$1,000 Environmental Science Scholarship Available

From: Schreffler, Angela [mailto:aschreffler@mbakercorp.com]
Sent: Wednesday, September 12, 2012 11:27 AM
Subject: $1,000 Environmental Science Scholarship Available

Dear Environmental Science (or related) Department Representative:

The Pennsylvania Association of Environmental Professionals (PAEP) would like to announce its 1st annual Environmental Science Scholarship!  Any full time undergraduate or graduate school student in Pennsylvania who is considering a career in environmental science should hear about this opportunity.  Please help us spread the word.  Attached is a flyer for the scholarship that can be distributed to students or posted in a common location on campus or in your building.  The remainder of the scholarship documents can be found on our website: www.paep.org. (You will also receive one hardcopy of the documents in the mail)  Applications must be postmarked or received by November 7, 2012.

Thank you for your time and assistance!


P.S.  Any 2013 graduating seniors are eligible for a free membership to PAEP – just print the membership application on our website, write “2013 Graduating Senior” across the top, and mail/email it in!

Angela M. Schreffler, CE, PWS

PAEP Student and Scholarship Chair

(717) 221-2049 




Please consider the environment before printing this email.



From: Ecological Society of America: grants, jobs, news [mailto:ECOLOG-L@listserv.umd.edu] On Behalf Of Jim Schneider
Sent: Monday, September 10, 2012 1:47 PM

Please pass this along to prospective conservation/wildlife/natural resource students.



We’re now accepting applications for our 2013 study abroad program – CONSERVATION & BIODIVERSITY IN SOUTH AFRICAN PARKS & NATURE RESERVES

July 18 – August 15, 2013!! This will be the 8th year of this South African program.

Non-Michigan State University students are welcome and encouraged to participate. 2013 will be our 8th consecutive trip to South Africa, and to date we’ve had students from Univ. of Tennessee, Univ. of Idaho, Univ. of Vermont, Paul Smith’s College, Central Michigan Univ., Butler Univ., Univ.
of Findlay, Lehigh University, St. Lawrence University and Humboldt State University participate. Non-MSU students enroll under Lifelong Education.
Tuition rates are a bit more than in-state tuition, but significantly less than out-of-state tuition!

If you’d like more information, please email me and I’ll send you PDFs of the program brochure and informational powerpoint, as well as answer any questions you might have. Also be sure to see the information below and program website (
https://osa.isp.msu.edu/Programs/program/index/105100). The application deadline for the 2013 summer study abroad programs is March 1, but applicants are admitted on a rolling admission basis and we hope to be full by January. So, don’t wait to apply.
Jim Schneider


Conservation and Biodiversity in South African Parks and Nature Reserves


Summer 2013: July 18 – August 15, 2013 Program Description

Southern Africa is home to some amazing biodiversity, including: 24,000 flowering plants, 1,500 trees, 900 birds, 324 lizards, 300 mammals, 156 snakes, and 130 frogs. How many can and will you find?

At a time when natural resource managers are asked to consider global contexts of biodiversity and ecosystem approaches to management, this program will expose students to various South African ecosystems and will broaden students’ scope of management by taking into account the impacts that land-based activities and international policies have on the natural communities in these ecosystems.

This program, offered by the Department of Fisheries and Wildlife in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, will examine various parks, nature reserves and ecosystems throughout South Africa, including the Kruger to Canyons Biosphere and the Kruger National Park, Pilanesberg “National”
Park, the Kalahari desert, De Hoop Nature Reserve, the Fynbos biome and the Western Cape, Platbos Forest, and Table Mountain National Park. The role of nature reserves and national parks as management tools will be investigated as well as a comparing natural area management systems between South Africa and the United States. Students will be expected to see and record as many South African species as possible, compare species presence and absence between the different regions visited, discuss why species do or do not exist across all locations, and what role management has in species presence or absence. Students will also interact with government officials and land managers and participate in hands-on learning, including bushwalks, habitat sampling, population surveys and other field experiments.

Academic Overview

Students will be required to enroll for six (6) credits in the following

FW 480 International Studies in Fisheries and Wildlife
6 cr.

Additional Requirements

This program is primarily intended for undergraduate and graduate students majoring in biological sciences, environmental biology, natural resource management, wildlife ecology, zoology, or a related field, but students from all academic majors, as well as students from other universities, that are interested in wildlife conservation are encouraged to apply.

Students must be in good academic standing, with a grade point average of at least 2.0 at the time of application. Meeting this minimum grade point average does not, however, guarantee admission. Preference will be given to students with a biological, environmental, natural resource or fisheries and wildlife-related background.

Additionally, students must submit an essay with their application stating why they wish to participate in this program.

It should be noted that not all activities involved in this program are accessible to individuals with disabilities.

