Workshops to help you prepare for the Environmental Career Fair

The Career Fair Prep Workshop on February 22 offers students a chance to get advice directly from employers about how to make a career fair successful. Students should bring their questions and make some connections!

Questions? Contact Ana Wieman at enviradv. Thanks!

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You’re Invited: SAF Winter Quarter Meeting (2/23)

You are all invited to join your Society of American Foresters – UW Student Chapter for the Winter Quarter chapter meeting:

When? Tuesday, February 23, 5:30-6:30 p.m.

Where? Anderson Hall, Forest Club Room (Room 207)

What? Update on upcoming chapter events, including Garb Day planning and April officer elections

Not to mention, there will be free pizza! We hope to see you all there!

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Naches RD Botanist Outreach



Outreach Notice 


National Forest

Naches Ranger District

The Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest, is seeking a diverse and qualified applicant pool in the interest of filling one GS-09 Permanent Full Time Botanist (0430) position.  The Official duty station is Naches, Washington on the Naches Ranger District. Transfer of Station (TOS) expenses may be authorized for this position.

The purpose of this Outreach Notice is to determine the potential applicant pool for this position and to establish the appropriate recruitment method and area of consideration for the advertisement (e.g. government-wide/DEMO). Responses received from this outreach will be relied upon to make this determination.  All applicants must meet the qualifications standards to be eligible for this position.


For additional information please contact:  Jodi Leingang, Naches Ranger District, 10237 Hwy 12,

Naches, WA.  98937. (509) 653-1450.



About the Position

This position serves as a botanist with staff responsibilities for developing, evaluation, and monitoring threatened, endangered and sensitive plant species, invasive plant species, and vegetation management programs. The incumbent has responsibility for providing professional, scientific assistance to the staff pertaining to a variety of botanical and sensitive plant related topics in support of Forest priorities. The selected candidate would:

  • Conduct and oversee vegetation inventories, population, and community monitoring in compliance with selected protocols to contribute to the project’s baseline data for botanical resources and coordinating surveys for special status plants and noxious weeds.
  • Participate on interdisciplinary teams to provide the documentation and coordination necessary for the effective management of threatened, endangered and sensitive plants and invasive species.
  • Develop and/or modify established procedures for recording plant survey information in order to meet environmental assessment requirements, botanical baseline data requirements, and for maintaining plants.
  • Assist others in plant identification, as well as conducting training to help assigned field personnel recognize, identify, and locate plant species.
  • Maintain plant survey and monitoring records in appropriate data base files, in addition to collection and preparation of voucher specimens for plants.
  • Assist in the development and implementation of management plans for the protection and enhancement of habitat for special status plants, and the control of noxious weeds or other invasive species.
  • Perform assignments which may include collaborating with other resources specialists in the preparation of prescribed fire, pesticide use and NEPA compliance documents for a variety of vegetation management and restoration actions.



For more information see the attached outreach  



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New M.S. assistantship – U of U PRT

Graduate Research Assistantship:   

Community Planner in collaboration with the 

National Park Service’s 

Rivers, Trails, and Conservation Assistance Program

The Department of Parks, Recreation, and Tourism (PRT) at the University of Utah is pleased to announce a Masters-level assistantship in collaboration with the U.S. National Park Service’s (NPS) Rivers, Trails, and Conservation Assistance Program (RTCA). The assistantship is located in Salt Lake City, Utah and will begin in August 2016, with the potential to start in June 2016 depending on student availability. The assistant will support NPS project managers working on community-led conservation and recreation planning initiatives involving governmental and non-governmental partners. Assignments will consist of a variety of project support tasks selected to provide the graduate assistant with training and on-the-job experience in methods, procedures, and techniques relevant to park, conservation, and community planning. The position is an entry-level assignment that will provide experiences and responsibilities as preparation for future professional planning work.


Duties related to this assistantship include project coordination, data collection, communications and outreach, public planning workshop and events support, developing park and trail management concepts and site designs, and network organization related to the University’s continuing work with the NPS and RTCA.  Proven experience and/or education in community planning, GIS and graphic design, and/or landscape architecture is preferred. Interested applicants, please contact Dr. Matt Brownlee at | 801-585-7239.


