Tag Archives: Environmental Conservation

Science and Conservation in the Largest and Deepest UNESCO World Heritage Site on Earth: The Pheonix Islands Protected Area

Howard E. Woodin Environmental Studies Colloquium Series

The Phoenix Islands Protected Area, in the Republic of Kiribati, is the largest and deepest UNESCO World Heritage Site on the planet. It hosts a diversity of marine ecosystems including shallow coral reefs, deep sea, and open ocean, and is an important climate laboratory because it is sensitive to El Nino / La Nina dynamics in the Central Pacific. This talk by Randi Rotjan, Research Assistant Professor at Boston University, will explore the latest integrative and interdisciplinary science in a conservation context.

September 19 at 12:30 in Hilcrest 103

Learn more about the Howard E. Woodin Environmental Studies Colloquium Series here. This lecture is also part of the 2019 Clifford Symposium: The Future of the Global Ocean.

Midd Alum 1:1 Chats on Climate Risk (CERES) & Conservation Restoration (Intervale) on April 19

Alumni will be on campus to share their path and professional life with students to help them think broadly about their Biology major and a variety of different career paths during the Field Guide to Biology Majors on Thursday, April 18th. 

On Friday, April 19th from 9:00AM – Noon, you can sign up for a one-on-one chat with the alumni who have offered to stay this extra day so you can get more personal with them.

I want to bring to your attention 2 of the alumni you might want to chat with. Below are their names and brief Bios to get a sense of the work they do.  If you are interested in talking with them, you must sign up through Handshake here: 

Alumni 1:1 Chats,  9:00 a.m.-noon in Adirondack House

Click the alumni names below to SELECT A SLOT for a 1:1 conversation. You don’t have to be a Biology major or minor to meet with these alumni.

  • Annalise Carington ’15Riparian Restoration & Monitoring Specialist, Intervale Center
    • Annalise joined the Intervale Center in Burlington, VT through a partnership with the United States Fish and Wildlife Service. With the USFWS, Annalise works with the Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program on habitat restoration and other land management projects statewide. She brings that expertise to the Intervale Center’s Agricultural Services team, helping farmers navigate Vermont’s new water quality regulations, assess land management concerns on their properties, and find the technical and financial resources they need to implement conservation practices.
  • Gillian Lui ’13Supply Chain Sustainability Consultant, Ceres, Inc
    • Gillian is a San Francisco-based sustainability professional who has advanced climate change mitigation strategies across the academic, philanthropic, and non-profit sectors. She currently works as a Sustainability Consultant with Ceres, a non-profit that mobilizes Fortune 500 companies and global investors around climate leadership and advocacy. Prior to Ceres, Gillian was a Climate Research Fellow at the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment and The David and Lucile Packard Foundation, conducting research and analysis to develop The Packard Foundation’s US$50 million annual grantmaking portfolio on climate solutions in land use, innovations, and energy.  At Middlebury, Gillian was a joint major in Environmental Studies and Conservation Biology, and minored in Mathematics. She also holds a research Master’s degree in Plant Sciences from the University of Cambridge, where she was a Keasbey Scholar and published research at the intersection of tropical deforestation and emerging remote sensing technologies.

This is a unique opportunity for current students to hear from Middlebury alumni at the top of their fields about how to build a successful and gratifying career.

Connect with Midd Alums at the Biology Field Guide April 18-19

Alumni will be on campus to share their path and professional life with students to help them think broadly about their Biology major and a variety of different career paths. You don’t have to be a Biology major or minor to attend.

What did they do at Middlebury
and what are they doing now?

go/biofieldguide for more information.

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Alumni Panel and Dinner,  5:00 p.m.
Atwater Dining Hall
Reserve your spot, RSVP in Handshake!

Friday, April 19, 2019

Alumni 1:1 Chats,  9:00 a.m.-noon in Adirondack House

Participating alumni:

Click here to learn more about our alumni panelists!

Click the alumni names below to SELECT A SLOT for a 1:1 conversation. You don’t have to be a Biology major or minor to meet with these alumni.

This is a unique opportunity for current students to hear from Middlebury alumni at the top of their fields about how to build a successful and gratifying career.

