• Monday, August 16, 2021 7:16 PM | Anonymous member

    Conservation Programs Manager

    Disney's Animals, Science and Environment

    Address: Lake Buena Vista, FL

    Job Description:

    The Walt Disney Company is committed to ensuring a world where wildlife thrives and nature is treasured and protected. Disney Conservation Team Wildlife, a part of Disney’s Animals, Science and Environment Team is seeking a conservation biologist with a focus on social science to help deliver on our mission to Lead, Care, Connect and Conserve. Team Wildlife aims to inspire and engage our Cast and Guests in conservation efforts that save species in the wild, especially in areas of business priority. In addition, Team Wildlife works closely with the Disney Conservation Fund, which has inspired millions of people to take action to protect the planet and has directed more than $100 million to save wildlife alongside communities in more than half the countries in the world.

    Based in Lake Buena Vista, Florida, this role is integral to our efforts to deliver impact through action aligned with our local and global conservation strategies. The selected candidate will be responsible for representing Disney’s conservation commitment with diverse audiences and stakeholders including executives, Guests, fellow Cast Members and employees, collaborators, and with the media. This position will also maximize conservation storytelling and integration across the team and company, helping to grow the Disney Conservation brand, deliver business value, and advance our commitment to save wildlife, inspire action and protect the planet. This person will report to the Terrestrial Conservation Manager.


    • Develop, execute and evaluate conservation programs that drive behavior change solutions, inspire a global community, and engage diverse communities to take action for nature
    • Advise/lead program development alongside internal/external collaborators focusing on community engagement, environmental justice, education, interpretation and behavior change.
    • Provide strategic insight and evaluation for all Disney Conservation programs, supporting efforts to collect data, learn, adapt, and report on impact.
    • Facilitate strategy discussions, focus groups and workshops aimed at expanding knowledge, collaboration and conservation outcomes.
    • Contribute expertise and build relationships in support of Disney’s leadership role within the Association of Zoos and Aquariums.
    • Partner across The Walt Disney Company to maximize storytelling and synergy opportunities that help advance our conservation efforts and drive business results and reputation.
    • Develop events, communications, assets, etc. to help expand storytelling opportunities that inspire and activate our audiences.
    • Collaborate with the ASE Science team to ensure scientific credibility and advance applied conservation.
    • Serve as a spokesperson for Disney’s conservation commitment with internal and external audiences.
    • Provide expertise to support philanthropic investments through the Disney Conservation Fund.
    • Publish the results of our scientific, social/conservation impact investigation in peer-reviewed journals.
    • Manage and mentor direct reports and the projects they work on, supporting a culture of inclusion and belonging and an environment of lifelong learning.

    For More Information and to Apply

  • Thursday, August 12, 2021 7:18 PM | Anonymous member

    The Nature Conservancy

    Training & Education Coordinator

    The CCI Training and Education Coordinator is part of the Stewardship and Field Programs Department (SAF) in The Nature Conservancy’s (TNC) Florida Chapter.  The position is associated with the Chapter’s Center for Conservation Initiatives (Center/CCI) which is managed by SAF. CCI is a state-wide center of excellence that focuses on supporting conservation through public outreach, education/training, science/strategy, and land stewardship programming at CCI campus preserves across Florida and through online resources and community engagement. CCI campus preserves are Apalachicola Bluffs and Ravines Preserve, Disney Wilderness Preserve, Tiger Creek Preserve, and Blowing Rocks Preserve. This position reports to the SAF Department Director who also serves at the CCI Program Director. They will serve on the SAF leadership team. This position’s office location can be flexible (a CCI preserve, partner office, or work from a home office in FL).


    The CCI Training and Education Coordinator develops and implements strategic conservation training and education programming for the Center for Conservation Initiatives (CCI) and ensures their work supports the Chapter’s and the Center’s missions. This position will focus on workforce development training as it relates to conservation stewardship practices (e.g. wildland fire, invasive species, restoration, etc.) and develops conservation education programming and materials in collaboration with CCI staff. They work closely with CCI staff and partners to identify training course needs, development, and delivery through in-person, online, or hybrid methods across Florida and beyond. They engage with outside agencies, academia, and NGOs to develop new training partnerships. Depending on their skills and training topic, they may serve as an instructor and/or cadre member with other staff and partners. This position requires travel in support of courses and partnerships. They identify and seek external funding for CCI training and education initiatives through grant opportunities and supports Chapter philanthropy efforts as needed.