Applicants wishing to be considered for the assistantship should submit the following by February 25, 2016

  • A cover letter articulating interest and skills pertaining to the assistantship
  • A current resume/CV (with GPA and GRE scores identified if available)
  • Names and contact information for 3 academic or professional references


The assistantship requires 20 hours a week for 9 academic months and 40 hours a week for three summer months. The assistantship includes a monthly stipend, tuition/fee remission, and subsidized health insuranceTravel support to present at professional conferences is available through the Department, the Graduate School, and student associations. The assistantship is renewable for a total of two years, however, only one year of funding is guaranteed. To qualify a student will need continual registration as a full-time student and progress toward degree completion is expected. Applicants must be admitted and enrolled in the PRT Masters degree program at the University of Utah.


Utah is the west at its best! With four distinct seasons, we have ready access to a variety of outdoor activities including superb skiing at eight world-famous resorts just minutes from campus. Utah is home to five national parks and countless national, regional, state, and local recreation areas. Salt Lake City, with a metropolitan population of nearly 1,000,000, is the hub of the Intermountain West.


Additional questions and inquiries about graduate studies in Parks, Recreation, and Tourism at the University of Utah can be directed to Dr.  Jim Sibthorp, Director of Graduate Studies, University of Utah, Department of Parks, Recreation, and Tourism,



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Internship Opportunity


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Women in Leadership Course


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Career Services Program Assistant with College of the Environment

Primary duties of the student career services assistant include managing the College of the Environment Career Opportunities page and assisting in the management and planning of the annual Environmental Career Fair.

This position is posted on Husky Jobs:

HuskyJobs ID# 98892

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Wildlife Conservation in Northwest Ecosystems

Are you interested in traveling to Yellowstone National Park over spring break?  Want to see wolves, explore US National Park Service management, put your GIS and wildlife skills to work, or catch a bald eagle?  If so, then you may be interested in taking ESRM 459 with Professors John Marzluff and Monica Moskal.  To be considered for the class, please email Dr. Marzluff ( the following information before Feb. 15:

1.     Your name, major, and class standing.

2.     A 5 sentence (or less) paragraph stating your motivation to join the class and what you hope to learn/experience in the class.

Upon our review we will issue add codes for the class, which can be taken for either 3 or 5 credits.  Previous trip schedules, which will be similar this year but during the current break dates (March 19-26), can be found at:

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Alaska Environmental Internship Opportunity



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Performers needed for Quinceañer@! + Queer BDSM Panel Tomorrow!!


Each year La Raza Commission at the University of Washington puts on a Quinceaner@, a drag show event. This event is aimed to honor and celebrate with the queer Latinx community.

We are currently looking for performers, from drag to poetry to singing! All talents and identities are welcomed!

The 5th Annual Quinceaner@ is Friday, February 12 from 7-9pm in the ECT.

More event details on the facebook event page.

If you wish to perform, please email La Raza at asuwraza. Please share this with your contacts who may be interested.


What’s meant by “Let’s get kinky?” Wanna learn more about queer Bondage, Dominance, Sadism, Masochism (BDSM)? Let’s talk about negotiation and consent in Queer BDSM Communities!

Come on through and learn the basics of BDSM from panel members–including students and a representative from the Center for Sex Positive Culture–ready to anonymously answer any questions you might have about BDSM, Kink or resources available within the greater Seattle area!


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“Networking with a Purpose” For Int’l Students (02/11, 6pm)


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Classroom Tutors and Teacher Assistants Needed

Volunteer Opportunities at Hazel Wolf K-8 e-STEM School (just one mile from UW!)

Would you like to gain some experience helping out in an innovative public school classroom? Considering becoming a science teacher? Hazel Wolf K-8 e-STEM school has an excellent reputation and could use your skills, enthusiasm and assistance! We are a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) school that has an environmental focus.

Volunteer opportunities are available to tutor and serve as teacher assistants within the middle school (grades 6-8). Classes this spring will focus on properties of matter (very basic chemistry, atomic structure and the periodic table), catastrophic events (geology) and diversity of life (basic cell structure and function) but all units have an environmental focus. If you have knowledge in any of these areas, or just want to help out in general then you are welcome to volunteer in our school!

General Help: (Weekly/Bi-weekly/Monthly)

  • “Stage Manager” Volunteer: (1-3 hrs per visit) help behind the scenes thinking through and setting up labs, grading, ordering lab materials, making photocopies, displaying student work, etc.
  • “Classroom Helper” Volunteer: (1-6 hours per visit) assist students during class time to complete assignments, answer questions, organize notebooks, etc. “Super Tutor” Volunteer: (1-2 hours per visit) Provide assistance and guidance to students afterschool with their science assignments, projects, or overall comprehension and understanding of scientific concepts. Note: Classroom Helper and Super Tutor could be combined if you are available between 1:30 and 3:30.

