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Natural Resources Career Fair TODAY, 1:00-4:00 pm in Anderson 207

Today the Society of American Foresters – UW Student Chapter will be hosting its 3rd annual Natural Resources Career Fair in the Forest Club Room from 1 to 4 p.m.!

SEFS master’s student Cole Gross, who is organizing the fair this year, has signed up 17 agencies and organizations, ranging from Weyerhaeuser and the U.S. Department of Fish and Wildlife, to King County Parks and The Nature Conservancy.

The fair will be a fun, informational and interactive process that will allow you to introduce yourself to these potential employers and learn about a wide range of opportunities in natural resource fields. You can come for any length of time during the three hours, and there will be periodic raffle giveaways (including several REI gift cards!), as well as free refreshments and snacks.

So update your résumé, do your research, and come learn about some great internship and career possibilities!

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Volunteer for MESA Day 2017!

It is that time of the year again: MESA Day 2017!

And they need YOU!  Volunteers to help prepare for, set up, and run their STEM Celebration and Competition.

To sign up:

http://seattlemesa.org/volunteer-registration/

For more info:

http://seattlemesa.org/opportunities/mesaday2017/

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Eco Education Class: Spring 2017

Is it possible to instill a passion and appreciation for the environment in a classroom setting? Can students still engage with nature in an urban environment?

The Empowered Eco- Education seminar seeks to provide an equal opportunity for environmental education to students from all backgrounds. Each week, students will have the opportunity to teach an after school program at Concord International Elementary School in South Park, Seattle, to work with curriculum based in environmental justice and education. This seminar integrates hands-on activities and local environmental issues, working to inspire kids and ignite their enthusiasm for the outdoors.

See the attached flyer for details.
Empowered Eco Education.pdf

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Pipeline Project Spring Tutoring Opportunites

 

Pipeline Project is currently recruiting for Spring Quarter tutor and mentor opportunities. We are a tutoring outreach program that aims to connect UW undergraduates with tutoring and mentoring opportunities in Seattle Public K-12 Schools and local community organizations servicing K-12 students. We partner with over 50 K-12 schools, who are flexible and eager to have wonderful UW students be tutors.

Pipeline Project will be hosting 3 Information Sessions within the next few weeks for UW students to learn more about tutor and mentor opportunities through Pipeline.

If you want to find out more about pipeline beforehand here is our website or visit us in Mary Gates Hall 171 for more questions.

 

http://expd.uw.edu/pipeline

INFO SESSION FLYER.pdf

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SER Nursery Work Party!

Please join the SER Nursery in restoring the Union Bay Natural Area this Friday.  We will be pulling out invasive Himalayan blackberry to make way for future native plantings.  This event will meet Friday, January 27th at noon in front of the Douglas Research Conservatory.  Please see the attached flier.

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Upcoming Clean-Up in Central District: January 28

The Seattle Clean Street Collective is excited to announce their first clean-up of 2017!

Here’s what you need to know:

When:

Saturday, January 28 at 10:00 AM

Where:

1698 E Union St, Seattle, WA 98122 (Central District!)

What to bring:

All necessary equipment will be provided (trash grabbers, bags, and gloves).
As usual, coffee and a light breakfast will be provided.
Bring appropriate clothing for the weather!

RSVP HERE!

The Seattle Clean Street Collective is thrilled to announce that they have begun applying for 501(c)(3) non-profit status! Your continued support is appreciated and necessary as they move forward with this somewhat expensive process.

They hope to further their mission in strengthening communities and inspiring stewardship of local ecosystems in the Puget Sound watershed through volunteer work.

Thank you so much for volunteering and/or donating to this important cause!

PLEASE DONATE HERE!

 

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2017 Neah Bay Pipeline Project: “Telling Our Stories, Imagining Our Futures”

Are you interested in collaborating with an indigenous community and immersing yourself in the Makah culture?

Do you LOVE working with elementary school students?

Do you want a deep, engaging, non-traditional learning experience in WA?

APPLY TO JOIN THE 2017 NEAH BAY PIPELINE PROJECT!
“TELLING OUR STORIES, IMAGINING OUR FUTURES”

Be part of an exciting long-term project working with Native youth in Neah Bay.

