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You are invited to join a webinar on "Transforming the Food and Land-Use Sector in America's Zero-Carbon Action Plan" on...
11/21/2020
Welcome! You are invited to join a webinar: Transforming the Food and Land-Use Sector in America's Zero-Carbon Action Plan. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the webinar.

You are invited to join a webinar on "Transforming the Food and Land-Use Sector in America's Zero-Carbon Action Plan"
on Nov. 24, 2020 at 3pm Eastern featuring our very own Dr. Jennifer Sklarew as one of the speakers.
UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network

Climate change represents a profound policy challenge to America and the world – requiring a response at a sweeping scale and with unprecedented speed centered on remaking the energy foundations of our society. The move to a clean and renewable energy future must be advanced at the same time Ameri...

11/19/2020
NCSE Drawdown 2021 Conference

In the National Council for Science and the Environment (NCSE) Nov 2020 newsletter:
Drawdown 2021 Conference: https://web.cvent.com/event/d5ec5ada-5262-4a58-9972-4d8d62db5b25/summary?rp=00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000
Colors of Science Art Contest 2020 Winners:
https://www.ncseglobal.org/ncse-colors-science-art-contest-2020-winners
An assessment of the World Health Organization (WHO) response to COVID-19:
https://www.ncseglobal.org/ncse-essays/world-health-organizations-role-combatting-covid-19-pandemic-brief-overview
Science Dialogues Launch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cec5rUWMqQU&feature=youtu.be

Reminder for our seminar tomorrow!  If anyone has trouble with the shortened registration link, here's the full link:htt...
11/19/2020

Reminder for our seminar tomorrow! If anyone has trouble with the shortened registration link, here's the full link:
https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=VXKFnlffR0ygwAVGRgOAyytXUuJey5dNlUH3bUkCRutUMlhPVTJKS1NENUsyWEFJUTNLWTZFRDBWMC4u

#ESPSeminarSeries #MasonScience
This week's virtual seminar is on FRIDAY, Nov 20, at
3-4pm.
Dr. Miguel Angel Reyes López will discuss Kemp's Ridley Sea Turtle and new molecular approaches using the COI gene.
Register here: https://bit.ly/2UAdZiL
College of Science at George Mason University
GMU Department of Biology
Potomac Environmental Research and Education Center

#ESPSeminarSeries #MasonScienceThis week's virtual seminar is on FRIDAY, Nov 20, at 3-4pm. Dr. Miguel Angel Reyes López ...
11/17/2020

#ESPSeminarSeries #MasonScience
This week's virtual seminar is on FRIDAY, Nov 20, at
3-4pm.
Dr. Miguel Angel Reyes López will discuss Kemp's Ridley Sea Turtle and new molecular approaches using the COI gene.
Register here: https://bit.ly/2UAdZiL
College of Science at George Mason University
GMU Department of Biology
Potomac Environmental Research and Education Center

TOMORROW is the webinar.  You can still register TODAY.Virginia Sea GrantCollege of Science at George Mason UniversityPo...
11/16/2020

TOMORROW is the webinar. You can still register TODAY.
Virginia Sea Grant
College of Science at George Mason University
Potomac Environmental Research and Education Center

Interested in science policy? Join us for a webinar tomorrow (Tuesday, Nov. 17) at 4 pm to learn about our postgraduate opportunities in science policy, the Commonwealth Fellowship and the National Sea Grant College Program Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship. Register here: https://bit.ly/2IFWtan

(Photo by Aileen Devlin | Virginia Sea Grant)

Join College of Science at George Mason University Dean Dr. Fernando Miralles-Wilhelm for the Mason Science Series Fall ...
11/11/2020
Potomac Environmental Research and Education Center

Join College of Science at George Mason University Dean Dr. Fernando Miralles-Wilhelm for the Mason Science Series Fall 2020 Research Discussions. The series highlights Mason faculty, researchers, and partners as they discuss their scientific areas of expertise. A Zoom link will be sent following event registration.
THURSDAY, Nov. 19, 2020 4:00pm
Protecting the Potomac: An Ecological Story of Degradation, Recovery, and On-going Challenges
by
R. Christian Jones Director, Potomac Environmental Research and Education Center
Register here: https://t.e2ma.net/click/a0bvqg/u3j7m8/y2dlycc

Our Director Dr. Chris Jones will be giving a FREE talk on November 19th for the final Mason Science Series event of the 2020!

