Online Research Video Subscription

Journal of Visualized Experiments (JoVE) is a peer reviewed, PubMed indexed journal devoted to the publication of biological research in a video format. JoVE recently published three videos of interest to NEwswave readers on seawater sampling and collecting, and filtration of coastal seawater samples. The videos are high-quality, and produced in conjunction with Steven J. Hallam, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, University of British Columbia.  However, be aware that JoVE does charge a subscription fee in order to view the libary of videos, many of which are of a highly technical nature. There is a free one-day trial subscitption available.  Preview the seawater sampling video

Introduction to Sea Grant Online Seminar

Sea Grant 101: Have you ever wondered how the National Sea Grant College Program works – research, extension, and education?

For more than 40 years, the National Sea Grant College program has worked to create and maintain a healthy coastal environment and economy. A partnership between universities and the federal government’s National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration NOAA), Sea Grant directs federal resources to pressing problems in local communities. By drawing on the experience of more than 3,000 scientists, engineers, public outreach experts, educators and students from more than 300 institutions, Sea Grant is able to make an impact at local and state levels, and serve as a powerful national force for change. NOAA presents this  seminar on Wednesday July 29, from noon to 1 PM EDT. The presentation is available through a copmbination of phone and webcast. For details visit the NOAA Seminars website

Position Opening: Summer Ecology Camp Supervisor – Urgent Hire

Summer camp coordinator urgently needed.  Ecology Camp summer program in Cambridge at the Alewife Reservation at Alewife T Stop (with office and training nearby) needs a supervisory environmental staff member to run day-to-day operations.  Duties include coordinating environmental training, much of which will be provided by volunteer consultants, but which will also require environmental experience on the part of the coordinator.  The coordinator will also plan camp logistics and carry out daily preparations for the camp.

The camp will provide the youth involved with experiences in GPS monitoring, water quality testing, trail maintenance, wildlife identification and more, provided by scientists and teachers.  Approximately 15 youth are expected.  Youth will receive minimum wage.  The camp is run by Friends of Alewife Reservation, in collaboration with City agencies. Camp will run July 6th – August 14th, 3 days a week, for 20 hours a week.  Job commences as soon as possible for simple camp preparations for 10 hrs/wk at $8/hr until camp commences on July 6.  Salary during camp will be $15/hr, for 20 hours a week.

Required Background: Successful experience working with under-served youth and leading project-based activities.  Must have substantial past experience in leading and managing youth.  Environmental background is also essential.   Must have local experience and a car.

Additional Qualifications: Promptness and fitness.  Strong responsibility to youth and volunteer consultants.  The staff member should be comfortable in urban woods and should have the ability to provide safety for youth.

If interested, please submit CV and cover letter to Friends of Alewife Reservation

by email at:

info@friendsofalewifereservation.org.

or by post at:

Friends of Alewife Reservation

186 Alewife Brook Parkway, Suite 304

Cambridge, MA 02138

Contact the office with any questions at 617-415-1884.

Jelly Species Naming Contest Needs Your Vote

The Species Naming Contest for the Bonaire Banded Box Jelly that appeared on the Year of Science Ocean and Water page has been a huge success, with over 500 entries. Now is your chance to vote on choosing the new name from a list of seven finalists. Cast your vote