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STUDIO- Community Service Learning and VLPA/I&S credit Opportunity

STUDIO is an exciting opportunity for undergraduate students to get involved in the local Seattle community by working with youths in after-school program. It counts as VLPA or I&S credits for undergraduate students.

Past undergrads have said that it was one of the best experiences that they had in UW, because they felt a sense of belongingness learning together with youths and other undergraduate students from diverse backgrounds. I attached flyers, and videos including course registration information. Undergraduates do not have to be STEM major to participate in STUDIO. Below is our video about the program.

https://youtu.be/ZNNvrA-Upp0

Here is the website that introduces people and organization involved in STUDIO. https://www.studionhwa.org/

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UW Environmental Spring Break / Nov. 14 Deadline!

Environmental Alternative Spring Break (EASB) is a program associated with the UW Pipeline Project, an organization committed to promoting educational equity and serving underserved K-12 students through tutoring and mentorship. UW students who apply and are accepted into EASB would build their own environmental curriculum during a 3-credit Winter quarter seminar (T/TH: 4:30-5:50), and teach it in a rural or tribal school in Washington over Spring Break (March 24-29). In the Winter seminar, participants learn strategies for building curricula, managing a classroom, and teaching with equity in mind. Over Spring Break, participants live with their team of 4 to 5 at their program site. All lodging, food, and transportation costs will be covered by our sponsors.

EASB is one of 3 Alternative Spring Break programs associated with the UW Pipeline Project. More Information on Literacy Arts and STEM ASB can be found by clicking the links, or on the Pipeline website.

*No teaching or specific subject area experience is required to apply!*

Environmental ASB (click for more information)

Subject areas: Environmental Science

Student age group: Middle School

Current program sites: Brewster, Curlew, La Push, Oroville

Apply to EASB by November 14th!

If you have any questions about EASB, you may contact the facilitators at easb.facilitators. There is also an info session coming up on Thursday, November 8th, at 5:30 in MGH 171.

Thank you!

Environmental Alternative Spring Break Program

For more information, visit our website

Sponsored by:

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The University of Washington acknowledges the Coast Salish peoples of this land, the land which touches the shared waters of all tribes and bands within the Suquamish, Tulalip and Muckleshoot nations.

We acknowledge the people – past, present, and future – of the Dkhw’Duw’Absh, the Duwamish Tribe, the Muckleshoot Tribe, and other tribes on whose traditional lands we study and work.

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Planting season has arrived!

Plant a tree with EarthCorps

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FALL PLANTING SEASON IS HERE!

Rain revitalizes the forests and streams of the Pacific Northwest – it is worth celebrating!
Plant a tree with EarthCorps to celebrate the rain. There are many events to choose from in November – we look forward to seeing you in your neighborhood park.

Find an event near you

November 3 | Clarke Beachon Mercer Island

November 3 | Shoreline Arbor Day at Darnell Park in Shoreline

November 3 | West Hylebos Wetlands in Federal Way

November 4 | Lake Hills Greenbelt in Bellevue

November 7 | Tacoma Open Space Habitat Steward Info Session in Tacoma

November 10 | Frink Park in Central Seattle

November 10 | Pioneer Park in Mercer Island

November 10 | Julia’s Gulch in North Tacoma

November 17 | Green Kirkland Day in Everest Park, Kirkland

November 17 | Fenster Nature Park in Auburn

That’s not all! See the whole list on our Volunteer Calendar.

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How do birds use native plants?

Find out on November 17th, at Lincoln Park. Join EarthCorps, Seattle Audubon, and the Green Seattle Partnership as we work to make the forests of Lincoln Park healthy!

Seattle Audubon will be joining this event to teach us about different birds that nest and forage in the woods of Lincoln Park. We will be planting over 500 native plants to rebuild this healthy habitat.

Learn more and sign up

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Become a Habitat Steward in Tacoma
Information Session
November 7, 6:00 – 8:00 pm

Do you want to actively care for Tacoma’s urban forests and wetlands and make a deeper commitment to these green spaces? Become a Tacoma Open Space Habitat Steward!

Stewards receive the training, tools, and confidence they need to preform ecological restoration and lead community volunteers in the effort to improve our urban forests. To learn more, please join us on Wednesday, November 7th from 6 – 8 pm at the Center for Urban Waters.

For more details or to register, visit the registration page
Or contact Dan Enbysk | dan

Puget Sound Orca Recovery Day
November 10thEarthCorps is participating in a first-ever regional day of action to connect people to Puget Sound and the critically endangered southern resident Orcas through education and hands-on restoration. Join in on November 10th to show your support for this iconic symbol of Puget Sound and learn about how you can help.

