Tag Archives: Conservation

Earth Day Bazaar


SWC Information Session

SWC Flyer

Removing Invasive Plants (RIP) Team

Want to give back to your local community?

Want to boost your resume?

Love being outdoors?

The Removing Invasive Plants Team will be removing introduced species in the JAMES RIVER PARK SYSTEM.

We will be working on multiple occasions, so you can participate as much or as little as you want. Transportation to and from the park will be provided.

If interested please contact April Harris at harrisal22@mymail.vcu.edu

Click here to view the flyer

REU Opportunities: Mountain Lake Biological Station

Mountain Lake Biological Station (University of Virginia) announces its 2016 summer program of field-based undergraduate and graduate-level credit courses offered by nationally recruited faculty, and its NSF REU undergraduate research internship program, now in its 24th year.


Summer Courses:      mlbs.org/summercourses

·         Plant Diversity and Conservation

·         Field Herpetology

·         Science Writing

·         Field Biology of Fishes

·         Field Biology of Fungi

Financial aid available for undergraduate and graduate students.


Summer REU Internships:      mlbs.org/reuprogram

REU participants are recruited from around the country for a unique 10-week learning and living research experience in the southern Appalachian Mountains. Students conduct independent research in field ecology, evolution, behavior and physiology under the supervision of station scientists. REUs are paid internships that include room and board, travel, and a $5,250 stipend.

Program dates: May 23 – July 29

Application deadline February 20

Youth Conservation Corps

The Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation  seeks students who are at least college juniors as of Fall 2016 to be crew leaders for the Youth Conservation Corps program.  This is a three-week program involving the supervision and planning of young students interested in conservation.

See this flyer for more information.

Conservation Fellowship Opportunity

The University of Michigan’s Doris Duke Conservation Scholars Program is looking for the future pioneers in the changing field of conservation.  This is an 8-week fellowship opportunity with a focus on conservation research and practice at the School of Natural Resources and the Environment (SNRE).

Click here for complete information.

International Student Volunteer (ISV) meeting

See the message below from a representative from ISV:

My name is Nina with International Student Volunteers (ISV), which is a non-profit that organizes life-changing volunteer abroad programs for university students. This summer we have 4-week programs in 6 countries — Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic and Thailand.

During the first two weeks, our students do 80 hours of volunteer work in either Conservation — where they can work in rainforest regeneration or endangered species management with elephants, dolphins, cheetahs and sea turtles — or in Social Community Development — doing educational programs with children, building schools and houses and basic health care projects.

During the second two weeks, students will travel all throughout their host country, getting immersed into the culture and exploring its natural wonders. They will also get to do exciting adventure activities like white water rafting, zip lining, surfing, cave exploring, going on wildlife safaris and MUCH more!

This program is a wonderful way to get out of the classroom and have some hands-on educational experiences — throughout the four weeks, students will be learning all about the communities, ecosystems and animals with which they are interacting! Furthermore, it gives students an opportunity to do something meaningful with their summer while exploring another culture and country.

We will be having information meetings about these programs this Thursday, September 3rd from 9am to 5pm starting every hour in the Jefferson Hotel – Flemish Room. (101 W Franklin St. – 4blocks from Monroe Park – ask for the Flemish Room at reception) If students can not attend the information meeting, they can email me to get more information.



Nina Matsushima

Campus Staff

International Student Volunteers, Inc.

Office: (714) 779 7392

Email: nina.isvolunteers@gmail.com

The NC Coastal Reserve Stewardship and Research Assistant Position


15 conservation positions available in North Carolina

The Conservation Trust for North Carolina is now recruiting applicants for
15 positions with Project GEOS (Growing Environmental Opportunities through
Service), an AmeriCorps program in environmental education and outreach.Our program seeks to reconnect people with the environment and to develop
future leaders in conservation. We have positions available across the
state of North Carolina. (See our website for more details:

We offer a living stipend, health insurance, childcare assistance, and
(upon completion of the program) a $5,730 education award. Applicants
should be able to commit to the entire 10-month program year, which runs
from March 30, 2015 to January 30, 2016.

Program details and application instructions are available on our website:
http://projectgeos.blogspot.com. Host sites are already reviewing resumes,
so please apply as soon as possible. Applications will now be accepted
until February 17th or until positions are filled.

Abby Van de Bogert
AmeriCorps Program Director
Conservation Trust for North Carolina <http://www.ctnc.org>
919-828-4199 x15

Pollinator Field Technician Position

Pollinator Field Technician Position

We seek a field technician to study native bee community ecology. Our primary objective is to
determine the effectiveness of pollinator habitat plantings on native bees and honey bees. Other
objectives include characterizing plant-pollinator networks and quantifying trait matching among
bees and plants. There will be opportunity for developing projects.

This position will primarily be fieldwork, and will involve collecting native bees and identifying
plants. Our field sites are located throughout New Jersey. The successful applicant will also do
lab work, especially curating insect and botanical collections and processing data. Our lab is
located at Rutgers University Campus in New Brunswick, New Jersey. (For an overview of our
work see winfreelab.com)

Required Qualifications: Field experience in entomology and/or botany; data entry/management;
valid drivers license and willingness to drive to field sites; experience working long hours in hot,
humid conditions.

Preferred Qualifications: Experience curating insect and plant collections, and insect and/or
plant identification; Personal vehicle (mileage reimbursements will be provided); database

Dates: Mid-May through October.

Salary: $11-15/hour

To Apply: As a single PDF, send a cover letter, resume, and names and contact information for
three references to: Dan Cariveau (cariveau@rci.rutgers.edu). Please place “Bee Field Tech” in
the subject line of the email. Review of applications will begin February 16th and will remain
open until filled.