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GeoCorps
06/08/2020

GeoCorps

Interested in the social science of managing national parks? Help understand the human dimensions of natural resources by working closely with regional planners, social scientists, and resource managers from the Rocky Mountains to the Chihuahuan Desert. Your work will help learn about visitor use, visitor experiences, and recreation-related impacts to natural and cultural resources. Ideal candidate is a good writer/communicator and is well versed in qualitative and quantitative research methods. Apply by 15 June. Details: https://rock.geosociety.org/eo/viewJob.asp?jobID=2827

GeoCorps
06/08/2020

GeoCorps

Assist Kaloko-Honokōhau National Historical Park Hawaii with surveying and monitoring endangered waterbirds, nonnative predators, invasive species, and native plants to support restoration efforts at ‘Aimakapā Fishpond and the coastal dryland forests. Local-area candidates are encouraged to participate. Apply by 15 June. Details: https://rock.geosociety.org/eo/viewJob.asp?jobID=2814

ENVR student Bill Jacobs and author of "Whence These Special Places" will be giving an online webinar through Mountain T...
06/08/2020
MountainTrue University - How Geology Has Shaped Our Mountains and Waterfalls

ENVR student Bill Jacobs and author of "Whence These Special Places" will be giving an online webinar through Mountain True about the fascinating geologic processes that produced WNC’s array of mountains and waterfalls June 10 at 11:30am. Click on the link below to register!

Bill's book is available to the UNCA community at wholesale for $15. Please contact either Dr. B ([email protected]) or Bill ([email protected]).

How is it that we have the many special places that MountainTrue helps protect? Join Bill Jacobs, the author of “Whence These Special Places?”, as he explains the fascinating geologic processes that produced WNC’s array of mountains and waterfalls. Bill’s particular interest is how the uniqu...

GeoCorps
06/05/2020

GeoCorps

Help enhance the GIS resources being used to manage the Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area in Tennessee, which encompasses 125,000 acres of the Cumberland Plateau. Review and validate existing GIS data, digitize and georeference paper maps, and create new GIS resources using LiDAR and satellite imagery. Apply by 15 June. Details: https://rock.geosociety.org/eo/viewJob.asp?jobID=2783

GeoCorps
06/05/2020

GeoCorps

Join a network of six national park units in northern California and southern Oregon as they study the fall roost behaviors of bats. Assist with collecting radiotelemetry data and roost monitoring. Findings will help support local decision making and management of bat habitat. Prior field experience required. Apply by 15 June. Details: https://rock.geosociety.org/eo/viewJob.asp?jobID=2815

Anchor QEA (a national environmental consulting company with a local office in Asheville) is offering a 6-part virtual i...
06/04/2020
Internships - Anchor QEA

Anchor QEA (a national environmental consulting company with a local office in Asheville) is offering a 6-part virtual internship program. See link below for details.

Our Virtual Internship Learning Series will run over the course of three weeks and will include opportunities to learn about consulting, Anchor QEA’s projects (across disciplines), and ways to get continued connection with our organization. We will be posting the session descriptions and further details on our website in the coming week. Sessions will take place on the following dates:

Thursday, June 25 : 9am -10am PST
Tuesday, June 30 : 10am – 11:30am PST
Thursday, July 2 : 10am – 11:30am PST
Tuesday, July 7 : 10am – 11:30am PST
Thursday, July 9 : 10am – 11:30am PST
Tuesday July 14 : 10am – 11:00am PST

https://www.anchorqea.com/careers/internships/

We offer opportunities for recent and soon-to-be graduates to gain real-life technical and professional experience in our offices across the country.

