Time schedule for UW Bothell Biology
b biology 200 = Tues/Thursday (lab T or Th)
b biology 220= Tues/Thursday (lab on M or W)
Time schedule for UW Bothell Biology
b biology 200 = Tues/Thursday (lab T or Th)
b biology 220= Tues/Thursday (lab on M or W)
Cascadia Consulting Group is a consulting firm that develops and implements innovative solutions to today’s environmental challenges. For 23 years, Cascadia has worked with corporate, nonprofit, and public-sector clients to advance sustainability through recycling and materials management, climate change mitigation and adaptation, energy efficiency, stormwater pollution prevention, and natural resources planning. The Cascadia team brings both expertise and creative thinking to research and analysis, strategic planning, outreach, program design, implementation, and evaluation. With offices in Seattle and Oakland, Cascadia serves clients across the country and abroad.
Anderson Hall will be getting a roof repair this summer. To do so, our current landscaping will need to be altered to safely accommodate the crew.
The architects, landscape architects, and project managers will be presenting their final plan THIS FRIDAY, February 12th from 1-2pm in Anderson Hall room 22. Unfortunately, this is the only time that we could get the team to meet, so it will be the ONLY meeting on this topic.
If you do attend, please keep in mind that the team has been made well aware, repeatedly, at every meeting that SEFS loves their trees, shrubs and plants and we want to keep all of it! However, the safety of the crew must be the top priority in this project. We have requested minimum disturbance of our vegetation – and they have taken it into consideration and made some modifications to their original plans.
We wanted to give everyone the opportunity to hear about the project officially before we are encased in scaffolding after graduation in June. I will have a copy of their presentation that I will send out to those on the Andersoncfr building list after the meeting on Friday.
Michigan State University NSF Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU):
Climate Effects on Species Interactions in Terrestrial and Aquatic Systems
Mentors: Kileigh Welshofer (Graduate Student), Laura Twardochleb (Graduate Student), Dr. Phoebe Zarnetske (Assistant Professor)
Affiliations: Kellogg Biological Station, Long-Term Ecological Research, Department of Forestry, Department of Fisheries and Wildlife, Ecology, Evolutionary Biology, and Behavior Program, Michigan State University
Summary: The student will have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience with field based experiments in both terrestrial and freshwater systems. Responsibilities will include assistance in field- and lab-based data collection as well as set-up of an aquatic long-term ecological experiment. The student will be expected to have a positive attitude for the duration of the program and will be responsible for working ~40 hours/week from May-August, 2016, exact dates TBD. Field work requires the ability to work in all non-hazardous weather conditions. This is a paid position that includes housing, meals, and funding for travel and research expenses.
1. Warming effects on invasive species success: Rapidly increasing warmer temperatures are predicted to favor introduced plants due to their advanced ability to adapt to new abiotic conditions. In addition, plants that are introduced into novel ecosystems often lack their native herbivores that limit their success, allowing the introduced plants to outcompete the existing native species. This experiment addresses the extent to which warming affects the success of introduced plant species under two types of naturally occurring herbivore pressure, insects and small mammals. The student will gain experience working with open top chambers (OTCs) that simulate warming in terrestrial systems as well as advanced HOBO instruments that record long-term abiotic conditions. The individual will also assist in the handling and identification of plants, insects, and small mammal species.
2. Effects of climate warming on freshwater invertebrate body sizes, predator-prey dynamics, and population abundances: Climate warming is expected to shift body size distributions of freshwater invertebrate populations toward smaller body sizes. Increased temperature and shifts in body sizes that result from climate warming should influence the strength and dynamics of predator-prey interactions, and in-turn, alter equilibrium population abundances of predators and prey. We are using pond surveys and pond-mesocosm warming experiments to understand the consequences of climate warming for freshwater invertebrate body sizes and predator-prey interactions. The data from our field surveys and experiments will be used to create mathematical models that predict population abundances of freshwater invertebrates under future climate warming. The student will gain experience in standardized sampling of pond invertebrates, including benthic macroinvertebrates and zooplankton, and water sampling. Student will also gain experience in setting-up and monitoring pondmesocosm experiments. Field sampling will occur at Lux Arbor Reserve near Kellogg Biological Station, and there is a possibility for off-site sampling in northern Michigan.
TO APPLY: email the following to Dr. Phoebe Zarnetske at email@example.com BY MAR. 15, 2016: 1) your resume, 2) unofficial transcript(s), 3) a well-written statement of interest (up to 350 words) that highlights how these experiences will enhance your learning and career goals, and 4) contact information for at least one reference. We encourage applications from underrepresented groups in the sciences. You must be a U.S. citizen with undergraduate status. For more on our lab see: http://www.msu.edu/~plz
Now Hiring for Spring 2016. Multiple positions available, ranging from 1 to 5 weekdays per week! Apply Today.
