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updated 30 Mar 01


The University of Georgia Marine Education Center and Aquarium in Savannah, Georgia, is now accepting applications for four salaried full-time internship positions starting Sept. 5, 2001. Positions are for 50 weeks. Duties: After a training period, interns assist the faculty with all aspects of the Centerís instructional programs in coastal marine ecology (pre-K through undergraduate level), distance education, outreach activities in area schools, aquarium maintenance, and field work. Requirements: Interns must enjoy working with students of all ages. They must be physically able to participate in field activities, including those carried out from teaching vessels. Applicants must have completed an undergraduate degree in science or science education before the start of the internship. Training in marine biology or ecology is helpful, but not required. Internships are NOT available to individuals with graduate degrees or those who have already held multiple full-time internships (other than summer work). Salary: $250/week plus housing and some meals. Interns are required to live on-site, in studio apartments furnished by the Center. Note: Students working towards teaching certification may (with prior approval of their school) be able to use their teaching activities at the Marine Education Center to satisfy student-teaching requirements. The staff of the Center will assist interns in job-hunting at the end of their internship year; approximately 80% of former interns have gone on to graduate school or to work with environmental organizations, public aquariums, nature centers, etc. Application: A letter of application, undergraduate transcripts (unofficial ones, sent by the applicant, are acceptable), and three letters of recommendation should be sent to: Internship Evaluation Committee Marine Education Center and Aquarium 30 Ocean Science Circle Savannah, GA 31411 Deadline for receipt of all materials: April 30, 2001. For further information, call Dr. Maryellen Timmons, 912-598-2353. Also, check the Centerís website at:

posted until 30 Apr 01

Communications Officer

For more than three decades, World Wildlife Fund (WWF) has led international efforts to save life on earth. Our work is driven by a passion for nature, grounded in science, and shaped by an understanding that addressing human needs is critical to successful long-term conservation.

We seek a Communications Officer for our U. S. Ecoregional Conservation program. The successful candidate will work to develop and implement national and regional communications strategies for furthering the ecoregional conservation goals. Candidate must be able to promote goals by means of targeted public awareness and media work using a wide range of communications tools. Strong oral and written communication skills and advocacy experience helpful Candidate must have a minimum of 5 years experience in a professional communications field.

AA/EOE Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Please send cover letter and resume by fax to (202) 293-9211 or by mail to World Wildlife Fund, Human Resources Dept. #21068ES,1250 24th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20037. For more info: NO TELEPHONE INQUIRIES PLEASE.

posted until 27 Apr 01

Manice Education Center, Florida, MA.

MEC is a small residential center for environmental education and outdoor recreation located in northwestern Massachusetts. MEC accepts low-income students ages (11-18) from NYC. RESP: Lead small, co-ed groups in outdoor lessons on ecology, wilderness and leadership skills. Overnight supervision of tent group. Five multi-day summer backpack/canoe trips. QUAL: Self-motivation, patience, enthusiasm; BA/BS in related field; teaching and outdoor experience; Current First Aid/CPR and Lifeguard certifications. SLRY: $300/week, room & board, accident-sickness insurance, equipment discounts, $300 bonus for completing 6-month term. AVAIL: April 23 - Oct 24, 2001. TO APPLY: Send resume, 3 references & cover letter requesting application to: Manice Education Center, One East 53rd Street, 1401, New York, NY 10022 Phone: 212-371-5225 Fax: 212 371-2111 E-mail:

Manice Education Center

RESP: Coordinate residential EE program; train, supervise & evaluate instructional staff of 8-12; serve as Acting Director in Director's absence; recruit students for summer and afterschool programs. QUAL: Excellent motivational, organizational & interpersonal skills; patience, enthusiasm; BA/BS in related field; teaching and outdoor experience; current First Aid/CPR and Lifeguard certifications. SLRY: $375/week, room & board, accident-sickness insurance, equipment discounts, $300 bonus for completing 6-month term. AVAIL: April 23 - Oct 24, 2001. TO APPLY: Send resume, 3 references & cover letter requesting application to: Manice Education Center, One East 53rd Street, 1401, New York, NY 10022 Phone: 212-371-5225 Fax: 212 371-2111 E-mail:

Manice Education Center

RESP: Coordinate wilderness education & expedition programs; food/route/equipment logistics for all wilderness trips, including driving; supervise three high school assistants. QUAL: Excellent organizational skills; driver's license with good record; ability to drive 15 passenger van with a canoe trailer; significant experience planning wilderness trips; current First Aid/CPR. SLRY: $275/week, room & board, accident-sickness insurance, equipment discounts. AVAIL: June 1 - Sept 1, 2001. TO APPLY: Send resume, 3 references & cover letter requesting application to: Manice Education Center, One East 53rd Street, 1401, New York, NY 10022 Phone: 212-371-5225 Fax: 212 371-2111 E-mail:

posted until 26 Apr 01

Public Involvement Associate/Staff Writer - Job 0101

CEC, Inc., a leading public involvement consulting firm, is seeking a community outreach professional to work on project teams to develop and implement public involvement programs for environmental projects. Our clients include both government and private sector. The successful candidate will be the firm's key copywriter. Typical writing assignments will include newsletters, press releases, web site content, and meeting summaries. Additional responsibilities will include community interviews, public meeting coordination, business development, and related activities. Strong writing and presentation skills required, as well as attention to detail. Journalism background, desktop publishing, and consulting experience a plus. Only candidates with 6 + years of professional experience and BA/BS degree in communications related field will be considered. This position has growth potential and offers variety. Some travel required. Background in CERCLA preferred. CEC offers rewarding work and a friendly office environment. Visit our web site at for more information. All interested candidates should forward a cover letter and resume to Tina Kuhn at:

posted until 5 Apr 01

Pine Jog Environmental Education Center
College of Education Florida Atlantic University
Graduate Resident Program In Environmental Education

The Pine Jog Environmental Education Center, College of Education, Florida Atlantic University invites you to pursue your graduate studies and professional development in Environmental Education (EE) through our Graduate Resident Program.

