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18 January 2017

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Now Hiring: Pennsylvania Outdoor Corps Crew Members

The Pennsylvania Outdoor Corps offers young people the opportunity to serve on a team completing conservation projects to protect, enhance and restore Pennsylvania’s public lands. Join a crew of 10 members and two leaders working on trail maintenance, habitat restoration, vegetation management, park maintenance, light construction and more. Environmental education and job skills trainings are also provided. Please note the work is physically demanding and takes place in an outdoor setting in all weather and seasons.

Dates: February 2017 to November 2017


  • Be between the ages of 18 to 25 at the start of the program.
  • Be able to conduct physical work in challenging, outdoor conditions.
  • Be enthusiastic about working on a diverse crew.
  • Have an interest in conservation and natural resource management.
  • Be able to model safe and professional behavior at all times
To Apply or for more information »

17 January 2017

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Public Input Sought on Climate Science Report

The U.S. Global Change Research Program is accepting public comments on a draft Climate Science Special Report, which updates the physical climate science findings in the 2014 Third National Climate Assessment. The report will be used to inform the next quadrennial climate assessment. Public comments are due by 3 February 2017.

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27 December 2016

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Applications Now Being Accepted for the AIBS Emerging Public Policy Leadership Award

The American Institute of Biological Sciences recognizes the science policy accomplishments of graduate students currently pursuing a degree in the biological sciences or science education. Award winners receive a free trip to Washington, DC, to meet with congressional policymakers about funding for the biological sciences. Participants also receive a day of policy and communication training. The deadline to apply is January 9, 2017.

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12 December 2016

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New Merlin Photo ID App

The Merlin team has been working hard on a fun new feature for Merlin Bird ID. The Cornell Lab of Ornithology and Visipedia have been collaborating on new advances in machine learning and computer vision, and they are excited to bring Photo ID to all Merlin users. Just snap a photo of a bird, and get real-time ID on your phone. Sound too futuristic? The future is now.

Photo ID is available in the free Merlin app for Android and iOS devices.

12 December 2016

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Society for Conservation Biology (LACA Section) 2016 Professional Development Scholarship Opportunity for Graduate Students

The Latin American and Caribbean Section (LACA) of the Society for Conservation Biology (SCB) is pleased to announce a new professional development scholarship opportunity for 2016 that is available to graduate students working in the Latin American and Caribbean region.

LACA will offer four (4) competitive scholarships of $2,000 USD each in support of expenses associated with emerging conservation professionals conducting their thesis work in disciplines and subjects directly related to applied conservation biology, and for which some tangible conservation benefit or outcome is anticipated.

Students have until 15 December,2016 to submit their applications.

Guidelines and information »

12 December 2016

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Conservation Biology: There's an App for That

SCB is proud to introduce a mobile app for our flagship journal Conservation Biology! iOS users can download the app from the App Store on their iOS devices (Conservation Biology on Android is coming soon). To download the app, open the App Store on your iOS device and search "Conservation Biology." Join SCB today so you can:

  • Access current and past issues
  • Read papers on early view
  • Save articles
  • Search recent papers by keyword
  • Search individual papers by keyword
  • Receive citations with a tap
  • Email articles from the app
  • Download papers as PDFs
  • View figures and tables
Join SCB today »

17 November 2016

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Apply for the 2017 Emerging Public Policy Leadership Award

Are you a science graduate student looking to make a difference in science policy and funding? Applications are being accepted for the 2017 AIBS Emerging Public Policy Leadership Award. This award recognizes graduate students in the biological sciences who have demonstrated initiative and leadership in science policy. Recipients receive first-hand experience at the interface of science and public policy.

Winners receive:

  • A trip to Washington, DC, to participate in the Biological and Ecological Sciences Coalition Congressional Visits Day, an annual event that brings scientists to the nation's capital to advocate for federal investment in the biological sciences, with a primary focus on the National Science Foundation. The event will be held in spring 2017. Domestic travel and hotel expenses will be paid for the winners.
  • Policy and communications training, including information on the legislative process and trends in federal science funding.
  • Meetings with congressional policymakers to discuss the importance of federal investments in the biological sciences.
  • A one-year AIBS membership, including a subscription to the journal BioScience and a copy of "Communicating Science: A Primer for Working with the Media."

