[SYMPOSIUM]: 2019 Latornell Conservation Symposium Call for Submissions

The 2019 Latornell Conservation Symposium Call for Submissions is now open! Use our ONLINE Submission Form
Deadline: April 12th
We look forward to hearing about the great work you’ve been doing to continuously redefine your work and shape your role within the broader conservation movement. We want to hear your ideas and solutions related to capacity building, change management and fiscal constraints using case studies, new research, stories and inspirational content.
We particularly encourage presenters to share Indigenous perspectives, best practices and innovations across all program areas.
Suggested Topics:
  • Natural Heritage and Biodiversity
  • Water and Watershed Management
  • Climate Change
  • Conservation and Stewardship
  • Green Technologies
  • Eco-health
  • Soils, Soil Health and Nutrient Management
  • Communications, Marketing and Outreach
  • Municipal and Environmental Relationships
  • Capacity Building and Change Management
We’re also looking for your suggestions for workshops and field tours.Agencies may also wish to submit an idea for a Pre-Latornell workshop or event. Guidelines and application form are available on the Latornell website under the Pre-Latornell Workshop section.
Please note that not all presentation ideas can be accommodated and only those chosen will be contacted by Steering Committee members. All successful submitters will be notified no later than June 28, 2019.

[WEBALOGUE]: Making the Links between Climate Change, Community Health and Resilience: Building the Field in British Columbia

Just a friendly reminder that the next webalogue will be on Wedesday, Mar 20th from 12:30-2:00pm PST

The topic will be: Making the Links between Climate Change, Community Health and Resilience: Building the Field in British Columbia

Climate change has simultaneously been called the greatest threat and the greatest opportunity for public health this century. On the one hand, climate change will cause significant health impacts, exacerbating existing inequities. On the other hand, responding to climate change presents an opportunity to transform the very systems that shape how we live—energy, transportation, housing, and the economy—and create a future that is healthier and more sustainable for all.

Making the Links: Climate Change, Community Health and Resilience” (Nov 5-6, 2018) was the first gathering of its kind in BC seeking to advance collaborative, cross-sectoral action on climate change and health in the province. A sold-out event, 180 participants representing diverse sectors gathered for two days in Kelowna, BC to listen to inspiring speakers and community stories and share knowledge, engage in cross-sector dialogue, and identify challenges and opportunities for collaborative action. Together, we explored the opportunities and barriers to develop shared approaches to climate change that not only protect, but also improve community health, well-being, and resilience.

This webalogue will share highlights from this event, including a “Collaborative Framework for Action on Climate Change and Health”.


  • Kerri Klein, MA, Director, SHIFT Collaborative
  • Erica Crawford, MA, RTC, Director and Co-founder, SHIFT Collaborative

You can REGISTER for this webalogue by clicking HERE

Have a great topic/idea for a webalogue? We’d love to hear about it. Email: stefan.iwasawa@viu.ca

For more information on this event, past and future webalogues please visit: http://ecohealthkta.net/

Kindest Regards,
Stefan Iwasawa
Coordinator, Ecohealth in Action Webalogue Series Western Node, CoPEH-Canada

[JOB]: Epidemiologist, Wales

An opportunity has arisen for a band 7 epidemiological scientist in CDSC, Public Health Wales- please see advertisement below. Deadline for applications is 21st March 2019.

Link to the NHS Jobs advert is:https://www.jobs.nhs.uk/xi/vacancy/?vac_ref=915489206


Daniel Thomas (Public Health Wales – No. 2 Capital Quarter) <Daniel.Thomas@wales.nhs.uk>

Christopher Williams (Public Health Wales – No. 2 Capital Quarter, Health Protection) <Christopher.Williams25@wales.nhs.uk>

[OPPORTUNITY]: Join the SCAR Antarctic Climate Change and the Environment Advisory Group

The Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR) in cooperation with the Association of Polar Early Career Scientists (APECS) is looking for an early career scientist to join the SCAR Antarctic Climate Change and the Environment (ACCE) Advisory Group.

