Want to give back to your local community?
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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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
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.
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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).
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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.
International Student Volunteers, Inc.
Office: (714) 779 7392
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,
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.
To Apply: As a single PDF, send a cover letter, resume, and names and contact information for
three references to: Dan Cariveau (email@example.com). 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.