06/04/2020
Job opportunity - short-term and virtual Hydrology, remote sensing, modeling “NASA DEVELOP currently has a temporary pos...
06/02/2020
SSAI - Careers

Job opportunity - short-term and virtual
Hydrology, remote sensing, modeling

“NASA DEVELOP currently has a temporary position open for an Associate Research Scientist to serve as a Technical Advisor this summer. Technical expertise and science advising will be provided in support of projects related to remote sensing hydrology during the 2020 virtual summer term.”

https://www.ssaihq.com/employment/careers/Careers.aspx?adata=EGOg02fG6sPCX887kkVb4ip2YfVq89jdgf5SawAkGw1W0VeVVHzZ53bk88WWKTeOqoSD0z4MqeEuIonz%2BgmWLleVuxYDdsvwbsBB0ttRmNkM021Lbig8bVwtvV5lfXnJwHmQ7e%2FgnRu%2FwluijA9t5RghUlvH1uQwjyFqSP5N%2BuUbAf%2B%2B5h5Rnxqo%2FIyl667l5g%3D%3D

Science Systems and Applications, Inc. (SSAI) has been a leading provider of scientific, technical, and research support services, primarily to Federal science agencies, since our founding in 1977.

Policy News: June 2, 2020 | EcoTone: News and Views on Ecological Science
06/02/2020
Policy News: June 2, 2020 | EcoTone: News and Views on Ecological Science

Policy News: June 2, 2020 | EcoTone: News and Views on Ecological Science

Posted By Nicole Zimmerman on Jun 2, 2020 | In This Issue: Letter to the community Racism and prejudice continue to harm scientists, future scientists, and the communities we serve. ESA leaders echo the message of these protests: Black lives matter. Webinar: Invasive Species Policy and COVID-19 Webi...

Current UNCA students, did you know our university has an emergency student fund? During this time we know many of you m...
05/19/2020
About the Student Emergency Fund - Office of the Dean of Students

Current UNCA students, did you know our university has an emergency student fund? During this time we know many of you may be struggling financially. You can find more information about the program and apply here: https://dos.unca.edu/student-emergency-fund/about-the-student-emergency-fund/

Unexpected family and life related emergencies have the potential to irreparably derail a student’s pursuit of academic success at UNC Asheville. The Student Emergency Fund (SEF) is a collaborative effort between the Division of Student Affairs, the Division of University Advancement, and the Divi...

Today marks the 40th anniversary of the iconic 1980 eruption of Mount St Helens, WA. USGS Volcanoes has also been postin...
05/18/2020

Today marks the 40th anniversary of the iconic 1980 eruption of Mount St Helens, WA. USGS Volcanoes has also been posting day-by-day flashbacks leading up to this event, which you can explore though #40YearsAgo and #MountStHelens.

#40YearsAgo at #MountStHelens, May 18, 1980, 7:00 AM: Totally clear, no activity.

USGS scientist Bob Christiansen is in Vancouver (WA). He radios Coldwater II, for the routine morning check on the volcano.

“What’s it like up there, Dave?”

“Very nice, totally clear,” says Johnston. “You can see the mountain entirely.”

David Johnston has been up since 5:50 AM, making three laser measurements to Goat Rocks, tracking the movement of Mount St. Helens’ north flank. He transmits measurements to Vancouver. The bulge is still creeping outward, no appreciable change in rate.

At the Coldwater I observation post, The Columbian newspaper photographer Reid Blackburn hits the transmitter and two remote cameras snap frames of Mount St. Helens, beautiful in the morning light. He jots in a notebook 7:11 AM, totally clear, no activity. Loggers wake in the Hoffstadt quarry. Frying eggs on a camp stove, they give no thought to Mount St. Helens, hidden behind several ridges, talking instead of finishing the thinning of the last 10 acres. Ten miles southeast on Road 100 above Bear Meadow, Keith Ronnholm awakes and glances out his Toyota pickup—there is no summit steam this morning. Gary Rosenquist has been up all night at the fire, swapping stories with friends. They screw cameras to tripods and frame the volcano against a beautiful blue sky backdrop.

Later, seismologists will scour the seismic records from May 15 to 18 trying to find a scrap of information that could have foretold the event. There is none. The huge seismic buildup in March seemed to be the wad of magma intruding into the volcano. That was the big event. In time, it caused all the others.

The image is of Mount St. Helens, dated May 18, 1980.

Extract from "In the Path of Destruction: Eyewitness Chronicles of Mount St. Helens" by USGS scientist Richard Waitt.