Antarctic Climate Change and the Environment (ACCE) is an initiative of the Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR) that aims to document research into climate change across the Antarctic continent and the Southern Ocean, and to assess its impact on the terrestrial and marine biota. It is concerned with how the climate of high southern latitudes has changed from Deep Time, through the Holocene and instrumental period, to how the climate might change in the future as a result of increases in greenhouse gases and recovery of the ozone hole. The group has been in existence for over a decade and as part of the 2007/8 International Polar Year, produced a 600 page volume entitled Antarctic Climate Change and the Environment. The book was well received and since that time the ACCE Advisory Group has produced a short update paper on the subject for the annual Antarctic Treaty Consultative Meetings (ATCM) and several review papers on Antarctic climate change and its impacts. The original ACCE book has now been converted into a wiki that can be viewed here. A major update of the ACCE wiki will be undertaken over the next couple of years.

We are seeking an early career scientist to join the ACCE Advisory Group to work with the other members on providing advice to the ATCM and the broader Antarctic community on Antarctic climate change and its possible impact on the biota. They would also be involved in preparing review papers on Antarctic change. They should have a broad interest in Antarctic climate, which we take to cover the atmosphere, ocean and ice, and possible impact on the terrestrial and marine biota. The ACCE group works by email, as well as at the biennial SCAR Open Science Conferences if sufficient numbers of members are present.

Early career scientists will benefit from participation in the ACCE Advisory Group through contacts made with senior scientists, having the opportunity to influence ATCM decisions and the broader Antarctic community, and having authorship in future publications from the group. This is a voluntary position (no salary) and at this stage, no funding is available for the early career researcher. Meetings will be online.

If you are interested in applying please email info@apecs.is by 31 March 2019, providing:

  • CV
  • Statement of Interest (maximum 2 pages) including: 1) Your research background and how it relates to the foci of ACCE; 2) Why you would be interested in joining the ACCE Advisory Group and how this position would be beneficial for your research career, 3) Clear statement how long you could commit to participate in the ACCE Advisory Group

[OPPORTUNITY]: Global Health

Are you interested in an immersive, cutting-edge global health opportunity? We currently have availability for our Global Health Leadership Internship in Connecticut, as well as for our Global Impact Corpsopportunities in Ghana, Honduras, and India. Both programs are available during any month of the year, and it’s not too late to apply to participate during the summer months. Please feel free to forward these opportunities to your friends and colleagues as well.

Global Impact Corps
Immersive Healthcare Delivery Experience in Ghana, Honduras, and India

Review complete details and application instructions.

Participate in a hands-on, immersive, and unique global health experience for weeks or months in Ghana, Honduras, or India. Students and professionals support and assist local doctors as the local doctors provide care in villages, slums, and refugee camps to those who are otherwise unable to access or afford care. During the past decade, Unite For Sight has worked with our local partners to provide care to 2.5 million patients, including more than 100,000 sight-restoring surgeries. Unite For Sight’s program offers extensive learning opportunities for those interested in any aspect of public health, medicine, international development, and social entrepreneurship. Participants support and learn from the talented local doctors who are social entrepreneurs addressing complex global health issues.

Watch a short video about the Global Impact Corps experience.

Global Health Leadership Internship
Unpaid Internship in New Haven, Connecticut

Review complete details and application instructions.

The Global Health Leadership Internship provides outstanding undergraduate, public health, medical, and graduate students, as well as recent graduates, with an opportunity to engage in high impact front-line global health delivery programs. This internship has a minimum of a full-time 4 week commitment, but at least an 8-12 week commitment is preferable. A minimum of a 6 week commitment is required during the summer months. The internship opportunity is available year-round. In this position, the Intern will work closely with Unite For Sight’s Core Management Team on global health programming. Interns work from our New Haven office that overlooks the Yale campus.

What a short video about the Global Health Leadership Internship experience.

