Happy Friday everyone!!
I wanted to pass along this volunteer opportunity at Giant City State Park with Friends (see attached PDF). I would love to participate but I don't want to be the only one representing Friends. If you're at all interested just shoot me back an e-mail and we can start making plans.
Friends of the Shawnee National Forest
P.O. Box 350, Carterville IL 62918
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Friends-of-the-Shawnee-National-Forest/167355469986057?ref=hl
Please share these opportunities within your network and with others you know who may be interested.
Mendocino National Forest is currently outreaching for the following positions:
Assistant Center Manager (Dispatch), GS 0462-08/09 closes September 11
Biological Science Tech, GS 0404- 04/05 closes September 10
Administrative Support Assistant, GS 0303- 04/05/06 closes August 29
Administrative Management Specialist, GS 0301-09 closes September 4
Visitor Services Information Assistant, GS 1001-04/05 closes August 25
Various Fire Positions, closes September 5
Please see individual outreach notices for specifics. Thank you.
Ivy L. Merrick
Forest Civil Rights Officer
Mendocino National Forest
825 N. Humboldt Avenue
Willows, CA 95988
Office (530) 934-1103
Fax (530) 934-7384
Cell (530) 514-0855
MNF FallFire 2014.doc
FYI, a volunteer cleanup event at Garden of the Gods plus Leave No Trace educational activities this weekend.
“Garden of the Gods trail cleanup is Saturday”
August 21, 2014
Join SIU Carbondale’s Touch of Nature Environmental Center staff on Saturday, Aug. 23, at the Garden of the Gods Recreation Center for a trail cleanup day.
Touch of Nature is partnering with “Leave No Trace for Outdoor Ethics” for the event, which teaches people how to enjoy the outdoors responsibly. A carpool will leave the Student Center parking lot at 7:30 a.m
.; the cleanup is from 9 a.m. to noon. Those interested in participating will meet in the main observation area parking lot. An information booth will be available from 1 to 5 p.m., and the Subaru/Leave No Trace traveling trainers will hold a program from 6 to 7 p.m.
Participants should dress comfortably, bring water and a picnic lunch. For more information, contact the Touch of Nature Environmental Center at 453-1121. (pasted from: http://news.siu.edu/2014/08/082114SIUToday-GardenoftheGods.html
Also, additional information related to broader activities at Garden of the Gods this weekend: “Shawnee National Forest to Hold Leave No Trace Event”, see:
The Illinois DNR and the Division of Natural Heritage are now accepting applications for seven Natural Heritage Graduate Student Residents starting in January, 2015 and one starting in June, 2015. These residencies provide successful applicants with a 12-month paid internship with the Division of Natural Heritage and/or Illinois Nature Preserves Commission. Candidates must be enrolled in a conservation-related graduate degree program and have written approval from their graduate advisor. Further information on the Natural Heritage Graduate Student Residency Program may be found at:
. Questions, contact Bob Szafoni, 217.348.0175; Robert.Szafoni@illinois.gov
Illinois was selected as a pilot state to test drive some new concepts in getting copies of Project Learning Tree, a national level environmental ed curriculum, into the hands of users. As facilitators, Linda Hauser and I will be leading two different workshops. One will focus on K-8 educators while the other will be geared towards early childhood.
The date, time, location, etc. have been set for the K-8 workshop. More details can be found via the attached flyer. Please help us spread the word on this great event! We will have a full list of environmental ed workshops we will offer as part of our outreach series by mid-January 2015. For now, getting a jump start with this one to help spread the word.
Thanks and let myself or Linda know if you have any questions!
||Amanda G. Patrick
Public Affairs Officer
||Shawnee National Forest
||50 Highway 145 South
Harrisburg, IL 62946
||Caring for the land and serving people.
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EEAI_Shawnee NF PLT K-8 Ed Workshop - February 21, 2015.pdf
We run an outdoor education program called Nature’s Classroom during the fall and spring, and are currently looking for instructors. Our season runs from Sept. 24-Oct. 24, and could be a 1 month internship in Outdoor Education. Any information you could provide would be greatly appreciated. I look forward to your response, and hope that we might be able to help an SIU student gain some working knowledge of outdoor education.
Nature's ClassroomInternship Details