• Wednesday, May 12, 2021 7:13 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    National Agriculture in the Classroom Conference (Des Moines, Iowa)
    June 28-July 1
    The National Agriculture in the Classroom Organization is proud to present this annual conference providing dynamic professional development to teachers and education professionals who use agriculture as a lens for authentic learning experiences. There is an in-person option for attendees who are able to travel to Des Moines, IA and a virtual option with a selection of sessions for attendees to live stream over the course of the 3-day conference. Learn more and register.

  • Wednesday, May 12, 2021 7:09 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Grants & Funding

    1. One Planet. One Health Initiative
    Deadline: June 6
    This competitive program will select and fund up to five transdisciplinary teams in 2021 to design, implement and evaluate actionable community-based projects on sustainable food systems that contribute to the nutritional health of populations. Each selected team will receive a $30,000 One Planet. One Health Initiative Innovation Award to implement its project and amplify its message to a broader audience over a two-year period. Teams may use this grant mechanism to supplement current funding from other sources, but new project aims must be developed for the One Planet. One Health Initiative funding. Learn more.

    2. RWJF's Healthy Equity Scholars for Action
    Deadline: June 16
    Diversifying who does research makes evidence stronger and helps us put that evidence into action. Yet racism and discrimination often stand in the way of the career path for many people. Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's new program provides support to help you thrive professionally and personally, and contribute to evidence that can help build a Culture of Health. Grants, up to $250,000 each, are available for research projects about health, well-being, and equity; the award includes mentorship and coaching as well as a community of support to help build your network and develop career opportunities. Learn more.

     

    3. USDA Invests $92.2 Million in Grants for Local, Regional Food Producers Affected by the Pandemic
    The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced the availability of $92.2 million in competitive grant funding under the 2018 Farm Bill’s Local Agriculture Market Program (LAMP). The LAMP grants announced today are funded through the Farmers Market program as part of USDA’s Pandemic Assistance for Producers Initiative. USDA launched this initiative in March to address shortfalls and disparities in how assistance was distributed in previous COVID-19 assistance packages, with a specific focus on strengthening outreach to underserved producers and communities and small and medium agricultural operations. These grants support the development, coordination and expansion of direct producer-to-consumer marketing, local and regional food markets and enterprises and value-added agricultural products. Learn more. 


  • Wednesday, May 12, 2021 7:03 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Museum Educators facilitate high-quality guest experiences for Museum visitors by developing and delivering our family, youth, and public programs in support of the Museum’s mission to inspire the joy of discovery and wonder for all ages in science, natural history, and culture.

    This is a part-time position with a variable schedule of 10-20 hours per week, depending on Museum tour and program needs. A minimum availability of three full days between Wednesday and Sunday is required, including at least one full Saturday and/or Sunday. The Museum is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays; however camp and other programming may be offered on those days.

    Duties

    • Provide both formal and informal interpretation in all areas of the Museum, including the Mosaic Backyard Universe, for school groups of all grade levels, adult groups and general museum visitors
    • Lead groups on Museum field trips, virtual field trips, and tours, facilitating age-appropriate, customized learning experiences
    • Present stories and talking points on topics related to general science, astronomy, paleontology, archaeology, ecology, and Florida history
    • Facilitate the Mosaic Backyard Universe, including engaging with guests and maintaining exhibition cleanliness
    • Assist with Museum programming such as science camp, community literacy initiatives, astronomy workshops, and outreach programs
    • Organize and maintain educational materials: discovery carts, biofacts, supplies and museum collection items
    • Follow established guidelines to support the safety of guests, animals, and collection items
    • Help maintain program and training materials ensuring dissemination of the most up-to-date information
    • Greet and organize groups upon arrival
    • Assist in training new staff and education volunteers
    • Other duties as assigned

    Requirements

    • Excellent customer service, presentation and communication skills
    • Willingness and ability to learn and share information on a variety of topics, and cross-train in a variety of Museum areas including the Parker Manatee Rehabilitation Habitat and The Planetarium
    • Excellent time management skills, with the ability to work independently and with a team with minimal supervision
    • Comfortable working with groups of all ages
    • Comfortable with Microsoft Office as well as technology items such as tablets, iPads, microphones and the like
    • Must be willing to work a flexible schedule to include weekdays, weekends, and evenings.
    • Must be able to stand and walk for long periods of time
    • Must be able to lift, pull and push 25 pounds

    Education and Experience

    • BA/BS in related field(s) or working toward such a degree (if still in college, you will be asked to provide your course schedule each semester)
    • Experience in education, museum or public presentation/performance fields is strongly preferred
    • Prior experience working with children, preferably in a group setting

    To apply, please email cover letter, resume and references to BFacer@BishopScience.org or HR@BishopScience.org, The Bishop Museum of Science and Nature, P.O. Box 9265, Bradenton, FL 34206. No phone calls please.


  • Saturday, May 08, 2021 6:39 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. Fall Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Program, Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences (BIOS), Bermuda

    2. Mangrove and Blue Carbon Analysis, Conservation International, TBD/Remote

    3. Consultant to lead the development of a blue carbon restoration practical guide, Conservation International, TBD/Remote

    4. Director, Blue Climate Strategy, Conservation International, TBD/Remote

    5. Senior Director, Blue Climate, Conservation International, TBD/Remote

    6. Digital Platforms and Campaign Specialist, TerraCorps Land is the foundation of health and well-being, Lowell, MA (remote for now)