Marine Science Instructors
Pacific Marine Research is a non-profit education organization seeking employees and volunteers to participate in a school field trip program based in Seattle.
Marine Science Afloat Program
Programs run Seasonally and features all-day Marine Science field trips on Puget Sound aboard ship, teaching marine science to students of all grade levels. Full time and Part time positions available for Spring of 2016 (weekdays mid March through mid-June). Starting $14 per hr. Marine Biology, Fisheries, Oceanography or Interpretive Education background required. Teaching areas: plankton sampling, microscope work, benthic and pelagic species, water quality and stewardship, ecology, scuba, and geology. To apply please e-mail cover letter and resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org
PMR is searching for volunteers to assist shipboard Biologist/Instructors: Volunteers must be able to commit to volunteering a minimum of one weekday per week 8:00 am to 3:30 pm. for the full length of Spring season.
We prefer volunteers who have Marine Science or Interpretive Education background. Volunteers will get training in marine life identification and will assist the shipboard biologists in conducting various classes. Volunteers will have the opportunity of working with students in, plankton sampling classes, Microscope lab, & Touch Tank Classes. Good Communications skills are required.
To Apply e-mail Volunteer@marinescienceafloat.org
Part-time Professional Divers
Pacific Marine Research is seeking a professional and highly skilled scuba divers on a part-time basis. The divers will participate in a marine science field trip program for Seattle school children. Duties include performing a 20 – 30 minute bottom time dive using full-face mask with communication system and video camera to explore and describe underwater plant and animal life to students viewing the video signal from a vessel nearby.
The diver should be familiar and comfortable with use of full-face mask (Interspiro Divator), and will be trained to use the video camera.
The divers will meet the vessel near Alki Point, then swim out to dive site with full gear on, video camera and tethered transmitter will be transferred to them. Divers will then descend to the bottom (no deeper than 70 feet) and explore the area, sending live video pictures and narration back to the vessel where the students will watch on monitors and ask questions of the diver through the two-way comm. system.
The diver will be hired as an independent contractor, and must have a business license and are responsible for there own insurance. The dive will occur daily at about 12:30 PM Employment is seasonal. The schedule is flexible to the extent that several divers share this position and dates worked can be worked out between contractors.
Our contract divers on different days are contracted for different diving duties.
The primary diver (diver wearing full face mask) will be paid $85.00 for the ~ ½ hour bottom time dive.
Our contract divers will also be employed on some days they are not the primary divers to serve as diver assistants. Contract diver assistants are paid $60.00 for the ~1/2 hour bottom time dive.
The primary diver also has the option if they wish of utilizing volunteer diver assistants. Primary divers who choose to utilize volunteer assistants are responsible for screening assistants for suitability.
Divers will be responsible for supplying all personal dive gear, air fills and transportation. Knowledge about marine life and good verbal skills required.
This is a fun and flexible opportunity. This program has been in operation since 1985.
To apply please e-mail cover letter and resume to Employment@marinescienceafloat.org in the subject line please put “your name Diver Position
Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2016, 3:30 – 4:20 p.m.
Anderson Hall Room 223
Speaker: David Ford, School of Environmental and Forest Sciences, University of Washington
This event is part of the UW School of Environmental and Forest Sciences’ 2016 Seminar Series around the theme of Ecosystem Carbon
Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2016, 12:30 – 1:20 p.m
Wallace Hall Room 120
The Farm Lunch Seminar is an advanced Environmental Studies class; however, our lunch time seminars are open to all and registration is not required.
Each week, Dr. Elizabeth Wheat will lead the discussion on a specific topic, as well as bring in speakers who are experts on the chosen topics.
The schedule is as follows:
Feb. 17 – A seed farmer’s perspective on food sovereignty!
Feb. 24 – Interning at a farm
Mar. 2 – Regenerative Agriculture
Mar. 9 – Holistic management – organizing for life!
Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Come join us in Union Bay Natural Area as we plant trees and shrubs to create a brand new hedgerow just south of the UW Farm. This is your chance to help out our native bees, butterflies, and numerous other insects by creating an inviting pollinator habitat and increasing biodiversity of the area. We will meet at the southern edge of the farm, close to Wahkiakum Trail Lane (see map). All equipment and snacks will be provided!
Any questions can be directed to Nicolette Neumann at email@example.com /206-478-7907
This project is funded by UW’s Campus Sustainability Fund
TODAY Friday, Feb. 12, 2016, 12:30 – 1:30 p.m
Speaker: Tim Cline, School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences, University of Washington
This event is part of UW School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences’ Quantitative Seminar series
Fishery Sciences (FSH) Room 203
Tuesday, February 23, 2016, 10am – 12pm
4 Tuesday Mornings, 10am-12pm, February 23-March 15
Capture the essence of flowers and foliage in this 4-part class with simple, quick techniques and portable materials! While using the beautiful perennial beds and borders at the Center for Urban Horticulture as a backdrop, you will be guided in an intuitive approach to sketching with pen, layering watercolor washes, and gathering tips that can be applied to everyday sketching. A simple supply list will be provided. All levels welcome.
