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Environmental Studies Department Weekly Update

April 28, 2008


EARTH ISSUES/ EVENTS/ ANNOUNCEMENTS/ STUDENT JOBS AND INTERSHIPS
Earth Issues:
Tuesday, April 29 – Environmental Science Research Presentations

12:00 noon HUB side room 201-202

Two senior Environmental Science majors will present the results of year-long independent research concerning local environmental issues. Please join us to support your fellow students and if you are interested in the possibility of conducting research in future semesters.

"Analysis of stormwater runoff in Mount Holly Springs and its impact on Mountain Creek, a tributary to Yellow Breeches Creek, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania." Matthew Freedman ‘08

“The Aquatic Toxicology of Organochlorine Pesticides in Sediment in the Letort Spring Run, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania.” Danielle Cioce ‘08

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Events:

Environmental Studies Department Spring Picnic Saturday May 3, 6pm

Spring is here and the semester will be over before we know it! In celebration of the season, the annual Environmental Studies Department Spring Picnic will take place at the Dickinson College Farm on Saturday May 3 at 6:00 pm. The Farm is located in Boiling Springs, about 6 miles from campus. Transportation to the farm is available at 5:30 and returning to campus throughout the evening.


Spring is a time for growing, so we always welcome new ES majors and friends of the department to come out for the picnic. We’ll take some time to reminisce about a wonderful year full of activities and to congratulate our graduating seniors. The ES department faculty will present the annual Environmental Studies Department Award for Excellence in Service and Scholarship to a graduating senior. Other traditions include the slide show and bonfire. Bring your Frisbees, soccer balls, hiking boots and musical instruments because there will be plenty of time to PLAY! Dinner will be served in the style of a Farm Picnic featuring local food like burgers, cheeses, salads and more.
If you would like to attend the picnic, please RSVP by emailing Vallie Edenbo edenbov@dickininson.edu or stopping by Kaufman room 121 before the end of the day Monday, April 28. Please indicate the following:

Banner student ID number

Type of meal plan (traditional vs. flex)

Would you like to donate extra meal points? How many?

Would you like to ride in the vans?

Are you van certified and willing to drive?



Mountain Justice Summer Camp

May 17 – 23 Harlan County, Kentucky

Our 2008 Mountain Justice Summer camp will be at the base of beautiful Pine Mountain, with an old-growth forest and incredible hiking just above the camp - plus live mountain music, great food, films, workshops on coal mining and Appalachian culture, skills training, and plenty of time for fun and relaxing. Best of all, the camp is extremely low-cost, only $20 plus $10 per night. There are cabins with bunk beds, plus tent spaces, a beautiful lake, awesome mountain views, and some of the best people you will ever meet anywhere (sorry - no dogs this year).

Register now at http://www.mountainjusticesummer.org


2008 Annual PAEP Conference
May 7- 9, 2008
The Holiday Inn Harrisburg-Hershey, Grantville, PA
“Adapting to Global Climate Change: A Pennsylvania Perspective"
The theme of the 2008 Annual PAEP Conference is "Adapting to Global Climate Change: A Pennsylvania Perspective." Our goal is to offer a wide selection of topical presentations offered by top officials and practitioners that appeal to the PAEP and P2E2 Roundtable's vocationally diverse mix of environmental professionals. The bottom line is that there will be something for everyone, regardless of your technical specialty!
The education committee is looking for Undergraduate and Graduate student posters to be posted at the Conference.  Posters do not have to be directly related to the subject of the conference.

 Each student poster should include an abstract, summary of findings, and contact information. If you would like to submit a student poster to the conference, please contact Mr. Brian Oram, Professional Geologist/Soil Scientist at Wilkes University, Center for Environmental Quality - brian.oram@wilkes.edu. For more information about the conference and organization please visit us at http://www.paep.org. Students can attend all conference presentations and education tracks at no-charge. Some Specifics:

We are looking for high quality student posters for the PAEP conference.
Space is limited - Only 10 posters will be accepted at this time.  

The maximum poster size is 3 * 4 foot (Brian Oram will mount poster on a tri-fold poster board).