    Learn More and Apply Here

  • Thursday, August 12, 2021 4:34 PM | Anonymous member

    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. Water Quality Program Manager, California Ocean Protection Council, Sacramento, CA
    Interdisciplinary Research Biologist/Research Math Statistician, ZP- 0401/1529-3/4 (Direct Hire), NOAA, Miami, FL
    Programmes Officer, The Reef-World Foundation, Dumaguete City, Philippines
    Program Manager – Tenerife, GVI, Tenerife
    Fisheries Data Analyst, Division of Fish & Wildlife, Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands
    Policy Manager, Marine Conservation, National Audubon Society, Washington, DC
    Head Of Development, Aquatic Life Institute, Remote, preference for U.S. time zone
    Program Manager – Belize, GVI, Belize
    Global Youth Mentor (GYM), Plastic Tides, Remote
    10. Senior Research Associate, Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole, MA
    Field Representative, Georgia, Oceana Inc., Washington, DC/Remote
    Field Representative, Mid-Atlantic, Oceana Inc., Washington, DC
    GO-BGC Project Coordinator, Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI), Moss Landing, CA
    Administrative Assistant, Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI), Moss Landing, CA

  • Thursday, August 12, 2021 4:32 PM | Anonymous member

    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. Fisheries Specialist, Washington Sea Grant, Seattle, WA
     Sr. Director, Oceans Area-Based Conservation – 21075, World Wildlife Fund (WWF), Washington, DC
    Sustainable and Resilient Community Extension Educator (multiple positions available), New York Sea Grant, Multiple Locations
    Malwathu Estuary Community-based Conservation Expert – “Managing together” Project, IUCN, Colombo, Sri Lanka
    PhD Position Announcement: Arctic Benthic Biology, Institute of Oceanology Polish Academy of Sciences, Sopot, Poland
    Margaret A. Davidson Graduate Fellowship, NOAA’s Margaret A. Davidson, TBD
    Director of Ocean Policy, New England Aquarium, Boston, MA
    Program Associate, Ocean Observing, Consortium for Ocean Leadership, Washington, DC
    9. REEF Program Engagement Coordinator, Reef Environmental Education Foundation, Key Largo, FL
    Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility Fellowship, IOOS Association, Remote
    Environmental Manager, The Ocean Cleanup, Rotterdam, Netherlands
    12. Program Analyst ZA-0343-3 (DE/CR), NOAA, Silver Spring, MD
    Program Analyst ZA-0343-3 (MAP), NOAA, Silver Spring, MD
    REEF Program Engagement Coordinator, Reef Environmental Education Foundation 
    Key Largo, FL
    Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility Fellowship, IOOS Association, Remote
    16. Postdoctoral Investigator – Physical Oceanography, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI), Woods Hole, MA
    Senior Program Manager, Education Programs, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory at Columbia University, New York, NY
    Synthetic Data Engineer (Computer Vision), Aquabyte, San Francisco, CA
    Program Analyst, C&S Climate (7398U), Haas School of Business #20205, The David and Lucile Packard Foundation, Los Altos, CA
    Senior Administrative Coordinator – Animal Care, Monterey Bay Aquarium, Monterey, CA
    Events Production Coordinator, Monterey Bay Aquarium, Monterey, CA
    Talent Acquisition Operations Specialist, The National Geographic Society, Washington, DC
    Senior Director of Advancement, Pristine Seas, The National Geographic Society, Washington, DC
    Fisheries Technician 1 – Cowlitz River Hydroelectric Project, The Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission, Salkum, WA
    Senior Manager, Digital Fundraising, The National Geographic Society, Remote
    Program Officer – Sequoia Climate Fund, CEA, Irvine, CA
    Senior Oceans Campaigner, Greenpeace, Washington, D.C./Oakland, CA/New York, NY
    Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Associate, IUCN, Malé, Maldives
    Social Science Officer (Education), IUCN, Malé, Maldives
    IUCN North America Office Program Support Officer, IUCN, Washington, DC

    Internship & Volunteer Opportunities

    1. Assistant Aquarist/Educator Internship, Marine Discovery Center, New Smyrna Beach, FL
    2. REEF Marine Conservation Internship, Reef Environmental Education Foundation (REEF), Key Largo, FL
    3. Paid remote externship: TNC and NatGeo, The Nature Conservancy, Remote
    4. Sea Turtle Conservation Internship, Osa Conservation, Costa Rica
    Assistant Aquarist/Educator Intern, Marine Discovery Center, New Smyrna Beach, FL

  • Thursday, August 12, 2021 4:29 PM | Anonymous member

    Deadline to Apply:

    Sunday, September 19, 2021, 12:00am


    Calusa Nature Center and Planetarium


    Fort Myers, FL

    Job Description:

    The Environmental Education Coordinator’s (EEC) primary responsibilities include promoting awareness of and appreciation for nature, wildlife, conservation, ecology, and habitat restoration. The EEC employs interpretive, outreach and administrative skills to: (1) manage, design and implement CNCP’s educational and interpretive programs highlighting the natural and cultural features found on and around CNCP’s properties; (2) network with the community to develop and provide comprehensive environmental education and interpretive programs; (3) strengthen efforts to reach and provide environmental education-based programming and educational opportunities to diverse, under resourced, and underserved communities; (4) assist with the daily operations and coordination of facilities at CNCP’s natural history museum and planetarium, and wildlife exhibits; (5) provide program-based assistance to Volunteers and CNCP’s departments; and, (6) perform a variety of administrative and technical duties in support of the organization.