10:00 – 2:00 pm
Discovery Park | Seattle

10:00 – 1:00 pm
Julia’s Gulch | North Tacoma
Wapato Hills Park | South Tacoma

Sign up by visitiing our volunteer calendar

This event is hosted by Puget Sound Conservation Districts. To read more about the critically endangered Orca whales and how you can take action, click below

Thanks for supporting and engaging volunteers:
Green Seattle Partnership

Green Kirkland Partnership

Port of Everett

City of Mukilteo

AmeriCorps

Green Tacoma Partnership

Mercer Island

City of Edmonds

Hazel Miller Foundation

Kind Bars

EarthCorps

Green Redmond Partnership

City of Federal Way

Seattle Coffee Works

City of Tacoma

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6310 NE 74th Street, Suite 201E
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EarthCorps envisions a global community of leaders who create a world where people and nature thrive together.

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Pipeline Project Winter Quarter Opportunities

Tutor at an elementary, middle or high school in Seattle during Winter 2019 Quarter!

The UW Pipeline Project recruits, trains and places UW students as volunteer tutors in Seattle schools and community organizations. We are recruiting tutors for Winter quarter to work with about 40 different schools, and would love to have you! We’ll help you get set up tutoring in a K-12 classroom or community organization. Tutors make a minimum commitment of 2-3 hours per week for at least one quarter.

The schedule is flexible: schools need tutors Mon-Fri between 7:30 and 5pm. And we offer transportation to some of our partner schools that have the highest need for tutors.

Take an EDUC 401 Inner Pipeline Seminar Class for Credit:

Participate in a weekly Pipeline seminar and tutor for at least 2.5 hours a week at a Seattle school or community organization! All of our courses are Credit/No Credit, are I & S credits, and are listed under EDUC 401. The number of credits a student receives depends on the number of tutoring hours completed in addition to seminar attendance. 3 credits: weekly seminar and tutor 2-3 hours per week. Seminars are a fantastic opportunity to learn about issues in public education and tutoring strategies, while reflecting and learning from your tutoring site.

EDUC 401 Seminar Spotlights:

EDUC 401I: Teaching English Language Learners

Tuesdays from 10:30-11:50am

Within the past decade, English Language Learners (ELLs) have increased by over 50% in the U.S. It is important that future educators learn how to linguistically and culturally respond to the students’ needs. Through this seminar, students will learn about challenges that ELLs face in the classroom and learn instructional strategies to help increase learning comprehension. They will also have the opportunity to reflect on their own tutoring experiences.

EDUC 401M: Tutoring Math and Science in K-12

Mondays from 4:30-5:50pm

In this seminar, students explore the world of math and science in K-12 schools by attending seminars that focus on current educational topics and tutoring at one of Pipeline’s partner schools. A key feature of the course is the opportunity to reflect on and share tutoring experiences in order to gain advice, suggestions, and pointers. Several seminars are devoted to best practices for science and math tutoring. The seminar also includes readings and discussion of critical topics in K-12 science and math education. Through the lens of social justice, this course will include conversation and critique of the social, political and economic factors that affect STEM education.

EDUC 401L: Challenges and Opportunities in K-12 Education

Wednesdays from 5:00-6:20pm

Participants in this seminar will explore the world of public education through weekly seminars and a tutoring practicum experience in local K-12 schools or community organizations. Both components will allow students to engage in critical reflection on some of the current issues in education at three different levels: local, national, and international.

The Pipeline Project

University of Washington

Center for Experiential Learning & Diversity

171 Mary Gates Hall

Box 352803

Seattle, WA 98195

expd.uw.edu/pipeline

206-616-2302 | pipeline

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Alternative Spring Break Opportunities for Students

ALTERNATIVE SPRING BREAK APPLICATIONS ARE OPEN!

Want to do something meaningful with your Spring Break? Spend yours providing mentorship and education at K-12 schools around Washington state! During Alternative Spring Break (ASB), you will learn from rural and tribal communities, team-teach, and grow.

ASB programs cultivate self-esteem and academic engagement among K-12 students, as well as expanding their sense of possibility for life after high school. UW students will find they have much to offer the program, and that they will gain a lot from the experience in return!

LITERACY ARTS ASB

Through Literacy Arts ASB, UW students have the opportunity to empower elementary school students in rural and tribal areas of Washington by helping them write and publish their own stories in a book. At the end of the week, these young students present their stories to the community. UW students have the rare opportunity to learn about life in a small community, forming impactful relationships.

Applications are open October 16th – November 16th.