Pipeline is recruiting members now for the 2017 team!

This collaborative project is built on a longstanding partnership between UW’s Pipeline Project and Neah Bay Elementary School and
has been developed to address a community-identified need. The result is an exciting new project that will focus on encouraging Neah Bay students to envision their futures. The goal will be to not only have Native students see themselves pursuing higher education, but learning, as early as fifth grade, of career paths that could ensure their being able to live and thrive in Neah Bay after graduation.
Using oral histories, digital storytelling, and photography, UW students will learn about the rich history and culture of the Makah people while mentoring 5th grade students in the creation of a digital storytelling that celebrates their Native culture and identifies pathways to meaningful careers in their own community.

Check out an example of a project from a previous year: View the 2013-2014 Telling Our Stories Magazine.

TRAVEL

* Spend spring break (3/18-3/24) in beautiful Neah Bay with the Makah community * Connect with Neah Bay students throughout the two quarter commitment

REFLECT + LEARN

* Earn up to 9 EDUC401 credits
* Weekly seminars winter and spring quarter (day and time TBD by cohort) to learn about revenant issues, reflect, and build project
* Connect with experts in the field

APPLY!

* Applications can be found and submitted here.
* Applications must be submitted by October 21, 2017 at 5pm to the Catalyst dropbox.

QUESTIONS?

* Reach out to Meaghan Ferrick, Project Facilitator, at mef07@uw.edu * Visit the Pipeline Project website.

Pipeline Project Flyer + Application.pdf

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Great Volunteer Opportunity for Fall Quarter

 

Seattle MESA is recruiting UW students for their tutoring program.

If you are a dynamic student that has a passion for STEM subjects and a desire to help a high school student in his/her Math and/or Science classes, this program is for you. If you are interested in providing STEM focused tutoring to a high school student please contact Joffrey Hooks atmtutoruw@uw.edu or (206) 685-7907.

Some benefits to the program are:

·        Earn up to 10 elective credits

·        Develop your teaching/training skills

·        Build confidence in your STEM subject area

·        Work with other great volunteers

·        Positively motivate and mentor a student

·        Plus, MESA provides the transportation so you don’t have to drive your car, ride a bike or take the bus.

Join Seattle MESA’s Tutoring Program today.

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Fall Internship Opportunity with Evnironment Washington

Environment Washington is currently seeking interns to work on a campaign to save the Grand Canyon for the fall semester. Interns are critical to the success of the campaign, and Environment Washington offers hands-on experience and robust training on a wide array of organizing and campaign tactics. As an intern with Impact, students will write opinion editorials for local papers, organize press conferences, talk to community and small business leaders, strategically increase the visibility of our campaign here in Washington, and integrate Environment Washington into the larger community of environment organizations in the state.

Below is a link to a form that students can fill out to support the campaign and express interest in an internship with Environment Washington this fall: https://goo.gl/forms/PkKlN0fWptREt0773

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Livable City Year kickoff event: October 6

Livable City Year kickoff

Join faculty, students and representatives from the City of Auburn for an event celebrating the start of the inaugural UW Livable City Year, a partnership between the University of Washington and Auburn.

When: Oct. 6, 10 to 11 a.m.
Where: wǝɫǝbʔaltxʷ – Intellectual House on the UW Seattle campus

What: Livable City Year is a cross-university collaboration connecting local governments with University of Washington classes to address community-identified areas of need. UW students and professors will work with Auburn throughout the upcoming academic year to advance the city’s goals for livability and sustainability.

Speakers will include Livable City Year faculty directors Branden Born, an associate professor in the Department of Urban Design and Planning, and Jennifer Otten, an assistant professor in the School of Public Health, as well as Auburn Mayor Nancy Backus, Vice Provost and Dean of Undergraduate Academic Affairs Ed Taylor, and UW Director of Regional and Community Relations Sally Clark.

Faculty members leading Livable City Year courses during Fall Quarter will discuss the projects, followed by a Q&A period.

There will be light refreshments available.

The UW’s Livable City Year program is a cross-university collaboration led by faculty directors Branden Born and Jennifer Otten in collaboration with UW Sustainability and Urban@UW, and with foundational support from the College of Built Environments and Undergraduate Academic Affairs. The program is also working with non-profit organization Association of Washington Cities. Livable City Year is based on the University of Oregon’s Sustainable City Year Program and is a member of the Educational Partners for Innovation in Communities Network.