[JOBS]: Environmental Education

The following environmental education jobs may be of interest:



Seasonal Youth Outdoor Ambassador II Intern , Forest Preserve District of Cook County

Seasonal Youth Outdoor Ambassador Intern , Forest Preserve District of Cook County


Explorer Guide, Michigan Department of Natural Resources


Legal Description Preparation Specialist – Land Surveying, MN Department of Transportation


Education and Outreach Intern, Missouri River Bird Observatory


Environmental Education AmeriCorps, Rural Action


Conservation Education Internship, Racine Zoo

Camp Counselor, Racine Zoo



Senior Federal Lands Policy Analyst – Refuge Systems Defense, Defenders of Wildlife

Earth Day Network Internship, Earth Day Network


Camp Educator – Ipswich, The Trustees of Reservations

Camp Educator, The Farm Institute- Edgartown, The Trustees of Reservations

Wee Farmers Instructor, Early Childhood – Edgartown, The Trustees of Reservations

Camp Educator Appleton Farms – Ipswich, The Trustees of Reservations

Camp Educator Weir River Farm & World’s End – Hingham, The Trustees of Reservations

Nature Photography Specialist – Camp, Mass Audubon Joppa Flats Education Center

Nature Education Counselor – Trekker Lead, Mass Audubon Joppa Flats Education Center

Nature Education Counselor – Explorer Lead , Mass Audubon Joppa Flats Education Center

Nature Education Counselor, Mass Audubon Joppa Flats Education Center

April & Summer Teacher Naturalist, PUDDLESTOMPERS Nature Exploration

Assistant Outreach Instructor, Northeastern University Marine Science Center

Youth Programs Facilitator, Thompson Island Outward Bound Education Center


Leadership Training Assistant , Appalachian Mountain Club


Counselor, Seasonal, The Watershed Institute

Group Leader, Seasonal, The Watershed Institute


Horticulture Program Assistant, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tompkins County

Environmental Educator, New York Restoration Project


Seasonal Summer Nature Camp Counselor, Green Valleys Watershed Association


Green Mountain Conservation Camp – Natural Resource Instructor (Female), Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department



Outdoor Science Instructor, Driftwood Education Center


Summer Aquarium Education Internship, NC Aquarium on Roanoke Island

Seasonal Aquarium Educator, NC Aquarium on Roanoke Island

Earth Skills/Nature Connection/Wilderness Survival Instructor, Gwynn Valley Camp


Summer Nature Camp, Teacher/Naturalist , City of Richmond

Summer Nature Camp, Assistant Director, City of Richmond

Photography & Videography Intern, Chincoteague Bay Field Station

Naturalist/Environmental Education Internship, Fairfax County Park Authority



Volunteer Groups & Intern Coordinator, Houston Zoo



Environmental Education and Stewardship Intern, Wrangell Institute for Science and Environment (WISE)

Outreach Coordinator, Defenders of Wildlife

Representative, Alaska, Defenders of Wildlife


Instructor Position, Vida Verde Nature Education

Naturalist Intern, Camp Green Meadows Outdoor School – Merced County Office Of Education

Day Camp Director, Avid4 Adventure

Woodland Wonders Forest School Volunteer, Woodland Wonders Forest School Inc.

Woodland Wonders Forest School Teacher, Woodland Wonders Forest School Inc.

Environmental Educator and Deckhand, Los Angeles Maritime Institute


6-Month Seasonal Environmental Educator, The Greenway Foundation

6-Month Seasonal Environmental Educator, The Greenway Foundation – SPREE

Summer Camp Educator, The Greenway Foundation

Summer Camp Educator, The Greenway Foundation – SPREE

Travel Coordinators , Camp Chief Ouray

Challenger Counselors & Cabin Counselors (Male), Snow Mountain Ranch

Construction & Project Management Intern, Snow Mountain Ranch

Outdoor Education Instructor , Snow Mountain Ranch

Expeditions Program Assistant Director, Avid4 Adventure


Marine Science Educator — PT, Seattle Aquarium

Camp Lead Instructor, Seattle Aquarium

Camp Counselor – Temporary, Seattle Aquarium

Sustainable Farm Education Intern

Education and Outreach intern , The Hood Canal Salmon Enhancement Group

Adult and Family Program Manager, North Cascades Institute

Youth Leadership Internship, North Cascades Institute

Summer Survival Day Camp Educator, Associated Recreation Council

Water Resources Specialist – Education & Outreach, Spokane County Water Resources

