Internships – Summer in North Carolina

The Bald Head Island Conservancy of southeastern North Carolina is offering four internship opportunities for Summer 2010,as Environmental Educators, Sea Turtle Conservationists, Kayak Guides, and Wildlife Naturalist.  The Intern Program is open to rising juniors, seniors or recent graduates from any accredited college or university, with majors in biology, marine biology, environmental science, education, or a related course of study.  Deadline for applications is 2/12/10.

Job Opportunity – Education & Outreach Coordinator, NC

The Bald Head Island Conservancy of southeastern North Carolina is seeking a full-time, permanent Environmental Educator/Outreach Coordinator to facilitate environmental education programming both on Bald Head Island and in communities across the state and region.  Deadline for applications 1/22/10.

Exploring the Deep Ocean Online

A consortium of academic and cultural institutions, Fathom creates and share high-quality online learning experiences, from in-depth free seminars to shorter features, interviews, and articles.  Their Exploring the Deep Ocean section includes materials from Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution and the UK Natural History Museum, and Seminars in Marine Science and Oceanology include free multi-session courses on shark natural history and underwater bioacoustics.

World Ocean Database

NOAA’s new World Ocean Database 2009, the largest, most comprehensive collection of scientific information about the oceans — with records dating as far back as 1800 — captures 29 categories of scientific information, including temperature, salinity, oxygen levels and chemical tracers, plus information on gases and isotopes that can be used to trace the movement of ocean currents.  The 2009 version updates the World Ocean Database 2005; an online search function allows the user to pinpoint specific parameters for analysis.

Expedition to the North Atlantic – Join Online

On January 27 the Algalita Marine Research Foundation research team will embark on a voyage to study plastic pollution in the North Atlantic Ocean.  Students and teachers can join the research expedition from the classroom or home through the internet-based Ship-2-Shore Education Program, finding updates, images and videos from the research vessel through the program blog; opportunities to interact with the ship’s research team and other leading researchers to ask questions and share experiences; lessons and activities to integrate the experience into the classroom curriculum; and a chance to interact with students from around the world to share information, perspectives and solutions to this global issue.  For more information contact Holly Gray (vesselsupport@algalita.org) or visit the Ship-2-Shore website.

Coastal Zone Grants – MA

Massachusetts’ Coastal Zone Management office is seeking proposals for their Coastal Habitat Grants Program. Up to $102,000 is available to support proactive efforts to implement demonstrable steps and actions to further coastal habitat protection, restoration, and assessment within the MA Coastal Zone, including outreach and education activities. Cities, towns, and other public entities; academic institutions; watershed associations or similar not-for-profits, and other private organizations are eligible to apply.  To view the Request for Responses, visit the Comm-PASS website and search for solicitation number “ENV 10 CZM 02.” Questions regarding this solicitation will be accepted until January 15, with answers posted on Comm-PASS by January 19.  Deadline for applications is 2/8/10.

Online Course – Nonprofit/Government Performance Management

UMass Boston’s Collins Center for Public Management and McCormack Graduate School of Policy Studies offer a six-session, online course beginning March 1, 2010.  Students will develop skills to refine the way goals and strategies are articulated so that they can be effectively measured, and to select practical performance measures.  Visit online for more information about the course and registration process.

Teen Ocean Summit

The New England Aquarium’s Teen Ocean Summit is a one-day opportunity for high school students to creatively address the challenges surrounding marine environmental issues. On March 31, 2010 in Waltham MA students will take on roles and work in teams to examine coastal planning.  Based on teachers’ applications, six schools will be invited to bring up to 10 students each.  Priority for attendance will go to classes that have not previously attended the Summit and inner-city schools, based on first-come, first-served application dates.  To request an application and for more information, contact Vickie Cataldo at vcataldo@neaq.org or 617-973-0235.

Report – sea level rise and local wetlands management

A recent paper published in Environmental Research Letters describes work to bring land use planners from 100 local governments along the Atlantic coast to create maps distinguishing lands likely to be protected from lands likely to be given up to the rising sea.  From the abstract:   “Based on…land use plans, we estimate that almost 60% of the land below 1 m along the US Atlantic Coast is expected to be developed and thus unavailable for the inland migration of wetlands. Less than 10% of the land below 1 m has been set aside for conservation.” The full report, including maps, is available online.

Undergraduate Fellowships – Climate Change NH, MA, DC

Clean Air, Cool Planet will place a fellow in each of ten organizations around New England and further afield to work on communications, calculations, and actions to address climate change.  Deadline for applications is 1/31/10; informational webinars are scheduled for 1/14/10 and 1/20/10.  For more information and an application, visit CA-CP.