Friday, September 21, 2012

Announcements 9/20/12

Please see this week’s announcements below.  Please note that if you would like attend the Canoe Trip on the Charles River, the deadline to sign up has been extended until 1pm tomorrow afternoon (Friday, September 21).

Upcoming Events and Announcements
1.       College Night at the Museum of Science – 9/24
2.       Environmental Studies Canoe Trip – 9/27
3.       Film Screening: Switch – 10/11

Upcoming Conference and Forum Opportunities
1.       Radcliffe Institute symposium: The Future of Water – 10/12
2.       Symposium with Jay Walljasper – 10/15
3.       Colby College Conference on Students as Catalysts for Large Landscape Conservation – 3/1

Internship Opportunities and Graduate School Presentations
1.       Environment Massachusetts
2.       Environment America Fellowship Program


B. Kevin Brown
Graduate Assistant, Environmental Studies
Devlin 213

Office Hours: Monday 12:00-4:00pm, Tuesday 10:00am-4:00pm, Thursday 10:00am-2:00pm, and Friday 12:00-2:00pm

UGBC's BC to Boston will be providing free transportation to the Museum of Science's annual College Night on Monday, September 24th.  The Museum offers free admission to the Museum's Exhibit Halls and any two of the following venues: the Butterfly Garden, Mugar Omni Theater, 3-D Digital Cinema, and Charles Hayden Planetarium.  Catch a Theater of Electricity show, a live animal show, and other live performances and a free Boston Duck Tour. The bus will leave campus from Conte forum  at 5pm and  return from the museum at 9pm. 

Sign-are now open and the first 55 people to respond will be notified via email prior to the event.  Click here to sign up!

Professors Noah Snyder and Martha Carlson Mazur will be leading a canoe trip on the Charles River open to all environmental studies minors.  It will have a focus on fluvial geomorphology and ecohydrology.

When: Thursday, September 27,  1:00-5:00pm
Where: Nahanton Park to Millennium Park
Who: Twenty ESP and/or E&ES students, Professor Snyder, and Professor Carlson Mazur
Cost: $5 (a great deal!); cash only

We will leave from BC at 1 PM and will be back by 5 PM.

If interested, sign up in the Devlin 213 or email Kevin at envstudy@bc.eduThe deadline to sign up is Friday, September 21 by 1pm.


What does the future of energy really hold? Join energy visionary Dr. Scott Tinker on a spectacular global adventure to find out. Dr. Tinker explores the world’s leading energy sites, from coal to solar, oil to biofuels, many highly restricted and never before seen on film. He gets straight answers from the people driving energy today, international leaders of government, industry and academia. In the end, he cuts through the confusion to discover a path to our future that is surprising and remarkably pragmatic. Switch is the first truly balanced energy film, embraced and supported by people all along the energy spectrum – fossil and renewable, academic and environmental. To be followed by a discussion lead by faculty from the Earth and Environmental Sciences Department.

When: Thursday, October 11, 7:00-9:00pm
Where: Devlin 008

For information about the film, visit

Cloudy with a Chance of Solutions:
The Future of Water

Friday, October 12, 2012 | 9 am – 5 pm
Radcliffe Gymnasium, 10 Garden Street, Radcliffe Yard
Cambridge, Massachusetts

The Radcliffe Institute’s annual science symposium will focus on the important and challenging topic of water. Water is a theme that encompasses issues as varied as environmental contamination, public health, agricultural shortages, and geopolitical disputes. “Cloudy with a Chance of Solutions: The Future of Water” will focus on the ecological and human health hazards of environmental contaminants, the threats to drinking water of fracking, the promise of new technologies for water treatment, the need for national water policy, and the role of urban and other areas in conservation. The majority of the talks will focus on the “hard science” of water-related issues; others will offer the perspectives of experts from the policy, business, or urban-planning worlds to put the scientific discussions in a broader context and to link them thematically.

This event is free and open to the public. Registration is required.  
For more information and to register, please visit or call 617-495-8600.

Symposium with Jay Walljasper
The (Re)Discovery of the Commons as a Path Toward a Greener, More Equitable and Happier World

Jay Walljasper is editor of, a website devoted to restoring an appreciation of common purpose and common assets to contemporary life, and Senior Fellow at On the Commons. He is also a Senior Fellow Project for Public Spaces, a New York-based organization focused on improving public places, an associate of the DC-based public affairs consortium Citistates Group, and a Senior Fellow at Augsburg College’s Sabo Center for Citizenship and Learning in Minneapolis, where he lives.

When: Monday, October 15, 7:00pm
Where: McGuinn Hall, Room 121

Colby College Conference on Students as Catalysts for Large Landscape Conservation

Students as Catalysts for Large Landscape Conservation
Colby College
March 1, 2013

The Environmental Studies Program at Colby College, in conjunction with partner universities, colleges, and research institutions, is hosting a conference on March 1, 2013 in Waterville, Maine, that will focus on students as catalysts for large landscape conservation.

This conference will provide students, practitioners, and scholars with the opportunity to network with, and learn from, peers and leading experts from North America and beyond working in the field of large landscape conservation.

One feature of the conference will be a conservation innovation contest for students. Undergraduate and graduate students are invited to submit essays or creative contributions, such as videos. Authors of winning contributions will receive travel reimbursements to attend the conference up to $500.  One essay will be considered for inclusion in a forthcoming book on large landscape conservation to be published by the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy.  Additional essays will be considered for publication in an issue of an international conservation journal. Students unable to attend the conference are encouraged to attend via web conferencing.

The organizers also are soliciting student posters for display and presentation at the conference. These posters will not be considered as part of the conservation innovation contest for students.

For additional information about the student essay contest, registration, and other  conference details, see:

For questions about the conference, please contact:

Environment Massachusetts has a number of internship opportunities posted on their website.  For more information, please visit or contact Alison Giest, Environment Massachusetts, New England Federal Field Associate, at or 813-215-3604.

Environment America Fellowship Program

Each year, Environment America hires recent college graduates with the passion, the commitment and the talent it takes to stand up to polluting industries, organize support and fight for our environmental values.

This year, we are recruiting to fill 35 fellowship positions with our state affiliates across the country and in Washington, D.C. Every Environment America fellow will organize, advocate and fight for the environment while gaining the responsibility, training and experience you’ll need to make a difference – now and for years to come.

Our Fellowship Program is a two-year immersion in the nuts and bolts of environmental activism, organizing, advocacy and the type of organization-building necessary for the long haul.

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