This unique program offers you two options:
∑ Our two-year, experiential academic program is designed for college graduates interested in obtaining an advanced degree. At the end of two years, students in this program will earn a Master's Degree in Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis in E E.
∑ Our one-year option is available for students who wish to gain experience working and teaching in the environmental education field while earning college coursework credits and a strong foundation for further graduate education.

The goal of the program is to provide a comprehensive graduate program that prepares future professionals in the field of EE. This goal is realized through an intensive interdisciplinary curriculum, which includes academic course work, teaching practicum, experience in developing EE programs and the practical experience of working at an EE center. The combination of coursework while teaching and working at the center provides a rich context for learning through hand-on experience and immediate application.

The major components of the program include:
® Teaching experience in a wide variety of EE programs
® Graduate level courses in EE, education, and environmental studies
® Directed Independent Study Project in EE.
® Special topic seminars in center administration/management and natural history
® Experiential learning of South Florida's unique ecosystems from coral reefs to the Everglades.

The annual fee for the program is $8,000. Fees include all tuition costs for academic credits at FAU and Pine Jog, books, and housing at Pine Jog. This fee, which reflects the total cost, will be due 30 days prior to the start of the program. If accepted into the program, a non-refundable deposit of $200 is due on or before June 1, 2001 to reserve a place in the program for 2001-2002. Partial scholarships that may cover up to half of the annual fee are available. Student federal loans may be available to those graduate residents who enroll as an FAU graduate student.
Contact the FAU website at for more information on financial aid.

How do I apply?
An application for the Pine Jog Graduate Resident Program may be obtained by contacting Pine Jog directly at (561) 686-6600 or by e-mailing Helen Beers at . A non-refundable application fee of $25 is required. Applications must be received by May 15, 2001

posted until 5 Apr 01

Lost Lake Lodge, Minnesota

DESCRIPTION: Resident Naturalist working primarily with children ages 3 through 9. Also responsible for evening family activities and some adult interpretive programs. Duties include developing and implementing environmental education activities using the natural environs of Lost Lake and it's surrounding 70 acres as the class room. Programs include "wise wolf" & "curious cub" curricula, interpretive hikes, camp fire activities, bird and plant identification as well as other areas of candidate's expertise. Children's activities also include crafts, water sports and general fun and games. Since we are a small operation, naturalists are also assigned to support other resort departments from time to time. General Information: Lost Lake Lodge is a small family owned resort with 10 cottages and private lake located 140 miles north of Minneapolis. The resort is opened from mid May through early October and employs up to 30 full and part time seasonal staff.

Qualifications: Minimum 2 years of college course work in Outdoor Education, Environmental Education, science or related field. Strong knowledge of natural science and desire to learn about the history and natural science of Minnesota's Northwoods is helpful. Experience working with groups of children in outdoor education preferred. Love of nature and the creativity and enthusiasm to convey this to children and adults. Terms of employment: $1,150.00 per month salary. 6 day work week. 48 hours per week. Room & Board is available on resort @ $100.00 per month. Interested candidates must be available to work a minimum of 90 days any time between May 15 and September 15. Maximum length of employment could be May 1 through October 15th, 2001. For further information send resume and SASE to: Timothy N. Moore, 7965 Lost Lake Rd, Lake Shore, MN 56468-8603; OR VISIT OUR ON-LINE EMPLOYMENT SITE AT

posted until 18 Mar 01

Eagle County Youth Conservation Corps Coordinator - The Gore Range Natural Science School (GRNSS)seeks a Coordinator for the Eagle County Youth Conservation Corps. This individual must be dedicated to experiential learning, environmental, natural science and conservation education. The YCC Coordinator at GRNSS works to plan, promote, schedule, facilitate and coordinate the Countyís Conservation Corps. The Eagle County Youth Conservation Corps works with local youth organizations throughout the County to facilitate conservation projects on the surrounding White River National Forest. Responsibilities include: Schedule local youth organizations for projects Teach the educational components of conservation projects. Subject matter will include: resource management, sustainable use, natural history and ecology, local land management agencies and their roles in the management of the local watershed, local geography, wildlife ecology. Develop curriculum for conservation projects Salary: $250/wk. + housing Qualifications: BA/BS in relevant field; experience in curriculum design, field instruction, and outdoor leadership (YCC and SCA project coordination experience preferred); wilderness first aid (minimum) wilderness first responder preferred, current CPR certification and a safe driving record for the past five years. Applicants should possess a working knowledge of the conservation issues, ecology, and natural history of the Rocky Mountains. Deadline: 3-25-2001. Contact Ryland Gardner, Gore Range Natural Science School, PO Box 250, Red Cliff, CO 81649. E-Mail:
Vermont Conservation Corps
Outdoor Leaders Wanted.

The Vermont Youth Conservation Corps is seeking highly motivated, well-organized individuals to train and supervise small teams of high school and college age crew members in our conservation work and education program. Build cohesive teams while completing high priority work projects and facilitating educational activities. Projects include state park management, trail construction, and watershed restoration in either day or residential settings. Salary: $320 -$400/week plus AmeriCorps Educational Scholarship, room and board (depending on position and contract length), and paid staff training. Seasonal positions begin in April, May, and June. Call today for information and application: (800) 639-8922/ (802) 241-3699. E-mail: Web:

posted until 31 Mar 01

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