Applicants’ participation may be denied or their participation approval may be revoked if their conduct before departure raises doubts as to their suitability for program participation.

Housing Overview

Accommodations will include tourist-class motel or hostel facilities in Middleberg, Struisbaii and Cape Town; and cabin-style facilities while at the South African Wildlife College and in Kruger National Park, Tswalu in the Kalahari, and Upington. There may be some tented camping while in Kruger National Park and at Selous Bush Camp. All meals are included.

Program Leader Biography

Mr. Jim Schneider is the Undergraduate Program Coordinator and Undergraduate Academic Adviser for the Department of Fisheries and Wildlife. Jim has co-lead 9 programs to Africa: 3 to Kenya and 6 to South Africa. Before coming to MSU, Jim earned degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point and the University of Idaho, and has worked at the University of Maine and Pennsylvania State University. He’s studied peregrine falcons in Greenland, black bears and prairie chickens in Wisconsin, sage grouse in Colorado, sharp-tailed grouse in Idaho, and white-tailed deer in Maine. Jim is a Certified Wildlife Biologist. Jim finds it extremely rewarding to introduce new students to the wonders of wild Africa, and is very much looking forward to the 2013 program.

Dr. Eugene Moll, has co-led this program to South Africa 3 times since 2009.
Dr. Moll is originally for Zimbabwe, but has dual citizenship in South Africa and Australia and presently lives near Cape Town. Dr. Moll is a botanist by training, but is also an amazing all around naturalist. He has been a lecturer on various conservation related topics at The University of Cape Town, University of Western Cape, and the University of Queensland in Australia. Dr. Moll also served as Director of the South African Wildlife College for 3 years. Dr. Moll just recently published “What’s that Tree?”, a book on trees of South Africa. Dr. Moll’s passion for conservation and biodiversity, as well as his interest in educating and working with students is a true asset to this program.

How much does it cost? The program fee for 2013 is $4,575 and includes the following:

* application fee ($100)

* deposit ($200)

* pre-departure orientation

* accommodations

* most meals

* local transportation

* accident and sickness insurance

* field trips

Amounts not included in the program fee for which participants will need to budget include:

* MSU tuition and fees*

* airfare

* beverages

* books and supplies

* laundry

* passport application fee

* visa application fees (if applicable)

* pre-departure doctor visits

* pre-departure immunizations (if applicable)

* personal spending money

tuition and fees*, these additional costs are estimated at $3,005.
Students may request a cost sheet which lists both the program fee and an estimate of additional expenses by contacting the Office of Study Abroad at
(517) 353-8920.


JIM SCHNEIDER – Undergraduate Program Coordinator

Senior Specialist – Adviser & Certified Wildlife Biologist R

Department of Fisheries and Wildlife
Michigan State University 40 Natural Resources Building East Lansing, MI 48824-1222 Office: 517-353-9091 Fax: 517-432-1699 E-Mail: schne181@msu.edu
FW Web Site: http://www.fw.msu.edu/


Volunteer Opportunity at the Green Festival DC


Hope you’re having a great August!

We are looking for volunteers for our sustainability event on the 29-30th of September 2012 and wondered if the students, staff or alumni of Gettysburg College and the Environmental Studies department would be interested. We have had a hard time finding volunteers thusfar and would greatly appreciate any help your community can give. The event showcases great speakers and ways to incorporate sustainability into your community, career and life and is a great opportunity to learn. 

Feel free to email or call me with questions at 925-788-7797 or volunteer@greenfestivals.org. Let me know if you’re interested in reserving a group slot for classes or student clubs. We can accommodate groups large and small and are happy to work with you to find the right spot and time.

For individual volunteers, please have them visit our DC volunteer website at http://www.greenfestivalvolunteers.org/dc/

Please consider forwarding this search for volunteers to students, colleagues and programs who might be interested within your network. Thank you for your help! 

I’ve included a blurb and flyer below with a bit more information on volunteering and our main website is http://www.greenfestivals.org/


Bryan Ting

National Director of Volunteers

Green Festivals



Twitter: @GreenFestival


The Green Festival is looking for volunteers to help bring this community supported sustainability event to Washington DC! 

At Green Festival?, a project of Green America and Global Exchange, we’re celebrating what’s working in our communities and around the world – for people, business and the environment. http://www.greenfestivals.org/about

Shifts are filling up fast and we?re getting close! Sign up today to volunteer for the Washington DC Green Festival, Shifts are available for Saturday and Sunday September 29-30, 2012 at the Washington DC Convention Center.

Visit http://www.greenfestivalvolunteers.org/dc to register and reserve your shift(s).

