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Scholarship alert! The WONDER fund seeks to celebrate diversity in STEM by supporting undergraduate and/or graduate Blac...
09/04/2020
WDS Opportunity Fund for New Diversity in Engineering and Research (WONDER) Grant | AGU

Scholarship alert!

The WONDER fund seeks to celebrate diversity in STEM by supporting undergraduate and/or graduate Black or Indigenous women who are pursuing a career in earth or space sciences. Information below:

https://www.agu.org/Learn-and-Develop/Learn/Travel-Research-Grants/WONDER-Grant

WONDER provides grant support to a Black or Indigenous woman with a demonstrated interest in Earth science to attend an AGU conference.

This looks like a really great opportunity if you are looking for an internship and a scholarship! Applications opened t...
09/03/2020
NOAA undergraduate scholarship applications are open — Apply today! | National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

This looks like a really great opportunity if you are looking for an internship and a scholarship! Applications opened today and you can apply through Feb.

https://www.noaa.gov/education/news/noaa-undergraduate-scholarship-applications-are-open-apply-today

Are you interested in a scholarship and paid summer internship with NOAA? Consider applying for the Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship or the Educational Partnership Program with Minority Serving Institutions (EPP/MSI) Undergraduate Scholarship. Applications are open from September 1, 2020, through....

UNC Asheville students, led by members of the women’s basketball team, are organizing a peaceful rally on the University...
08/28/2020
UNC Asheville Board of Trustees Passes Resolution to Rename Vance and Hoey Halls, Calls for Task Force to Study and Review Names of All Campus Buildings - News And Events | UNC Asheville

UNC Asheville students, led by members of the women’s basketball team, are organizing a peaceful rally on the University Quad at 6 p.m. today in solidarity with nationwide protests demanding societal change and an end to racism in the wake of the most recent police shooting, this time of Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wisconsin.

Today, the UNC Asheville Board of Trustees voted to adopt a resolution to remove the names of Vance and Hoey from UNC Asheville campus buildings immediately and will work collaboratively with the campus community to study all building names on campus and propose new names for the renaming of both bu...

UNCA Audubon Chapter
08/11/2020

UNCA Audubon Chapter

We hope you can make it to our first of many bi-weekly meetings! Meet outside Brown Hall at noon for a birdy adventure! Can't wait to see you there!

08/10/2020

We are so excited to add these wonderful individuals to our list of alumni! Congrats to our summer 2020 graduates!
*graduated with distinction

Hazel Moses Coogler

Tamia Leighanne Dame

Nathaniel Remsen Marshall

*Zachary David Milkereit

Madeline Marie Pendleton

Justin Keir Schwarze

Did you know quakes in the eastern US are felt over a larger area than quakes in the western US? It is because the bedro...
08/09/2020

Did you know quakes in the eastern US are felt over a larger area than quakes in the western US? It is because the bedrock in the eastern US is generally more crystalline and less fractured than the western US.

08/07/2020
UNC Asheville

UNC Asheville

UNC Asheville faculty, staff, and students share their commitment to UNC Asheville's expectations of mutual respect & care for all.

08/06/2020
Rocky

We are so excited to welcome our Bulldogs back! Here is a geologic point of interest to enjoy on your walks around campus!

Community Expectations - Coronavirus (COVID-19)
08/06/2020
Community Expectations - Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Community Expectations - Coronavirus (COVID-19)

UNC Asheville Expectations of Mutual Respect & Care for All Given the reality of the COVID-19 pandemic, we expect each and every member of the UNC Asheville community to follow rigorous self-care for all health and safety protocols throughout the fall semester. The health and safety of our facult....

Clean Water for North Carolina
08/05/2020

Clean Water for North Carolina

Psst..Clean Water for North Carolina just released our newest edition of Clean Currents -- your guide to learning about our work fighting for Environmental Justice for ALL communities! Our Summer 2020 Newsletter features articles highlighting the intersection of Climate and Racial Justice. You can read the new Clean Currents here: http://ow.ly/DuCb50AOlwi and subscribe to receive your own copy! https://cwfnc.org/3656-2/e-mail-list-sign-ons/

08/01/2020
UNC Asheville 2020 Virtual Commencement

UNC Asheville 2020 Virtual Commencement

Congratulations, UNC Asheville Class of 2020! This joyful day we congratulate and honor you with this virtual Commencement celebration video. We had so hoped...

UNC Asheville to Hold First-Ever Virtual Commencement at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 1, with Commencement Address by Dr. Pa...
07/30/2020
UNC Asheville to Hold First-Ever Virtual Commencement at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 1, with Commencement Address by Dr. Patrice Harris, AMA Immediate Past-President - News And Events | UNC Asheville

UNC Asheville to Hold First-Ever Virtual Commencement at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 1, with Commencement Address by Dr. Patrice Harris, AMA Immediate Past-President - News And Events | UNC Asheville

With the required public health protocols preventing an in-person gathering, UNC Asheville celebrates its 565 May 2020 graduates with a virtual Commencement ceremony on Saturday, Aug. 1 at 9 a.m. with a Commencement address from Dr. Patrice A. Harris, immediate past-president of the American Medical...

