Archive for Outdoor Education

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The Community Sailing Center is unique. They are a non-profit organization made of dedicated sailors, paddlers and recreation enthusiasts who share a deep passion for Lake Champlain because they live near and recreate on it regularly. They believe everyone deserves to play on, learn from and ultimately take care of Vermont’s greatest natural resource.

Check out two of their internship opportunities:

Environment Education and Recreation Internship

Women in Wind Events (Opportunity fro Women interested in Marketing & communications!!)

Follow the links below for more information about each opportunity:

Community sailing women 2015 Women in Wind Events, Marketing and Program Internship

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Established in 2010, Plenitud’s teaching, demonstration, and research center is located in Las Marias, Puerto Rico and offers courses, internships, and demonstrations in sustainable and permaculture practices.

Plenitud has stewardship of a 15 acre parcel of land located in the Western, mountainous region of Puerto Rico, and founded a Teaching Center dedicated to the research and demonstration of organic agriculture and sustainable practices. The layout, methodology, and development of the farm have been primarily guided by “Permaculture” design principles, emphasizing soil conservation, responsible water management, renewable energy, and natural building.

Each year, hundreds of visitors from private and educational sectors from around the world participate in courses, internships, and research collaborations in a collective effort to gather and share the skills and values for a more sustainable and healthy future.

 

This year- Plenitud PR is offering a two week internship for individuals to learn the practical application of sustainable living skills!!

Check out this flyer for more information on how to apply!Permaculture Immersion Overview

 

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The two summer internship opportunities, as a Grassroots Organizing intern and an Outreach Intern have deadlines on April 1st (but it is rolling admissions so apply ASAP)!!

To find out more information about the position(s) and how to apply please check out this poster: Rural vermont poster

 

https://media.licdn.com/mpr/mpr/jc/p/3/005/083/1d0/21ebaa8.pngThe Lake George Land Conservancy (LGLC) has been working to protect the land within the Lake George watershed – from summit to shoreline – to preserve the world renowned water quality of this amazing lake. As a non-profit land trust our work depends on the generosity and passion of people who love Lake George and want it to remain as clean and beautiful as it is today for their children and future generations.

The Lake George Land Conservancy (LGLC) Stewardship Assistants will work with and under guidance from the Land Protection and Stewardship Specialist to conduct the daily management and maintenance of LGLC’s preserves and properties. Together, the Stewardship Assistants will be responsible for maintaining and improving the hiking trails on LGLC preserves and properties, including erosion control, clearing brush and trail marking. Scouting and blazing new trails may also be required, as well as bridge and kiosk construction and installation. They will also monitor each of the properties for which LGLC holds conservation easements.

The Stewardship Assistants will interact with the public and communities within the watershed through person to person contact at LGLC preserves and public recreational venues. Assistance with leading public hikes and other outings will be required. Administrative days will be used for organizing,
documenting and reporting on field work, as well as the routine maintenance of tools and vehicles.

 

To find out more information and how to apply please check out this Pdf: Stewardship-Assistant-2015 !

 

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The Island School offers a transformative educational semester and summer journey. High school students from around the world join the intentional community of teachers and learners seeking to transcend traditional education models. With the campus and surrounding ocean as their laboratories, they partner with a world class science research facility.

The Island School programs engage in the processes of inquiry in order to discover sustainable solutions to real world problems. They  explore the framework of Eleuthera’s cultural and environmental landscape through student-centered academics, outdoor programs that support personal growth and leadership development, and outreach programs that practice a project-based approach to local collaboration. The Island School experience culminates in the beginning of a lifelong educational journey, with more self-confident students leaving as engaged global citizens, empowered to be active leaders of their generation.

Several Teaching Positions are available:

The Island School
Alumni Educator
Communications Associate & Educator
Director of Communications
Environmental Art Teacher
Histories Teacher
Human Ecology Teacher
Literature Teacher
Marine Ecology Teacher
Master Teacher
Mathematics Teacher
Teaching Fellowship
Summer Term Alumni Mentor

Deep Creek Middle School
Health, PE & Skills Teacher
Part Time Arts Teacher
Social Studies Teacher

Cape Eleuthera Institute
Internships
Assistant Outdoor Educator
Research Assistant

 

For  more information please check out: http://www.islandschool.org/programs/

 

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The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Northeast Region encompasses 13 states from Maine to Virginia. About 70 million people, nearly a quarter of the nation’s population, live within this area where the Service’s nearly 1,000 employees work in the regional headquarters, field offices, national wildlife refuges or fish hatcheries.

