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800Programs and Opportunities for Students and Educators

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  • Mansel A. Nelson
    Dec 5, 2006
      >===== Original Message From Jennifer Johnston <jlj46@...> =====

      Forestry Seminar
      Wednesday, December 6th
      Pete Fulé
      Incendios forestales de España: changing fire regimes and implications for
      Mediterranean ecosystems
      *Seminars are 4:00 to 5:00 PM in Room 017 of the Southwest Forest Science
      Complex (Building 82) on the campus of Northern Arizona University (campus
      map). A reception for the speaker with food and refreshments precedes the
      seminar in the lounge in front of the seminar room (3:30-4:00 PM).

      Biology Seminar
      Thursday, December 7
      Laura Ferry-Graham
      Moss Landing Marine Labs
      Do Teleost Fishes with Different Mechanisms of Premaxillary Protrusion
      Produce Functionally Similar Behaviors?
      *Seminars are on Thursday in the Wettaw Building Auditorium at 3:45 pm
      unless otherwise indicated. Pre-seminar receptions are held in the Biology
      Lobby at 3:15; post-seminar receptions are usually held at Beaver Street
      Brewery at 5:00

      Contract Educator Positions
      New pilot project at the Arboretum entitled, “Navajo Uses of Native
      Plants”. The Arboretum is looking to recruit up to twelve Navajo speaking
      contract educators who will be trained by Navajo elder Maybelle Little and
      Arboretum staff using a newly developed curriculum that integrates cultural
      knowledge of native plants, Navajo language, and environmental stewardship.
      For more information and to learn about available contract educator
      positions affiliated with this grant, call Rachel Edelstein at (928)
      774-1442, ext.110


      Campus Ecology Fellowship Program
      Fellowships designed to provide opportunities
      for undergraduate and graduate students to pursue their vision of an
      ecologically sustainable future through tangible projects to green
      their campuses and communities. Fellows gain practical experience in
      the conservation field and first-hand knowledge of the challenges and
      opportunities inherent in successful conservation efforts. Fellows
      will receive a modest grant, project support and recognition of their
      accomplishments. Fellowships will be awarded in the following areas:
      campus greening; global warming and clean energy; and wildlife
      protection. Students may also apply for a Green Textbooks
      fellowship. Fellows may receive a project grant of up to $2,000 to help
      project or living expenses. Up to an additional $1,000 for meeting
      expenses may be requested if the applicant's nominating committee or
      other affiliated group commits to working with the Fellow to convene
      teams from three to five other campuses and other community
      organizations to share climate action strategies. The maximum grant
      request is $3000. Grant funds may be used for direct project expenses
      and/or to cover living expenses. Grant funds are intended to serve as
      seed money, not to cover the full cost of the project or gathering.
      Each fellow commits to working on the project for at least 12 months
      throughout the 15-month grant period.

      Applicants must be undergraduate or graduate students at any
      college or university in the United States. Applicants need not be
      environmental studies majors. Current and former employees of
      National Wildlife Federation are ineligible to apply. Former NWF
      interns are eligible to apply following one year from their final work
      Kristy Jones,
      Fellowship Coordinator
      11100 Wildlife Center Drive
      Reston, VA 20190
      Web Site: http://www.nwf.org/campusEcology/dspFellowships.cfm
      Program URL: http://www.nwf.org/campusEcology/pdfs/requestforproposals.pdf

      SOARS Four-Year Paid Summer Internship Program
      SOARS invites students from many disciplines, including meteorology,
      chemistry, physics, engineering, mathematics, ecology, and the social
      sciences, to apply their expertise to understanding the Earth's atmosphere.

      SOARS encourages applications from individuals who:
      * are members of a group that is historically under-represented in the
      atmospheric and related sciences, including students who are Black or
      African American, American Indian or Alaskan Native, and Hispanic or
      Latino; female or first generation students;
      * have experienced, and worked to overcome, educational or economic
      disadvantage; and/or
      * have personal or family circumstances that may complicate their
      continued progress in research careers.

      A successful candidate should:
      * have completed the equivalent of two years of college;
      * have at least one semester of college remaining after the initial
      summer program (this means that if you will graduate in spring 2007, you
      cannot apply for the 2007 summer program; if you will graduate in winter
      2007, you are still eligible to apply for the 2007 summer program);
      * have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher;
      * have a major in atmospheric science or a related field such as the
      geosciences, biology, chemistry, computer science, earth science,
      engineering, environmental science, mathematics, meteorology, oceanography,
      physics, or social science;
      * plan to pursue a career in atmospheric or a related science;
      * be a U.S. citizen or a permanent resident.

