Archive for July, 2014

Education and Outreach Coordinator- Denver Zoo

Rio Mora Education and Outreach Coordinator-
Denver Zoo Conservation Biology Department

At Denver Zoo, our mission is to secure a better world for animals through human understanding. We are a respected leader in animal care and exhibition, conservation programs, scientific study, environmental education and public service.

Summary:

This position advances the mission of Denver Zoo by overseeing the development and implementation of a conservation education and outreach program for the Rio Mora National Wildlife Refuge (located in Watrous, New Mexico). This position will work collaboratively with the Rocky Mountain/Great Plains (RMGP) Program Director, Rio Mora staff, the Department of Conservation Biology’s Director of Conservation Education and key external partners to assess, develop, implement, evaluate, and improve conservation awareness through targeted outreach and education programs for youth and adult audiences. This position will also develop and write grants and fundraise as needed for program development.

This position, which is grant funded, will be evaluated one year from the hire date and will be contingent upon available funding and an agreed annual work plan in accordance with the Memorandum of Understanding between Denver Zoological Foundation and United States Fish and Wildlife Service for management, research, and education programming at the Rio Mora National Wildlife Refuge.

***The employee works in an office at Rio Mora National Wildlife Refuge in northern New Mexico and also throughout northern New Mexico. Significant time will also be spent at the Conservation Biology Department offices in Denver, CO.

Essential Functions:

Spearhead the development of a strategic plan for a community outreach and education program at Rio Mora National Wildlife Refuge
Work with the RMGP Program Director and the Director of Conservation Education to assess, develop, implement, evaluate, and improve all conservation education and community engagement programs at Rio Mora National Wildlife Refuge
Collaborate with key partners including universities, government agencies, tribal nations, non-profit organizations, and local school districts
Secure funding to support Rio Mora conservation education and community engagement programs by collaborating with appropriate personnel to develop and implement fundraising strategies, including grant-writing
Oversee annual Rio Mora conservation education and community outreach budgets and reporting
Broadly promote Denver Zoo’s and Rio Mora NWR’s conservation education and community engagement mission and initiatives to the Denver Zoo community, key partners and allies, targeted audiences, and the general public via a variety of methods

Additional Responsibilities

Assist with Rio Mora NWR land and facilities care, as needed
Assist with Rio Mora NWR research and restoration efforts, as needed
Travel to and from Denver as needed
Performs various tasks as assigned.

Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in education, science, conservation or a related discipline; graduate degree a plus
At least 3 years of experience working in conservation education or related experience
Training in curriculum development and the delivery of curriculum-based programs to youth and adult audiences
Experience developing and managing programs and program budgets
Demonstrated knowledge of program evaluation and backwards design preferred
Proven history of fundraising success
Proven history of building successful partnerships with agencies, organizations, and other community allies and stakeholders
Experience working with rural publics and diverse cultures
Experience teaching scientifically rigorous coursework to middle school and high school students is preferred
Ability to work in a wide variety of settings, communicate conservation goals effectively to different audiences, and represent Denver Zoo in a culturally-sensitive manner
Comfortable producing and giving presentations and working with various communication technologies
Ability to work irregular hours
Ability to travel frequently in Northern New Mexico and to Denver
Strong Spanish language skills a plus
Experience working with Native American pueblos, a background in environmental education, and experience living and working in rural Northern New Mexico are a plus
Valid driver’s license, with clean motor vehicle record and ability to pass a Defensive Driving course; ability to drive a manual transmission a plus

This is a regular full-time position with excellent benefits including complete medical/dental/vision coverage, 403(b) retirement plan and a generous vacation package.

**Please apply through our website at http://www.denverzoo.org

Denver Zoo is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Closing Date: August 3, 2014

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PSU – Fulbright Info Session on Friday July 18

Fulbright info

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Call for Abstracts: SfAA Tourism and Heritage Student Paper and Poster Competitions

The Tourism and Heritage TIG Student Paper Competition: 

Student papers should entail original research on the themes of “tourism” and/or “heritage” broadly defined, including topics such as heritage, archaeology and tourism, ecotourism, and cultural resource management. Top papers will be selected for inclusion in an organized paper session at the 2015 Society for Applied Anthropology (SfAA) Annual Meetings in Pittsburgh, PA, and an award will be presented to the best paper in the session. Eligible students must be enrolled in a graduate or undergraduate degree program at the time they submit their paper. Submissions must be original work of publishable quality. The work may be undertaken alone or in collaboration with others, but for papers with one or more co-authors, an enrolled student must be the paper’s first author.