On the banks and water of the tidal Potomac river, the Potomac Environmental Research and Education Center (PEREC) is one of the key components of Mason's Potomac Science Center. PEREC ​has a longstanding research commitment to restoration and local sustainability practices ​of the Potomac. ​The Center offers immersive educational opportunities for students, researchers, local leaders and community members. Join us on November 19th to learn more about the important work done by PEREC researchers.

Register here: https://alumni.gmu.edu/s/1564/GID2/16/interior-1col.aspx?sid=1564&gid=2&pgid=5484&content_id=9023&authkey=65LTKaKuIdhhsocQwaAZcXsJD%2fb5yJzK06ebM6xMfI7hSAEdP7gzXw%3d%3d

Department of Environmental Science and Policy, George Mason University
@College of Science at George Mason University

The Mdv Seia annual conference - Solar Focus - is next Tues and Wed Nov 17-18, from 10:00am-2:00pm. Using the discount c...
11/11/2020

The Mdv Seia annual conference - Solar Focus - is next Tues and Wed Nov 17-18, from 10:00am-2:00pm.
Using the discount code STUDENT75, any current student can get 75% off on registration.
https://www.solarfocusconference.org/

Why do poorer neighborhood have surface temperatures 8 to 10 degrees warmer than more affluent communities? Eran O'Keefe...
11/10/2020
Senior’s pursuit of a degree heats up | George Mason

Why do poorer neighborhood have surface temperatures 8 to 10 degrees warmer than more affluent communities? Eran O'Keefe is a student in Dr. Cynthia Smith's #EVPP302 class. Read more about her research in this article.
College of Science at George Mason University
Potomac Environmental Research and Education Center

News at Mason Senior’s pursuit of a degree heats up November 6, 2020   /   by Damian Cristodero See All News Latest News All RSS Mason alumnus Michael A. Bills reflects on his 42-year career in the U.S. Army November 10, 2020 Scholarship helps Mason veteran realize his dream to serve America Nov...

ESP Fall Seminar Series JOIN USFRIDAY, Nov 13, 2020, 3-4pm via ZoomRSVP for link: https://forms.gle/cr8yLe2WsV6SyCbP8Don...
11/10/2020

ESP Fall Seminar Series JOIN US
FRIDAY, Nov 13, 2020, 3-4pm via Zoom
RSVP for link: https://forms.gle/cr8yLe2WsV6SyCbP8
Doni Nolan manages the Hydroponic Greenhouse and organic gardens on the George Mason University Fairfax campus. She passionately teaches about sustainable food systems.
College of Science at George Mason University
George Mason University's Office of Sustainability

Chronicle of Higher EducationUpcoming and On-Demand Virtual Eventshttps://www.chronicle.com/virtual-events/
11/09/2020
Upcoming and On-Demand Virtual Events

Chronicle of Higher Education
Upcoming and On-Demand Virtual Events
https://www.chronicle.com/virtual-events/

In the wake of the Covid-19 crisis, The Chronicle is convening college leaders to explore its many impacts across academe. This continuing series of virtual events is hosted by The Chronicle with campus leaders and higher-education experts. 

11/09/2020

The Maryland Water Monitoring Council has waived registration fees for the 2020 Annual Conference, Dec 3-4, 2020.
Maryland Department of Natural Resources
Free access to the conference for all who register by November 25 at noon or until capacity is met, whichever occurs first.
https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/MDDNR/bulletins/2aa1463

Upcoming webinar on Transitioning from to a Faculty Role.SREB-State Doctoral Scholars Program alumni will discuss their ...
11/06/2020
Video Conferencing, Web Conferencing, Webinars, Screen Sharing

Upcoming webinar on Transitioning from to a Faculty Role.
SREB-State Doctoral Scholars Program alumni will discuss their experiences navigating the transition into the professoriate. Panelists will provide advice on how to adjust to your new role, continue to grow your professional skills and balance service and academic commitments.