The 2017 award is open to U.S. citizens and U.S. permanent residents enrolled in a graduate degree program in the biological sciences, science education, or a closely allied field. Applications are due by 11:59 PM Eastern Time on 9 January 2017.

Application »

18 October 2016

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Attention College Students: Present Your Climate Justice Projects.

Young people are the next generation of climate justice leaders - and the federal government is honored to offer opportunities for students to expand their knowledge about the environment and to hone their leadership skills. If you are studying climate change, you may be interested in the "Educate, Motivate, Innovate" workshop, which will be hosted at the 2nd annual National Environmental Justice Conference and Training Program from March 8-10, 2017, in Washington, D.C. Abstracts are due November 14, 2016.

The workshop will provide a forum for selected students to share their work addressing the impacts of climate change on communities with environmental justice concerns.

Participate in the workshop »

18 October 2016

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Join the New Youth in Action Blog Series

Young people have been critical to the progress of the environmental justice movement. To recognize these youth, EPA's Office of Environmental Justice is launching the new "Youth in Action Series" to highlight the contributions of our emerging environmental and climate justice leaders. Follow along each week on the EPA’s Environmental Justice in Action blog. This is a great opportunity to share your story and the work that you have been doing!

If you are interested in participating in the series, then please contact Simone Walter (

29 September 2016

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Campus RainWorks Challenge: Register Now

EPA is calling for entries in the annual Campus Rainworks Challenge, a green infrastructure design competition for undergraduate and graduate students. Using their campuses as labs, teams develop green infrastructure systems to reduce stormwater pollution and build resilience to climate change. The first place team in each design category will receive a student prize of $2,000 to be divided evenly among the team and a faculty prize of $3,000.

Registration closes September 30, 2016. Entries must be completed and submitted by December 16, 2016.

Register Now! »

14 September 2016


Conservation Careers Webinar Video

A recording of a recent webinar on careers in conservation and environmental biology is now available online. The event was part of the American Institute for Biological Science (AIBS) Leadership in Biology webinar series, sponsored by Burk Inc. Hear from individuals who have built successful conservation careers in non-profit, federal agency, and university settings.

Watch the webinar »

07 September 2016

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Science360 News Service

Discover, share and discuss the latest science news and multimedia from around the world with NSF Science360 News. Brought to you by the National Science Foundation (NSF), the editors of Science360 gather breaking STEM news from wherever science is happening, including: directly from scientists, college and university, dozens of science and engineering centers and from peer-reviewed journals. You can subscribe to the daily edition of NSF Science360 News.

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07 September 2016

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Feed, Nourish, Thrive

This campaign website and portal helps high school and college students currently making decisions about their future explore various interesting and fulfilling careers in food and agriculture. By engaging with the site, and delving into its interactive resources, young people can learn that careers in food and agriculture that can help to sustainably feed the 9 billion people that will be on the Earth by 2050. They’ll also learn that food and agriculture jobs make great careers, and pay well!

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06 September 2016

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Start Planning Your Career as an Environmental Scientist Today is the ultimate guide to everything you need to know about starting your career as an environmental scientist. This site offers information on all aspects of becoming and working as an environmental scientist, including:

  • Average Environmental Science Salaries for different professions
  • Common Work Environments
  • Completing Education Requirements
  • Finding the Right College Program
  • Environmental Scientist Job Possibilities

Environmental scientists have rewarding, challenging, and well-paying careers that offer excellent opportunities for growth and advancement. With the resources provided by, you can begin your journey towards earning a degree in Environmental Science and following the career of your dreams.

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01 August 2016

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Join the North American Association for Environmental Education's (NAAEE) eePRO!!

Anyone can join eePRO—the global community of environmental educators—where you can find and post jobs, events, and resources, connect with other EE professionals, and participate in professional development opportunities. NAAEE members get added benefits, like the ability to comment, discuss specific topics in Groups pages, connect with others who have similar interests in the field, and more. Join eePRO today!

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13 July 2016


Request for Proposals

The Society for Conservation Biology is pleased to solicit applications for the David H. Smith Conservation Research Fellowship Program. These two year postdoctoral fellowships provide support for outstanding early-career scientists from around the globe to improve and expand their research skills while directing their efforts towards conservation problems of pressing concern for the United States.

