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Earth Force
Job

Earth Force is looking for a Program Manager in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed who recognizes the importance of civic skills & youth voice as essential elements of developing an environmentally aware & civically engaged person. Key responsibilities for this remote position include supporting, training, & recruiting educators; coordinating youth action challenges; & connecting community partners to youth action proposals. Professional development experience desired. Remote work w/ 20% travel.

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MD
United States
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Resource

A new report from Just Nature NYC, a partnership between the New York City Environmental Justice Alliance and The Nature Conservancy in New York Cities Team

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Publication, Article/Report
Blog

As a middle school student in New Haven (CT), Adrian Huq already cared deeply about the environment and would go out of their way to improve recycling efforts and reduce food waste at school. In high school, Adrian had the opportunity to engage with their school community about environmental issues and started organizing youth-led climate strikes and other initiatives, which led them to co-found the ‘New Haven Climate Movement’ Youth Action Team and coordinate the youth internship at the ‘Climate Health Education Project’. Based on solid scientific evidence about the impact of human actions on global climate, Adrian’s activism creates awareness of these issues and pressures local communities and policymakers to advance plans for broad climate education across the city and potential solutions to mitigate human impacts. Adrian inspires other young students to take action and is definitely helping New Haven move in the environmentally right direction!

Learning

In December’s edition of Health Bytes with Region 3, the Network of the National Library of Medicine (NNLM) Region 2 and Region 3 are collaborating to welcome Dr. Russanne (Rusty) Low and Theresa Schwerin from the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies. We invite you to join this fast-paced webinar to learn about the connection between NASA climate change science, citizen science observations, and mosquito-borne disease, including cutting edge research related to machine learning and AI.

Date and Time:

Wednesday, December 8, 2021, 11:00am

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Wednesday, December 8, 2021, 12:00pm

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Millennial Cities is an online resource for planners, changemakers, and curious observers. Find hundreds of web mapping applications and interactive, data-driven visualization tools related to demographics, climate change, sustainability, social justice, environment, housing, and more. Read our blog, explore the tools, and make change in your community.

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Website, Blogs
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How does lake temperature change with depth—or does it? Families from Maury River MS (Lexington, VA) adapted aquatic thermometers to gauge temperature of lake water up to 50 feet deep. June data (gathered by CCLC students from MRMS) suggested temperature declined with depth, but the October family crews found constant temperature throughout the lake column—and enjoyed lively discussions about those findings. (Families Discover Lake Trends. Photo credit: Elise Sheffield)
Blog

This month's eeBLUE Watershed Chronicles blog post features Boxerwood Education Association, and the role of family learning in their new "Trail Blazers" program.

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Opportunity

The Global Youth Science Partnership, created by the Global Council for Science and the Environment, will bring together youth citizens with scientists across all disciplines to strengthen youth activism on complex global environmental and societal challenges with clear scientific evidence.

Blog

Gammy Moses has been connecting young students and their parents with accessible, open green spaces around New Haven (CT) for the last 16 years. Through references to his childhood in the island of Dominica, spending as much time outdoors as possible and following the musical steps of his father, we can easily understand and admire his passion for environmental and outdoor education. Using captivating lessons that combine arts, rhythm, and movements with nature exploration, Gammy engages our youth in learning about science and taking action to protect our environment. There is absolutely no doubt that Gammy is an inspiration to how we should work together and teach our children!

 DataHaven: Empowering People to create Thriving Communities through Data
DataHaven: Empowering People to create Thriving Communities through Data
Learning

Mark Abraham will talk about DataHaven’s model, their state-wide Community Wellbeing data, and will show participants how to access and utilize this data for their community engagement work. Members of the Wesleyan and greater Middletown communities are invited to participate in this event.

Date and Time:

Wednesday, November 10, 2021, 4:30pm

Registration Deadline:

Wednesday, November 10, 2021, 6:00pm

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Invitations to Inquiry are short instructional activities designed to help middle and high school students work with large data sets. The activities engage students with community and citizen science data from projects hosted on FieldScope. Teachers and students use the interactive FieldScope platform to collect, visualize, and analyze environmental data. With these new Inquiries, students can explore FieldScope’s advanced mapping and graphing tools to dig deeper into data in the context of meaningful science classroom lessons.

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Website, Classroom, Lesson Plan
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Learning

An introductory course for students interested in applying GIS as a tool to help answer important questions in the natural sciences, or for those with ArcGIS experience looking to transition to an Open-Source platform.

Date and Time:

Monday, December 20, 2021, 9:00am to Sunday, January 16, 2022, 12:00am

Registration Deadline:

Sunday, December 19, 2021, 12:00am

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Learning

Learn the basic concepts of statistical programming in R. Examples used in learning are tailored to the needs of students, researchers, and professionals in wildlife- and ecology-related disciplines.

Date and Time:

Monday, December 27, 2021, 9:00am to Sunday, January 23, 2022, 12:00am

Registration Deadline:

Sunday, December 26, 2021, 12:00am

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Learning

Learn the basic concepts of data science in R. Examples used in learning are tailored to the needs of students, researchers, and professionals in wildlife- and ecology-related disciplines.

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Monday, December 13, 2021, 9:00am to Sunday, January 9, 2022, 12:00am

Registration Deadline:

Sunday, December 12, 2021, 12:00am

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Blog

In an effort to understand how STEM practitioners around the country are engaging with data literacy in their space, we’re launching a series of interviews. First, I’m sitting down with Jim Bader, the Executive Director of the Leonard Gelfand STEM Center at Case Western Reserve University. We chat about exploring data literacy at a K-12 STEM outreach center, Jim offers some resources to other educators looking to incorporate more data literacy into their work, and we consider how data is not necessarily “good” or “bad” - it just is. As Jim says, “students often struggle with that kind of ambiguity.” I hope you learn something from this interview - I certainly did!