Internship – Environmental Educator, CT

Audubon Greenwich (CT) is offering a paid internship to assist teaching and implementation of environmental education programs to school groups, care for live animal specimens including fish, reptiles and amphibians, assist in developing exhibits and displays around the Center, and assist with the Center’s Summer Nature Day Camp Program for kids and teens entering grades K-9.  Deadline for application 2/25/10; contact Lindsey DeVito, Education Specialist at 203.869.5272 or ldevito@audubon.org for more information.

Job Opportunities – Summer on Cape Cod, MA

The Waquoit Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve in Waquoit/Falmouth MA has several seasonal positions open, including island managers, endangered shorebird program manager, and park interpreter.  Unpaid internships also available.  Learn more about WBNERR online; job descriptions and application details are here.  Deadlines 2/15/10 and 3/31/10.

Lecture – “A Sea of Simmering Synthetic Soup”

Charles Moore, who recently completed a 7,000 mile, 7-week journey in the Pacific aboard the research vessel “Alguita” to document the extent of marine plastic pollution, will speak at Northeastern University’s Marine Science Center in Nahant MATuesday 1/12/10, 7pm.  Free; for more information call Carole McCauley at 781-581-7370 ext 321 or email mscinfo@neu.edu.

Scripps seeking student queries

Scripps Institute of Oceanography has launched an online “Ask Voyager” project, and invites questions from K-12 students to be answered by UCalifornia-San Diego scientists.  Two questions will be taken up each month, and featured in their award-winning magazine explorations as they relate to the main feature article.  March/April will focus on the Great Pacific Garbage Patch.  For more information and to read past questions and answers, visit explorations online.

Lecture – “The World of the Caribbean Spiny Lobster”

As part of a”Science First Friday” program, the Brooks Free Library of Harwich MA presents a free lecture by Heinz Proft, who will share research he conducted on artificial reefs in the Florida Keys with the Caribbean Marine Research Center.  February 5, 12 to 1 pm, 739 Main St., Harwich.  Call 508-430-7562 for more information.

A native of Minnesota, Proft has a Master’s Degree in Marine Fisheries from the Virginia Institute of Marine Science at the College of William and Mary and has also worked as a Research Associate with the Boston University Marine Program in Woods Hole. An avid scuba diver and private pilot, he has been the Town of Harwich Natural Resources Officer and Assistant Harbormaster for the past twelve years.

Job Opportunity – Program Director, TX

The University of TX-Austin is seeking a Program Director responsible for the Marine Education Services program of the Marine Science InstituteDeadline for applications 1/31/10.  For more information, review Posting Number 09-12-03-01-0381.

Student Video Contest

The Gulf of Maine Census of Marine Life and National Ocean Science Bowl invite any and all high schools to submit a 2-minute video clip with the theme “Living on the Ocean Planet.”  Deadline:  1/25/10; for a flyer and guidelines visit NOSB.  No video camera?  Use stills from the Encyclopedia of Life or the Marine Photobank!  Meanwhile, check out last year’s winning videos.