Individuals who want to better link conservation science and theory with policy and management are encouraged to apply. We envision that the cadre of scientists supported by the Smith Fellows Program will eventually assume leadership positions across the field of conservation science. Fellows are selected on the basis of innovation, potential for leadership and strength of proposal.

The deadline for receipt of application materials is 9 September 2016.

For detailed proposal guidelines »

14 May 2016

Society for Conservation Biology (SCB) Career Center

The SCB Career Center includes a number of new career resources in addition to a job board, and offers an improved user experience for the talented jobseekers and top employers in our community.

  • Create an account to track Conservation Biology jobs
  • Upload your resume so our employers can find you!
  • Get improved job alerts when new jobs are posted and more!
Visit SCB Career Center »

01 May 2016

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Encouraging New teachers to Apply for a KSTF National Teaching Fellowship

The KSTF Teaching Fellows Program, the Foundation’s signature program, awards exceptional young men and women with five-year, early-career Fellowships, empowering them to become primary agents of educational improvement. These “backbone” teachers reach thousands of students each year, take on leadership roles improving math and science education from the classroom and strengthen the teaching profession.

KSTF Fellowship Benefits:

  • Stipends and funding for professional development and classroom materials
  • Mentoring and coaching from experienced STEM classroom teachers
  • Opportunity to be part of a national community of educators
  • Inspiration and ideas to bring back to the classroom
Eligibility and application details »

22 April 2016

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FREE Apps from the National Science Foundation (NSF)

Science360 app is 360 degrees of amazing science images and video--at your finger tips.

The National Science Foundation's (NSF) Science360 app brings you amazing science and engineering images and video from around the globe and a news feed featuring breaking news from NSF-funded institutions. This app is for tablets.

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Science360 Radio app lets you take science with you!

Science360 Radio features 100+ radio shows and podcasts from the U.S. and around the world, delivering the latest news, in-depth interviews, and lively discussions about all things science, technology, engineering and math. Science360 Radio is a part of the National Science Foundation's Science360 network.

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06 April 2016

Graduate Student Sought to Perform Research on the Future of the Maya Forest

Position available for a PhD student to assist Dr. Micha Rahder with a collaborative multi-sited ethnographic research project, "Maya Forest Futures: Violence, Uncertainty, and Transnational Biodiversity Conservation in Mexico, Belize, and Guatemala." The student will be provided a stipend for three years at $18,000/year to pursue a PhD in Geography & Anthropology at Louisiana State University, and to assist with the project, beginning in fall 2016. The student will be expected to develop their own research agenda within the PhD program, but those with an interest aligned with Dr. Rahder's project (either geographically or thematically) will be given preference. Experience with ethnographic research strongly preferred, Spanish language skills required.

Interested applicants should contact Micha Rahder at This project is funded through the Louisiana Board of Regents - position pending until funding is finalized.

Information about the program »

02 March 2016

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Entries Accepted for 2016 Evolution Film Festival/Video Contest

Scientists and science educators of all stripes — students, postdocs, faculty, and full- or part-time science communicators — are invited to enter the Sixth Annual Evolution Video Competition, sponsored by the Duke Initiative for Science & Society, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI), the Society for the Study of Evolution (SSE) and the BEACON Center for the Study! of Evolution in Action. To enter, please submit a video that explains a fun fact, key concept, compelling question, or exciting area of evolution research in THREE MINUTES OR LESS. Entries may be related or unrelated to your own research, and should be suitable for use in a classroom (K-12, undergraduate, graduate…your choice). Videos should be both informative and entertaining. Animations, music videos, and mini documentaries are all fair game.The finalists will be screened at the 2016 Evolution meeting in Austin, TX. First- and second-place winners will receive up to $1,000 and $500, respectively.

The deadline to submit your video(s) is Tuesday, May 31, 2016.

For more information »

04 February 2016

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Careers in Conservation

Visit the Conservation Job Board! Conservation Job Board was launched in 2010 with 2 goals in mind:

  • Help conservation professionals discover great employment opportunities in the United States in ecology, wildlife, forestry, marine biology, environmental education, and related fields.
  • Help employers recruit highly qualified environmental professionals to meet their employment needs.

Discover the latest job openings in conservation. An average f 12 to 15 new conservation job openings in the United States are posted every workday.