 

The competition involves a two-step process. Step one involves the solicitation and selection of expanded paper abstracts (of 500 words or less; saved as a Word document) for the organized session. Abstracts must be submitted by SEPTEMBER 15, 2014 to the SfAA Office (info@sfaa.net). Students selected for participation in the session will then submit full papers for judging by the December 15, 2014deadline. The winning paper will receive a cash award of $500 and will be honored at the 2015 SfAA Meetings in Pittsburgh. Email the SfAA Office (info@sfaa.net) or Melissa Stevens (melissa.stevens7@gmail.com) for more info.

 

The Valene Smith Tourism Poster Competition

This is a special competition for the best posters on the theme of “tourism,” broadly defined, including topics such as heritage, archaeology and tourism, ecotourism, and cultural resource management, during the annual meeting. Posters are an excellent means of communicating your research and allow you to interact directly with others interested in your work. Three cash prizes will be awarded – $500 for first prize, and $250 each for two honorable mentions. Poster abstracts are submitted directly through the SfAA website (www.sfaa.net). Please go to the SfAA web site for additional information on the Meetings and the poster abstract submission process. You will also find a more detailed description of the Competition as well as information on the winners from previous years (click on “Awards and Prizes” and go to “The Valene Smith Prize”). The deadline for the receipt of poster abstracts for the 2015 Competition is OCTOBER 15, 2014. Email the SfAA Office (info@sfaa.net) or Tim Wallace (tmwallace@mindspring.com) for more info.

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Lecture: “Is the concept of Secularism relevant to China?”

Monday, August 4, 2014
6:30 PM
Lecture by Dr. Prasenjit Duara,
“Is the concept of Secularism relevant to China?”

Location:  Portland State University, School of Business Bldg, room SBA 190
615 SW Harrison St, Portland
Free and open to the public.

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Hong Kong Children’s Symphony Orchestra Concert

Presented by the Portland Chinese Times and Portland Art & Chulture Center.  Co-sponsored by the Confucius Institute at Portland State University. 

Location:  Portland State University’s Lincoln Performing Hall
(1620 SW Park Avenue, Portland, OR 97201)

DISCOUNT TICKETS  – ($15) can be purchased from Confucius Institute at PSU office. 
GENERAL ADMISSION TICKETS  – ($19) are also available from the PSU Box Office

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New funding announcement: 2014-16 Oregon Coastal Resilience & Adaptation Graduate Fellowships

Special Request for Applications:

Oregon Coastal Resilience & Adaptation Graduate Fellowships

4-8 Graduate Fellowship Stipends available (up to $19,800 each per year)

Application Deadline: Monday, August 18, 2014, before 5:00 p.m. PST

Fellowship Period: September 2014-August 2016

The Oregon Sea Grant Program invites proposals from graduate students who are affiliated with any Oregon institution of higher education for research projects that apply accepted social science methodology to address resilience and adaptation related to the state’s important marine and coastal issues. 

Submission and Review Schedule:

•    Courtesy e-mail due:            Monday, July 28, 2014
•    Complete applications due:        Monday, August 18, 2014, before 5:00 p.m. PST
•    Fellowships begin no later than:     September 30, 2014

 

Guidelines

Purpose: This Request for Applications (RFA) is intended to expand OSG research on resilience and adaptation capabilities both in geographic location and in scope through focused, graduate-student driven research projects. We plan to provide stipend support for graduate student researchers who wish to improve their knowledge of the complex interactions between social and ecological dynamics at different scales and to envision adaptive, community-based approaches. The goals of the RFA are to support new research on resilience and adaptation and to expand the number of existing professionals in the field, with direct connections to coastal community needs in Oregon. OSG seeks to support individuals with projects that take the next step towards resilience as a practice.

Read more: Oregon Coastal Resilience & Adaptation Graduate Fellowship RFA

Who may apply: The Oregon Coastal Resilience & Adaptation Fellowship is for graduate students who are working, or will work, on resilience and/or adaptation research that involves coastal communities in Oregon. The applicant must be enrolled in a Masters, Ph.D. or professional degree (e.g. Law School) in any discipline at an accredited college, university or non-profit academic institution of higher education physically located in Oregon during the fellowship period.

How to apply: Read the complete RFA and follow the instructions. Relevant attachments are available for download below. Separately send official transcripts and letters of recommendation, and your completed application as a single pdf, to seagrant.admin@oregonstate.edu

 

Additional Information:  For addition information about Oregon Sea Grant or the Oregon Coastal Resilience & Adaptation Graduate Fellowships, please visit our website www.seagrant.oregonstate.edu or contact Sarah Kolesar,sarah.kolesar@oregonstate.edu.