Historic New England: The Planning for Resiliency Paid Design Internship Opportunity- Deadline date: Sunday, March 31

Project Description: The Planning for Resiliency Cohort will include a Design Intern, Ecology Intern, and GIS intern. All three interns will work with the Senior Preservation Services Manager and the Team Leader of Property Care as a cohort to undertake the second phase of a project titled Planning for Resiliency. The project will be primarily housed at Historic New England’s Lyman Estate offices in Waltham, Mass., with supervised field and other site visits to properties north of Boston in Essex County, Mass. The cohort interns will complete an integrated project addressing climate-driven threats at four seventeenth-century museum properties in Newbury, Mass. The cohort will produce a report that examines and identifies current and projected climate change impacts on these museum properties. That report will be used within the Historic New England to formulate adaptation strategies and to coordinate more effectively with local and regional resiliency planning efforts. It is anticipated that the content of the report will also be shared at an international conference on sustainability and historic buildings. The project is plan to engage three interns with quantitative, scientific, and/or design/communication skills to collaborate on a study of climate driven threats to these properties in three areas: 1) stormwater/rainwater management in the gutter and drainage systems of the properties; 2) plant species at the properties that are threatened by climate change and a survey of invasive plants and pests that might impact landscapes, structures, and the collections at this properties and have been documented to be migrating north; and 3) GIS study of coastal and inland inundation, infrastructure, and access impacts.These studies will provide the data and assessments needed for Historic New England to plan for adaptive strategies to be developed and implemented for the subject properties in the near future.

Deadline date: Sunday, March 31

Click here to learn more about this great opportunity and to apply!

Planning for Resiliency: Cohort Summer Internship Program Addressing Climate-Driven Threats

Middlebury has partnered with Historic New England, a historic preservation organization headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts, to offer a three PAID internships this summer working on an initiative called “The Planning for Resiliency Cohort” which will include a Design Intern, Ecology Intern, and GIS intern.  The cohort interns will complete an integrated project addressing climate-driven threats at four seventeenth-century museum properties in Newbury, Mass.
 
They are very interested in finding students with background in majors addressing design (HARC), GIS (Geography), and ecology (ES/Conservation Biology). Specifically, if you are a rising junior, this might be the perfect internship for you. The internship will include a stipend from CCI and housing in the Boston area with the other interns.
 
The application deadline is March 24th; don’t wait to apply!  Below are descriptions for each of the internships. 

Planning for Resiliency Cohort Program: GIS Intern

Planning for Resiliency Cohort Program: ECOLOGY Intern

Planning for Resiliency Cohort Program: DESIGN Intern

HOT Environmental Summer Internships: CCI Sponsored & Funded on HANDSHAKE

CCI has formal relationships with employers and there are quite a few great summer internship opportunities that are reserved for Middlebury students with funding attached. Here are 8 examples waiting for your applications with deadlines approaching. (Note, for instance, NOAA has 50 available research opportunities all over the nation!) CHECK THEM OUT.

++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

Seabird Research Intern, National Audubon Society, Bar Harbor, ME –Apply by Fri, Feb 15 Apply Now

NOAA 2019 Summer Internships (over 50 available), Nationwide, USA– Apply by Fri, Feb 15 Apply Now

Middlebury Social Impact Corps 2019 Summer Internship -Andean Alliance, Cusco, Peru — Apply by Wed, Feb 20 Apply Now

Middlebury Social Impact Corps 2019 Summer Internship – Cape Eleuthera Institute, Rock Sound, The Bahamas — Apply by Wed, Feb 20 Apply Now

DEC Wetlands Program – Mapping Intern, State of Vermont, Montpelier, VT — Apply by Fri, Mar 1 Apply Now

ALLSOURCE ANALYSIS INTERNSHIP, AllSource Analysis, Middlebury, VT — Apply by Fri, Mar 1 Apply Now

GeoCivics, Project Summer Intern,University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, Colorado Springs, CO — Apply by Mon, Apr 1 Apply Now

FoodWorks Internship Program, Middlebury College FoodWorks Fellowship, Middlebury, VT — Apply by Wed, May 1 Apply Now

HOT Handshake SOCIAL IMPACT Internships & Jobs: Deadlines Week of 2/11-18

Check out these internships, fellowships, and jobs on Handshake with deadlines for the week of February 11-18th HERE. Below is just a sampling of a few:

Social Impact Intern | Mental Health Incubator, Non-Profit startup, Harvard Innovation Lab/MIT Area – Deadline Feb. 12 @ 4:10pm
Disease Ecology Project Assistant at Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies – Deadline Feb 15th @ 12:00 am
The Impact Coalition at Impact Labs – Deadline Feb 15th 05:00 pm
Forest Health Monitoring Field Intern at Forest Ecosystem Monitoring Cooperative – Deadline Feb 15th 11:55 pm
Solar Program Summer Intern in WDC at Vermont Energy Investment Corporation – Deadline Feb 18th 10:00 pm
2019 CAPAL Public Service Scholarship and Internship Program at Conference on Asian Pacific American Leadership (CAPAL) – Deadline Feb 14th 11:55 pm