Visit job search page »

11 January 2016

OTS La Selva Research Experience for Undergraduates

La Selva's REU program is looking for awesome undergraduates for an all-expense paid research experience in Costa Rica this summer. Watch this video which offers students a brief description of what OTS Research Experiences for Undergraduates are about and the benefits of participating in one.

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22 December 2015

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Apply Today for Project Dragonfly Programs

Miami University’s Project Dragonfly is accepting applications for 2016 Earth Expeditions graduate courses until January 28th. Extraordinary experiences are offered in 15 countries throughout the world and graduate tuition for all programs is greatly reduced because of support from Miami University. New in 2016 are courses in Galápagos and Paraguay.

Earth Expeditions can build toward the Global Field Program (GFP), a master's degree that combines summer field courses worldwide with web learning communities so that students can complete the GFP master's part-time from anywhere in the United States or abroad.

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Project Dragonfly also offers graduate courses and the Advanced Inquiry Program (AIP) master's degree co-delivered by premier learning institutions in Cincinnati, Chicago, Cleveland, Denver, New York, Phoenix, San Diego and Seattle. The AIP master's takes place on-site and near AIP Master Institutions and through web-based learning communities.

Apply now »

15 October 2015

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Solving Problems that Matter (and Getting Paid for It): New Book Release!

Written by Khanjan Mehta, Director, Humanitarian Engineering and Social Entrepreneurship (HESE) Program at Penn State University
Now On Amazon!

Solving Problems that Matter (and Getting Paid for It) brings together a mosaic of perspectives, experiences, and actionable insights to illuminate the smorgasbord of STEM career pathways in social innovation and global sustainable development.The book includes 54 expert briefs penned by leaders from USAID, Peace Corps, MIT, Engineers Without Borders, AAAS and other organizations. In addition, 100 STEM innovators from the World Bank, UNICEF, White House, Gates Foundation, Google and dozens of social ventures, government agencies, nonprofits, academia and corporations share their enlightening and inspiring profiles, including their current roles and responsibilities, career trajectories and lessons learned along the way. A great guide to help foster yourcuriosity into many STEM careers!

10 September 2015

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You May Be Perfect Fit for a Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship

The Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship seeks to attract talented, committed individuals with backgrounds in the STEM fields—science, technology, engineering, and mathematics—into teaching in high-need secondary schools in Georgia, Indiana, and New Jersey. Eligible applicants include current undergraduates, recent college graduates, midcareer professionals, and retirees who have majored in, or had careers in, STEM fields. The Fellowship also works to change the way top teachers are prepared, partnering with colleges and universities that have agreed to provide Fellows with innovative, year-long classroom experiences, rigorous academic work, and ongoing mentoring.

Fellows receive a generous stipend ($30,000-32,000) to complete a master's degree program that includes a full school year of experience in local high-need classrooms. In turn, they commit to teach for three years in high-need secondary urban or rural schools. They also get mentoring and support from both their universities and their schools throughout their three-year commitment

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07 July 2015

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Citizen Science: Contribute to a Common Good, Collaborate, Communicate by Doing Research!

Would you like to have unlimited access to be engaged in a variety of research projects of your own choice? — Would you like your undergraduate research to contribute to a significant public health, medical, environmental, or other socially significant cause? — Would you like your data to be publicly available on an open database that is well curated and maintained? — Would you like to be engaged in research throughout the calendar year? Citizen Science (CS) engages diverse participants in thousands of research projects on local, regional, national, and global scales in the collection, interpretation, and use of scientific data on a particular scientific problem.

Check our these Citizen Science projects »

23 May 2015

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OTS Graduate Courses

OTS graduate courses are designed to engage students in the formulation of feasible research questions experimental design, data collection, analysis, and oral and written presentations through its highly regarded OTS "field problems" approach. The courses provide hands-on research experience in plant eco-physiology, microbial ecology, molecular ecology, remote sensing, rapid biodiversity inventories, and other cutting edge topics depending on the course chosen.

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23 May 2015


OTS Undergraduate Courses

The Organization for Tropical Studies offers you a comprehensive introduction to field biology, conservation policy and global health in a tremendous diversity of habitats. Instead of exploring nature and conservation issues via field trips and exercises, you will live in the forests, savannahs and communities that you are studying. In addition to the diversity of sites and ecosystems you visit, our courses expose you to a diversity of people, perspectives and approaches. Few experiences will give you better insight to the complexity, challenge, and excitement of doing science and applying the scientific process to the understanding of real ecosystems and their components.

