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SUM 2016 Environmental Studies Courses

Program on the Environment LogoENVIR 239: Sustainability: Personal Choices, Broad Impacts

3/5 credits – Dr. Kristi Straus – Full-term – Counts for I&S/NW – No pre-reqs.
  • Present frameworks of sustainability via exploration of key pillars of sustainability, the history of sustainability movements, and sustainability in action.
  • Examine personal and global aspects of sustainability through issues such as smart growth, green business and energy, ecotourism, and international policy.
  • Take inspiration from No Impact Man and participate in your own experimental lifestyle activities to examine your sustainability footprint.

ENVIR 495 B: The Nature Essay – NEW COURSE

5 credits – Ned Schaumberg – Full-term – No pre-reqs.
  • Explore the genre of the nature essay through reading, analysis and engagement with the natural world.
  • Examine famous and impactful texts by Rachel Carson, Barry Lopez and Henry David Thoreau; pick apart the texts, see what makes them work, and then create your own compelling nature writing!
  • Produce inspiring nature essays in a workshop style class and learn how writing can galvanize environmental movements.

ENVIR 495 D: Trash: Environmental & Social Justice Impacts of Waste – NEW COURSE

3 credits – Frederica Helmiere – B-Term – Required field trip.
  • Learn more about American waste production and disposal; where does it go? Who does it impact?
  • Explore trans-boundary dumping and the environmental, economic and ethical costs of waste in this country.
  • Examine the history and current state of American waste through an eco-justice lens.

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SUM 2016 Classes from Environmental Studies

ENVIR 100: Introduction to Environmental Studies
5 credits – Hybrid class w/ Yen-Chu Weng – Counts for I&S/NW and Env. Studies Core  – Open to all majors. Great intro for Freshmen and Sophomores who are exploring environmental majors.
The hybrid class model includes online lectures so students can listen at any time, and in-person weekly quiz sections.

Learn about complex environmental issues in a local and global context. Practice environmental communication and critical thinking skills through peer engagement, iterative writing, a team project and public poster presentation.

ENVIR 239: Sustainability: Personal Choices, Broad Impacts
3/5 credits – Dr. Kristi Straus – Counts for I&S/NW – No pre-reqs – Open to all majors.

Present frameworks of sustainability via exploration of key pillars of sustainability, the history of sustainability movements, and sustainability in action. Examine personal and global aspects of sustainability through issues such as smart growth, green business and energy, ecotourism, and international policy.

ENVIR 495 A: Agro-Ecosystyems of Northern Cascadia: From the backyard to the back forty
5 credits – Elizabeth Wheat – A-term – Counts for Env. Studies Perspectives & Experiences – No pre-reqs – Open to all majors.

Become familiar with the varied agricultural ecosystems in the PNW and design and practice implementing agro-ecosystem ideals on the student farm at UW.

ENVIR 495 B: The Nature Essay
5 credits – Ned Schaumberg – Full-term – Counts for Env. Studies Perspectives & Experiences – No pre-reqs  – Open to all majors.
Explore the genre of the nature essay through reading, analysis and engagement with the natural world. Produce inspiring nature essays in a workshop style class and learn how writing can galvanize environmental movements. This course would be a great complement to ENVIR 495 C.

ENVIR 495 C: Landscape Change in the Pacific NorthWest
5 credits – Tim Billo – A-term – Counts for Env. Studies Perspectives & Experiences – Required field trip  – Open to all majors.
Examine the cause and consequences of wilderness loss and landscape change in the Pacific Northwest, through a challenging 9-day wilderness expedition in the Olympic Peninsula.

ENVIR 495 D: Trash: Environmental & Social Justice Impacts of Waste 
3 credits – Frederica Helmiere – B-Term – Counts for Env. Studies Perspectives & Experiences  – Open to all majors.

Learn more about American waste production and disposal. Explore trans-boundary dumping and the environmental, economic and ethical costs of waste in this country.

Paid Internship Opportunity: Naturalist and Sustainability Internship – Walking Mountains Science Center (Application Deadline: 04/15/16)

Walking Mountains Science Center LogoNaturalist and Sustainability Internship
Walking Mountains Science Center
Location: Avon, Colorado
Website: http://www.walkingmountains.org

Naturalist Interns present interpretive talks and walks, environmental education lessons, and sustainability outreach programs. Naturalists also staff and maintain visitor centers at Walking Mountains Science Center and our partner locations (Vail Nature Center, Vail Resorts’ Nature Discovery Center, and US Forest Service – White River National Forest). Additional programs are offered in partnership with Sylvan Lake State Park and the Town of Vail. This is a professional growth position and Naturalists develop skills and knowledge in Rocky Mountain ecology, TEACHING, interpretation, public speaking, and community sustainability efforts throughout their tenure. Professional Development and NAI’s Certified Interpretive Guide training are also components of this internship position.