Part of the U.S. Department of the Interior, the Service conserves, protects, and enhances fish and wildlife and their habitats for the benefit of present and future generations. Service biologists contribute to the health of our environment — and consequently our quality of life — by protecting and restoring important habitat, safeguarding endangered species, minimizing environmental contamination, and restoring fish populations.

To find out more information about the many opportunities for Middlebury students to be involved with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service come to the INFO SESSION from 1-2pm on Thursday, January 29th in the CCI Career Library in  Adirondack House. A representative from the FWS will inform students about FWS job and internship opportunities, will go over the USAJobs portal and how to construct federal resumes!  Come one, come all! Don’t miss out!

Jobs that make an Impact, “2 years of action for our environment, our democracy, our future”.

Impact runs action campaigns on issues that matter, like global warming, clean water and big money’s influence over our democracy, and they are hiring!

This isn’t a study program or a travel program; it’s an action program. Our mission is to create the grassroots action, energy and power it takes to make an impact on important issues.

If you’re serious about making an impact on these issues and you’re willing to get out and work in the real world, where issue campaigns like these are won and lost, then consider applying now.

To learn more, visit our website at www.weareimpact.org Our priority application deadline is November 7.

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The Research on Adaptation to Climate Change (RACC) internship program is designed to provide student research opportunities in lake and watershed biogeochemistry, ecology, climatology, hydrology, and environmental policy and management.  They are especially interested in supporting students from populations underrepresented in science, including students from two year colleges, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and underrepresented minorities.

 

Our goal is to encourage a diverse group of talented students to explore careers in scientific research.  You can help us meet this goal by sharing this information with students and faculty contacts you feel would benefit from this opportunity.  Please refer to the attached brochure and the VT EPSCoR website for additional information: www.uvm.edu/epscor/undergradApplications are due by Friday, February 6th.

 

 

 

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  • Introduce entrepreneurs to local capital providers and business service providers
  • Educate business owners and entrepreneurs about how to prepare for capitalization
  • Catalyze opportunities for all participants through networking and “elevator” pitches

The conference will include keynote speaker Mike Pieciak, Deputy Commissioner of the VT Department of Financial Regulation, an Entrepreneurs Showcase, a Challenge Presentation (expert feedback on a specific business challenge presented by a business owner), numerous business experts, and networking opportunities throughout the day. This is our 4th year and each year presents new insights for small business development.

To learn more and register please visit: http://acornvt.org/

 

 

Learn how you can make a sustainable impact through a life-changing, three-week experience as a Saha Field Rep in Ghana. Young leaders who participate in Saha’s three-week Global Leadership Program (formerly the CWS Fellowship Program) are trained to become Saha Field Representatives in Northern Region Ghana. You’ll learn about development issues while make a significant, lasting impact in rural community! Join Kate Clopeck, Co-founder and Executive Director, and learn how you’ll: –Work with a specific community to build a clean water OR solar electricity business. –Train local women entrepreneurs how to run it. –Educate hundreds of families about health, hygiene, clean water or electricity. To learn more visit www.sahaglobal.org

WHEN: Monday, September 29th

WHERE: Hillcrest 103

TIME: 6:00-7:00 p.m.

The Environmental Career Opportunities (ECO) newsletter has cool jobs and internships of various levels, including plenty of entry-level positions all over the country!

For example, if you’re passionate about nature and enjoy working with kids, you could spend a summer as an intern for the Boat Camp Nature School in Newburyport, MA.  Check out the job board for many more opportunities!

How to view the job board:

1. Go to the Midd-Only Resources page

2. Scroll down and click on the link that says “Environmental Career Opportunities.”

3. Enter your Middlebury login information and you should be able to see the username and password you can use to get to the job board.

4. Enjoy!

Overland Travel — Summer Trip Leaders

APPLICATION DEADLINE (1st of 3 deadlines: MONDAY, DECEMBER 12

 Description:

Overland hires exceptional college students and recent graduates to lead summer programs across the country and around the world. Apply to lead hiking, biking, service, writing, language or field studies programs with Overland.

Program Destinations:
• Overland has 43 programs in New England, North Carolina, the Gulf Coast, Western US, Alaska, Hawaii, Canada, the Virgin Islands, Costa Rica, Peru, Ecuador, France, Spain, Switzerland, Europe, Thailand and Tanzania.

Why Overland? Read the rest of this entry »

WHEN:   Tuesday, November 15, 2011

TIME:  7:00 – 8:00 pm

LOCATION:  Franklin Environmental Center, The Orchard-Hillcrest 103

Overland offers outdoor trips (hiking & bicycle touring), service and field studies, language study abroad and writing programs to students ages 10 to 18. For the past 26 years, small groups, carefully crafted programs and inspiring leadership have been at the heart of what we do. We hire carefully and are thorough in the process – our leaders make the Overland difference.