  • Tuesday, August 10, 2021 4:42 PM | Anonymous member

    Grants & Funding

    1. First Nations Now Accepting Proposals for 2021 Native Youth and Culture Fund Grants
    Deadline: August 19
    First Nations Development Institute (First Nations) announced it is accepting proposals for the Native Youth and Culture Fund (NYCF) for programs that focus on youth and that support the perpetuation of traditional ecological knowledge, spirituality, and the intergenerational transfer of knowledge systems, resulting in compassion, respect, dignity, reverence for nature, and care for each other and the Earth. First Nations expects to award approximately 30 grants of $5,000 to $25,000 each for general operating support. Learn more.

    2. Farmers Advocating For Organic (FAFO) Grant Program
    Deadline: September 1
    FAFO is a grant program funded entirely by voluntary contributions from Organic Valley farmers and is the largest farmer-funded grant program in the U.S. Through FAFO, Organic Valley farmers make a difference in the organic industry by using their own dollars to fund organic research, education and advocacy projects across the nation. FAFO awards grants of $5,000-$50,000 to research, education, and advocacy projects that protect and promote the organic industry and the livelihood of organic farmers. Within this context, FAFO puts an emphasis on projects that benefit family farmers who produce organic dairy, eggs, meat, produce, and grain/forage and projects that focus on organic soil health and biology. Learn more.


    3. Institutional Challenge Grants
    Deadline: September 14
    The Institutional Challenge Grant encourages university-based research institutes, schools, and centers to build sustained research-practice partnerships with public agencies or nonprofit organizations in order to reduce inequality in youth outcomes. The award supports research institutions to build sustained research-practice partnerships with public agencies or nonprofit organizations in order to reduce inequality in youth outcomes. Learn more.

  • Tuesday, August 10, 2021 4:40 PM | Anonymous member

    Know a teen in Manatee County who is passionate about health and wellness? Healthy Teens Coalition is looking for Teen Educators: https://www.healthyteensmanatee.com/teen-health-educator


    School Garden Leadership Training is VIRTUAL!

    Florida Agriculture in the Classroom and UF/IFAS Family Nutrition Program are excited to launch the second year of this collaborative virtual training series designed to help educators, volunteers, and school garden support organizations throughout the state of all levels to build gardening confidence, foster collaboration among leaders, and strengthen garden programs for long-term success.

    Please contact Tiffany Torres, FAITC State School Garden Specialist, at Tiffany@agtag.org or (904) 207-1626 should you have any further questions!



  • Tuesday, August 10, 2021 4:38 PM | Anonymous member

    Each year, SeedMoney offers challenge grants to diverse food garden projects through a 30-day crowdfunding challenge running from Nov 15 to Dec 15. Our grants are open to all types of public food garden projects (youth gardens, community gardens, food bank gardens, etc.) regardless of their location.

    The grants we offer are on a sliding scale. The size of a grant a project can receive depends on how much it is able to raise over the 30-day period compared to other projects participating in the challenge. This year, we will be offering a total of 370 grants ranging from $100 to $1000. See the graphic below for the distribution of those grants.  

    Learn More About Seed Money Grants Here

  • Tuesday, August 10, 2021 4:33 PM | Anonymous member

    Florida Agriculture in the Classroom Logo

    The School Garden Grants are meant to supplement FAITC’s Gardening for Grades, Gardening for Nutrition and STEMming Up Gardening, three books that take Florida teachers through the process of developing a school garden, and includes lessons to help teachers use the garden to teach health, science, language arts, math, technology, engineering and other subjects.

    We are currently accepting School Garden Grant Applications, we have 40 $600 grants and 20 $400 grants. Please read all of the information below before filling out the application.  

    Learn About Grant Opportunities Here

  • Tuesday, August 10, 2021 11:07 AM | Anonymous member

    Monarch Waystation Program

    Each fall, hundreds of millions of monarch butterflies migrate from the United States and Canada to mountains in central Mexico where they wait out the winter until conditions favor a return flight in the spring. The monarch migration is truly one of the world's greatest natural wonders yet it is threatened by habitat loss at overwintering grounds in Mexico and throughout breeding areas in the United States and Canada.

    Monarch Waystations are places that provide resources necessary for monarchs to produce successive generations and sustain their migration. Without milkweeds throughout their spring and summer breeding areas in North America, monarchs would not be able to produce the successive generations that culminate in the migration each fall. Similarly, without nectar from flowers these fall migratory monarch butterflies would be unable to make their long journey to overwintering grounds in Mexico. The need for host plants for larvae and energy sources for adults applies to all monarch and butterfly populations around the world.

    To offset the loss of milkweeds and nectar sources we need to create, conserve, and protect monarch butterfly habitats. You can help by creating "Monarch Waystations" (monarch habitats) in home gardens, at schools, businesses, parks, zoos, nature centers, along roadsides, and on other unused plots of land. Creating a Monarch Waystation can be as simple as adding milkweeds and nectar sources to existing gardens or maintaining natural habitats with milkweeds. No effort is too small to have a positive impact. By creating and maintaining a Monarch Waystation you are contributing to monarch conservation, an effort that will help assure the preservation of the species and the continuation of the spectacular monarch migration phenomenon.

    Read All About It!

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