Naturalists rotate through a schedule working at various nature/visitor centers and recycling centers. Naturalists develop programs and lessons, guide hikes for multi-aged groups, present interpretive evening programs, and teach environmental education lessons for children pre-K through 12 years old. Naturalists staff “Zero Waste” events to manage recycling, waste diversion, and composting stations while educating the public about these initiatives.

For more information about Walking Mountains Science Center please visit www.walkingmountains.org.

Qualifications:
• Enthusiasm for educating others about the natural environment and sustainability while expanding personal knowledge of Rocky Mountain ecology;
• Experience with formal or informal education of children and/or adults;
• Excellent oral communication skills;
• Ability to obtain current First Aid and CPR certifications before position begins;
• Interest in working flexible hours (including evenings and weekends);
• Enthusiasm for working with hands-on environmental sustainability efforts including handling compost, waste, and recyclables;
• Ability to hike up to 3 miles, work outdoors in all weather conditions, and lift up to 50 pounds;
• At least three years of education towards a BA/BS degree in natural science, education, sustainability, or an environmentally-related field;
• Positive, self-motivated, organized, and creative individual who can work independently and as part of a team. Walking Mountains Science Center hires friendly, energetic and professional people.
• Desired qualifications: Specialized knowledge or interest in a natural science field (botany, ornithology, etc.), experience with fly fishing, or the creative arts.

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Job Opportunity: Program Manager – Wilderness Inner-City Leadership Development (WILD) (Application Deadline: 04/17/16)

Hi,

We have an amazing position opening for the WILD (Wilderness Inner-city Leadership Development) Program Manager for InterIm Community Development Association.

I will be leaving job as the WILD Program Manager for InterIm CDA as of May 1, 2016. If you know any solid alumni ready for a management level position, I would love your help finding a talented leader to carry on our nearly 20 year legacy of Environmental Justice Youth Programming for the API community at WILD. We are particularly looking for those with a strong background in youth development (and familiarity with YPQI standards), environmental & social justice, curriculum development, partnership management, community organizing, supervisory experience and experience within Asian Pacific Islander (API) communities. This is ideally for someone that has a minimum of 3-4 years of related work experience.

Applications are due APRIL 17th to wild@interimicda.org

You can find the JOB DESCRIPTION here: http://interimicda.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/WILDProgramManager_March2016.pdf

Best,
Jamie 真理恵 Stroble: WILD Program Manager

Job Opportunity: Middle School Summer Program Instructor – Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy

Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy LogoMiddle School Summer Program Instructor
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy
Location: San Francisco, California
Website: http://www.parksconservancy.org/

Interested in social and environmental change?

Crissy Field Center is a multicultural urban environmental center that primarily serves children, youth and families that traditionally have had little, if any, access to their national parks. Our programs encourage new generations to become bold leaders for thriving parks, healthy communities and a more environmentally just society.  Currently housed in a LEED platinum green building, the Crissy Field Center is also a certified Green Business.  Its facilities include a media lab, sustainability arts workshop, urban ecology lab, gathering room and teaching garden.

The Crissy Field Center is a partnership of the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy, the National Park Service and the Presidio Trust.  The Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy is a nonprofit organization that has worked for 33 years to help preserve the Golden Gate National Parks and enhance the public’s awareness and enjoyment of these areas.  The Parks Conservancy works hand-in-hand with the National Park Service and Presidio Trust to revitalize park sites, enlist volunteers, support educational programs, develop community programs and offer services to park visitors.

Position Overview:
The Middle School Summer Program Instructor’s primary responsibility is to lead groups of middle school aged youth in an exciting and popular environmental leadership programs in the Golden Gate National Recreation Area.  Through a rich combination of outdoor excursions, restoration work, fun team builders, hands-on projects, and interactive workshops, participants will gain leadership skills, explore issues relevant to them, and connect to their National Parks.  Participants will work with volunteers to repair trails and habitats in the park, learn about environmental and sustainability problems and build skills to improve their lives, communities, and environment.  The Summer UTB program accepts 66 middle school students.  The Middle School Summer Program Instructor will oversee a team of 11 middle school students and 2 high school assistants the entire session.  The session includes 2 overnight trips (to rob hill camp ground and a 4 day, 3 night trip to Yosemite) and culminates in a final presentation about the environmental, teamwork and leadership skills that the youth have learned.

The Middle School Summer Program Instructor position reports to the Middle School Program Manager.