Each volunteer will enjoy:

free admission all weekend

an exclusive cotton event t-shirt

snacks, a free coat check and relaxation in the Volunteer Lounge 

free memberships in Green America and Global Exchange

10% discount in the Green America and Global Exchange festival stores

A great team-building and educational opportunity – If y
ou have a group that would like to volunteer together, please contact me at bryan.ting@greenfestivals.org to arrange for a group time slot. Group slots fill up quick so send that email today! 

Questions? Email me at bryan.ting@greenfestivals.org OR call 925-788-7797.

Have a Green Day!

Bryan Ting

National Director of Volunteers

Green Festivals



Twitter: @GreenFestival

[NEES] Job Opportunity for Recent Grads

Hi all,

For all you foodies, see below.


From: North East Environmental Studies Group [mailto:NEES@listserv.ursinus.edu] On Behalf Of Kate Darby
Sent: Wednesday, September 05, 2012 11:47 AM
To: NEES@listserv.ursinus.edu
Subject: [NEES] Job Opportunity for Recent Grads

Hi folks,
Allegheny College’s ES department is hiring a campus garden manager this January. Do you mind forwarding this ad to any recent graduates who may be interested in the position?
Thank you,

Environmental Science Garden Manager


The Department of Environmental Science at Allegheny College, a small selective liberal arts college located in northwest Pennsylvania, is seeking a part-time farm manager for its new campus garden.  This is a paid, two-year, renewable, 20 hour/week position with an anticipated start date of January 2, 2013.  The position is a non-exempt, hourly paid position reporting to the Environmental Science Department Chair.  The garden, currently under construction, is located adjacent to the newly renovated Environmental Science building and will serve an important role in the department’s curriculum while also providing food for dining services.


The farm manager will work with faculty members in Environmental Science and staff at the College’s Physical Plant to develop the space, integrate the garden into the curriculum, create and implement a management plan and craft a vision for the long-term financial sustainability of the garden space.  The farm manager will be responsible for all aspects of planning and running the garden, including greenhouse management, planting, maintenance and harvest. This is a new position, so we are seeking someone who can work with relevant stakeholders on campus, including faculty, students and staff, to create a garden that serves teaching and learning needs while also, ultimately, supporting itself through produce sales to Allegheny College dining services.


Specific responsibilities will include the following:  Manage budget and sell produce to Allegheny dining services; work with campus stakeholders to create a management plan; create cropping maps and directives with an emphasis on effective succession plantings; order seeds, tools, supplies; bed preparation; vegetable propagation, transplanting, cultivation, and harvest; weed and pest control; create work plans and supervise volunteers and student workers; coordinate with dining services to maximize produce sales; assist with food and agriculture courses; seek external funding for garden expansion.


The ideal candidates should have a minimum of two years’ experience working with a farm or large garden project; experience managing volunteers; strong organizational and computer skills; and a commitment to sustainable agriculture and education.

Allegheny College is a Carnegie I national liberal arts college that ranks among the top 7% of liberal arts colleges in the production of future Ph.D.’s, business leaders and other professionals.  The Chronicle of Higher Education ranks Allegheny as one of the best colleges in the nation to work for, specifically in the areas of compensation and benefits.  The College is located in Northwest Pennsylvania, north of Pittsburgh.  Its picturesque location is ideal for outdoor recreation, with eight freshwater lakes, ski areas and recreational opportunities all within easy reach. 


Please submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references to the Office of Human Resources, Allegheny College, 520 N. Main Street, Meadville, PA  16335 or by e-mail to hr@allegheny.edu.   To be considered, application materials must be received within one month from release of ad.


Allegheny College is an Equal Opportunity Employer, with a strong institutional commitment to develop a diverse faculty and staff.  Minorities and women are encouraged to apply. 


Visit the Environmental Web Site at http://sites.allegheny.edu/envsci/

Jobs: Field Ecology Instructors in Costa Rica and Galapagos

Doesn’t sound too sucky. Does it? 🙂


Ecology Project International (EPI), a nonprofit organization, is hiring instructors to teach field-based science/conservation/environmental
educational programs for local and visiting high school students at our programs in Costa Rica and the Galapagos Islands – Ecuador.

EPI offers experiential educational programs to students in a variety of outdoor settings in partnership with professional biologists and ecologists. Our mission is to improve and inspire science education and conservation through field based students-scientist partnerships. Our programs teach students different concepts related to local ecology, sea turtle or giant tortoise biology, conservation, intercultural exchange and leadership.

For a complete job description and instructions to apply, visit:
http://www.ecologyproject.org/about/jobs/ For more information, please contact our office at instructorhiring@ecologyproject.org or 406.721.8784.

Best regards,


Joshua Klaus l Director of Academic Programs
315 S. 4th St. E. | Missoula, MT 59801
406.721.8784 t | 406.721.7060 f