Deadlines for submissions: April 1, 2008 - poster topic, poster summary, Educational Institute, Education Program, name of academic advisor, student resume with your photo, and your contact information- submit by email to brian.oram@wilkes.edu. Final Submissions: You can mail your hardcopy of the poster to Mr. Brian Oram at Wilkes University, 84 West South Street, Wilkes Barre, PA 18766, hand deliver the poster to Wilkes University - brian.oram@wilkes.edu by May 1, 2008 or personally bring the poster to the Conference- It would be great to have you at the conference. Students - you do not have to attend to present your posters, but you are welcome to attend and participate in training sessions and training tracks.  If you are planning to attend the conference, students can participate in all the training sessions or tracks at no charge, but you must indicate in advance you are planning to attend by informing Mr. Brian Oram no later than May 1, 2008.    Note:For juniors and seniors in environmental training programs this would be a great opportunity to meet potential future employers in the fields of environmental consulting, permitting, regulatory agencies, and industry representatives.  This will be a unique opportunity to starting making those critical professional contacts. 
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Announcements:

Environmental Studies Department Spring Picnic Saturday May 3, 6pm

Spring is here and the semester will be over before we know it! In celebration of the season, the annual Environmental Studies Department Spring Picnic will take place at the Dickinson College Farm on Saturday May 3 at 6:00 pm. The Farm is located in Boiling Springs, about 6 miles from campus. Transportation to the farm is available at 5:30 and returning to campus throughout the evening.


Spring is a time for growing, so we always welcome new ES majors and friends of the department to come out for the picnic. We’ll take some time to reminisce about a wonderful year full of activities and to congratulate our graduating seniors. The ES department faculty will present the annual Environmental Studies Department Award for Excellence in Service and Scholarship to a graduating senior. Other traditions include the slide show and bonfire. Bring your Frisbees, soccer balls, hiking boots and musical instruments because there will be plenty of time to PLAY! Dinner will be served in the style of a Farm Picnic featuring local food like burgers, cheeses, salads and more.
If you would like to attend the picnic, please RSVP by emailing Vallie Edenbo edenbov@dickininson.edu or stopping by Kaufman room 121 before the end of the day Monday, April 28. Please indicate the following:

Banner student ID number

Type of meal plan (traditional vs. flex)

Would you like to donate extra meal points? How many?

Would you like to ride in the vans?

Are you van certified and willing to drive?



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Student Jobs and Internships:

(For more information, see postings outside the ES department office)


Health and Safety Coordinator – Temporary three month position for June -August to assist Wilson College with chemical inventory coordination, chemical hygiene plan review/revision and other aspects of environmental compliance.  Must be knowledgeable in the area of EPA Compliance and Regulations.  Salary commensurate with experience and education level.  Please send letter of interest and resume to Cheryl Sleboda, Wilson College, 1015 Philadelphia Ave, Chambersburg, PA 17201 or email to csleboda@wilson.edu

Susquehanna Watershed Education Program (SWEP) Assistant Manager

The Chesapeake Bay Foundation seeks an educator/assistant manager in Harrisburg, PA for the SWEP mobile canoe program. The Susquehanna Watershed Education Program (SWEP) is a one-day, hands-on, active and educational experience designed to provide students with the opportunity to investigate and explore a local waterway and learn about its connection to the Chesapeake Bay watershed. This mobile canoe program explores the rivers, creeks and lakes of Pennsylvania. Participants learn about water quality through chemical and biological analysis. They discuss the effects that pollution, agriculture and poor land use have on the Susquehanna River and its tributaries. They will also learn what watershed issues are affecting the waterway they are paddling. They will study the area’s plants and wildlife and investigate water quality. The “canoeing classroom” affords students the opportunity to discover how they can take action to help preserve and restore the watershed. The program manager and assistant manager travel extensively throughout Central PA to canoe some of the most scenic tributaries in the watershed. You will find additional information about this position and the Chesapeake Bay Foundation at http://www.cbf.org/site/News2?abbr=SB_AboutUs_&page=NewsArticle&id=32671&security=2405&news_iv_ctrl=1201

To apply, please send resume, cover letter and salary history by April 25, 2008 to:

Laura Burrell Baxter, Director of Education Operations

Chesapeake Bay Foundation

6 Herndon Avenue

Annapolis, MD 21403



lbbaxter@cbf.org

HELP US STEWARD THE ENV IRONMENT AND PRODUCE FRESH, ORGANIC FOOD THIS SEASON
New Morning Farm, rural central Pennsylvania. May-November. Responsibilities include: working in a team of nine apprentices to manage and harvest 40 crops on 25 acres of certified organic land; selling produce at our farmers’ markets in Washington DC; working with a produce marketing cooperative, Tuscarora Organic Growers, which serves a community of over 20 regional farms. No previous farming experience required, only a sincere desire to work and learn. Minimum $850 monthly stipend, plus full room and board.