Green Building Specialist (Management Analyst II), City of Tacoma

Educator/Deckhand, Sound Experience


ThinkOcean Recruiting Leadership Team and Professional Advisers, ThinkOcean, Multiple locations

[SCHOLARSHIPS]: EPIC applications close today, March 8


Register now for any EPIC course and receive a 10% discount. EPIC provides opportunities to gain foundational knowledge and applied skills for advancing population health research. Our short courses are offered in both classroom and online learning formats.

There is still time to submit your scholarship application before the March 8th deadline. Make a compelling case for how a given course will benefit your career or research, and you could be awarded a scholarship for one of the following classes:

* The National Institute of General Medical Sciences provided funding to support a partnership between Columbia University and The University of Minnesota to offer a limited number of Minneapolis based courses, all of which are eligible for tuition scholarships and are indicated above with an asterisk.

[WEBINAR]: Canadian Water Network, Working and Communicating with Partners

Working and Communicating with Partners

Thursday, March 14 at 1:30 p.m. EST
with guest speakers Peter Duinker, Allie Dusome and Dani Lindamood

This webinar will explore best practices and lessons learned in building and maintaining relationships with community partners. Learn techniques for effective working relationships, then dive deeper with tips for communications, focusing on poster design. You’ll gain some great insights on how to ensure success when co-designing and co-generating research, as well as refine skills for sharing the results with others.

Register here.

[JOBS]: Environmental Educators

The following environmental education jobs may be of interest to some of you…




Swarovski Waterschool Educator, The National Great Rivers Research & Education Center


Administrative Assistant, Carmel Clay Parks & Recreation

Parks and Natural Resources Worker (seasonal), Carmel Clay Parks & Recreation

Park Maintenance Technician – Part Time, Carmel Clay Parks & Recreation

Park Maintenance Tech, Carmel Clay Parks & Recreation

Development Director, Wesselman Nature Society

Executive Director of Merry Lea Environmental Learning Center, Goshen College – Merry Lea Environmental Learning Center


Explorer Guide, Michigan Department of Natural Resources

Office Administrator, Detroit Audubon

Day Camp Program Coordinator, Michigan State University Extension


Environmental Education Teaching Practicum Internship, Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge


Environmental Educator, Camp Oty’Okwa, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Ohio

Lead Environmental Educator, Camp Oty’Okwa, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Ohio


Conservation Program Coordinator, University of Wisconsin/Upham Woods

Graduate Assistantship with the K-12 Energy Education Program (KEEP) and the Wisconsin Center for Environmental Education, University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point

Graduate Assistantship in Environmental Education/Interpretation at Schmeeckle Reserve, University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point

Graduate Assistantship at the Central Wisconsin Environmental Station, University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point

Infant Toddler Lead Teacher Nature Based Childcare, Tiny Green Trees



Executive Director, White Memorial Conservation Center

Environmental Education Intern, Audubon Sharon


VP of Communications, Defenders of Wildlife


Outdoor Science Program Instructor, Kestrel Educational Adventures

Summer Nature Camp Director, Brookline Recreation

Summer Nature Camp Counselor, Brookline Recreation

Assistant Director , Christodora Inc

Assistant Director , Christodora-Manice Education Center

Preschool Assistant Teacher, Framingham Centre Nursery School

Lifeguard / Couneslor , North Branch Nature Center

Youth Mountain Adventure Program (YMAP) Summer Adventure Instructor, Appalachian Mountain Club