#msh40 ‪‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬#mountsthelens #cvo #cascadesvolcanoobservatory #usgs #volcanoes #msh1980‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Geological Society of America
05/13/2020

Geological Society of America

Free Seismology Skill Building Workshop for Undergraduate Students

Despite the pandemic and suspension of our internship program for the summer 2020, IRIS Earthquake Science remains committed to the developing Next Generation of Seismologists. To this end, the IRIS Education and Outreach program is offering a FREE seismology skill building workshop for undergraduate students seeking to build skills in working with seismic data and scientific computing. The virtual workshop will run every other week from June 1, 2020 through August 28, 2020. The goals of this workshop are to increase students'...
• interest in taking additional course work in seismology and scientific computing,
• self-efficacy in using seismic data, and
• competitiveness in the graduate school or summer REU application process

Participation: This workshop is intended for undergraduate students (e.g.. computer science, geophysics, geology, math, physics, engineering) . However, depending on response, graduate students may also be admitted. There are no-minimum course or experiential requirements in order for students of all backgrounds to participate. However, students who have completed at least one semester of math and physics will be best able to benefit from the course, and 2 semesters of each math and physics would be ideal.

Additional information and registration can be found here:
https://www.iris.edu/hq/short-courses/course/ssb_workshop

05/11/2020

ENVR is proud to announce that we have two faculty earn Excellence in Teaching awards this academic year!

Dr. Andrew Laughlin won the Excellence in Teaching award for Untenured Faulty.

Dr. Jackie Langille won the Excellence in Teaching award in the Natural Sciences.

Congratulations !!!

05/09/2020
UNC Asheville

UNC Asheville

Congratulations, #UNCA2020. We can't celebrate in person today, but here's a little something from your biggest fan.

Bird Song Hero: The Song Learning Game for Everyone | Bird Academy • The Cornell Lab
05/02/2020
Bird Song Hero: The Song Learning Game for Everyone | Bird Academy • The Cornell Lab

Bird Song Hero: The Song Learning Game for Everyone | Bird Academy • The Cornell Lab

The new, visual way to learn bird songs. Launch Bird Song Hero Train your brain to recognize over 50 bird songs with the Bird Song Hero matching game. Listen closely to featured songs and match each with the correct spectrogram visualization. You'll be harnessing the power of the visual bra ...

GeoCorps
05/02/2020

GeoCorps

GSA has just posted over 50 National Park Service Geoscientists-in-the-Parks (GIP) opportunities for fall/winter 2020-2021. Applicants must be a U.S. citizen or U.S. permanent legal resident between the ages of 18 and 30 years old, or military veterans up to age 35.
Application Deadline: 15 June 2020
Details: www.geosociety.org/gip

UNC Asheville
04/30/2020

UNC Asheville

#UNCA2020, it's time to celebrate YOU! We can't wait to share your accomplishments. So, we're creating a digital yearbook titled "20 for 20," which will consist of student photos and a quote about either themselves or their experience at UNC Asheville; 20 alumni giving next year's incoming class words of wisdom; and families, friends, and faculty and staff members giving their 20 words of encouragement to the Class of 2020. Click the link below to submit. We'll be sharing these stories on social media with the hashtag #UNCA2020. 💪💥#UNCAvl

Link to submit: https://bit.ly/2KQ0vdM

We had the pleasure of celebrating with some of our wonderful ENVR 2020 graduates! Congrats graduates and we are so prou...
04/29/2020

We had the pleasure of celebrating with some of our wonderful ENVR 2020 graduates! Congrats graduates and we are so proud of you!

"It is called soil, dirt is what you find under your bed" ~Dr. Kevin MoorheadToday we raise a toast for Dr. Moorhead as ...
04/29/2020

"It is called soil, dirt is what you find under your bed" ~Dr. Kevin Moorhead

Today we raise a toast for Dr. Moorhead as he departs for retirement. Thank you all for being with us today to celebrate.