Register Online, or by phone: 206-685-8033
Instructor: Lisa Snow Lady, BFA in painting from University of Washington and Certificate in Ornamental Horticulture from Edmonds Community College
ECFS 495 – The Politics of Pre-K
Tuesdays 4:30 – 6:50
Open to graduate students and undergraduate students!
This class will look at both the public policies and politics behind the expansion of high quality early education. Utilizing lecture, discussion, and interactive exercises we will look at the latest research, policy conversations, and political strategies to ensure every child starts school ready to learn.
We also hope to have a number of guest speakers either in person or via. While we will address some historical background in this class we will primarily focus on the latest proposals, legislation, and efforts in Washington DC and in Olympia.
Instructor – Joel Ryan
Executive Director, Washington State Association of Head Start & ECEAP/Washington State Training Consortium
INTSCI 401: Integrated Sciences Practicum (2-4, I&S)
Are you interested in science education, science writing, science policy, or other areas that require an integrated sciences perspective? Would you like to:
* Participate in service-based learning within formal or informal science education? * Explore strategies for promoting student engagement and classroom equity?
* Develop your own perspectives on the integration of science, learning, and teaching?
* Engage collaboratively in reflection, discussion, and presentation of practicum experiences?
INTSCI 401 is open to sophomores, juniors, and seniors with a strong interest in science education. Example practicum experiences include weekly visits to a science classroom, volunteer work at a science or natural history museum, or participation in a science education partnership with a local, regional, or national science research institution or agency.
“I really appreciated learning about different teaching styles and how design elements and learning principles affect a classroom setting. It made observing and volunteering easier because I could look at the descriptions of each and observe them in the classroom. I liked seeing how science was incorporated with the learning styles and observing how students learn.”
“Being able to analyze what we observe is very beneficial because if I had no one to share these observations with I would have only a narrow, one-sided view on things and wouldn’t have others’ perspectives to look at. It has opened up my understanding from all different angles.”
Wildlands Studies has eight wonderful field study programs planned for this summer, all with space available. Join them in Borneo, Belize, Australia, Yellowstone, Big Sur and the Channel Islands in California, and Banff and Vancouver Island in Canada. All programs provide hands-on, applied learning and direct research experience to students while living in a backcountry wilderness setting. The courses offer between 5-15 quarter credits provided through Western Washington University.
More information can be found at: http://www.wildlandsstudies.com. Each program has a full description and photos on the field project webpage.
Fund for the Public Interest is looking for smart, hard-working students who work well in a team and are eager to make real change after graduation.
The Fund for the Public Interest (“the Fund”) partners with leading nonprofit groups from around the country, providing the kind of people power it takes to build organizations for the long-term, win hard-fought campaigns, and make real change on some of the most important issues of our day. And we’re hiring!
Specifically, they are hiring Citizen Outreach Directors to run their grassroots campaign offices across the country next fall — working on behalf of groups like Environment America and US PIRG.
The Fund for the Public Interest is looking for smart, motivated students who want to get their hands dirty and make a real impact on some of the most critical issues facing our society.
Late study night in the Forest Club Room? No fear, for Husky Nightwalk is here! Call the service during hours of operation and a security guard will be more than happy to walk you to your on-campus destination.
Hours and Services: Uniformed security guards operate 7:30 p.m. to 3 a.m. during the summer and 6:30 pm to 2 a.m. during the school year, seven days week, providing a walking escort to community members within the campus locations only. Husky NightWalk also service the UW Tower location and the parking garages. Husky NightWalk provide escorts to the Tower location but not from the Tower to campus. In addition, Husky NightWalk security guards are equipped to help people, with proper identification, who cannot get into their offices and they can assist with jump starts for dead batteries. When members from the campus community need help, call 206.685.WALK (9255).
How to use Husky Nightwalk
Position Description: Assistant Professor in Youth Conservation Education within the School of Natural Resources at the University of Missouri. This is a 12-month, full-time, tenure-track endowed position with 70% research and 30% teaching/outreach responsibilities. Salary is commensurate with experience.