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STEM ASB + CASE ASB

Students engage high schoolers in engineering design, genetics, soil science, and planetary knowledge. Join us to inspire the leadership, learning capacities, and interest in science among youth of the Yakama Nation and Yakima Valley!

Additionally, check out our program Culture and Science Exchange (CASE), which, in addition to ASB, provides a 2-quarter (Winter/Spring) class with extended outreach opportunities. You can expect to gain valuable experience as an educator and a person.

Priority Deadline I: 11:59 PM, October 31st

Priority Deadline II: 11:59 PM, November 14th

STEM ASB Info | CASE ASB Info | Apply now!

ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION ASB

EASB provides the unique opportunity for UW students to create their own curriculum related to Environmental/ Earth and Space Science in partnership with NASA during winter quarter. In addition to teaching, EASB emphasizes the importance of deepening community relationships across Washington. Questions can be directed to easb.facilitators.

Priority Deadline I: 11:59 PM, October 31st

Priority Deadline II: 11:59 PM, November 14th

EASB Info | New Participant Application | Returning Participant Application

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Celebrate Community this Fall

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What a night!

EarthCorps’ 25th Anniversary Gala was our biggest event in 25 years! In just one night, our community raised nearly $400,000!

At the Gala, Sally Jewell shared with us the idea that we do not inherit Earth from our parents, we borrow it from our children. Thanks to all who support EarthCorps’ environmental leadership program and steward the environment for future generations.

A great time was had by all! See for yourself by checking out photos from the Gala.

Weren’t able to attend? Consider making a gift in lieu.

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Save our pollinators!

Pollinator Planting
Solstice Park
Saturday, October 27

Join EarthCorps’ Volunteer Team and Seattle Parks and Recreation at Solstice Park in West Seattle! Volunteers have been hard at work all summer to prepare for planting season. On Saturday, will be planting pollinator friendly plants such as nootka rose and nodding onion.

To register for this family friendly event sign up here.
Or check out our many other events on the volunteer calendar.

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Alumni Impact

In the past twenty-five years, 1,250 emerging environmental leaders from 90 countries have participated in EarthCorps’ environmental leadership program.

And now, alumni are doing big things to address the issues of our time – from big cat conservation in Nepal to environmental justice work in the city of Seattle. To learn more about the the impacts of EarthCorps’ environmental leadership program, read about how an alumni reflects on her time at EarthCorps.

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Thursday, October 25, 5:30 – 7:30pm
The Officer’s Club, Magnuson Park

Global Café is an opportunity to meet the 2018 corps and experience the fabulous community they have created in a display of culture, art, music, dancing, and plenty of delicious food! RSVP on Facebook.

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Kindness comes in snack bars

Piles of blackberry canes, ivy vines, and thorns are now stacked behind them on compost piles. With the sun hanging heavy over the heads of volunteers, it’s time for a break….

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Ethnoforestry project and other volunteer opportunities

The Olympic Natural Resources Center’s Ethnoforestry Project is underway and is looking for volunteers who’d like to get involved! On Tuesday, October 23rd from 10am-12pm, we’ll be meeting behind Paccar and Dempsey Halls to remove invasive plant species on a new main campus restoration site that will be transformed into an ethnobotanical bed to highlight cultural keystone species of local tribes. Come pull out ivy and restore a local green space!

In addition, we’ll have a second work party on Tuesday, October 30th from 10am-12pm at the Center for Urban Horticulture where we will work on removing plants from raised beds and prepping them to become bare root and bulb increase beds for a new plant propagation project. No experience is necessary for these projects and we’ll provide all tools!

Questions? Email Courtney Bobsin at cbobsin

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Research Assistants Needed!

Looking for motivated undergraduate students to assist in data management for graduate students in the Quantitative Ecology Lab.

See link for more details: research assistant qe lab final.pdf

 

 

 

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Opportunities with Peace Corps for Students of Environmental Sciences

My name is Claire Mocha and I am the UW campus representative for Peace Corps during the 2018-2019 school year. I am excited to be the on-campus resource for students to learn more about Peace Corps service as a post-graduation career opportunity!

UW has historically been one of the top sending schools in the country for Peace Corps, and Peace Corps has a number of positions around the world for students with a background in Environmental and Forest Sciences, in areas such as natural resource management, environmental education, and more.

In the past, we’ve had success giving short informational talks in several classes in your department.

Please don’t hesitate to reach out to me personally if you would like to know more about Peace Corps or how we can make this opportunity known to students. Additionally, feel free to share my contact information with any students who may be interested. This fall I will hold drop-in office hours Mondays and Wednesdays from 2-4 pm in the Career and Internship Center (Mary Gates Hall 134), and students can set up individual appointments by emailing me at pcorps.