04/27/2020
Yellowstone National Park

Water, plants, wildlife, rocks, conservation, and more! What's not to love about Yellowstone?!

Our education rangers are bringing the wonders of Yellowstone to teachers, students, parents, and lifelong learners while the park is closed for the COVID-19 pandemic. Join rangers Rosa and Margo as we explore Yellowstone's geysers! Drop your questions and comments below!

04/26/2020
American Geosciences Institute
04/17/2020

American Geosciences Institute

Tune in for the GSA webinar “Professional Geologist Licensure Requirements, and Strategies for Success in Environmental & Engineering Geology Jobs” on April 29, featuring presenters Laurie Racca, PG, Senior Registrar, California Board for Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors and Geologists, and Joe Zille, PG, Senior Principal Geologist and Project Manager at Kleinfelder. Register: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/239578491604712461

Apply for funds to attend the GSA Annual Meeting. Like our own ENVR Alum Anabel!
04/15/2020

Apply for funds to attend the GSA Annual Meeting. Like our own ENVR Alum Anabel!

NEW on our #SpeakingofGeoscience Blog:
'Reflection: GSA On To the Future' wp.me/pNy1x-1eZ

Application deadline for #GSA2020 On To the Future program is 29 May: https://www.geosociety.org/OTF

Geological Society of America
04/10/2020

Geological Society of America

REMINDER: Upcoming GSA Webinar
'Career Pathways in Geothermal Energy'
Wednesday, 15 April 2020, 11 a.m. MDT
Presenters:
Lauren W.E. Boyd, U.S. Department of Energy
Nick Hinz, Geologica Geothermal Group
Greg Rhodes, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Register: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/2235194294772904460

Hey folks, if you have some extra time tomorrow, you may want to join in!
04/09/2020

Hey folks, if you have some extra time tomorrow, you may want to join in!

Introducing Paleo Talks!

Hosted by ETSU paleontologists David & Blaine, with new guests and topics each week.

Anyone can join! Follow this link to the Zoom meeting: https://etsu.zoom.us/j/869754347

Student Trainee (Life Science / Engineering / Physical Science) internship in Puerto Rico! Applications are open:
04/08/2020
Student Trainee

Student Trainee (Life Science / Engineering / Physical Science) internship in Puerto Rico! Applications are open:

These positions are located in Region 2, Caribbean Environmental Protection Division.  For more information on this office, visit their website: https://www.epa.gov/aboutepa/epa-region-2

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The Geological Society of America (GSA) is extending their deadline for National Park Service (NPS) Geoscientists-in-the-Parks (GIP) and GeoCorps summer 2019 opportunities to February 3. Positions are located all over the U.S. NPS assistant scientist positions available are related to biology, geology, hydrology, paleontology, science education and communication, and natural resource management. https://rock.geosociety.org/eo/GeoCorpsJobDescriptions_gip.asp GeoCorp positions are related to cave science and guides, collection development, field geology assistant, soils management, GIS, stream restoration, and ecology. https://rock.geosociety.org/eo/GeoCorpsJobDescriptions.asp
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Coordinator for youth education programs at Mount Saint Helens!
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Don't miss out on the 2019 NC State Internship Program. Details here:
Attached is an ad for graduate student opportunities (MSc and PhD) in the Department of Geological Sciences at the University of Florida (http://geology.ufl.edu/) in the areas of Geobiology and Astrobiology, and Planetary Petrology and Geochemistry. Opportunities are available as early as Fall 2019. If you are or have an interested student, please feel free to pass on this ad and contact Dr. Amy Williams ([email protected]; geobio) or Dr. Stephen Elardo ([email protected]; pet/geochem) for more information.
Part-time GIS Technician position with NEMAC at UNCA. The role of the GIS Technician is to primarily support NEMAC’s ongoing project with the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF). The focus of this project is the development of coastal resilience assessments for the United States. The GIS Technician will be assisting with developing new coastal resilience assessments for Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands, Hawaii, and Alaska.
Multiple teaching assistantships for M.S. students in Missouri with research involving Geology, Environmental, and Geospatial sciences.
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