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Class Offering: EDUC 421A for pre-STEM and Art majors: VLPA and I&S Credit

STUDIO: Build our world

Calling all Youth Mentors and STEM enthusiasts who want to make an impact on youth in Seattle!

The Dream Project and the 3DL Partnership are partnering with Neighborhood House High Point Center in West Seattle on an exciting new program called STUDIO. As STUDIO mentors, we engage middle-school and high-school youth in tinkering activities, art, health literacy, and opportunities to learn about STEM in higher education and careers.

Mentors attend hands-on sessions with youth and support them to develop habits of mind for learning and succeeding in STEM, school, and life.

Here’s how to sign up:

Mentor at Neighborhood House from 3.30 – 6.30pm on Tinker Tuesday or Workin’ Wednesday. (Includes transportation time, ride provided)

  • Register for EDUC 421A/B, SLN 14029 or 14030 (VLPA & I&S), 1- 3 credits/quarter
  • Includes 1-hour seminar on Friday 3.30 pm – 4.20pm with Leslie Herrenkohl

· Two quarter commitment preferred

· Fill out interest survey at bit.ly/PO7t3Z so that we can tailor our seminar content to you!

· Email Meixi Ng at meixi for an add code or with any questions.

· Watch what we do here!https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G4f3Ipi64Mo

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Give Back with MESA

Welcome back students!

This is a great opportunity for you to make a difference

Seattle MESA is recruiting UW students for their tutoring program.

If you are a dynamic student that has a passion for STEM subjects and a desire to help a high school student in his/her Math and/or Science classes, this program is for you.  If you are interested in providing STEM focused tutoring to a high school student please contact Joffrey Hooks at mtutoruw@uw.edu or (206) 685-7907. 

Some benefits to the program are:

·        Earn up to 10 elective credits

·        Develop your teaching/training skills

·        Build confidence in your STEM subject area

·        Work with other great volunteers

·        Positively motivate and mentor a student

·        Plus, MESA provides the transportation so you don’t have to drive your car, ride a bike or take the bus.

Won’t you help MESA as we help our students excel.  Join Seattle MESA’s Tutoring Program today. 

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Research / Work study opportunity in the HilleRisLambers Lab

The HilleRisLambers lab studies the impacts of climate change on plant communities in the Pacific Northwest. They are interested in understanding how warming temperatures and declining snow levels will affect the geographic distribution of tree species and the phenology (seasonal timing) of wildflower reproduction. There are two kinds of opportunities available for undergraduates interested in being involved in research in their lab (starting fall of 2016, ideally for the whole academic year).

Please see http://faculty.washington.edu/jhrl/Index.html for more information on lab research and projects. View the attached document for more details.
Research&Workstudy_2016.pdf

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Environmental Policy Internship Opportunity

I-732 is a first in the nation carbon tax initiative headed to the November 2016 ballot. I­-732 hopes to reform Washington’s tax code to incentivize clean energy, reduce emissions, and shift the tax burden off of low income families and toward polluters.

The first major task of the campaign was the collection of 360,000 signatures in Washington State from April through December 2015 to qualify for the 2016 ballot. The campaign must now work to educate, inform, and mobilize voters across the state to pass the initiative. Interns will coordinate with other interns across the state to join the campaign as fellows, learning and assisting with all aspects of the campaign.

The campaign is looking for summer interns to assist the youth vote manager and outreach coordinator in implementing the first phase of the campaign throughout August, with the possibility to extend the internship. Interns will work about 15 hours a week over 10­-12 weeks and start dates are flexible. The organization also has some fellowship and paid jobs available. More information is available on Carbon Washington’s website at http://yeson732.org/job-announcements.