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14 April 2015


Encyclopedia of Life (EOL) Learning Resources

Explore EOL's newly redesigned Learning Resources that group EOL collections, podcasts and learning activities under topics including Behavior, Invasive Species, Biological Classification and more.

Two new articles about algae and evolution have been added to our popular Topics in Biodiversity section of introductory articles that provide links to more in-depth information and media on EOL. MycoKeys is a peer-reviewed, open-access, online and print, rapidly produced journal launched to support free exchange of ideas and information in systematics and biology of fungi (including lichens).

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05 March 2015

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Got a Solution to a Real World Medical or Environmental Problem?

You could win $10,000! If you are a student working on a health-related technology that addresses a real clinical need, enter the 2015 BMEidea competition! BMEidea is the nation's premier competition for biomedical and bioengineering students. Submissions are now being accepted. The deadline for entries is Friday, April 4, 2015. Prizes of $10,000, $5,000 and $2,500 will be awarded to the three winners, at an award ceremony in June 2015.

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24 January 2015

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American Fisheries Society Internship Opportunity for HS Students

The American Fisheries Society (AFS) is now accepting applications for its high school internship program in fisheries science, the Hutton Junior Fisheries Biology Program. The Hutton Program is an internship and mentoring program that provides high school juniors and seniors exciting, hands-on experience in a marine and/or freshwater setting. The mission of the Hutton Program is to diversify fisheries professions by stimulating career interest among young people from underrepresented groups. Known as "Hutton Scholars," each selected student is awarded a $3,000 scholarship and an eight-week summer internship in which they are mentored by a fisheries professional while participating in important conservation and management projects in his/her local area. The Hutton Program enables students to learn about fish biology, aquatic systems and ecological issues while getting valuable, real-world work experience.

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24 January 2015

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SULI Program Application Recommendation

The Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internship (SULI) program encourages undergraduate students to pursue science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) careers by providing research experiences at the Department of Energy (DOE) laboratories. Selected students participate as interns appointed at one of 17 participating DOE laboratories/facilities. They perform research, under the guidance of laboratory staff scientists or engineers, on projects supporting the DOE mission. The SULI program is sponsored and managed by the DOE Office of Science's, Office of Workforce Development for Teachers and Scientists (WDTS) in collaboration with the DOE laboratories/facilities.

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18 January 2015

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Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) in Raptor Research

The REU Site in Raptor Research (REU-RR) is funded by the National Science Foundation and Boise State University. REU-RR is a 10-week summer research program located at Boise State University, Boise, Idaho. Field and laboratory research projects are available for students.

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03 September 2014

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Society for Conservation Biology Job Board

This job posting service is offered free of charge to the conservation community via the outreach efforts of the Society for Conservation Biology (SCB)! For more information about this job board, see Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page.

SCB Job Board »

06 May 2014 logo

National Climate Assessment

The National Climate Assessment summarizes the impacts of climate change on the United States, now and in the future. A team of more than 300 experts guided by a 60-member Federal Advisory Committee produced the report, which was extensively reviewed by the public and experts, including federal agencies and a panel of the National Academy of Sciences.

Explore the effects of climate change »

12 April 2014

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Water Blues Green Solutions

An interactive documentary project designed to promote awareness of the role that green infrastructure can play in creating a sustainable water future. Water Blues Green Solutions tells stories from across the country of communities that are adopting new ways of thinking about how to protect, restore, and preserve our rivers and sources of drinking water. Explore stories by location or theme and create your own journey. Companion resources will help you adopt green solutions to solve your water blues.

Take a Journey »

15 March 2014

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Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute Undergraduate Research Opportunities

Undergraduate students interested in conducting summer research projects should apply to the WHOI Summer Student Fellowship Program or the Woods Hole Partnership Educational Program. Both of these programs provide financial support and housing, and have application deadlines. Students whose home institutions support externships during the school year are also encouraged to apply.

For more information »

09 March 2014

Announcing TraitBank

The Encyclopedia of Life team today announces the availability of TraitBank, a comprehensive, searchable and open digital repository for organism traits, measurements, interactions and other facts for all species and groups of species.