 

 

From: Kolesar, Sarah [mailto:Sarah.Kolesar@oregonstate.edu
Sent: Friday, July 11, 2014 11:51 AM
To: cmoseley@uoregon.edu; Lach, Denise; Max Nielsen-Pincus (maxnp@pdx.edu)
Subject: Oregon Sea Grant: Social Science and Human Dimensions Projects and new graduate fellowship opportunity

 

Dear Cass, Denise, and Max,

I wanted to thank you for your assistance earlier this year in pulling together the Request for Proposals for OSG’s Social Science and Human Dimensions Research call. The response to this targeted call was very good – we received 18 letters of interest and 10 full proposals, resulting in 3 funded projects:

 

Cramer, Lori (OSU); Wang, Haizhong (OSU); Cox, Dan (OSU) Building Resilient Coastal Communities: A Social Assessment of Mobile Technology for Tsunami Evacuation Planning

 

Harte, Michael (OSU); Rosenberger, Randall (OSU); Swearington, Tommy (ODFW); Romsos, Christopher (OSU) Operationalizing Economic Benefit Assessments for Oregon Marine Reserve Sites

 

Hildreth, Richard (UO) Implementing Ecosystem Based Management: Connecting Caretakers of the Oregon Coast with Transformative and Practical Legal Tools

 

 

Also, continuing along the theme of support for social science methods, OSG is happy to announce a new funding opportunity for graduate student fellowships on the topic of resilience and adaptation:http://seagrant.oregonstate.edu/fellowships/coastal-resilience

 

I encourage you to circulate the announcement below to any interested students or faculty advisors.

 

Thank you again for your help and support of Oregon Sea Grant’s programs.

Sincerely,

Sarah

 

New funding announcement: 2014-16 Oregon Coastal Resilience & Adaptation Graduate Fellowships

 

Oregon Sea Grant is now accepting applications from graduate students who are affiliated with any Oregon institution of higher education for research projects that apply accepted social science methodology to address resilience and adaptation related to the state’s important marine and coastal issues.

 

For more information please visit the website: http://seagrant.oregonstate.edu/education/fellowships

 

Oregon Coastal Resilience & Adaptation Graduate Fellowships – Submission and Review Schedule:

 

  • Courtesy Email Due:                                     Monday, July 28, 2014
  • Complete Applications Due:                       Monday, August 18, 2014, before 5:00 p.m. PST
  • Fellowships Begin No Later Than:             September 30, 2014

 

Oregon Sea Grant

Oregon State University

1600 SW Western Blvd., Ste. 350

Corvallis, Oregon 97333

www.seagrant.oregonstate.edu

 

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Call for Abstracts: SfAA Tourism and Heritage Student Paper and Poster Competitions

*The Tourism and Heritage TIG Student Paper Competition:*

Student papers should entail original research on the themes of “tourism”
and/or “heritage” broadly defined, including topics such as heritage,
archaeology and tourism, ecotourism, and cultural resource management. Top
papers will be selected for inclusion in an organized paper session at the
2015 Society for Applied Anthropology (SfAA) Annual Meetings in Pittsburgh,
PA, and an award will be presented to the best paper in the session.
Eligible students must be enrolled in a graduate or undergraduate degree
program at the time they submit their paper. Submissions must be original
work of publishable quality. The work may be undertaken alone or in
collaboration with others, but for papers with one or more co-authors, an
enrolled student must be the paper’s first author.

The competition involves a two-step process. Step one involves the
solicitation and selection of expanded paper abstracts (of 500 words or
less; saved as a Word document) for the organized session. Abstracts must
be submitted by *SEPTEMBER 15, 2014* to the SfAA Office (info@sfaa.net).
Students selected for participation in the session will then submit full
papers for judging by the December 15, 2014 deadline. The winning paper
will receive a cash award of $500 and will be honored at the 2015 SfAA
Meetings in Pittsburgh. Email the SfAA Office (info@sfaa.net) or Melissa
Stevens (melissa.stevens7@gmail.com) for more info.

*The Valene Smith Tourism Poster Competition*:

This is a special competition for the best posters on the theme of
“tourism,” broadly defined, including topics such as heritage, archaeology
and tourism, ecotourism, and cultural resource management, during the
annual meeting. Posters are an excellent means of communicating your
research and allow you to interact directly with others interested in your
work. Three cash prizes will be awarded – $500 for first prize, and $250
each for two honorable mentions. Poster abstracts are submitted directly
through the SfAA website (www.sfaa.net). Please go to the SfAA web site for
additional information on the Meetings and the poster abstract submission
process. You will also find a more detailed description of the Competition
as well as information on the winners from previous years (click on “Awards
and Prizes” and go to “The Valene Smith Prize”). The deadline for the
receipt of poster abstracts for the 2015 Competition is *OCTOBER 15, 2014*.
Email the SfAA Office (info@sfaa.net) or Tim Wallace (
tmwallace@mindspring.com) for more info.

— 
Melissa Stevens, M.A.A.
Ph.D. Candidate
Department of Anthropology
University of Maryland
1111 Woods Hall
College Park, MD 20742
msteven7@umd.edu
melissa.stevens7@gmail.com

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