Internship details on the attached flyer:
Yes-on-I-732-Summer-Internship-Program-.pdf

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UW Engineers Without Borders

EWB-UW, is an interdisciplinary student organization at the University of Washington that was initiated by a small but dedicated group of concerned students and faculty in early 2005. Since that time the group membership and activity has increased dramatically. From 2006 until 2010, the chapter worked extensively in the Acasio region of Bolivia to improve communities’ roofs and stoves. Since then, the chapter has begun work in the community of La Vega de Volcan in Guatemala on fish hatchery water delivery and incubation system. In 2014, our chapter began the implementation of a multi-purpose community center, which we aim to complete in the Summer of 2016.

This year, we have a huge project we are starting in Nicaragua with the goals of improving the water quality due to the community getting sick, expand the first original water systems, and create a second system to reach houses that are out of range of the original. Due to the large scale and relatively new project, we are in need of students (non-engineering or engineering) to help us achieve our goals on our Nicaragua project as well as our other various ongoing projects. A description of our other projects are listed on our website.

The UW chapter meets every Wednesday in More Hall 220 from 5:30 PM – 6:20 PM.

http://ewbuw.weebly.com/

https://www.facebook.com/Engineers-Without-Borders-University-of-Washington-74889425414/?fref=ts

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Winter & Spring Break 2017 | Peru and Iceland Abroad

With the start of the new school year, the GREEN Program is eager to help student leaders maximize their education and pursue their passions – on campus and beyond. Complementary of your in-classroom education, their accredited, short-term educational abroad
opportunities in Iceland and Peru allow students to bring these studies to life through hands-on industry exposure and real-time professional development experiences within the fields of
sustainable development. Below is information about the GREEN Program’s upcoming winter and spring break opportunities abroad in educational, career-focused programs:

A whole new kind of back to school – Don’t just go back to campus this fall, lead with experience
This winter & spring break, you are invited to join The GREEN Program abroad in the world’s leading destinations for sustainable development: Peru & Iceland

The GREEN Program unlocks doors for students to gain exclusive education, industry access, and authentic bucket-list experiences around the world. Through our accredited, career-focused 8 to 10 day programs, we exist to use the world as our classroom in order to give meaning and purpose to education, adventure, and life.

Join a community of students leaders and young professionals who have consciously chosen to pursue a future of possibilities and are determined to be part of the solutions toward a better world.

APPLY TODAY

Early Registration Specials Now Available!

Plan ahead! Lock in your reduced GREEN program fee by securing your spot on an upcoming GREEN adventure with your deposit. For more information & program fee specifics for each program session and month, please visit our FAQ.
* Early Registration Specials are only available for accepted GREEN student(s) who have not yet secured their spot(s).

Iceland:
Renewable Energy & Sustainability

Winter:
[1] December 14 – 21, 2016
[2] January 4 – 11, 2017

Spring:
[1] March 5 – 12, 2017
[2] March 12 – 19, 2017

Peru:
Water Resource Management & Sustainable Practices

Winter:
January 4 – 13, 2017

Spring:
March 12 – 20, 2017

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Wildlands Studies 2016 Fall Programs – a few spaces still available in Peru!

Wildlands Studies still has a few spaces available in the upcoming Fall 2016 Peru Project and interested students are encouraged to apply soon. Applications are actively being accepted.

Students are also welcome to join the 2017 winter and spring programs in Ecuador, Chile, Tasmania, Thailand, Nepal, South Africa, Costa Rica and Panama. These programs provide hands-on, applied learning and direct research experience to students while living in a backcountry wilderness setting. The academic term programs earn 15 quarter credits provided through Western Washington University.

Prospective students are invited to review the website: http://www.wildlandsstudies.com.
Each program has a full project description and photos on the field project webpage.

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Environmental Education Internship Opportunity with the Federal Government

 

Environmental Protection Agency Region 10 (Seattle Office) has a digital eInternship Teaching Environmental Education (ECOLEARN) Lesson Plans at elementary schools. As an eIntern, you would get to teach exciting, already prepared environmental education lesson plans at local elementary schools. We are testing the lesson plans, expanding our outreach and making necessary revisions to the materials as a prelude to sharing them on a national stage. Lesson topics include: Animals, Air, Water, Ecosystems, Energy, Waste, Food, and Climate. The specific internship description can be found at http://vsfs.state.gov/projects/view/448.. To apply, read on.

Information on applying for the Digital Internship:

The Virtual Student Foreign Service (VSFS) is the largest virtual internship program in the world! This year there are more than 900 vacancies with more than 30 federal agencies. VSFS offers unique mentoring and recruitment possibilities.