Upcoming Application Workshop: Wednesday, October 24th, 4:00-5:00 pm

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Grow a forest with us.

Volunteer with EarthCorps this October.
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Celebrate the Rain!

We love this time of year because we get to put plants in the ground! EarthCorps is kicking off the planting season this fall in various parks and green spaces throughout the greater Seattle area. Volunteer with EarthCorps this October and celebrate the rain with us!

Volunteers participate in many restoration activities including removing weeds, mulching, or planting native trees and shrubs. See you out there!

Find an event near you!

October 6 | Farel-McWhirter Farm in Redmond

October 13 | Green Tacoma Day in Tacoma

October 13 | Ellis Pond in Mercer Island

October 20 | North Rose Hill Woodlands in Kirkland

October 20 | Duwamish Alive! in West Seattle

October 20 | Hutt Park in Edmonds

October 26 | Kincaid Ravine: UW in Seattle

October 27 | Solstice Park in West Seattle

October 27 | Island Crest Park in Mercer Island

October 27 | Burke-Gilman Trail in Wallingford, Seattle

That’s not all! See the whole list on our Volunteer Calendar.

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Green Tacoma Day
Saturday – October 13thTacoma’s wetlands, parks and open spaces provide people with clean air, clean water, and access to nature. Join EarthCorps, Green Tacoma Partnership, and hundreds of volunteers this fall as we work to keep Tacoma green by volunteering at one of eleven different sites around the city this October.

Find an event near you and sign up!

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Duwamish Alive!
West Seattle
Saturday – October 20th

What’s the best thing to do during Seattle’s rainy season…volunteer outside! Join EarthCorps, King Conservation District, and Green Seattle Partnership for Duwamish Alive this October!

West Seattle’s Longfellow Creek Greenspace is home to the second largest salmon-bearing stream in the city. Healthy forests filter rain water and provide shade and nutrients for salmon streams. Revitalizing native salmon runs is a community effort – register here.

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A Commitment to Kindness

It is no secret that EarthCorps’ volunteer program is community powered. We rely on the generosity of volunteers and supporters to help heal the waters and lands of Puget Sound. KIND has donated 6,000 snack bars to EarthCorps in support of our mission – and volunteers love ’em! To learn more about KIND and their commitment to EarthCorps, check out our blog!

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Join EarthCorps and guest speaker, Sally Jewell, for our 25th Anniversary Gala on October 13th! EarthCorps’ annual fundraiser is an opportunity to give back by investing in our environmental restoration and leadership program. Seating limited with just 20 tickets left!
Thanks for supporting and engaging volunteers:
Green Seattle Partnership

Green Kirkland Partnership

Port of Everett

City of Mukilteo

AmeriCorps

Green Tacoma Partnership

Mercer Island

City of Edmonds

Hazel Miller Foundation

Kind Bars

EarthCorps

Green Redmond Partnership

City of Federal Way

Seattle Coffee Works

City of Tacoma

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EarthCorps
6310 NE 74th Street, Suite 201E
Seattle, WA 98115

EarthCorps envisions a global community of leaders who create a world where people and nature thrive together.

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Call for Applicants: 2018-19 Husky Experience Student Advisory Council

Apply now to join the Husky Experience Student Advisory Council

Help advance the Husky Seed Fund, an award that brings to life innovative ideas by students that are inclusive, impactful, and inventive to the UW. Gain valuable experience advancing and managing a program that will impact thousands of students at UW.

What types of student-led efforts would improve the overall Husky Experience? What would inspire students to create such a project and apply for funding? You be the judge!

The Provost’s Office will provide the funding, basic structure and guidance for HESAC members to lead and advance the Husky Seed Fund. In work groups, members will: gain program management, leadership, and financial management skills; help fellow Huskies by shaping how dollars impact their ideas; and receive coaching from Provost’s Office staff on how to include this experience on a resume, talk about it in person and apply lessons learned and skills gained going forward.

Apply here: https://catalyst.uw.edu/webq/survey/katyd2/360613

Deadline: 5:00 p.m., October 23, 2018

Councilmember Duties:

This year the HESAC will be doing two things; selecting new projects and overseeing the two projects selected last year – Capillaries Journal and One of Many. Members will participate in both of these areas.