Youth Opportunities Program (YOP) Local Adventure Instructor, Appalachian Mountain Club

Education Programs Assistant/Communications Coordinator, The Walden Woods Project


Assistant Director, University of Maine 4-H Centers at Tanglewood and Blueberry Cove

Education and Events Coordinator, Downeast Lakes Land Trust


Seasonal Educator – Battery Urban Farm, The Battery Conservancy

Assistant Director of Outdoor Education (10-month position w/12 month benefits), Colgate University


Summer Day Camp Early Childhood Counselor, Riverbend Environmental Education Center

Summer Day Camp Counselor, Riverbend Environmental Education Center

Adventure Camp Coordinator, Riverbend Environmental Education Center

Environmental Educator, Riverbend Environmental Education Center

Environmental Education Instructor, Pocono Environmental Education Center



Alabama Nature Center – Summer Camp Staff, Alabama Wildilfe Federation

Seasonal Instructor , Alabama 4-H Science School


Assistant Professor – Human Dimensions of Natural Resources (44172), University of Florida School of Forest Resources and Conservation


Outdoor Science Instructor, Driftwood Education Center

Agriculture and Natural Resources Educator, Georgia Museum of Agriculture & Historic Village


Lead Teacher and Support Teacher for Forest Preschool, Creasey Mahan Nature Preserve


Orange County Summer Camp Coordinator, Piedmont Wildlife Center

Summer Camp Substitute Counselor, Piedmont Wildlife Center

Summer Camp Counselor, Piedmont Wildlife Center


6 Month Education Internship, Moore Farms Botanical Garden


Naturalist/Environmental Education Internship, Fairfax County Park Authority

Science Educator, Claytor Nature Center, University of Lynchburg

Visitor Engagement Coordinator, Virginia Zoo

Adult & Family Educator, Chincoteague Bay Field Station

Education Programs Assistant, Virginia Zoo

Summer Safari Camp Instructor, Virginia Zoo



Development and Communications Manager, KIDS for the BAY

Outdoor Educator – Adventure Day Camp, Avid4 Adventure

Educator for Diverse Youth in the Outdoors, San Joaquin Outdoor Education

Volunteer Information Assistant, National Park Service

Outdoor School Instructor, Woolman Outdoor School

Programs Director, 12 month position, Woolman Outdoor School and Camp Woolman


Education Director, Aspen Center for Environmental Studies

Summer Educator, Walking Mountains Science Center

Summer Science Camp Coordinator, Walking Mountains Science Center

Youth Education Summer Intern, Colorado Mountain Club

Seasonal Youth Programs Coordinator, Friends of the Dillon Ranger District


Science Outreach Educator, Great Basin Outdoor School


Community Engagement Resource Steward, Northwest Youth Corps

Community Engagement Resource Steward, US Forest Service


Sediment / Pollution Source Control Specialist (Environmental Engineer 2) (In-Training), Washington State Department of Ecology

Youth Leadership Instructor, North Cascades Institute

Empathy Fellowship Coordinator, Seattle Aquarium

Summer Camp Counselor, Pacific Science Center


Eco-volunteer Opportunities – Greece, Northern Aegean Dolphin Project, MOm / Hellenic Society for the Study and Protection of the Monk Seal, Alonissos, Greece

Research Assistants (2) , Shark Bay Dolphin Research Alliance, Shark Bay, Western Australia


Marine Education Officer, Huntsman Marine Science Centre

[OPPORTUNITIES]: MSc and PhD in Lyme Disease

The following positions are available for two graduate students working on Lyme Disease….


Cécile Aenishaenslin, DMV MSc PhD 
Professeure adjointe/Assistant Professor
Département de pathologie et microbiologie

Faculté de médecine vétérinaire, Université de Montréal
Tél: 450-773-8521 ou 514-343-6111  poste 0116
MSc (French and English): MSc Lyme – Recrutement – BIL
PhD (French and English): PhD Lyme – Recrutement – BIL