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Events: Genomics Salons

I hope you can join us for this summer’s Genomics Salons! The next salon will be on Thursday, July 27th at 4:30 pm in Foege S-110, on the topic “Science Education.” As always, snacks and drinks are provided, and all faculty, students, and staff are welcome. Hope to see you there!

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Thursday July 27th, 2017, 4:30pm (Foege S-110)
Salon XXII: Science Education
Cecilia Noecker (Genome Sciences) and Bryce Taylor (Genome Sciences)

Education is essential for the progress of science, yet considerations as to how we educate future scientists often go overlooked. In this salon, we’ll examine choices in science education policy, pedagogy, and curriculum. How do these decisions impact how science is carried out, who becomes a scientist, and the broader relationships between science and society?

Thursday August 31, 2017, 4:30pm (Foege S-110)
Salon XXIII: Science and Art
Sam Entwisle (Genome Sciences) and Katherine Xue (Genome Sciences)

Science and art may seem like distinct pursuits, but they have always informed and inspired one another. Art can show us the beating heart of science–and pose difficult questions about science and society. In this salon, we will explore the various ways in which art and science interact and discuss different works of art. How does training in the arts enrich a career in science? What are some of the benefits of a strong relationship between science and art? When does it make sense to separate the two practices? We will be joined by guests with direct experience at the interface of science and art.

Thursday September 14th, 2017, 4:30pm (Simpson Center – CMU 202/204)

Salon XXIV: Metaphors in Science
Leah Ceccarelli (Communications) and Sarah Nelson (Public Health Genetics)
Metaphors shape the way we speak, think, and act. While some metaphors of the genome are well-known — e.g., blueprint, map, book of life — metaphorical language works in subtler ways to shape the communication and consumption of genomics and other sciences. Join us for a discussion of metaphors in scientific and public communication about genes, whole-genome sequencing, CRISPR, and the practice of science itself.

Job Opportunity: Science Educator – Vermont Institute of Natural Science

Vermont Institute of Natural Science LogoTITLE: Science Educator

The Science Educator is responsible for helping to deliver all VINS School Programs, including
Small Wonders, ELF Science and Science Symposium lessons.

Delivering high quality inquiry science lessons to students and their teachers; designing lessons and curriculum to meet the Next Generation Science Standards;
reaching out to area schools to support ongoing partnerships; supporting the Director of the Center for Environmental Education in ongoing evaluation and improvement of program, curricula and materials.

VINS School Programs are designed for students in pre-K through 8th grade and their teachers.
VINS education programs are designed for all audiences. In addition to our public programs at the
Nature Center, we serve communities throughout northern New England. Job location is in Quechee,
Vermont at the VINS Nature Center with travel to other program sites as required.

Science Educator Duties:
• Develop and teach high quality inquiry science units to students and teachers in local schools
through the VINS School Program
• Reach out to area schools to support ongoing partnerships, promote VINS School Programs
and recruit new schools
• Support the Director of the Center for Environmental Education in ongoing evaluation
and improvement of the VINS School Program
• Update, prepare, maintain and distribute VINS’ collection of teaching kits and materials
• Develop and teach lessons and activities for VINS education programs such as Discovery Sundays
and Field Trips to the Nature Center
• Work a varied schedule that may include evenings and weekends

For more information, see the full job posting.

Job Opportunity: Director of Environmental Education Outreach – Merry Lea Environmental Learning Center of Goshen College

Merry Lea Environmental Learning Center of Goshen College LogoMerry Lea Environmental Learning Center of Goshen College is seeking a full-time director for its environmental education outreach programs to begin by July 1, 2016. The director leads the environmental education outreach programs at Merry Lea and in regional communities. Responsibilities focus on leading a team that delivers programs with PreK-12 students and the general public. This includes oversight of program and curriculum development, program delivery, modeling PreK-12 teaching, and overseeing the graduate student practicum.

See full job posting on the Goshen College Website 

Job Opportunity: Summer Camp Science Specialist – Jewish Community Center of San Francisco Summer Camps

Summer Camp Science Specialist

Are you a science educator looking for a great way to spend your summer? Join us!

The JCCSF Summer Camps is now hiring an energetic, excited Science Specialist for its 1st and 2nd grade science-based camps! The science specialist is will be responsible for creating, organizing, and implementing day camp experiences for 9 one-week sessions of camp. Position is flexible for full or half-day employment.

The specialist will be responsible for creating the curriculum for three different themes:

Silly Science – Campers discover the wonders of science, making volcanoes erupt and motors roar, getting their hands dirty and testing scientific theories in the lab.

Design & Build -Campers investigate physics, architecture and engineering, using building sets, clay and recycled materials to build their own structures.