Responsibilities: The incumbent will be expected to develop a nationally-prominent research program focused on evaluation of the efficacy of conservation education strategies, curricula and programs targeting youth and families. The faculty holding this position will be expected to garner substantial extramural funding to supplement endowed funding in support of research and outreach. Teaching responsibilities will include 1-2 courses per year (at least one at the graduate level) related to conservation/environmental education. Student advising and serving on graduate committees is also expected. The Prairie Fork Conservation Area http://prairiefork.missouri.edu/ (a site jointly administered by the School of Natural Resources and the Missouri Department of Conservation) is an ideal laboratory location and can be used to facilitate teaching, research, and outreach efforts.
Interested in the position? Learn about how to apply here: Assistant Professor Youth Conservation Education Announcement
The Foster School is launching a brand new program in Shanghai, China this summer A-term where students can take two core business school classes, visit companies, and explore the city! Both students admitted to Foster and those applying in the spring 2016 are eligible to apply. Students who are in other majors are also eligible to apply as long as they have completed the pre-reqs before we summer – the main pre-requisite course is Accounting 225.
The application deadline has been extended to 2/16. Apply now!
After review of applicant pool numbers, the decision has been made to extend the following vacancy announcements through midnight Friday, February 12, 2016, based on low applicant numbers.
See http://www.usajobs.gov to apply & for more information including duty locations for these great positions.
Vacancy Announcement Number
Grade, Series, Title, SPD
GS-0802-04 Engineering Technician – Civil (FS2342)
GS-0817-04 Survey Technician (FS2577)
GS-0455-05 Range Technician (FS2309)
GS-0462-05 Forestry Tech (Timber Stand Improvement) (FS2321)
GS-0462-05 Forestry Technician (Timber Sale Prep) (FS2467)
GS-0462-05 Forestry Technician (Fire Dispatcher) (FS0936)
GS-0802-05 Engineering Technician – Civil (FS2333)
GS-0455-06 Range Technician (FS2310)
GS-0462-06 Smokejumper (FS0830)
GS-0802-06 Engineering Technician – Civil (FS2334)
GS-0455-07 Range Technician (FS2311)
WG-5716-05 Equipment Operator (FS2538)
Please see below for a number of great positions. The links will take you to our Forest Service Outreach Database for more information on each job including contact information for the hiring manager, job duties, etc.
Unless otherwise noted, these jobs are being outreached only and are not yet advertised in USAjobs at http://www.usajobs.gov. Please contact the hiring manager found at each positions weblink given below to be notified when position will be advertised.
See our “Tips – How to Get a Forest Service Job” and “FAQ”. And, you are welcome to view our webinar on “How To Get A Forest Service Job”.
Realty Specialist GS-11/12 with the following options for duty station:
Coeur D Alene, ID; Kamiah, ID; Kalispell, MT; Libby, MT or Missoula, MT
Forestry Technician (Wilderness/Trails) GS-6/7 in Butte, Montana
Government Information Specialist GS-12/13 in Missoula, Montana
(Persons with legal or law backgrounds or experience working with the Privacy Act/Freedom of Information Act should consider applying)
Biological Science Technician (Forest Pest Mgmt) GS-5/6/7/8 in Missoula, Montana
Biological Science Technician (Insect & Disease) GS-7/8/9 in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho
District Minerals Manager GS-12 in Watford City & Dickinson, North Dakota – 2 positions
Rangeland Management Specialist GS-11 in Watford City & Dickinson, North Dakota – 2 positions
Safety & Occupational Health Specialist GS-9 in Darby, Montana
The Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests are outreaching for the following positions to hire a team of specialists to work on their Forest Plan Revision. Forest Plan Revision is an opportunity to be
involved in shaping the direction of land and resource management on the Forests for years to come. Some of these positions are permanent and some are being advertised as term positions with the option to
be converted to permanent. See links for more information. All positions are GS-12 and located in Kamiah, Idaho
· Interdisciplinary Social Scientist/Natural Resource Manager (Rec)/Landscape Architect https://fsoutreach.gdcii.com?id=5801FBFADD904F5DBD1E6270BEFD0686
· Interdisciplinary Soil Scientist/Hydrologist https://fsoutreach.gdcii.com?id=21D688D45618482A9C052A696F56BC15
· Fish Biologist https://fsoutreach.gdcii.com?id=330DB431EAAC43FDBAD8956052A0D002
· Wildlife Biologist https://fsoutreach.gdcii.com?id=A8DEF22AA0854EC6992419201F93D3A2
Temporary/Summer Jobs: The Northern Region of the Forest Service is just about to finish up advertising the last of our temporary positions for the upcoming field season (spring/summer/fall 2016) for
positions throughout North Idaho, Montana, and parts of the Dakotas. The dates for this final advertisement period are March 2 – 8th. Positions may include fire fighters, field technicians, visitor
information/guides, office services, Youth Conservation Corps aids/leaders, and other new positions not filled in our previous hiring events. More jobs are being added, so make sure to catch up with them using the outreach database at: https://fsoutreach.gdcii.com/