Tuesday, November 10 at 3 p.m. Eastern Time
Register:
https://sreb-org.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJAlcO2vrz4iH9Pap9K__GKNLUCwpOSK2bQk

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Senior’s pursuit of a degree heats up #EVPP302 #heatislands
11/06/2020
Senior’s pursuit of a degree heats up | George Mason

Senior’s pursuit of a degree heats up #EVPP302 #heatislands

News at Mason Senior’s pursuit of a degree heats up November 6, 2020   /   by Damian Cristodero See All News Latest News All RSS Senior’s pursuit of a degree heats up November 6, 2020 First Black fraternity at Mason celebrates 35 years of achievement with endowed book scholarship November 6, 2...

ESP Graduate Programs Virtual Info Session via ZoomNov. 18, 1:00-2:00pmPotomac Environmental Research and Education Cent...
11/06/2020

ESP Graduate Programs Virtual Info Session via Zoom
Nov. 18, 1:00-2:00pm
Potomac Environmental Research and Education Center
College of Science at George Mason University
GMU Department of Biology
George Mason University's Office of Sustainability
Please RSVP to the email listed by Nov. 17, 2020 👇

New job listing added to our Opportunities webpage:https://science.gmu.edu/academics/departments-units/environmental-sci...
11/05/2020
Community Volunteer Ambassador - Bilingual Youth Coordinator - Chesapeake Network

New job listing added to our Opportunities webpage:
https://science.gmu.edu/academics/departments-units/environmental-science-policy/quick-links/fellowships-internships (Bookmark me)
Position:
Community Volunteer Ambassador - Bilingual Youth Coordinator
National Park Service Chesapeake Bay
Full-time, 1-year position
Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred
https://www.chesapeakenetwork.org/jobs/community-volunteer-ambassador-bilingual-youth-coordinator

In partnership with the Stewards Individual Placements Program and Americorps, the National Park Service Chesapeake Bay Office is hiring a Community Volunteer Ambassador (CVA) – Bilingual Youth Coordinator to help us connect with Latinx youth and families. The CVA would develop and train a youth v...

11/04/2020
Remarco

Congratulations to Dr. A. Alonso Aguirre, Chair of the ESP Department, on being asked to narrate this video in English.

REMARCO is a science and communication cooperation network that connects 16 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean to facilitate decision-making in the face of common challenges and vulnerabilities present in marine environments under four lines of action: marine chemical pollution, acidification from the oceans, harmful algal blooms and microplastics.

"For the ocean, for our future" 🌊🐋
Compartimos la versión en inglés (narración) del video de nuestra Red 🎥

New U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ORISEaspire listings for multiple fellowships and internships just added today!...
10/29/2020
Fellowships, Internships, Scholarships, and Jobs for ESP Students | GMU College of Science

New U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ORISEaspire listings for multiple fellowships and internships just added today! A new scholarship listing was added too. Be sure to bookmark our Opportunities webpage so you have it handy:
https://science.gmu.edu/academics/departments-units/environmental-science-policy/quick-links/fellowships-internships
Expand the (+) sections at the bottom to see listings.

Mason welcomes its community to campus for fall 2020 semester with in-person instruction, online classes, and research activities. Review Mason's Safe Return to Campus Plan.

Announcing the Editing Press Laura Bassi Scholarship which provides editorial assistance to postgraduates and junior aca...
10/29/2020
Editing Press | Editorial Funding | Laura Bassi Scholarship

Announcing the Editing Press Laura Bassi Scholarship which provides editorial assistance to postgraduates and junior academics: https://editing.press/bassi
Winter 2020
Deadline: 25 November 2020
Results: 20 December 2020
Browse other opportunities at:
https://science.gmu.edu/academics/departments-units/environmental-science-policy/quick-links/fellowships-internships

The Laura Bassi Scholarship was established by Editing Press in 2018 with the aim of providing editorial assistance to postgraduates and junior academics whose research focuses on neglected topics of study, broadly construed, within their disciplines. The scholarships are open to every discipline an...

