs.

     

    Learn more about Budding Botanist

    Any public school, charter school, or private school serving students in grades K-12 in the United States that can demonstrate that at least 40% of their student population would qualify for free or reduced price meals is eligible to apply.

    Applicants must be planning a new or expanding an existing school garden program designed to teach students about environmental sustainability and the importance of biodiversity.

    Previous Budding Botanist winners are not eligible. Applications are due October 29, 2021.


  • Monday, September 20, 2021 5:19 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Calling all Florida, K-12 Teachers! We are hosting an exciting all-county Everglades Literacy Teacher Training virtually on Saturday, October 16th from 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., with K-5 and 6-12 breakout rooms.

    Teachers who attend this virtual training may earn PD points from their districts and are eligible to receive free, printed materials to implement lessons into the classroom.

    More Information

    Register today and be sure to share with other K-12 teachers who might be interested! Use this link to register.

    Register 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.  

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

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