Job opening: restoration supervisor

Phillip Oser

RE: Job Opening Position: Restoration Supervisor Date of Hire: Spring 2015

Eco Logic LLC is looking for a highly motivated individual who is interested in a career opportunity in the field of ecological restoration. We are looking for a team player who shares our commitment to the environment and life long education. Salary and benefits will depend on skills, experience and education.
• Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in the field of natural resource management.
• Knowledge of woodland, wetland and prairie plants native to Indiana and the Midwest.
• Excellent winter tree and shrub ID skills
• Knowledge of plants invasive to Indiana and the Midwest.
• Experience with supervision of permanent, seasonal and/or temporary laborers on the job.
• Ability to work outside in extreme weather conditions.
• Ability to perform physical labor such as bending, using power equipment and lifting.
• Ability to obtain category pesticide license with IN state chemist during probation period.
• Knowledge or willingness to learn computer systems, programs and GPS units.
• Excellent communication and organizational skills
• Ability to operate trucks, trailers, tractors, loaders and off road vehicles safely.
• Proficiency operating a rubber tracked loader with forestry mulching head (FECON)
• Proficiency operating chainsaws and felling trees safely in a natural area setting.

Demonstrates clear communication with co-workers, supervisors and clients
Reads site plans, maps and project specifications to implement and complete projects
Participates in project management meetings with principals and leads laborers on site
Shows discipline in filling out paperwork, and manages office time effectively
Demonstrates ability and interest in continuing education
Develops new and innovative systems, streamlines processes and accomplish tasks on time
Has a positive attitude and a “can do" approach to challenges and obstacles
Please send resume to :

Phillip Oser
8685 W Vernal Pk. Bloomington, IN 47404
Eco Logic is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard

Environmental Education Association of IL (EEAI) Conference Flyer

This year’s conference will be at Touch of Nature Environmental Center in Makanda on April 9-11, 2015.

Please share with students and colleagues!

Registration is open.

I also attached the draft schedule of concurrent sessions going on so students/faculty will know what topics will be covered. There are also local field trips happening April 9 and 11th & evening speakers, Les Winkler of the Southern Illinoisan and Harold Hungerford and Trudie Volk.

This year there is a student rate of $65 that includes a 1 year membership to Environmental Education Association of IL (EEAI) and all meals/sessions.

Linda Hauser
Visitor Services Information Assistant
Forest Service

Shawnee National Forest,

Mississippi Bluffs Ranger District

p: 618-833-8576 x104
f: 618-833-3693
521 N Main Street
Jonesboro, IL 62952
Caring for the land and serving people

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AEE Heartland Regional Conference March 13-15, 2015

The Heartland Regional Conference is here again!

Where: Bethel Horizons Camp and Retreat Center in Dodgeville Wisconsin

When: March 13-15, 2015

Cost: Includes Conference Registration and food

· Early Bird: $110—recently extended until 2/22!

· Regular: $130

· Presenter Registration: $75—still accepting workshop proposals until 2/18!

· There are a variety of options for housing with varying level of costs, please check the website for additional information.

Who: We have two great Keynote speakers:

Laurie Frank is a former public school teacher who has worked in the adventure and experiential education arenas for more than 30 years. Laurie’s passion is to facilitate human interaction, and to create environments where everyone is empowered. Her major focuses are community building, collaborative leadership, experiential education, and Appreciative Inquiry.

o “So Why Do We Do It?” This presentation will combine activities, conversation, and a bit of theory to explore personal, philosophical, ethical, and professional reasons for utilizing adventure and experiential methodologies. In the process, we will reflect upon the conference experience and consider how to intentionally apply learning in your situation. Come prepared to participate in activities, share your thoughts, and have some fun, too.

Steven Simpson is Director of Graduate Studies at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. He has lived in Taiwan and taught at both the Department of Geography of National Taiwan University and the Graduate Institute of Environmental Education of National Taiwan Normal University. Steve is a partner in Wood N Barnes Publishing and is the former executive editor of The Journal of Experiential Education. He has written several books about experiential education, including The Leader Who is Hardly Known and Rediscovering Dewey.

And, hopefully, YOU!

Registration is open!!! So register now before the Early Bird deadline has passed! For additional information about the conference, visit the website:

Please share the attached conference flier with your friends and colleagues! We are planning an exciting, educational, and rejuvenating conference, so come join us!

