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[volunteer]: Citizen Science opportunity at Mount Rainier NP

Dear Students, Faculty, and Staff of the University of Washington,

Please feel free to pass this information along to friends, family, or acquaintances who you feel may have an interest in this program.

Do you love amphibians, science, and exploring National Parks? Then the Citizen Science Program is for you. The Citizen Science program gives volunteers the opportunity to hike and explore some of Mount Rainier’s remote lakes and wetland habitats while gaining experience in surveying and science. This year’s Citizen Science program will be starting up around late July and will run until mid-September.

We are looking for volunteers to help conduct amphibian surveys to document the presence or absence of amphibian species at various lakes, ponds and wetlands including historical Western Toad sites. As a volunteer you would be part of a small group that will hike to pre-determined sites and help conduct amphibian surveys. You do not need any previous experience and surveying equipment will be provided. You may volunteer once or multiple times throughout the season. If you need to stay overnight for a few days, free camping is available at Cougar Rock, White River, Ohanapecosh and Longmire campgrounds, however, there is no long term housing available. We are conducting both day trip and overnight backpacking surveys throughout the park.

If you are interested and available to volunteer during the time period from late July to mid-September then please email me back and indicate:

  • Your phone number and preferred email
  • Preference on volunteering for day surveys or overnight backpacking trip surveys
  • Your experience and comfort level with hiking/backpacking
  • Any physical limitations you may have
  • Approximately what date or dates you are available
  • Preference on which days of the week you prefer to volunteer (weekends, weekdays, etc)

I have added two attachments to this email that provide some additional information. If you choose to volunteer I will provide you with more details when I hear back from you!Please feel free to pass this information along to friends, family, or acquaintances who you feel may have an interest in this program. If you have any questions feel free to call me at (360) 569-6756 or email me at laura_davis@partner.nps.gov. I look forward to hearing from you!

Sincerely,

Laura Davis

Citizen Science Coordinator

Mount Rainier National Park 

laura_davis@partner.nps.gov

(360) 569-6756

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The Hot New Frontier of Energy Research Is Human Behavior | Science | WIRED

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[job]: CarbonWA Campaign Coordinator (Seattle, WA)

CarbonWA is seeking a Campaign Coordinator!

CarbonWA is a small, grassroots campaign to implement a revenue neutral carbon tax in Washington State. We believe a modest tax on carbon (coal, oil, and gas) will drive down carbon emissions while creating incentives to the development of cleaner energy options. By coupling this carbon tax with a reduction in the sales tax and other targeted reductions, we can generate broad based political support and keep families monthly tax bills about the same. You can learn more about our campaign and our policy here: http://carbonwa.org/

We are looking for 1-2 campaign coordinators to help our small team with:

-Fundraising

-Organizing

-Endorsements

-Strategic planning

-Tech Stuff

-Other stuff too

A good candidate will:

-Be awesome.

-Be skilled in working independently and with others.

-Bring something to the table – ideally experience in one or more of the categories listed above.

-NOT be overcommitted already.

-Be able to make something out of nothing.

Position Structure:

-Hours: 10-25 per week. Very flexible, and can be adjusted based on your availability

-Pay: This is a very lean operation. We may be able to offer a small stipend, but this is not a paid position in the traditional sense.

-We will gladly work with you to make this meet the needs of an academic program or required internship.

Interested? Email Kyle at Kyle@carbonwa.org with your resume, a brief cover letter, and something that makes you laugh (perhaps a joke, or a picture? Surprise me).    

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Science Writer - Washington, DC - Society for Neuroscience Jobs

Put your writing and editing skills to work in support of a professional association focusing on brain science.

The Society for Neuroscience (SfN) is the world’s largest non-profit, professional association of nearly 40,000 members devoted to the dynamic and multi-disciplinary field of science that deals with the brain and nervous system.

SfN is seeking a talented Science Writer with two (2) years of experience to research and produce content highlighting the value of neuroscience research and its impact for a general audience. The Science Writer will work to enhance content across publication platforms, including BrainFacts.org, press releases, and social media. Candidates should have excellent research and writing skills, a strong portfolio of science writing clips, good proofreading skills, and a demonstrated interest in communicating about scientific research to lay audiences.   This is ideal for a candidate who has a passion for science and sharing knowledge.