New Morning Farm is a family farm, owned and operated by Jim and Moie Kimball Crawford. We have been growing organic vegetables on 25 acres of land for over 30 years. Crops include about 40 types of vegetables, berries, and herbs. Apprentice responsibilities include harvesting, packing, and selling produce at farmers markets in Washington DC. However, the primary responsibility of each apprentice is to assist in the management of crops, equipment, and marketing. Seminars to enhance apprentice learning are held regularly. Our goal is to help create a larger community of trained, professional, organic growers who can, in turn, help our sector of agriculture thrive.

For more information, contact Jim Crawford, New Morning Farm, Hustontown, PA 17229. 814-448-3904 www.newmorningfarm.net



Grassroots Campaigns, Inc. (GCI), a national political consulting firm specializing in building grassroots support for causes, candidates, public interest campaigns, and non-profit fundraising operations, is interviewing potential staff for their campaigns. You can check out the information on their Summer Jobs and Campaign Jobs if you are interested in campaigning.
Full-time Farm position- Creekside Farm

Pat and Woody Brubeck operate Creekside Farm in Marysville (about 10 miles northwest of Harrisburg). Creekside specializes in microgreens, culinary herbs, and heirloom vegetables, with wholesale and restaurant accounts. They are looking for a full-time, year-round farm laborer to start as soon as possible. If you or anyone you know is interested, contact Pat at 717-957-3479. You can also check out their website at www.creaksidegrown.com


Intern Position Available

U.S. Department of Justice

Environment and Natural Resources Division

Law and Policy Section

The Law and Policy Section (LPS) advises and assists the Assistant Attorney General on legal and policy issues. Working with the Office of Legislative Affairs, LPS coordinates the Environment and Natural

Resources Division's legislative program. LPS also represents the Department of Justice on interagency groups of a variety of issues that relate to the mission of the Division. LPS also litigates amicus cases and undertakes other specially assigned litigation projects at the trial and appellate levels. Other duties include monitoring citizen suits;

responding to citizen mail, congressional, and FOIA requests; and serving as the Division's ethics officers. LPS attorneys also coordinate the Division's activities on international environmental matters and environmental justice matters. Duties of the unpaid undergraduate intern position include: attending congressional hearings and reporting on environmental legislation; researching legal and policy issues; and providing support for the section's amicus litigation. Applicants must be U.S. citizens, pass a mandatory drug test, and be willing to commit for a period of at least

ten weeks. Applicants should be either enrolled as undergraduates during the internship, or planning on returning to their school in the time period immediately following the conclusion of the internship. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis but must be received no later than the following application deadlines:

- For Fall Internships (September- November/December 2008, dates

flexible): July 3, 2008;

- For Winter Internships (January- March 2009, dates flexible): November

7, 2008;

To apply, please fax a cover letter, resume, unofficial transcript, and

3-5 page writing sample (may be an excerpt from a longer paper on any

topic) to Jacob Lipson at (202) 514-4231, or mail the above to:

Jacob Lipson

Environment and Natural Resources Division / LPS

P.O. Box 4390

Ben Franklin Station

Washington, DC 20044-4390
For more information, please call (202) 305-0641.

NJPIRG's Community Water Watch is looking for MOTIVATED and PASSIONATE college graduates with the idealism and energy to take on real world challenges!

Consider an Americorps term of service as a Water Watch organizer with New

Jersey Public Interest Research Group's (NJPIRG) Community Water Watch

Program, and spend each day working hard to clean up NJ's threatened

waterways.Between a legacy of industrial dumping, and rampant overdevelopment, New

Jersey's waterways are at risk, with 75% unsafe for fishing and swimming.

Water Watch is working to change this! We need more people to participate in public life - to get informed and

active on the issues that affect our lives. Each year, we work with students

on 10 college campuses and in surrounding communities across the state. In

total, we activate the campus and community around local waterways by

organizing 50 major river cleanups, teaching over 10,000 elementary school

students hands-on education lessons, and monitoring the health of New

Jersey's most threatened waterways. NJ Community Water Watch is a statewide program based on college campuses.

In one semester, Water Watch Organizers work to recruit a group of student

interns and volunteers from campus to work on hands-on education and service

projects, meet with local and state officials to attend community clean-ups

and events, organize the media to write about problems of a local waterway,

teach elementary school children about water quality issues and monitor

threatened local streams and rivers. Campus organizers work with faculty and

up to 100 student volunteers, while they oversee a course credit internship

program where students learn vital citizenship skills. Apply now: Check out www.njwaterwatch.org/employment or email a cover letterand resume to liz@njwaterwatch.org!