A sample of workshop offerings to tantalize you:

· Working With Corporate Clients

· Youth Leadership Summit: A Discussion on Purpose and Best Practices in Youth Leadership Development- ALL DAY FRIDAY- Mark Zanoni (Camp Manitowish)

· Planning and Leading Experiential Scientific Fieldwork Projects for HS and College Students

· Pathways to Leadership: Utilizing Experiential Models to Develop Leadership Traits

· The Story of Loon: An Obijwe Teaching Story – Osaman

· Biimadisiiwin “Living Life in the Fullest Sense” – Osaman

· Identity Crisis: Finding Your Own Identity as a Facilitator

· We All Have Style (Myers-Briggs)

· Strategies for Trauma Awareness and Resilience (STAR Training)

· Putting Purpose Behind Play

· Engaging Culturally Diverse Activities

· Activities for the Unexpected Situation

· Sequencing Experiential Education Activities

· Building a Classroom Community

· Fuel Your Body!! The Easy Trail to a Healthy Classroom Nutrition

· Modifications for Special Needs in Activities

· No Props? No Problem!

· Everything I Need to Know I Learned on Trail

I look forward to seeing you in WI in March!

Mo Kappes

New email address: mo.kappes. Please update your contacts accordingly.

Experiential Education Specialist

Advisor, Adventure Learning Programs (ALPs)

716 Langdon St., 350 Red Gym

Madison, WI 53706



Conference Poster OUTDOOR ED FINAL.pdf

Employment Opportunity: Environmental Education Coordinator

The Urbana Park District is now accepting applications for the Environmental Education Coordinator position at the Anita Purves Nature Center. This position is full-time, exempt, and benefit eligible.

Urbana Park District has a vacancy for your consideration. Please find the details below.

Environmental Education Coordinator Apply Online

Category: Environmental/Environmental Education Coordinator
Date Posted: 2/10/2015
Location: Anita Purves Nature Center
Date of Availability: 05/04/2015
Date Closing: 03/09/2015

Salary Schedule:
Full-Time, Exempt
Technical-Professional, Grade VII
$14.63/hour to $20.77/hour
Typical Schedule:
Monday-Friday 8:00am-5:00pm with evening and weekend hours as required or assigned
Application Requirements:
-Cover Letter of Interest
-Urbana Park District employment application
-Current resume to reflect the knowledge, skills and abilities based on the attached “Position Description”
-List of at least three references
General Information:
If you have any questions about the position, please contact Judy Miller at 217-384-4062. If you need assistance with the application process, please contact Andy Rousseau at 217-255-8601.

Urbana Park District uses the AppliTrack system from Frontline Technologies to manage employment applications online.

This position is posted as of today, February 10, 2015. If you interested in this position, please be sure to apply no later than March 9, 2015. This position is open to internal and external candidates. If you know someone else who may be interested, please pass this information along. I encourage all qualified applicants to apply.

For more details and to apply, please visit The Urbana Park District only accepts online applications.

The anticipated start date of this position is May 4, 2015.

This position will be posted at Urbana Park District facilities that are open year-round until March 9, 2015 (Administration Office, APNC, UIAC, Planning and Operations, PRC, Brookens).

If anyone has any questions or concerns, feel free to contact me.

Thank you,

Abbie Jackson, PHR

HR Generalist

Urbana Park District

303 W University Avenue

Urbana, IL 61801



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INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY: Agricultural Sciences internships at Walt Disney World

Hello from Walt Disney World in Orlando! The Agricultural Sciences team is looking for undergraduate college students and recent graduates who have received their Bachelors degree within 6 months of our internships’ start dates to participate in our fun and challenging six-month hands-on internship in several different agricultural and science education fields including Plant Science, Entomology, Biotechnology, and Aquaculture. Feel free to forward this email along to students and career centers at your university.

If you are receiving this email and do not wish to be on our email list in the future, please respond with your request, and we’ll be happy to do so. If you know of any other contacts that you would suggest in your stead, we would appreciate the recommendation!

We’d like to ask for your assistance in advertising this internship opportunity to students at your university by forwarding this email to students and faculty. We are currently looking for students to fill internships for the Fall 2015 term (June 2015 – January 2016). The deadline to apply will be in early March, but please encourage students to apply as soon as possible to get the process started. Please note that the Biotechnology internship has already been filled for this term and will be reoffered again in Spring 2016.

Desired majors include but are not limited to: Ag. Communication, Ag. Education, Agribusiness, Agriculture, Agronomy, Aquaculture, Aquatic Biology, Biology, Biotechnology, Botany, Crop Science, Biological and Biosystems/Agricultural Engineering, Entomology, Environmental Horticulture, Fisheries, Food Science, Horticulture, Landscape Design, Marine Biology, Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Ornamental Horticulture, and Plant Science.

If you are interested in receiving 4” x 6” cards with internship opportunities within the Animals, Science and Environment programs at Disney, please let us know and we’ll be happy to send some your way. Please include your mailing address in the email.