To help you gauge the time commitment to HESAC, here is a schedule of activities:

· Bi-weekly whole group meetingsTuesdays 3:30-5:30pm

  • Autumn Quarter
    • November 6 & 20
    • December 4
  • Winter Quarter
    • January 15 & 29
    • February 12 & 26
    • March 12
  • Spring Quarter
  • April 2, 16 & 30
  • May 7 & 21
  • June 4

· As needed – small group meetings between bi-weekly meetings

  • To be arranged by small group members
  • We are not able to flex meeting times, so please double-check your schedule to ensure you can attend at these times if you are selected. If so, please place holds for these meetings on your calendar now.

Student Advisory Councilmember Terms of Service:

  • Councilmembers will serve 1-year terms, with a possible 1-year reappointment.
  • Council members will review and award seed funding to peers. They will not be eligible to apply for seed funding in the year in which they serve.

Questions? Contact Katy DeRosier at katyd2

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UW Pipeline Project Looking for Volunteer Tutors – Fall 2018

Tutor at an elementary, middle or high school in Seattle during Autumn Quarter!

The UW Pipeline Project recruits, trains and places UW students as volunteer tutors in Seattle schools and community organizations. We are recruiting tutors for Autumn quarter to work with about 40 different schools, and would love to have you!

We’ll help you get set up tutoring in a K-12 classroom or community organization. Tutors make a minimum commitment of 2-3 hours per week for at least one quarter. The schedule is flexible: schools need tutors Mon-Fri between 7:30 and 5pm. And we offer transportation to some of our partner schools that have the highest need for tutors.

Take an EDUC 401 Inner Pipeline Seminar Class for Credit:

Participate in a weekly Pipeline seminar and tutor for at least 2.5 hours a week at a Seattle school or community organization! All of our courses are Credit/No Credit, are I & S credits, and are listed under EDUC 401. The number of credits a student receives depends on the number of tutoring hours completed in addition to seminar attendance. 2 credits: weekly seminar and tutor 2-3 hours per week. Seminars are a fantastic opportunity to learn about issues in public education and tutoring strategies, while reflecting and learning from your tutoring site.

EDUC 401 Seminar Spotlights:

EDUC 401P Challenges and Opportunities in K-12 Education

  • EDUC 401P
  • Date: Wednesdays
  • Time: 5:00-6:20 p.m.
  • Location: SAV 156

Participants in this seminar will explore the world of public education through weekly seminars and a tutoring practicum experience in local K-12 schools or community organizations. Both components will allow students to engage in critical reflection on some of the current issues in education at three different levels: local, national, and international.

The seminars are designed to provide a space where we can collectively reflect on tutoring experiences, emerging knowledge of teaching practices, and the relationships we build with the world. As a whole, this experience is intended to challenge us to raise questions about the purpose and nature of education in an increasingly diverse, global society. We will also always consider possibilities for a stronger, healthier and more equitable future by being realistic optimists!

EDUC 401B: Immigrant & Refugee Education- Mondays 10:30-11:50

Newly arrived immigrant and refugee students are one of the most resilient learners in our education system. Despite fleeing their home country due to a plethora of reasons without the familiarity of language, support systems or societal norms they strive to be successful, both academically and holistically. This is the reality for nearly 17 million refugees around the world, including those in Seattle. Each year, America resettles more refugees than all other countries combined and receives one of the highest number of asylum applications in the industrialized world. This course will focus on and/or bring in:

  • Knowledge and experiences from local community leaders of refugee and immigrant populations,
  • Guest panels from Seattle Public School teachers and student panelist from Sri Lanka, Mexico, Guatemala, Vietnam, Philippines, East Africa and the Middle East.
  • Teaching best practices and techniques utilized by school districts and nonprofits,
  • Looking at foundational best practices, beyond the classroom, through policies and initiatives to strengthen immigrant and refugee voice, participation, equity, and other success pathways long term in the US.

Come join this immersive learning experience to support young newly arrived immigrants and refugees. This is a wonderful opportunity to learn about issues of social justice, raise awareness, develop networks, and make an impact with this community.

For questions or add codes email pipeline or come to MGH 171.

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Biology 180 Hiring Field Trip Leaders for Autumn 2018

Biol 180 is the first course in the Biology Introductory series at UW. I am assistant coordinator/field trip coordinator for the course, and this quarter we are aiming to have at least 1,200 field trip slots open for 1,152 students.

As a Field Trip Leader you get to choose your own dates, times, and locations for field trips while creating your own course content for trips that last a minimum of 3 hours with typically 12 students on each trip. Students gain an appreciation and new insights into biology from experts in the field (ie. you!)

Some of the field trips created by Grad Students include:

· What the fungi?!: Plants, lichens, mushrooms, and more!