Applications for the 2016-17 VSFS program are open between July 2 and 26 on USAJOBS.gov. Real work is waiting for students with more than 30 federal agencies including NASA, the Smithsonian, the State Department, National Parks Service, and others. You can see the projects offered at http://vsfs.state.gov/! To apply, students must log on to USAJOBS, create an account, build a resume, and upload a transcript. The specific project description and project is at http://vsfs.state.gov/projects/view/448.

eInterns play an important role in moving the government forward. There’s something for everyone: design, research, mapping, videography, history, analysis, writing, calculation, policy planning, app development , and more!

eInterns spend ten hours a week from September through May. Although this is unpaid, volunteer work, eInterns make connections that make a difference, gain valuable experience, and sometimes get course credit. All applicants must be U.S. citizens enrolled in at least one university level course in the U.S. or abroad.

Learn more at our website, Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, and Twitter!

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Autumn 2016 Course: ABA Treatment for Autism

SPHSC 449 B Special Studies in Speech Pathology and Audiology (4 cr) Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Treatment for Autism

  • Tuesday/Thursday 2:30-4:20 pm
  • Eagleson Hall 001
  • Instructor: Ashley Penney, M.Ed., BCBA, Director of ABA Services, UW Autism Center

Description:

This course offers introductory preparation to students interested in working with individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder as a Behavior Technician (BT). BTs implement Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) treatment for individuals with Autism. There are many agencies in the greater Seattle area who offer ABA therapy services to individuals with autism and they are often looking for trained BTs.

This course provides content training in Autism, behavioral management principles, strategies to manage challenging behaviors, professional responsibilities and other tasks related to work as a BT. The course also meets the 40 hour training requirement set forth by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB).

Also see the attached course flyer at the link below:
SPHSC449_New Autism ABA Therapy Course_Aut16.pdf

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Sustainable Development Abroad Over Winter & Spring Breaks

 

Are you interested in collaborating on program development?

The Green Program is planning on developing new programs this year and is seeking partners who are interested in collaborating and have ideas for locations and curriculum focused on certain sustainable development topics. If you are interested and have some ideas, please reach out to Melissa Lee, the program’s fearless leader and development guru.

Make 2017 the year for sustainable travel:
Join The GREEN Program in Peru & IcelandAre you interested in:
+ sustainable development
+ gaining first-hand industry exposure and professional skills?
+ getting involved in & experiencing authentic culture?
+ receiving academic credit?
+ going abroad and redefining your comfort zone as a global citizen?

Take part in changing the world in just 8 days.

Cuzco, Peru

Water Resource Management

Winter
January 4 – 13, 2017

Spring
March 12 – 20, 2017

Reykjavik, Iceland

Renewable Energy & Sustainability

Winter
December 14 – 21, 2016
January 4 – 11, 2017

Spring
March 5 – 12, 2017
March 12 – 19, 2017

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Go GREEN in 2017: Early Registration Specials
(and save some while you’re at it)
Plan ahead! Secure your spot with your deposit to lock in your program fee at the amount specific to that month. For more information & program fee specifics for each program session and month, please visit our FAQ.

* Program fees include all in-country meals, transportation, lodging, academic credit, facility tours, adventures excursions, and medical insurance.

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Get your adventure on:
Bucket list adventures & cultural immersion
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Redefine your comfort zone and stand out among your peers as a global citizen. The interdisciplinary nature of The GREEN Program empowers our students to grasp creative leadership, teamwork, personal growth, and to get your adrenaline going. Time to cross a few adventures off your bucket list!
We’re in the system:
Hands-on education & real-time industry experience
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Receive academic credit.
Engage in co-developed GREEN-specific courses with our academic partners & complement these classes with exclusive access to the destination’s leading industry facilities. Each of our programs are accredited by leading educational institutions.
Get involved, get ahead:
Career development
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Engage and work alongside members of local community & schools as well as like-minded student leaders to bring sustainabledevelopment solutions to life. Build your professional skills and refuel your passion through a Capstone Project framed as an entrepreneurial venture and real-time innovation of tomorrow.
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APPLY TODAY

 

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