Read the full announcement »

8 October 2013

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2014-2015 David L. Boren Scholarships and Fellowships

The applications for the 2014-2015 David L. Boren Scholarships and Fellowships are now available. Boren Awards provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. undergraduate and graduate students to study in Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East, where they can add important international and language components to their educations. Boren Scholars and Fellows represent a variety of academic backgrounds, but all are interested in studying less commonly taught languages, including but not limited to Arabic, Chinese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, and Swahili. As part of the African Languages Initiative, Boren Award applicants have the opportunity to further their study of Akan/Twi, French, Hausa, Portuguese, Swahili, Wolof, Yoruba, or Zulu. For a complete list of languages. The Boren Awards are initiatives of the National Security Education Program (NSEP) and are administered by the Institute of International Education.

Undergraduate students can receive up to $20,000 for an academic year’s study abroad and graduate students up to $30,000 for language study and international research. In exchange for funding, recipients commit to working in the federal government for a minimum of one year.

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21 September 2013

Welcome to Cool Green Science, the conservation science blog of The Nature Conservancy!

Nature Conservancy has 550 staff with advanced science degrees, and they publish more than 200 peer-reviewed articles annually. In all 50 states and 36 countries, their scientists pursue the latest conservation research to make the most difference for people and nature.

On this blog, you'll find:

  • The latest research conducted by our scientists around the globe. Whether it's tracking chimps, netting eels or measuring human well-being in a remote village, Cool Green Science takes you in the field to the latest, cutting-edge science.
  • Commentary from our scientists on important conservation issues, media commentary, new findings, books, technology and more.
  • Natural history notes from our projects and preserves.
  • Ways you can help conservation by participating in citizen science activities.

Cool Green Science is devoted to all things conservation science.

For a blog on Conservancy policy, news and green living, check out Conservancy Talk.

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21 September 2013

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Why Conservation Science Needs to Get Interdisciplinary–and Why It Hasn't Study

Roy, E.D., A.T. Morzillo, F. Seijo, S.M.W. Reddy et al. 2013. The elusive pursuit of interdisciplinarity at the human–environment interface. BioScience 63:745–753.

The Big Question(s): Do today's scientists talk enough and work together well enough to solve the world's most pressing conservation problems? Or do communication and institutional boundaries keep them siloed in traditional natural or social science disciplines? Add your opinion now!

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19 February 2013

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Eric Lander Offers Free Intro Bio Course on edX

Eric Lander, one of the leaders of the Human Genome Project, is hosting an introductory biology course on edX, the not-for-profit online learning initiative founded by Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). 7.00x – The Secret of Life will let you explore the mysteries of biochemistry, genetics, molecular biology, recombinant DNA technology and genomics, and rational medicine.

Although this course has been designed exclusively for edX, the course content reflects the topics Lander has taught in the MIT introductory biology courses for many years. Students will complete this course in 12 weeks. At the center of each week is a series of lecture sequences that are supported by interactive video tutorials and interspersed exercises or problems. Additionally, students will work on a homework assignment or exam each week. The course will conclude with a comprehensive final exam.

The course is not just for the traditional students, but also educators and scientists who work in the biomedical/health care professions who need a refresher on the most cutting edge biology and genetics. The only prerequisite is a desire to learn.

Enrollment for this free edX »

05 January 2013

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HHMI Changing Planet: Past, Present, and Future

Has Earth changed over deep time? How did Earth shape life and life shape Earth? What does Earth's climate in the distant past tell us about the future? In four presentations, leading scientists Andrew H. Knoll of Harvard University, Naomi Oreskes of the University of California, San Diego, and Daniel P. Schrag of Harvard University guide you on an exciting exploration of the history of life on Earth and discuss present-day concerns about climate change. This 2012 Holiday Lecture is viewable via Flash streaming (720p HD or 360p SD) or in an iOS MP4 download (360p SD) compatible with iPhone, iPod, and iPad.

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03 January 2013

Welcome to "Secret Life," NOVA's Emmy-nominated web series

Watch videos and get to know dozens of scientists and engineers with surprising secret lives. NOVA has already done 32 profiles and they're doing many more in the seasons to come. Where the lab coats come off!