· Tidepools and Tacos: Tidepooling at Alki Beach

· Autumn Birds at Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge

· Urban Birdin’ Amazing Avian Diversity in our Backyard – Union Bay

· Ecology by Canoe: Washington Park Arboretum

· Butterflies of Washington: A hike through eastern Washington

· Microworlds: Collect water samples from around natural sites on UW’s campus and view under scope to learn about the rich lives of microorganisms

· Journey to the Seattle Aquarium

· Mammalogy at Woodland Park Zoo

· Tree identification and succession in forests

· Friday Harbor Lab – Overnight trip

· Pack Forest Super Adventure – Overnight trip

As you can see possible field trips are only limited by your imagination!

If you need a sounding board for possible field trip ideas let me know, I’m more than happy to help brainstorm with you!

Let me know if you have any further questions.

Christine

LCSavo@uw.edu

Christine Savolainen

Biology 240 Coordinator

Biology 180 Field Trip Coordinator
Introductory Biology Series Assistant Coordinator

University of Washington

Department of Biology

Box 351800

Seattle, WA 98195-1800

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Unique summer internship opportunity!

Are you interested in working with young learners with and without disabilities?

Looking to add “positive behavior support” or “de-escalation techniques” to your CV?

Do you like making slime?

If you answered yes to any of the questions above, the JUMP Summer Internship may be right up your alley!

This experience provides up to 250 hours of experiential learning, offering you an opportunity to develop critical teaching tools and effective techniques for modifying and adapting classroom activities to meet the needs of any learner. Professional development connected with this internship results in an Advanced Right Response Certification.

This internship (for credit or volunteer) is appropriate for anyone in education, psychology, social work, speech and hearing sciences, physical or occupational therapy, or other fields related to working with individuals with disabilities or young learners.

Please contact Tara Coffin at jumphc@uw.edu if you are interested in learning more!

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Volunteer with EarthCorps this June!

Our forests need you!

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Volunteer with EarthCorps this June

June 2 – Japanese Gulch in Mukilteo

June 9 – Julia’s Gulch in Tacoma

June 9 – Juanita Bay Park in Kirkland

June 9 – Hutt Park in Edmonds

June 16 – Union Slough in Everett

June 16 – Frink Park in Seattle

June 23 – La Villa Meadows in North Seattle

June 30 – 52nd Street Wetlands in Tacoma

June 30 – Longfellow Creek in West Seattle

See the whole list on our Volunteer Calendar.

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Weekday Volunteer Events

You asked for it, and we listened! This summer we are having more volunteer events on weekdays.

These events are great opportunities for students to get a jump start on their service hours, for families to volunteer together, and for company groups to step out of the
office and into a sunny park.

Take a look at the weekday volunteer opportunities on our Volunteer Calendar.

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Dig In

Dig In – Friday, July 27

Looking for an opportunity to get outside and serve with your coworkers?

Dig In is EarthCorps’ largest event of the summer and a great opportunity for companies to encourage their employees to giveback and volunteer together. This year Dig In will
be at Kubota Garden in South Seattle.

In past years, groups from Adobe, Nordstrom, T-Mobile, Starbucks, Wells Fargo, World Affair Council, and others have participated in Dig In. Learn more about volunteering as a
company group and contact our Volunteer Team to sign up!

Habitat Stewards in Tacoma

Tacoma’s urban forests and wetlands need your help! EarthCorps and the City of Tacoma invite you to become a Habitat Steward.

Habitat Stewards are committed volunteers who want to actively care for Tacoma’s urban forests and wetlands. Habitat Stewards receive training from EarthCorps staff members so
they feel confident performing ecological restoration and leading other community volunteers.

Learn More about becoming a Habitat Steward at an information session
June 13, 2018 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Center for Urban Waters – 326 E D Street, Tacoma, WA

Sign up online and contact Dan Enbysk to learn more

From the Blog:

Discovery Park

With 534 acres of growing green forests, it may not be a surprise that Discovery Park is Seattle’s largest park.

Rattlesnake Ledge

Winding through the forest, a busty trail overlooks the Cedar River watershed, Mount Si, Mount Washington, Rattlesnake River, and Chester Morse Lake…

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Thanks for supporting and engaging volunteers:

Green Seattle Partnership, Green Kirkland Partnership, Port of Everett, City of Mukilteo, AmeriCorps, Green Tacoma Partnership, Mercer Island, City of Edmonds, Hazel Miller Foundation, Kind Bars, EarthCorps, Green Redmond Partnership, City of Federal Way, Seattle Coffee Works, City of Tacoma

EarthCorps
6310 NE 74th Street, Suite 201E
Seattle, WA 98115

EarthCorps envisions a global community of leaders who create a world where people and nature thrive together.