Local Farm/Cheese making Internship

Farm Name: Keswick Creamery at Carrock Farm, LLC

Address: 114 Lesher Road, Newburg, PA 17240

Phone:717-423-6758, Melanie: 717-440-4650

Email: Keswick@pa.net Web: www.keswickcreamerycheese.com

Contact: Melanie Dietrich Cochran


General Information: We are a 40 cow dairy farm with a small on –farm processing plant. We rotationally graze our Jersey cows and use mostly organic practices. We turn our milk into raw milk aged cheeses, fresh cheeses and yogurt that is sold at farmers markets in Carlisle and Washington, DC and local restaurants.

Internship starts- April- May, Internship ends- Oct- November, Minimum length stay- 6 months

Application deadline- 4/30/08

Education Opportunities/Requirments: Learn to make different cheeses and yogurt. Learn all aspects of making, aging and marketing farmstead cheeses. Learn about rotational grazing and dairying, animal husbandry. Learn to sell at farmers markets, this internship will require weekly attendance at a DC farmers market during the season.


WATERSHED PLANNER / ENVIRONMENTAL ANALYST

Versar, Inc. in Columbia, MD, is seeking to diversify and grow its watershed assessment, planning, and restoration business with expanded expertise in watershed planning, analysis, and project management. Strong candidates will have technical as well as management experience in conducting assessments using field, GIS, and modeling approaches, and developing watershed management and restoration plans.

Work will include projects in the following areas: assessment of watershed features affecting stream water quality/quantity and ecological status; geomorphic assessments of stream channels to evaluate impacts of watershed urbanization; development of innovative stormwater management and stream restoration solutions, including low-impact

development; hydraulic/hydrologic and water quality models (e.g., HEC-RAS, TR-20/55, SWMM); and other data analysis, interpretation, and reporting skills (including advanced GIS analysis and tool development)

to meet client needs. For more information, please see our website: http://www.esm.versar.com/esm/careers.htm

Environmental Education Interpretation Specialist, McCall Outdoor Science School

Live, learn, teach, and SERVE in the mountains...The Environmental Education and Interpretation Specialist will provide

high quality, field-based environmental education and interpretation programs to the youth and citizens of Idaho at the McCall Outdoor Science School (MOSS). One-third of the work will take place at Idahos only residential outdoor science school, one-third in various schools around the state, and one-third at public agencies and nonprofit organizations

across Idaho. Gain teaching experience, study ecology in a field setting, and develop leadership skills all while living in a spectacular natural environment. Participants earn 16 University of Idaho graduate credits and a Graduate Certificate in Environmental Education while completing service. This is a one-year, 1700 hour AmeriCorps position that provides a monthly stipend, basic medical insurance, and an education award upon completion of service. Apply today!

For a full announcement please visit <http://www.pcei.org/moss/moss_americorps.htm>

Or contact Greg Fizzell at (208) 882-1444; fizzell@pcei.org

Early Recruitment Closing Date: May 1, 2008
STEWARDSHIP INTERN, Western Pennsylvania Conservancy

Western Pennsylvania Conservancy is offering a summer stewardship internship, assisting the Stewardship Coordinator in the implementation of management plans at Bear Run Nature Reserve (BRNR) located in Mill Run, PA. Focus will be primarily on hiking trail repairs and maintenance at BRNR, but also may contribute to other projects, including invasive species surveys and control; small dam removal; native forest restoration in conifer plantations and agricultural fields; and establishment of an American chestnut orchard. May assist with stewardship work on other WPC projects and properties. This is a paid internship with on-site housing provided. Requirements: * Must possess or be working towards a bachelor's degree in natural resource management or a related subject. * Trail maintenance experience and abilities needed.

* Physical stamina to work long hours in rough terrain and all types of weather is essential.* Proven ability to work well independently and with others is amust. * Experience using GPS and GIS applications helpful. Applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to wpcjobs@paconserve.org and list Stewardship Intern in the subject line.