Below, interested applicants will find information on our internship program as well as how to apply:

The Agricultural Sciences Professional Internship Program is designed to provide qualified college students with the opportunity for hands-on work experience in the unique growing areas that are part of Living with The Land, an agricultural attraction at Epcot®.


In addition to maintaining the show quality of our growing areas, aquaculture systems or biotechnology lab, interns will spend a significant amount of time leading informative and interactive guest tours through our facilities along with promoting and selling these tours. Additional training sessions, classes and meetings will be scheduled throughout the semester. Other duties vary by discipline:


Operate a recirculating freshwater aquaculture facility. Monitor filtration systems and water quality, assist in diagnosis and control of disease, and raise fish to marketable size for Walt Disney World® restaurants.


Maintain a tissue culture production facility. Prepare media and culture a wide variety of plants. Then, collect, package and deliver the tissue-cultured plants to Epcot® merchandise locations.


Become an integral part of The Land’s Integrated Pest Management program. Rear and maintain insect colonies, release beneficial insects into greenhouse crops, and maintain entomology-related shows.

Plant Science:

Maintain a high-quality show of hydroponically-grown food crops from around the globe. Seed, transplant, irrigate and prune plants; harvest produce for Epcot® restaurants; rake, sweep, and provide general cleanup of greenhouses.

Interested students should email a cover letter, resume, and school transcript to WDW.EPCOT.Science.Internship. Selected students will be interviewed via phone to further discuss the internship.

Please refer interested students to WDW.EPCOT.Science.Internship.

Thank you for your assistance in helping us share the news about this exciting internship opportunity with your students, and don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions.


Les Frey Laura Kleiss Valerie M. Schulthess
Horticulturalist, Student Program Manager Horticulturist, Greenhouse Operations Agricultural & Aquatic Animal Sciences Secretary
(407) 560-4547 (407) 560-2433 (407) 560-7181
Agricultural Sciences at Epcot
Walt Disney Parks & Resort
2013 N. Avenue of the Stars
Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830
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Superintendent of Parks, Forestry and Golf – Village of Howard, WI

Please see the attached job announcement for a position as Superintendent of Parks, Forestry, and Golf with the Village of Howard, Wisconsin. It is not currently posted on the Village’s jobs site so please forward the attachment to anyone who may be interested.

Note that the minimum qualifications include:

· Bachelor’s Degree in Urban Forestry, Arboriculture, Horticulture or related field.

· Two (2) years experience in an arboricultural/horticultural position; one (1) year of which has been in a supervisory capacity.

Applications are due Feb. 27th.


Jill Johnson
Midwest Urban Forestry Coordinator
U.S. Forest Service

Northeastern Area

p: 651-649-5253
1992 Folwell Ave.
Saint Paul, MN 55108
Caring for the land and serving people

Superintendent Parks Forestry and Golf Job Advertisment 2-5-15.pdf

Clemson University Job Opportunities for your students – Camp Wildlife

My name is Becki Hayes, and I represent Clemson University’s Youth Learning Institute. Summer 2015 is approaching and we are looking for college students to work as summer counselors at our summer camps. Camp Wildlife takes place at Camp Bob Cooper and is located in Summerton, SC off the shores of Lake Marion. We also offer 2 sessions for Advanced Level at Back Woods Quail Camp in Georgetown, SC. We work with children between the ages of 8-14. The program activities include:

  • BB Gun, rifle, shotgun & basic archery instruction
  • Sporting Clays
  • Wildlife ecology, outdoor survival skills
  • ATV operation & safety
  • Swimming, canoeing, climbing wall and group games

I have attached the job description along with a one-page flyer of all the camps we run over the summer. The Youth Learning Institute has really appreciated your help with this in the past. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me via email at RLHayes

Thank you and I hope you’re having a great day!


Becki Hayes

Youth Learning Institute | Clemson University

698 Concord Church Rd

Pickens, SC 29671


Camp Wildlife – Counselor – 2015.pdf

2015 Summer Camp Flyer.pdf

Outreach – Forestry Technician (Recreation) Position on the Mark Twain National Forest

For students with federal experience and ones who are curious about job responsibilities here. LP

This is an outreach notice for the Forestry Technician – Recreation on the Houston/Rolla/Cedar Creek District with duty station at Houston, MO.

Please help us to distribute this outreach to interested candidates. This position is a permanent, full-time position. Outreach has been posted in the outreach database as well. We appreciate your help in spreading the word.

Individuals interested in the position can reply with this attachment or contact me at bemerson or by calling 417-967-4194.


Outreach_MTNF_Recreation Tech.docx