 

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Unique summer internship opportunity! Do you like making slime? Are you interested in working with young learners with and without disabilities? Read On!!

Are you interested in working with young learners with and without disabilities?

Looking to add “positive behavior support” or “de-escalation techniques” to your CV?

Do you like making slime?

If you answered yes to any of the questions above, the JUMP Summer Internship may be right up your alley!

This experience provides up to 250 hours of experiential learning, offering you an opportunity to develop critical teaching tools and effective techniques for modifying and adapting classroom activities to meet the needs of any learner. Professional development connected with this internship results in an Advanced Right Response Certification.

This internship (for credit or volunteer) is appropriate for anyone in education, psychology, social work, speech and hearing sciences, physical or occupational therapy, or other fields related to working with individuals with disabilities or young learners.

Please contact Tara Coffin at jumphc@uw.edu if you are interested in learning more!

Summer Volunteer Opportunity V2.pdf

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Unique Volunteer OR Independent Study Opportunity – EDSPE 499 (5-9 Credits) ● Summer 2018

Unique Volunteer OR Independent Study Opportunity – EDSPE 499 (5-9 Credits) ● Summer 2018

Description

This volunteer experience OR independent study provides a rich, experiential learning opportunity for people interested in working with young children with and without disabilities.

Students will serve as interns for an inclusive summer camp program, facilitating social skills through field trips and science experiments. In addition to supporting campers in day-to-day activities,
students will participate in a professional learning community led by experts in the field. This independent study is open to all UW undergraduate and graduate students, with priority granted to students in the College of Education.

· Students earn one credit for every 30 hours of service

· Estimate of 5-7 hours/day for 5 days/week

· 7 weeks of camp and 3 days of volunteer training

You may also participate in this experience as a volunteer if you are unable to take it for credit. Sign up for class via this Google Form!

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT:

Tara Coffin – jumphc@uw.edu or 206.612.8697

Learning Objectives

· Review strategies for supporting learners with and without disabilities

· Learn and practice effective classroom management techniques

· Identify strategies for facilitating social skills, through positive behavior support

· Learn and practice prevention and de-escalation techniques for challenging behaviors

Additional Details

This course requires participation in up to seven weeks of summer camp, in addition to three-days of staff training, tentatively scheduled for June 27-29th, 2018 and some online work, which can be completed at your own pace.

Participants will receive a Right Response certification for participating in this part of the course. In addition to these training components, participants must be available to work in an inclusive STEM program serving preschooler age children with and without disabilities.

This program is scheduled to take place Monday-Friday, July 2-August 17th, 8am to 4pm daily.

During this time, students will serve as an intern. As an intern, your primary role is to engage with kids during play, supporting kids during circle time and seated tasks, and supporting the group during
field trips. Participants will receive ongoing professional development and training during this time.

Expectations for interns:

· Ideally, interns will be able to commit to the full camp session, and will be able to work half/full days consistently. This means a weekday commitment, starting July 2 (no camp July 4th), and going until August 17th.

· Camp runs from 9-3:30pm

o Full day would be from 8:30-4:30 (with a break for lunch)

o Half day would be from 8:30-1pm or 12pm-4:30pm

· Interns will be asked to commit until 5pm on Fridays, to allow for PLC work (detailed below)

Training Opportunities:

Three-day Training (estimated dates: June 27-29th):

· Camp logistics

· Teaching science to young learners with and without disabilities

· Building Blocks of Inclusion

· Classroom management

· Pivotal response treatment

· Social skills support

· Right Response Training

· … (still being developed)

Ongoing Professional Learning Community (on going over the course of camp, with focused sessions on Fridays; July 2-August 17

· Program fosters PLCs within individual camp classrooms. PLCs led by a Masters Level special educator or equivalent professions, and draw on experts from the community

o Working alongside specialists, including drama therapists, OT, SLPs, etc.

· Prep and Debrief time:

o Before and after camp, camp staff will participate in structures prep and debrief discussions. These discussions focus on highlighting moments of success and moments of learning throughout camp, encouraging ongoing reflection.

· Friday Breakout Sessions

o Guided readings over the course of camp; review readings on Fridays

o Experts in the field will be invited to visit Fridays to facilitate focused discussions

o All camp staff and interns will be invited to present on an area of interest to them, sharing this knowledge/passion with their team

o Friday sessions will be flexible and invite discussion about issues of emerging importance.