      Northern Arizona Conservation Corps (NACC) is looking for Corpsmembers to
      begin work on January 15th. Corpsmembers work in teams under the guidance
      of a trained, professional crew supervisor. As a Corpsmember you focus your
      creative energies and use your knowledge and abilities to solve critical
      environmental problems. Projects can include trailwork, thinning for
      wildfire prevention and forest restoration, wildlife habitat restoration,
      native species revegetation, invasive species eradication, wetlands area
      restoration, historic preservation and primitive construction.
      You qualify if you are between the ages of 18 and 25. You also need to have
      your high school diploma or GED, and agree to stick to a drug-free
      lifestyle. You do NOT need experience in this type of work, but you do need
      to have the desire to make a difference. Successful Corpsmembers have a
      sense of humor, take initiative, are dependable, dedicated, flexible and
      adaptive, are team players able to get along well with others and thrive in
      diversity, like working in the outdoors, and don't fear breaking a sweat.
      You may sign on as an AmeriCorps member, in which case you need to meet
      additional eligibility requirements, primarily being a U.S. citizen, U.S.
      national, or a lawful permanent resident alien of the United States.
      For more information, go to:

      Dr. W. Wesley Eckenfelder, Jr. Scholarship

      • Be a United States citizen or permanent resident.
      • Be a full-time student enrolled in his/her Junior, senior year or
      graduate program at an accredited college/university.
      • Have a declared major in civil, chemical or environmental engineering or
      one of the environmental sciences (e.g. geology, hydrogeology, biol- ogy,
      ecology, and industrial hygiene toxicology).
      • Have a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent on a
      5.0 scale).

      Paid summer internship for Minority Students in Civil or Environmental
      Engineering, Biology and Environmental Sciences
      Brown and Caldwell office
      Intern will receive:
      $3,000 in tuition scholarship for the following school year.
      •A dedicated mentor to guide the intern through the company’s information
      and communications resources.

      Candidates for the Brown and Caldwell Scholarship Program must:
      • Be a United States citizen or permanent resident.
      • Be a full-time student enrolled in his/her junior year at an accredited
      four-year undergraduate college.
      • Have a declared major in civil, chemical or environmental engineering or
      one of the environmental sciences (e.g. geology, hydrogeology, biology,
      ecology, industrial hygiene toxicology).
      • Have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent on a
      5.0 scale).
      • Be a member of a minority group as defined by the EEOC (e.g. African
      American, Hispanic, Asian or Pacific Islander, Native American or Alaska
      • Participate in a summer internship at a Brown and Caldwell office, if

      Summer employment with the Indian Health Service
      assist with the design and construction of water, wastewater and solid
      waste facilities for Indian communities; considerable field work
      involved. Students are hired through the PHS Commissioned Officer Student
      Training and Extern Program (COSTEP). Salary over $3300 per month, plus
      travel to and from assignment.

      Open to Juniors, Seniors, or Graduate Students who plan on continuing
      school after the COSTEP assignment.
      For more info contact Carol Rogers at 301-443-1046.

      ERSI - GIS Mapping and Software Internship
      Our Summer Internship Program provides valuable work experience while you
      continue your education or prepare for life after graduation. As an intern
      at ESRI, you’ll be involved in exciting team projects with some of the most
      talented people in the GIS software industry. Internships are available at
      ESRI headquarters in Redlands, California, and in our regional offices
      throughout the United States, and the program is open to both undergraduate
      and master’s-level students.

      What We’re Looking For
      A large number of our interns major in computer science, GIS, geography, or
      engineering, but we also have opportunities for marketing, business, law,
      and accounting majors. The most successful interns will have a strong
      desire to produce quality work and achieve great results. We seek students
      who excel at working on individual projects as well as collaborating in a
      team environment. We’re looking for the best and the brightest.

      View this and past MPCER Weekly Updates on-line at
      If you have an announcement you would like included in the MPCER Weekly
      Update please contact:

      Jennifer Johnston
      Merriam-Powell Center for Environmental Research
      Public Relations Manager
      Home: (928) 864-1271
      Wk: (928) 523-6281
      Fax: (928) 523-8223

      "What good is a nice house without a decent planet to put it on?"
      -Henry David Thoreau

      Mansel A. Nelson
      Program Coordinator (Environmental Educator) Voice 928 523 1275/1496
      Environmental Education Outreach Program Fax 928 523 1280
      Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals mansel.nelson@...
      PO Box 5768
      Northern Arizona University Peterson Hall
      Flagstaff, AZ 86011 Bldg 22, Room 208
      "We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children." Native American Proverb