Enjoy! »

15 September 2012

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Encyclopedia of Life Launches Chinese Language Platform

The Encyclopedia of Life (EOL) and the Biodiversity Committee of the Chinese Academy of Sciences are pleased to announce the launch of a brand new Chinese-language version of EOL. Chinese content is currently available for selected mammal, bird and fungi species, and will increase as more Chinese-language partners and users join the effort.

Learn more about this collaboration »

29 July 2012

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Fifty Years After Silent Spring, Assault on Science Continues

When Silent Spring was published in 1962, author Rachel Carson was subjected to vicious personal assaults that had nothing do with the science or the merits of pesticide use. Those attacks find a troubling parallel today in the campaigns against climate scientists who point to evidence of a rapidly warming world.

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21 June 2012

Looking for Reasons to Save Biodiveristy

At the Rio+20 conference this week, conservation biologist Thomas Lovejoy received the prestigious Blue Planet Prize. Before traveling to Brazil, Lovejoy talked with Yale Environment 360 about the loss of biodiversity and about whether it is too late for the world to do something about it.

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25 May 2012

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Top Ten List of New Species Celebrates Biodiveristy and the Science of Taxonomy

This is the fifth year for the top 10 new species list, released May 23 to coincide with the anniversary of the birth of Carolus Linnaeus, the Swedish botanist who was responsible for the modern system of plant and animal names and classifications.

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01 May 2012

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Penn State Offers Minor in Sustainability Leadership

This intercollege minor allows students in any major to incorporate sustainability as a significant theme in their undergraduate degree program.

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01 March 2012

Water Footprint Calculator

What is your water footprint?

Calculate It!

04 January 2012

Academic Earth

Check out online courses from the world's top scholars!

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30 December 2011

EOL Google Earth Tours - Biodiversity on the Move!

Atlantic Public Media and Eduardo Garcia Milagros were granted a Google Earth Developer Grant to produce "One Species at a Time: Stories of Biodiversity on the Move, with the Encyclopedia of Life", in Google Earth narrated tours. Narrated by our podcast host Ari Daniel Shapiro, these tours are available as videos and Google Earth kmz files.

View all of the EOL Google Earth Tours »

03 November 2011

Challenge Based Learning

The New Media Consortium community is filled with thought leaders, innovators, and change agents. We all share the common purpose of making learning more engaging, effective, and inclusive -- Challenge Based Learning (CBL) is a new multidisciplinary approach that is doing just that. CBL draws from the best aspects of project- and problem-based learning while integrating emerging technologies to foster more critical thinking and active experiences.

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03 October 2011

EPA - Jobs and Internships

Are you ready to accomplish something really worthwhile in your career? If so, consider joining the more than 17,000 men and women of the EPA.

EPA leads the nation's environmental science, research, education and assessment efforts, and works to protect our health and our environment.

Numerous opportunities are available within EPA for students to gain vital career experience while contributing to the mission of protecting human health and safeguarding the environment. Internships, fellowships and other opportunities are available in Washington, D.C., laboratories, and at regional EPA locations nationwide.

Check out the available opportunities »

15 June 2011

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The Good Earth

Learn about the health, environmental, and social performance of everyday products and the companies that make them. »

07 June 2011

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Lord of the Ants

NOVA profiles the soft-spoken Southerner and Harvard professor, Edward O. Wilson, who is an acclaimed advocate for ants, biological diversity, and the controversial extension of Darwinian ideas to human society.

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07 June 2011

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Carbon Release to Atmosphere 10 times faster than in the Past, Geologists Find

Read how researchers from Penn State University have found that the rate of release of carbon into the atmosphere today is nearly 10 times as fast as during the Paleocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum (PETM), 55.9 million years ago.

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07 June 2011

The Warriors of Qiugang: A Chinese Village Fights Back

Watch the Academy Award nominee video for Best Documentary Short Subject, co-produced by Yale Environment 360 with filmmakers Ruby Yang and Thomas Lennon.

07 June 2011

Yale Environment 360

An online magazine offering opinion, analysis, reporting and debate on global environmental issues. Featured are original articles by scientists, journalists, environmentalists, academics, policy makers, and business people, as well as multimedia content and a daily digest of major environmental news. Funded in part by grants from the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation and the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.

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