This is a seasonal full time position that runs from May 31st to August 3rd 2016.  It is a Monday through Friday schedule.

Apply online: http://www.parksconservancy.org/about/jobs/?gnk=job&gni=8a788247536ec28101537c56e8163ea0&gns=conservation job board

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Paid Internship Opportunity: Outdoor Education Intern – Windy Peak Outdoor Lab/Jefferson County Outdoor Lab Schools (Application Deadline: 04/20/16)

Outdoor Lab LogoOutdoor Education Intern
Deadline to Apply: Saturday, April 30, 2016, 5:00pm
Organization: Windy Peak Outdoor Lab
Dates: August 11th, 2016- December 16, 2016. Full semester internship in line with Jeffco district calendar.

Organizational Overview: Jefferson County Outdoor Lab Schools give 6th grade students the unique opportunity to explore subjects such as sustainability, earth science, life science, water systems, archery, and astronomy. Experientially, students are engaged in problem solving, team building, decision-making and social interaction. Jefferson County operates the program from two sites; Windy Peak is located just south of Bailey, Colorado and Mount Evans is located west of Evergreen, Colorado.

Position Overview: The Leadership Intern will instruct trail classes in one or more subjects: Sustainability/Greenhouse, Biosphere, Geosphere, Hydrosphere, Navigation, Archery, Low Ropes Initiatives, History, and Astronomy, to sixth grade students. They will co-teach with classroom teachers and serve as an instructional mentor for high school leaders as well as high school and college interns.The Leadership Advisor will work directly with the Program Director and Program Assistant to develop and run the weekly program. Opportunity to engage in organizational and leadership planning.

Essential Job Functions:
Mentor high school and college interns in leadership and outdoor education methodology
Work closely with the Program Director in developing programs and curriculum
Instruction of Jefferson County 6th grade outdoor education classes
Anticipate, organize, and prioritize upcoming tasks in a proactive manner
Manage projects to develop program and site stewardship
Solve problems as they arise
Excellent work ethic
Internally accountable and motivated
Work with colleagues and the general public in a professional and friendly manner
Solid communication, leadership skills, creativity, adaptability, and flexibility in managing a variety of situations.
Supervise and mentor interns and high school leaders during bunkhouse times
Interact with students with a high level of energy and enthusiasm at all times
Interact with people of diverse backgrounds and different levels of experience
Work closely as a part of a team
Willingness to live as part of a close community
Role model a high level of integrity and positivity

Desired Job Functions:
Experience in curriculum and instruction
Outdoor/leadership experience
Experience in greenhouses and sustainability

For more information, see https://naaee.org/eepro/jobs/outdoor-education-intern

Job Opportunity: Lakeside Classroom Field Teacher/Experiential Educator – Bryant Pond 4H Camp and Learning Center/University of Maine Systems

University of Maine LogoLakeside Classroom Field Teacher-Experiential Educator-Maine
Bryant Pond 4H Camp and Learning Center: University of Maine Systems
Location: Bryant Pond, Maine
Website: http://umaine.edu/bryantpond/

Live in Maine and join a team of energetic outdoor professionals looking to share their love of the outdoors and sciences to people of all ages and backgrounds.  We are looking for dedicated educators who truly enjoy passing on the treasures of the natural world and the importance of community in our human existence.

Lakeside Classroom Field Teacher-Job Details
Bryant Pond 4-H Camp and Learning Center is seeking qualified, high-energy individuals to work in our Lakeside Classroom.  The mission of the University of Maine 4-H Camp and Learning Center at Bryant Pond is to educate and inspire people of all ages and backgrounds toward social, economic, and environmental sustainability and conservation through affordable, experiential learning. Our campus is nestled on the shores of Lake Christopher in Bryant Pond, Maine with 160 acres of forest and mountain trails leading to remote campsites, streams, ponds, wetlands, and a mountain summit.

Candidates will be considered for any combination of the three seasons; spring, summer or fall.  A seven-month Field Teacher would work during the summer at Bryant Pond as a counselor in the summer camp program leading ecology, survival, arts, hunter safety or adventure programming.  In the spring and fall, a seven-month Field Teacher would support the Lakeside Classroom residential school program.  This program focuses on teaching environmental education and teambuilding to students, kindergarten through college. We reach over 3,000 school children in our year-round Lakeside Classroom programs in 2015.  We also work with over 900 youth in our open enrollment summer camp. The seven-month positions run mid April-early November, with limited opportunity for winter extensions in afterschool and expeditionary roles.

The primary responsibility of Field Teachers is to provide students with high quality programming in ecology, teambuilding, challenge course, climbing wall, and outdoor skills.  Group management and group building skills are an important part of this position, and make up to 70% of what we do.

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