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.

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 Opportunity – Naturalist, ME

Ferry Beach Ecology School, a residential EE center on the coast of Maine, is seeking naturalists (due 2/20/10) to lead trips to coastal forests, beaches, tide pools, and salt marshes. Naturalists are responsible for a teaching group of approximately ten 3rd to 8th graders) for three lessons every day, with some shared supervision of students between and after lessons, plus some general maintenance of the site and program. FBES emphasizes dynamic teaching methods, such as the use of ecological skits, effective props, and hands-on activities.

Job Opportunity – Deckhand, CT

Soundwaters is seekign applications (due 1/15/10) for Deckhand/Educators for the 2010 sailing season (mid-March through August and August through mid-November). Seven crewmembers work in a close-knit high-energy environment aboard the 80’ schooner SoundWaters to deliver environmental and nautical science programs ranging from 3-hours to weeklong. For more information visit their website

Job Opportunity – Education Program Coordinator, MI

The Grand Traverse Conservation District (GTCD) seeks an Program Coordinator for the new Great Lakes Stewardship Initiative. The successful candidate will have the background, skills and personality to coordinate professional development for teachers, school-community partnerships and place-based education projects through the GTCD’s Boardman River Nature Center.  Applications due January 11, 2010.

Internships – Summer 2010 in Maine

Herring Gut Learning Center is a non-profit marine education center overlooking a working harbor in the small fishing village of Port Clyde, Maine.  Their programs use aquaculture and marine science as springboards to learning, incorporating hands-on teaching methods to strengthen students’ skills in science, math and literacy while providing experiences that promote responsible stewardship of the marine environment.   Contact Sara Rademaker, Aquaculture and Marine Science Teacher (srademaker@herringgut.org) for more information about two Camp and one Center internship opportunities running from June 1 to August 20 2010.

Job Opportunity Environmental Education Program Coordinator – Ohio

The Ohio Division of Wildlife will soon begin accepting applications for the position of Education Coordinator of the Old Woman Creek National Estuarine Research Reserve (OWC NERR) in Huron along Ohio’s Lake Erie shore.  The OWC NERR is part of a state-federal partnership of 27 protected sites in the U.S. that promote stewardship of our nation’s estuaries through integrated research and education programs.  The Educator Coordinator will have primary responsibility for planning, implementing, and evaluating programs for K-12 and community audiences. Major initiatives that will be facilitated by the Education Coordinator include the development of new visitor center exhibits and regional implementation of a national K-12 science curriculum focused on estuaries and coastal ecosystems.  The Coordinator will contribute to inter-agency partnerships and work with multi-disciplinary teams of scientists, educators, trainers, and natural resource managers to translate ecological research for a range of constituencies. This is a three-year, grant-funded project position (state classification: wildlife communications specialist) with potential for conversion to agency-funded status.

Master’s degree in biology, ecology, environmental education, environmental science, wildlife science, or related field preferred.

Preliminary inquiries, including requests to be notified about the application timeframe should be made to:

Frank Lopez, Manager
Old Woman Creek NERR
Ohio Division of Wildlife
frank.lopez@dnr.state.oh.us
(419) 433-4601

MEES Conference Call for Proposals

Massachusetts Environmental Education Society (MEES) Conference Call for Proposals deadline has been extended to October 30 for this year’s Conference: Bringing Environmental Education Home.  The conference will be held Wednesday March 3, 2010, at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester.  Details

Environmental Education Online Course

The University of North Carolina Wilmington will offer a fundamentals of environmental education online course this fall, beginning August 19, 2009. EVS 592-800 Fundamentals of Environmental Education is appropriate for both classroom teachers and for non-formal educators who work with students and/or teachers. This is a three credit-hour graduate course. The “Fundamentals of Environmental Education” online course was developed by the Environmental Education and Training Partnership (EETAP) in collaboration with national EE experts.  It provides educators with the knowledge and skills necessary to incorporate quality environmental education into their instruction. Participants discuss the history, definition, and goals of environmental education; develop an understanding of the professional roles and instructional methods of environmental educators; and interact with other educators from across the state. No on-campus meetings are required. The course will be taught by Dr. Rosanne Fortner.  Contact her at fortner.2@osu.edu or the Environmental Studies Department at evs@uncw.edu or 910-962-7675.

Environmental Education Program Director

The Vermont Institute of Natural Science (VINS) is looking for a highly qualified candidate to fill the Environmental Education Program Director position.  The Program Director reports directly to the president and is responsible for overall leadership of  VINS’ environmental education programs.  The Program Director ensures that all VINS’ education programs are high-quality, innovative, exciting, and financially sustainable.  VINS’ environmental education programs include programs for children, adults, citizen scientists, and professional educators.  The programs are based on current science and delivered in schools, camps, and communities throughout Vermont and New Hampshire, and at the VINS Nature Center in Quechee, Vermont.  In addition to leading the development and delivery of programs, the Program Director oversees the design and management of exhibits at the VINS Nature Center, as well as the care of VINS’ collection of wild birds and other live animals featured in programs and exhibits.
Details online.