Please join us on Friday, Oct. 30 for a virtual departmental seminar! Registration is required for the Zoom link: https:...
10/29/2020

Please join us on Friday, Oct. 30 for a virtual departmental seminar! Registration is required for the Zoom link: https://forms.gle/cr8yLe2WsV6SyCbP8

Dr. Katheryn Patterson is an ESP alum (PhD, 2015) and a former Sea Grant Knauss Marine Policy Fellow.

Potomac Environmental Research and Education Center
College of Science at George Mason University
GMU Department of Biology

Attention ESP Graduate Students! Two new funding opportunities for Spring 2021: High Impact Grants - deadline Nov 6Docto...
10/28/2020
Awards and Grants | Provost

Attention ESP Graduate Students!
Two new funding opportunities for Spring 2021:
High Impact Grants - deadline Nov 6
Doctoral Research Scholars - deadline Nov 20
Be the early chicken and catch the worm(s)!
Full detailed PDFs available here 👇
https://provost.gmu.edu/academics-and-research/graduate-education/awards-and-grants

Awards and Grants HomeAcademics and ResearchGraduate EducationAwards and Grants Sub-Navigation Menu Undergraduate EducationGraduate EducationGraduate Faculty StatusGraduate Student Academic AppealsGraduate Student Appointments & FellowshipsAwards and GrantsGraduate CouncilSubsidized Graduate Health....

10/27/2020

"I believe the nations of the world, ordinary people worldwide, are beginning to realize that greed does not actually lead to joy." - Sir David Attenborough.
Trailer for Netflix's A Life on Our Planet and more in the October 2020 Planetary Health Alliance Newsletter:

https://mailchi.mp/harvard/planetary-health-newsletter-october-2020

10/26/2020
Summer Team Impact Project 2020: Ecotoxicology of Microplastics in the Potomac River Watershed

#MasonImpact
Summer Team Impact Project 2020: Ecotoxicology of Microplastics in the Potomac River Watershed
VIDEO: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HYjnW7Y0ET0
with Office of Student Scholarship, Creative Activities, and Research and College of Science at George Mason University and Potomac Environmental Research and Education Center faculty Amy Fowler, Scott Glaberman, Jennifer Salerno, Benoit van Aken, and Gregory Foster
NEWS: https://www2.gmu.edu/news/582546

Ecotoxicology of Microplastics in the Potomac River Watershed: Effects on Aquatic Organisms, Mechanisms of Fragmentation, and Vectors of Micropollutants and ...

DEADLINE is tomorrow Oct. 24 by 10:00amImmediate opening with the Virginia Outdoors Foundation.https://recruiting.payloc...
10/23/2020
Virginia Outdoors Foundation - Outreach Assistant

DEADLINE is tomorrow Oct. 24 by 10:00am
Immediate opening with the Virginia Outdoors Foundation.
https://recruiting.paylocity.com/recruiting/jobs/Details/375636/Virginia-Outdoors-Foundation/Outreach-Assistant

This is a temporary, 6-month, 30-hour a week Outreach and Engagement position to begin ASAP.  The wage is $19.00 an hour with health benefits available.  Application deadline is October 24, 2020 by 10AM.The chosen candidate will increase metrics of outreach and engagement, through both onl...

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10/23/2020
AES - Sign Up

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The Department of Energy & Environment Green Fellows Program is a leadership development program in the fields of energy...
10/23/2020
Green Fellows | ddoe

The Department of Energy & Environment Green Fellows Program is a leadership development program in the fields of energy and environment. Deadline to apply is: Nov. 8, 2020.
https://doee.dc.gov/service/green-fellows

coronavirus.dc.gov Read Mayor Bowser’s Presentation on DC’s COVID-19 Situational Update: October 22. DC Entered Phase Two of Reopening on June 22. View the Guidance.

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