Booz Allen Hamilton, ENVIRONMENTAL CONSULTANT

EXCELLENT OPPORTUNITY TO LAUNCH AN ENVIRONMENTAL/ PROFESSIONAL CONSULTING CAREER

Booz Allen Hamilton is currently hiring entry level consultants to serve as regulatory analysts in a call center setting for a government contract concerning environmental regulations and programs. This position includes a comprehensive training program in the applicable regulations including Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act, risk management planning, oil pollution prevention, the Superfund program, the Safe Drinking Water Act, and the ENERGY STAR Program. The position offers an excellent opportunity to work directly with clients and experience multiple aspects of the consulting world. The ideal candidate has an outstanding academic background including coursework in environmental science/environmental policy, chemistry, biology, or engineering; research experience; outstanding oral communication and writing skills; and an ability to quickly learn complex information. A BA or BS with a minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0 (out of 4.0) is required. The candidate should also possess at least six months of environmental and/or customer service work experience, including internships or volunteer work. Fluency in Spanish and/or experience with information management systems a plus. EOE. Professional, friendly work environment; metro-accessible location. Send resumes to Robert Benedict at e-mail benedict_robert@bah.com.


Assateague Island National Seashore (Berlin, MD) will be hiring a Cartographic Technician in late spring 2008 and is seeking interested and qualified applicants. This will be a permanent, subject to furlough position with the National Park Service. This is a preliminary notification; the formal application submission period will be advertised on the USAJobs website in early April 2008. The incumbent will perform GPS monitoring surveys of natural resources (shoreline position, island topography, vegetation) and provide technical support for GPS, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), and metadata associated with long-term natural resource management programs at Assateague Island National Seashore. The incumbent will utilize a variety of specialized hardware and software to develop spatial data and GIS products including data analyses, maps, graphics, tables, reports and databases, and will prepare FGDC compliant metadata using specialized software. The vacancy announcement will be posted for 10 days on the USAJobs web site <www.usajobs.opm.gov> in early April 2008. Resumes can be prepared in advanced and saved on this website. For more information e-mail Courtney Schupp at Assateague Island National Seashore ( Courtney_Schupp@nps.gov ).

Appalachian Coal Country Watershed Team members live and work in low-income communities dealing with contaminated streams, depressed economies and other issues related to abandoned mine lands and impoverished communities. Your help is needed in building programs that will alleviate these problems.  Work with local volunteers as an OSM-VISTA team member and see lasting environmental change happen on the ground level!

 * Meet dynamic people and build partnerships with local, state and federal organizations.

* Gain valuable experience in community organizing, environmentaleducation, fundraising, and grant-writing.

* Create a sense of pride within yourself and those around you.

* Help make Coal Country a cleaner, healthier, and safer place tolive and work!

 **** Apply now! ******

Please send your resume and non-fiction writing sample to: support@accwt.org. For more information, call 304-461-3131 or visit http://www.accwt.org. Location: 55 sites in 8 Appalachian states (PA, MD, OH, WV, VA, TN, KY,AL) Duration: 12 months Start Date: Placements are made on a rolling basis, with six start dates throughout the year. Hours: Full Time Compensation: As an Americorps*VISTA you receive a monthly living stipend of roughly $833 (before taxes), health insurance, child care if eligible, student loan forbearance (with interest paid), and the choice of a $4725 education award or $1200 cash stipend upon term completion. Come join us in restoring health, dignity and clean water to

Appalachia!


The Appalachian Coal Country Watershed Team (ACCWT) is also looking for Summer Associates to live and work in low-income communities dealing with contaminated streams, depressed economies and other issues related to abandoned mine lands.  ACCWT Summer Interns will spend 8 or more weeks working closely with local community watershed groups that have mobilized to alleviate these problems and make their home-place-watersheds healthier places to live and work. Learn more about the Appalachian Coal Country Watershed Team at http://www.accwt.org.

The Nature Conservancy is hiring a Stream Restoration Specialist for our Richmond, VA office.  The complete job description is posted online: http://www.nature.org/careers/dynamic/natureorg/20080208194140.html
The City of New York has several interesting environmental internships. Please check out Dickinson Connect for more information.

The City of Durham, NC is seeking qualified candidates for Water Quality Technician. Application forms and abbreviated position announcement can be obtained from the City’s web site at: http://www.durhamnc.gov/employment/



Environmental Advocacy Fellowship Program

http://www.EnvironmentAmerica.org/jobs
Environment America is the federation of state-based environmental advocacy organizations, from Environment California to Environment Massachusetts. This year we are hiring graduating college seniors for our fellowship program to determine where this country is going: to solve our energy problems; fight global warming; preserve our open spaces; clean up our air and water; and make an impact on many other environmental issues.
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