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[job]: Execultive/Legal Assistant, Van Ness Feldman LLP (Seattle, WA)

Entry-level position in a law firm specializing in energy, environmental, and natural resources issues (offices in Seattle and Washington D.C.)

EXECUTIVE/LEGAL ASSISTANT - SEATTLE

Van Ness Feldman LLP is looking for a talented Executive/Legal Assistant, who will work closely with and support the needs of several attorneys in the Seattle office. The position will support attorneys who are at the forefront of today’s energy, environmental, and land use/real estate issues.

The ideal candidate will be a recent college graduate or highly adaptable individual who is familiar with legal and political processes, proficient with Microsoft Office, and is eager to learn. This position will provide an opportunity to gain valuable experience and insight into the intersecting fields of energy, environmental issues, real estate, and policy.

Typical tasks include, but are not limited to:

  • Perform complex word processing, including drafting correspondence and business documents, and formatting, managing layout, and editing documents for accuracy and consistency.
  • Create or compile supportive graphics, charts, and diagrams; reports; and relevant research.
  • Proofread documents; provide original feedback considering document’s tone, persuasiveness, clarity, and overall message.
  • Finalize daily time entries for billing personnel.
  • Establish and maintain filing system for records, files, and documentation. Maintain confidential materials and records.
  • Schedule, maintain, and prioritize calendars, meetings, and travel arrangements.
  • Coordinate hospitality for visiting guests/clients.
  • Answer phones and return calls as needed.
  • Perform expense reconciliation and reporting.

Desired Skills and Experience

  • 2+ years of administrative/office experience.
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills, and team-oriented philosophy.
  • Intermediate to advanced skills with Microsoft Office, especially Word and PowerPoint.
  • Excellent organization skills and ability to handle administrative details with minimal supervision.
  • Integrity and the ability to use discretion in handling confidential information.
  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred; concentration in law, political science, business, communications, English, environmental studies or technical communication a plus.

Think you’re the right fit?

If so, the following describes you! You are a passionate individual with a great sense of humor who is open to learning, and you have a can-do attitude towards new or unfamiliar tools, tasks, and projects. You have excellent written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills and possess the ability to complete complex tasks and projects quickly and autonomously. You always bring something creative to the table and can also follow detailed directions when necessary. You are not afraid to roll up your sleeves to get the job done and you are incredibly organized.

Benefits include health, dental, 401(k), and pension plan. EOE. Please provide your resume, cover letter, and salary requirements by clickinghttp://vihost.videsktop.com/VanNessF87/viRecruitSelfApply/ReDefault.aspx?FilterREID=3&FilterJobCategoryID=2

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[event]: Cast & Dig: 5th Annual Fly Fishing & Habitat Restoration Event Saturday 7/12/14

Cast & Dig: 5th Annual Fly Fishing & Habitat Restoration Event

Saturday, July 12 ~ 9:00am-2:30pm

Cavanaugh Pond, Renton

Grab your friends and family and come out for the 5th Annual Cast & Dig with Friends of the Cedar River Watershed and King County Parks at Cavanaugh Pond Natural Area! We will spend the morning restoring riparian habitat, followed by FREE fly fishing workshops for all skill levels, guest speakers, and delicious lunch in the afternoon! Volunteers will improve habitat by removing invasive plants and maintaining weed suppression fabric. Enjoy a lunch spread (vegetarian options available) and learn from local specialists who will be providing casting and tying demonstrations, one-on-one lessons for all skills, a native plant walk, and an aquatic insect identification lab. The art and sport of fly fishing requires passion and knowledge of river ecology as well as proactive conservation. This is an event not to miss!

Email amy@cedarriver.org to sign up today!

Visit www.cedarriver.org/events to learn more.

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[volunteer]: Annual Fly Fishins and Habitat Restoration Event

Cast & Dig: 5th Annual Fly Fishing & Habitat Restoration Event

Saturday, July 12 ~ 9:00am-2:30pm

Cavanaugh Pond, Renton

Grab your friends and family and come out for the 5th Annual Cast & Dig with Friends of the Cedar River Watershed and King County Parks at Cavanaugh Pond Natural Area! We will spend the morning restoring riparian habitat, followed by FREE fly fishing workshops for all skill levels, guest speakers, and delicious lunch in the afternoon! Volunteers will improve habitat by removing invasive plants and maintaining weed suppression fabric. Enjoy a lunch spread (vegetarian options available) and learn from local specialists who will be providing casting and tying demonstrations, one-on-one lessons for all skills, a native plant walk, and an aquatic insect identification lab. The art and sport of fly fishing requires passion and knowledge of river ecology as well as proactive conservation. This is an event not to miss!