Specialists: (Weekly/Bi-weekly/Monthly)

  • Topic Specialist: Prepare and possibly teach a specific lesson or give classroom demonstrations for specific topics.
  • Content Collaborator: Collaborate with Mr. Ketter (me!) to do background research and/or design and enhance his lessons/curriculum.
  • Field Experience Coordinator: Coordinate field trip(s), out of the classroom learning opportunities, and/or the Science Fair event.
  • Spring Field Experience Chaperone: Serve as a chaperone during a five-day field trip to the Olympic Peninsula on March 7-11. You could chaperone for part or all of the field trip.

Science Fair is coming up this semester so tutors are especially needed in the classroom and after school to help students with their projects.

Note: Any of these roles can be combined depending on your interest and availability. Minimum volunteer period is one month, preferably two to three months.

School hours are 8:10 – 3:10. After school tutoring and preparation help is needed as well.

Interested? Contact David Ketter via email ( or by phone at 206-252-3626. Please

Thanks! I look forward to hearing from you and appreciate your help!
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Call for Applications! Summer Institute in the Arts & Humanities-apply by March 28

Call for Applications! Summer Institute in the Arts & Humanities-apply by March 28

The Undergraduate Research Program is pleased to announce the call for applications for the 2016 Summer Institute in the Arts & Humanities (SIAH)!

This year’s theme is Excitations: Energy Studies in the Arts & Humanities

The institute provides students an opportunity to undertake original research on the role of energy in the arts and humanities. Energy touches all aspects of our lives. Because of this, the concept of energy has been important in fields as diverse as science, philosophy, art, music, history, politics, and cultural theory.

2016 Teaching Team:

– Rebecca Cummins, Professor, Photomedia, School of Art

– Tyler Fox, Studio Dir. & Lecturer, Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences, UW Bothell

– Phillip Thurtle, Associate Professor, Comparative History of Ideas

– Joel Ong, PhD Student, Digital Arts & Experimental Media

Eligibility: UW (Bothell, Seattle, & Tacoma) undergraduate students in good academic standing who are interested in an intensive experience in scholarly research in the arts and humanities are encouraged to apply.

SIAH selects and supports 20 undergraduates to engage in intensive research projects under the guidance of four interdisciplinary instructors. Selected students are named Mary Gates Scholars and receive a Mary Gates Research Scholarship of $4,500 to help defray the costs of participation. Participants enroll in 12 academic credits for this full-time research immersion experience.

For more information and to sign up for an Information Session:

Questions?: Contact the Undergraduate Research Program at
2016 SIAH Flyer.pdf

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CHID Summer Program Deadlines 2/12 & Himalaya Program Info Session 2/10

Join us in Thomson 403 Wednesday, February 10th for information about Autumn CHID: Explore India’s Himalaya: Yoga, Culture, Politics, and Environment

The following CHID Summer programs are closing soon: Friday, January 12th! Apply Now!
(Remember that letters of recommendation do not need to post by the deadline)*

LGBTQ Communities and Change in Mexico City
Outback of Where? Geographic Imaginaries, Cultural Identities, and the Australian Landscape
Bosnia and Serbia – True Reconciliation after Twenty Years of Peace?

Food Sovereignty and Migration in Oaxaca, Mexico

Indigenous Sámi Culture and Connection to the Land in Arctic Europe LGBTQ Communities and Change in Mexico City
Made in the U.S.A.: American Occupation, Identity Construction, and Social Action
Outback of Where? Geographic Imaginaries

Conflicting Currents: Romania and Georgia in a Turbulent Black Sea Application Deadline February 19th

Urban Change in the City that Never Sleeps Application Deadline February 19th

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International Business Info Sessions

Are you interested in business, language and culture?  If so, apply to the nationally-ranked undergraduate Certificate of International Studies in Business Program (CISB) and get the competitive edge you need to succeed in this interconnected business world!  CISB, an intensive supplement to the Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration, gives you the academic and real-world preparation you need for a global business career through immersion in a foreign culture, study/work abroad, language study, practical experience and leadership skill development.

Come to an upcoming info session to hear from staff and students about the benefits of CISB!

  • Wednesday, Feb. 10, 12:30 p.m., Dem 233
  • Thursday, Feb. 25, 12:30 p.m., Dem 233

For more information, please contact CISB at or 206-543-5985.

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Bachelor of Arts in Social Welfare (BASW)

Please share this opportunity with your students and colleagues! This is a final reminder and invitation to the BASW Open House on Monday, February 22nd from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.

BASW Open House and Info Sessions flyer.pdf

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