    7. Marine Science Instructor, Seacamp Association Inc., Big Pine Key, FL

    8. Executive Director, Bayou City Waterkeeper, Houston, TX

    9. Assistant Aquarist – Term Assignment, Monterey Bay Aquarium, Monterey, CA

    10. Communication and Marketing Associate, Ocean Diagnostics, Victoria, BC

    11. Assistant Marine Mammal Trainer, National Aquarium, Baltimore, MD

    12. Marine Mammal Aide, National Aquarium, Baltimore, MD

    13. Public Relations Specialist, National Aquarium, Baltimore, MD

    14. Research Coordinator & Assistant Scientist, NGRREC, National Great Rivers Research and Education Center, Godfley, IL

    15. Animal Care Coordinator, Conservancy of Southwest Florida, Naples, FL

    16. Events Manager, Conservancy of Southwest Florida, Naples, FL

    17. Fisheries Analyst, OceanMind, Harwell, UK

    18. Scripps Researcher Position — Coastal Hazards (May 31), Consortium for Ocean Leadership Inc., La Jolla, CA

    20. #109283 Viral Ecology Research Associate, Scripps Institution Of Oceanography, La Jolla Ranch, CA

    21. Marine Geosciences – Seafloor Process Principal Investigator, The Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI), Moss Landing, CA

    22. Fisheries Technician 1 – Dam Angling Technician, Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission, Ridgefield, WA

    23. Education Coordinator, Idaho Museum of Natural History (3196), The Idaho Museum of Natural History (IMNH), Pocatello, ID

    24. Program Manager, Ocean Associates, Silver Spring, MD

    25. Aquarist- Penguins, New England Aquarium, Boston, MA

    26. Op’s/Life Science Relief – PT, Seattle Aquarium, Seattle, WA

    27. Database Administrator – Database Developer (Technology Specialist I), San Francisco Estuary Institute, Richmond, CA

    28. Junior scientist (tenure track) in Ecophysiology, Diversity & Production of Marine Phototrophs, Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research, Netherlands

    29. Accountant III – 77070021, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Comission, Tallahassee, FL

    30. Data Visualization Associate, Sequoia Climate Fund, Irvine, CA


  • Saturday, May 08, 2021 6:37 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    https://us.vocuspr.com/Publish/518041/vcsPRAsset_518041_119297_a40cd3cc-8a59-4605-b0c5-a6608766133b_0.jpg

    The Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Environmental Education invites you to attend our upcoming Environmental Education in Action webinar, Approaches to Addressing Climate Literacy, scheduled for Tuesday, May 25, 2021, from 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. EDT.

    A panel comprised of teachers and professionals will discuss how the scientifically complex topic of climate change can be taught in classrooms and how these lessons can be reinforced by community action and parental support.

    We hope you will join us for this important discussion. Register here: https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=uuQPpMer_kiHkrQ4iZNkAE7pMx3b28hKiumLmfKVoRtUODhNOExERE5LODlGQ1A5RFQ1WlBXRTZTWC4u


  • Wednesday, May 05, 2021 8:08 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Job Description:

    Brevard Zoo is searching for a knowledgeable, experienced, and creative Education Curator with a strong focus on developing innovative, inclusive experiences through multiple interpretation platforms that actively engage guests with Brevard Zoo’s mission.  A dynamic individual who is motivated to improve the visitor experience, grow our community programs and will actively work to establish Brevard Zoo as a premier education learning resource that will benefit our community for generations.

    https://naaee.org/eepro/jobs/education-curator-interpretive-community


  • Wednesday, May 05, 2021 8:06 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    ESSENTIAL DUTIES
    • Plan and develop inclusive curricula, programs and events that are age-appropriate, educational, fun and in alignment with the Zoo’s mission
    • Manage use of Exceptional Nature Space
    • Provide guidance, training and support to Zoo staff working with individuals with special needs
    • Collaborate with local schools, nonprofit organizations and businesses to maintain relationships and identify new audiences
    • Prepare supplies and classrooms for programs
    • Keep supplies, classrooms and storage areas neat and organized
    • Handle ambassador animals for programs and events, maintaining certification to ensure animal health and safety
    • Tactfully and effectively manage requests, suggestions and complaints from Zoo staff, volunteers, guests and general public
    • Seek grant opportunities for inclusive programming
    • Support Zoo-wide diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility initiatives
    • Other duties as assigned
    https://naaee.org/eepro/jobs/inclusion-coordinator


  • Wednesday, May 05, 2021 8:05 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Nature Conservancy's Disney Wilderness Preserve in Central Florida seeks friendly, flexible, environmentally conscious volunteer(s) for 3-6 months from October 2021 - April 2022! Come live and serve on a serene 11,500 acre preserve near Florida wildlife and a community of welcoming staff and volunteers. Qualified singles or couples of all backgrounds and identities are encouraged to apply.

    FHU (water/sewer/electric) is provided for 32 hours of volunteer work on weekends assisting with visitor engagement, outreach, events, cleaning and organization, volunteer coordination, and place-based education. Experience in environmental education and multimedia design is preferred. 

    Learn more about the preserve: www.nature.org/disneypreserve


  • Wednesday, May 05, 2021 4:41 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)


    Get certified in climate education by participating in the next cohort of the Climate Action Academy.


       10 hours of online modules over the course of 4 weeks on:

    Understanding the climate crisis globally and locally

    Trends in climate education

    Tools and activities for climate action

    Climate action lessons and project integration


       Sign up at https://2811.teachable.com/p/climate-action-academy3 


    Led by 2811 and Young Innovators Climate-KIC, the Climate Action Academy is an interactive online certification designed for educators who seek to empower youth with the knowledge and skills to transform climate concern into action.


    Participants receive resources about education for climate action, are guided to accelerate climate action in their schools, join an international network of sustainability-minded teachers, and earn a certificate from Climate-KIC.


       Start on June 14, 2021


    The certification has a value of $120 per teacher with scholarships and special group rates available.



    Together we can change the present for a sustainable future

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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.  

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