Nature Navigators – Campers investigate the ecology and wildlife of the Bay through daily hikes, science experiments and journal observations

  • Staff Orientation and planning time: May 31 – June 3
  • Camp Sessions: June 6 – August 5

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Job Opportunity: Fall Instructor – YMCA Camp Colman

YMCA LogoOrganization: YMCA Camp Colman
Address: Longbranch, WA
Website: YMCA Camp Colman

Instructors in the Outdoor Environmental Education Program at YMCA Camp Colman work to create an inclusive, low-risk environment in which individuals are empowered to discover their unique talents and strengths and encouraged to share those with their peers, their community and the environment. Instructors teach a diverse student population in a variety of classes focused in Challenge Education, Environmental Sciences and Outdoor Skills. In addition to facilitating programming for our residential students and weekend groups, instructors also have opportunities for professional development through creating passion projects, working in our organic garden, writing curriculum, feeding the animals at our Marine Center and participating in trainings for various industry certifications. Members of our community wear many hats including cleaning and maintenance and have the privilege of modeling responsibility, respect, honesty and caring in our day to day tasks. Instructors receive a daily stipend (DOE) in addition to room and board in communal housing located on our beautiful 110 acre forested, beach-front property located on the Puget Sound. Instructors begin mid-August 2016 and commit through mid-November 2016.

Job Duration:

How to Apply:
Please email Nicky Crummett at ncrummett@seattleymca.org with your resume and cover letter. We look forward to hearing from you!

Job Compensation:

Compensation Information:
Instructors receive a daily stipend (DOE) in addition to room and board in communal housing located on our beautiful 110 acre forested, beach-front property located on the Puget Sound.

Job Opportunity: Director – Glen Helen Outdoor Education Center Director

Antioch College LogoThe Glen Helen Outdoor Education Center (OEC) at Antioch College is seeking a Director. This Outdoor Education Center Director is responsible for the direction, management, and coordination of programs at the OEC, including residential Outdoor School, summer Ecocamp, a naturalist training program, and a student scholarship program.  In collaboration with the Glen Helen Ecology Institute Executive Director, the Outdoor Education Center Director provides oversight of the facilities of the OEC, and engages in long-range planning and visioning for the center.

The Glen Helen Outdoor Education Center (OEC) is the Midwest’s original environmental learning facility.  It is located within Glen Helen, a 1000-acre preserve owned by Antioch College.  The OEC welcomes nearly 3000 schoolchildren each year, and also provides a training program for naturalist and administrative interns.  The OEC is adjacent to the Glen Helen Raptor Center, which provides education programs and rehabilitation for birds of prey.

Listed below is the job description for the position. Please submit a cover letter, resume, and three references to hr@antiochcollege.org.  Electronic applications are preferred.  If direct mail is required, please send documents to Antioch College, Office of Human Resources, One Morgan Place, Yellow Springs, OH 45387. Applications will be reviewed immediately and the position will remain open until filled. This position is not eligible for relocation reimbursement.


  • Market programs and recruit schools for the academic year.
  • Recruit, train, mentor, supervise, and evaluate 13 interns, including naturalist teaching interns and administrative interns.
  • Supervise and evaluate OEC permanent staff, including the Assistant Director, Food Service Manager, and the Business Manager.
  • Manage the OEC budget to ensure that financial and revenue goals are met.
  • Pursue grants and other funding sources in support of OEC programs.
  • Develop, administer, and evaluate educational programs and curriculum.
  • Manage day-to-day responsibilities consistent with Glen Helen long-range goals.
  • Develop and coordinate training for Naturalist interns.
  • Maintain positive environmental practices in the OEC’s programs, and ensure a high standard of environmental practices in general operations.
  • Work with maintenance staff to ensure that the OEC facility needs are addressed.
  • Work collaboratively with the other programs of the Glen Helen Ecology Institute.
  • Additional responsibilities as necessary.

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Paid Internship Opportunity: Naturalist Intern – Friends of MacArthur Beach State Park

Friends of MacArthur Beach State Park LogoNaturalist Intern
Friends of MacArthur Beach State Park
North Palm Beach, Florida
Website: http://www.macarthurbeach.org/

A Naturalist Internship will provide the opportunity to gain invaluable, professional development and real-world experiences at John D. MacArthur Beach State Park (MBSP).

MBSP, Palm Beach County’s only state park, is situated on a barrier island between the Atlantic Ocean and the Lake Worth Lagoon.  The Park is made up of 438 acres of pristine coastal land and contains four different communities or habitats including seven species of plants and twenty-two species of animals on the endangered or threatened list.  MacArthur Beach is truly an “Island in Time.”

The Naturalist Intern will gain experience in:

– Implementing Natural Science Education Programs to 1st -12th grade students
– Curriculum writing and development
– Public speaking and Leadership
– Volunteer engagement
– Animal care (educational exhibit fish, sea turtles, reptiles)

The Naturalist Intern will develop an extensive knowledge of:
– Local flora/fauna
– The ecosystems of MBSP
– Florida Park Service

State of Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and MBSP regulations, procedures and policies will be followed and enforced.

Summary of Essential Position Functions:

  • Reports to the Director of Education (DOE) for all duties assigned
  • Facilitates hands-on Natural Science Education Programs
  • Assists with Park Junior Friends group
  • Assists with Park Speaker Series
  • Daily office work
  • Assists in the development of publications, brochures, news releases and registration materials
  • Other duties as needed

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