Lisa Murakami

College of Education | University of Washington

Lmurakam@uw.edu | 206-616-6211 | Pronouns: she/her

Schedule an Advising Appointment with Lisa

Drop-in Advising: Mon/Tues 9-11am | Wed/Th 2-4pm

Online Appointment Scheduling & Drop-in Advising

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Deadline extended: UW Pipeline and Dream Project are Hiring! Please share with graduating seniors

The UW Pipeline Project and Dream Project are hiring 4 dynamic AmeriCorps members for 2018-2019. Applications due Sunday May 13th.

UW Pipeline Project and Dream Project Ameri­Corps mem­bers will recruit and support UW students involved in K-12 tutoring, college access mentoring, and promoting equity in education. Our programs focus on educating UW students through transformational community experiences, and working with K-12 educators to help prepare the college students of tomorrow. The AmeriCorps team will conduct outreach to increase participation in our programs, support tutors and mentors on campus, and assist in programs related to educational equity. AmeriCorps members will serve from September 1st, 2018-July 15th, 2019.

The Pipeline Project is hiring for two positions:
Educational Equity Coordinator position description here
Equity in STEM Coordinator position description here

The Dream Project is hiring for two positions:

Student Services Coordinator

Curriculum Development Coordinator

Position descriptions are available here.

Applications can be submitted here.

The application deadline is Sunday, May 13th, 2018 by 11:00 PM.

If you have any questions about the positions or the application process, please email:
Pipeline Project
: Sarah at srbishop
Dream Project: Nesley at nbravo

You are also welcome to talk with other staff members of Pipeline in MGH 171 or Dream Project in MGH 274.

Sarah Bishop

Assistant Director

UW Pipeline Project

171 Mary Gates Hall, Box 352803, Seattle, WA 98195-2800

206.616.2302 / srbishop / expd.uw.edu/pipeline

Pronouns: She/her

 

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Marmot Fieldwork – application deadline extended to May 25!

Marmot Fieldwork Outreach notice

Wanted: Field assistant for marmot (Marmota olympus) research project in Olympic National Park

General timeline: July 10th-September 10th, 2018

· Two month commitment preferred, though not necessary

· Must be available for 5/6 day backcountry trips

· Dates flexible, we can work around your schedule

Qualifications:

·

High alpine hiking and backpacking experience required

· Physically fit: able to carry heavy pack for up to 10 miles/day

· GPS and compass navigation skills required

· Positive attitude, flexible, able to deal with harsh field conditions

· Fieldwork and film experience desired, but not required

Project components:

·

Olympic Marmot demography and distribution in alpine and subalpine meadows

· Marmot population, burrow site and vegetation surveys of current and historic habitat

· GPS ground truthing of GIS layers and aerial photographs

· Film component: filming for a short video or series of videos on marmot project and the importance of alpine ecosystems in the face of climate change

Experience gained:

· Great fieldwork experience

· Fantastic opportunity to make connections in the professional world

· Work directly with Olympic NP biologists, natural resource staff and tribal biologists

· Further develop backcountry skills: navigation, backpacking, etc.

Compensation:

· Opportunity to earn UW research credits

· Capstone project potential

Potential food and transportation stipend, annual national park pass

Free access to Olympic National Park

Contact:

Maia Murphy-Williams

Master’s Student ~ SEFS ~ Wildlife Science ~ Vogt Lab

maiamw ~ (206) 795-6217 ~Office: Bloedel 178

If interested PLEASE EMAIL me by May 25st

Email should include: Brief introduction, description of backpacking experince, and a resume

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Be part of the Special Olympics USA Games, June 30–July 6

Sign up to volunteer!

The UW is proud to host 4,000 athletes and 1,000 coaches from 50 state programs and the District of Columbia as part of the 2018 Special Olympics USA Games, June 30–July 6.

You can be part of this life-changing event! Support these amazing athletes and register to volunteer with fellow Huskies by April 30.

Green Team

Shifts available daily Sustainability is a major theme of the Games. As a member of the Green Team, you can help promote recycling, while interacting with the athletes! Volunteer shifts run from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. or 12:30 to 5 p.m.

Welcome Day Light Rail Platform Assistant

June 30 Meet the athletes and their families at the light rail platform at Husky Stadium, and give them a warm Husky welcome.

Welcome Day Housing Assistants

June 30 Help athletes feel comfortable at the space they’ll call home during the Games. You’ll greet participants at the residence halls and show them to their rooms.

BE INVOLVED. BE INSPIRED. BE THERE

Sign up to volunteer

To view the most current open positions, click the “Select” button in the “Access Coded Companies and Groups” box. Enter DAWGS2018 in the space provided, then click “Unlock.”

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