Several opportunities for recent grads right now at the Geological Society of America's Job Board!Job and graduate stude...
07/30/2020
GSA Geoscience Job Board

Several opportunities for recent grads right now at the Geological Society of America's Job Board!

Job and graduate student research opportunities include GIS Analyst position at the University of Idaho, an online GIS certificate through Ohio University, Assistant Geologist AmeriCorp position in Colorado, and more!

https://www.geosociety.org/GSA/Education_Careers/Job_Board/GSA/GSAToday/Job_Board.aspx?hkey=a0ff6fa6-876b-47d4-afb4-026bbfa820f2

Geoscience Jobs and Opportunities

Commencement - News And Events | UNC Asheville
07/29/2020
Commencement - News And Events | UNC Asheville

Commencement - News And Events | UNC Asheville

Updated July 1, 2020 Class of 2020, we look forward to celebrating you and your accomplishments with a virtual Commencement Ceremony on Saturday, August 1! The video will be emailed to graduates on Saturday, August 1 at 9 a.m. and will be posted on the university’s YouTube channel, social media ac...

Here are a few AmeriCorps positions available with:  http://www.ourcityforest.org/
07/24/2020
Our City Forest Planting the Future

Here are a few AmeriCorps positions available with: http://www.ourcityforest.org/

An environmental non-profit: our mission is to cultivate a green and healthy Silicon Valley by engaging community members in the appreciation, protection, growth and maintenance of our urban ecosystem, especially our urban forest.

Wow, this is what the 7.8 M Alaska earthquake felt like near Asheville!
07/22/2020

Wow, this is what the 7.8 M Alaska earthquake felt like near Asheville!

Right in the seismic gap as predicted!
07/22/2020

Right in the seismic gap as predicted!

This map shows the July 22, 2020 M7.8 event (red star) compared to regional seismicity, including significant earthquakes along the eastern portion of the Aleutian Arc. This earthquake lies at the eastern edge of the Shumagin seismicity gap, a region of relatively sparse seismicity along the subduction zone between the 1946 M8.6 (west) and 1938 M8.2 earthquakes (east). #USGS #earthquakes #naturalhazards #Alaska

American Geosciences Institute
07/16/2020

American Geosciences Institute

Order your Earth Science Week 2020 Toolkit today! This year’s kit contains everything you need to prepare for Earth Science Week 2020 (Oct. 11-17), which celebrates the theme "Earth Materials in Our Lives." Order the Earth Science Week 2020 Toolkit at https://tinyurl.com/yb9xbmbg

Internship Program | Living Web Farms
07/16/2020
Internship Program | Living Web Farms

Internship Program | Living Web Farms

Spend three months at Living Web Farms! INTERNSHIP APPLICATIONS FOR FALL 2020 ARE NOW OPEN. Living Web Farms is now offering two “fall” internships from August 1 to October 31, 2020. Learn to farm organically, from A-Z vegetables, greenhouse management, soil care, pastured livestock, and forest ...

07/07/2020

Temporary Research Assistant position through WCU studying the endangered dusky gopher frog at a remote location in southern Mississippi. The ideal candidate has at least a B. S. degree in biological sciences and a strong interest and experience in conservation biology, ecology, and herpetology.

https://jobs.wcu.edu/postings/6162

Join Green works and two ENVR alumni,  Laura Anderson and Finn Digman, in celebrating Plastic Free July with a night of ...
07/06/2020
Trivia Night Registration

Join Green works and two ENVR alumni, Laura Anderson and Finn Digman, in celebrating Plastic Free July with a night of friendly competition! The Plastic Reduction Task Force and Asheville GreenWorks are celebrating the global Plastic Free July movement all month with community shoutouts, games, reading lists, resources, and more.

We are hosting Plastic Free July Trivia on Thursday, July 23rd for all you trivia whizzes!

Check out our page @goingplasticfreeAVL and Instagram @going_plasticfree for updates.

Save the date for both of this month's major events:

Saturday, July 11th - Going Plastic Free Scavenger Hunt

Thursday, July 23rd - Plastic Free July Trivia

Will you be part of the solution to plastic pollution? We hope so!

We'll post the event to Facebook on Sunday (July 12th), Here's the registration link: https://asheville-greenworks.dm.networkforgood.com/forms/trivia-night-registration
The event will be at 6:00 pm EST on July 23rd.

We won't ever email unsolicited information or share your email with outside entities. Providing your email will ensure we can keep you up to date on Trivia Night information.