Email amy@cedarriver.org to sign up today!

Visit www.cedarriver.org/events to learn more.

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[volunteer]: Duwamish River Festival

 Duwamish River Festival is looking for volunteers on Saturday, August 23rd.
As a volunteer you will get some delicious (and free) tacos from local food trucks as well as a free t-shirt.
With over 20 different jobs, there should be something for everyone: there are medical assistants as well as supervisor positions, and everything from a mascot salmon and bouncy castle supervisor to safety and directional positions. Most jobs require a time commitment of ~2 hours, and you are welcome to sign up for multiple shifts if you have the time.
For more information about available positions or how to sign up please contact Will at will@duwamishcleanup.org

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[volunteer]: Urban Forest Educator, Seattle Dpt. of Parks and Recreation

Volunteer with Seattle Parks & Recreation!
Urban Forest Educators
A Branch of the Seattle Volunteer Naturalist Program

Become an Urban Forest Educator!

Urban Forest Educators are volunteers who engage young people in the restoration of Seattle’s forested parks and greenspaces by leading environmental learning and stewardship opportunities.

As an Urban Forest Educator, you will:

· Receive training on Pacific Northwest forest ecology, habitat restoration, and environmental education techniques for diverse audiences.

· Lead learning and stewardship events (interpretive forest walks, invasive plant removal, native plant installation, and more) in Seattle’s urban forest with young people.

For more information or to apply by August 18, please visit www.seattle.gov/parks/environment/learning.htm.



Justin Hellier
Naturalist, Discovery Park Environmental Learning Center
3801 Discovery Park Blvd, Seattle, WA 98199
Seattle Department of Parks and Recreation
206.386.4169
justin.hellier@seattle.gov
http://www.seattle.gov/parks/


Seattle Parks and Recreation will work with all citizens to be
good stewards of our environment, and to provide safe and welcoming
opportunities to play, learn, contemplate and build community.

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[volunteer] UW Farm Education Coordinator; UW Farm Volunteer Educators

Interested in urban agriculture? Food studies? Farming? Check out the following opportunities to volunteer at the UW Farm this summer and in the upcoming year!

The UW Farm Education Coordinator

 The UW Farm is looking to fill its Education Coordinator position. This volunteer position is open to all applicants and will require a weekly time commitment, with the ideal candidate in the Seattle area over the summer and into the 2014-15 academic year. Applicants don’t need to be expert farmers, just willing to learn and share their knowledge. This position will allow you to gain confidence teaching others and try out new ideas and teaching methods in a low-stress environment.

 Responsibilities

The Coordinator will oversee volunteer “Educators” to work with children in an outdoor/farm environment with a focus on experiential education as part of the Bean Sprouts youth education program.  Additionally, the Coordinator will plan tours for UW classes and connect students to food and agriculture at UW.

 

Qualifications

Applicants should be organized and reliable and able to work with other Farm Leaders and coordinate volunteers, run a calendar of events, and work with UW Faculty. Applicants must be able to pass a criminal background check.

To apply email your resume and a cover letter to theuwfarm@gmail.com with the title of the position in the subject line.

 

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The UW Farm Volunteer Educators

The UW Farm is looking to fill several Volunteer Educator positions. The positions are open to all applicants with the ideal candidate in the Seattle area over the summer and into the 2014-15 academic year. Applicants don’t need to be expert farmers, just willing to learn and share their knowledge. This position will allow you to gain confidence teaching others and try out new ideas and teaching methods in a low-stress environment.

Responsibilities

Educators will work with the Education Coordinator to teach children in an outdoor/farm environment with a focus on experiential education as part of the Bean Sprouts youth education program. Additionally, Educators will run tours for UW classes and connect students to food and agriculture at UW.

Qualifications

Applicants should be organized and reliable and able to work with the Education Coordinator and fellow volunteers. Must be able to commit to events ahead of time and pass a criminal background check. Most importantly, Educators should be excited about growing food and teaching!

To apply email your resume and a cover letter to theuwfarm@gmail.com with the title of the position in the subject line.