Birds Connect Our World
07/05/2020
Birds Connect Our World

Birds Connect Our World

As the sounds of traffic and crowds have hushed, you may have noticed more birdsong than usual. Stay-at-home measures keeping most of us indoors ar...

Alumni spotlight: Check out this article about one of our alumni, Tamarya Sims. Keep up the great work Tamarya!https://c...
06/30/2020
AmeriCorps Spotlight: Tamarya Sims - Conservation Trust for North Carolina

Alumni spotlight: Check out this article about one of our alumni, Tamarya Sims. Keep up the great work Tamarya!

https://ctnc.org/tamarya-sims/

Race equity and sustainable agriculture inspire this rising leader After studying environmental studies, ecology and field biology with a focus in plant ecology at UNC Asheville, Tamarya Sims was encouraged to join AmeriCorps through the Durham Public Schools Hub Farm. She primarily focused on envir...

UNC Asheville Alumni Association
06/24/2020

UNC Asheville Alumni Association

Get your limited edition Alumni t-shirt before they sell out! A portion of your t-shirt order is a gift to the Student Emergency Fund, which enables faculty and staff to quickly respond to the emerging needs of UNC Asheville students. Order yours now: unca.edu/alumnishirt

06/21/2020
jobs.mecklenburgcountync.gov

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Storm Water Services is hiring an Environmental Analyst. The job description is as follows:

This position is responsible for environmental data management, quality control / quality assurance and statistical analysis of data in support of the protection of water quality in Charlotte-Mecklenburg. The incumbent provides analytical and technical support to staff, including mapping and spatial analysis utilizing GIS. This position develops and implements a comprehensive, programmatic Quality Assurance Project Plan (QAPP) based on EPA guidelines that describes and documents the collection methods, and type and quality of water quality data to be gathered. These criteria will vary from project to project depending on the scope of the work, expectations for the end result and perhaps overall cost of the project.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Responsible for performing statistical analysis of environmental data, database management and systems’ administration in support of protecting the environment.
Provide analytical and technical support to staff, conducts program reviews and documentation.
Provide spatial data administrative support and spatial analysis for complex environmental projects using a variety of technologies
Develop and implement appropriate field quality control protocols based on available guidance, best professional judgment and practicality in order to ensure the highest quality data and consistency
Interpret data, determining impacts to the environment and recommending appropriate responses for protecting and restoring water quality.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Experience: Two years related environmental compliance experience.

Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Public Health, Environmental Health, Engineering, or a related field.

Equivalent Experience for Education Accepted? Yes

Licenses and Certification: Valid driver’s license and ability to obtain and maintain a Mecklenburg County Operator's permit.

Hiring Range: $52,155.20 – $68,453.70

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

EPA Quality Systems, Data Quality Objectives, Quality Assurance Project Plans
ESRI ArcGIS 10.X, ArcGIS Online
Experience in one or more coding languages used in statistical analysis (e.g. R, Python, Matlab)
Access, Excel, SQL Server Management Studio
Database management
Non-parametric statistical data analysis, multivariate analysis, trend analysis
Water quality parameters, water chemistry, laboratory procedures, LIMS, State standards
Technical report writing experience
Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Science or a closely related field
Master’s degree preferred.


All interested applicants should apply by June 25, 2020. Apply at https://jobs.mecklenburgcountync.gov



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Scroll through the pictures!  I hope they turn their neighborhood cave (mine) into a tourist attraction!
06/13/2020

Scroll through the pictures! I hope they turn their neighborhood cave (mine) into a tourist attraction!

#INCREIBLE
Esto pasó en Blackhawk, Dakota del Sur.
12 vecinos tuvieron que evacuar mientras continúa la cueva que se aproximan a 40 x40 y 40 x60 de profundidad. Caveners bajaron al "sumidero" para ver lo que es bajo tierra.

06/09/2020

Congratulations to the May 2020 graduates--our newest alumni!

Those graduating with Distinction in Environmental Studies are marked with an asterisk*

Mary Carolyn Allen
Emily Louise Avery
Sabrey Carol Ball
Preston Fisher Barrett
Henderson McDade Beasley*
Kathryn Grace Brake
Sara Elizabeth Brendel*
Miranda Rose Bucher
Annabelle Genevieve Carr
Zane Mae Carroll*
Jacob Leslie Chandler
Ashtin Lee Downing
Logan Alexander Dye
Charles William Haskins*
Elsa Camille Haun*
Samantha Mae Hazlett*
Kaila Rebekah Hubbs
Samuel Maurice Laverdiere
Savannah Jane Lynch
Andrew Marc Morrison*
Emma Katherine Omley
Alyson Rose Pagano
Colton Ervin Self
Edward Chantz Self
Anna Margaret Slayton*
Abigail Lynn Snow*
Madison Grace Underwood
Lindsay May Waldron*

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...

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