Exciting Opportunity for Youth Participation at Sydney World Parks Congress! Deadline Aug. 15


Students and young professionals from around the world are invited to participate in the Responding to Climate Change Stream of the World Parks Congress in Sydney, Australia, November 12-19, 2014! Please see attachments for more information on this exciting opportunity.

Potential participants must complete the Participant Information Form and submit to Climate_Change by August 15, 2014.

Please distribute through your networks to interested parties. Contact Climate_Change with questions.

Melanie A. Wood
Project Manager
Climate Change Response Program
National Park Service
1201 Oakridge Dr., Suite 200
Fort Collins, CO 80525
970-267-2198 office | 970-420-7206 mobile


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Call for Participants – Youth Engagement in Climate Change at the World Parks Congress 2014.pdf

Attachment A – Participant Information Form.docx

Gen Stud 391N: Undergraduate Research for CC Transfer Students!

GENERAL STUDIES 391 N (2 cred) | SLN: 22580
Undergraduate Research Intensive for Community College Transfer Students
2-Day Workshop (September 18 & 19) + weekly follow-ups (Fridays, 2:30-3:20 PM)

The Undergraduate Research Intensive designed for incoming transfer students is an initial 2-day pre-autumn quarter workshop, held September 18 & 19 on the UW Seattle campus, followed by weekly sessions during the quarter designed to help transfer students attain and excel in undergraduate research positions. The course will demystify the research process at UW and provide instruction in research-related skills and resources. All students receive one-on-one advising with URP staff and interact with peer researchers.

For more information & to request an add code, contact urp.

CC Transfer UGR Intensive Flyer.pdf

Citizen Science Volunteer Opportunity at Mount Rainier National Park

Dear Students, Faculty, and Staff of the University of Washington,

Please feel free to pass this information along to friends, family, or acquaintances who you feel may have an interest in this program.

Do you love amphibians, science, and exploring National Parks? Then the Citizen Science Program is for you. The Citizen Science program gives volunteers the opportunity to hike and explore some of Mount Rainier’s remote lakes and wetland habitats while gaining experience in surveying and science. This year’s Citizen Science program will be starting up around late July and will run until mid-September.

We are looking for volunteers to help conduct amphibian surveys to document the presence or absence of amphibian species at various lakes, ponds and wetlands including historical Western Toad sites. As a volunteer you would be part of a small group that will hike to pre-determined sites and help conduct amphibian surveys. You do not need any previous experience and surveying equipment will be provided. You may volunteer once or multiple times throughout the season. If you need to stay overnight for a few days, free camping is available at Cougar Rock, White River, Ohanapecosh and Longmire campgrounds, however, there is no long term housing available. We are conducting both day trip and overnight backpacking surveys throughout the park.

If you are interested and available to volunteer during the time period from late July to mid-September then please email me back and indicate:

  • Your phone number and preferred email
  • Preference on volunteering for day surveys or overnight backpacking trip surveys
  • Your experience and comfort level with hiking/backpacking
  • Any physical limitations you may have
  • Approximately what date or dates you are available
  • Preference on which days of the week you prefer to volunteer (weekends, weekdays, etc)

I have added two attachments to this email that provide some additional information. If you choose to volunteer I will provide you with more details when I hear back from you!Please feel free to pass this information along to friends, family, or acquaintances who you feel may have an interest in this program. If you have any questions feel free to call me at laura_davis. I look forward to hearing from you!


Laura Davis

Citizen Science Coordinator

Mount Rainier National Park


(360) 569-6756

Volunteer Information.docx

Volunteer Agreement.docx

volunteer opportunities

Project description: We are seeking independent, motivated student volunteers that will be key members of a research team including scientists from the Northwest Fisheries Science Center and the University of Washington as we continue our long-term study (started in 2000) quantifying the recolonization of the Cedar River, WA by Pacific salmon. The Cedar River is a protected watershed providing drinking water for Seattle and is about 90 km east of the City. Volunteers will assist in habitat and fish surveys (snorkel surveys).

Conditions and duties: Volunteers must be willing to work under potentially physically demanding conditions and be comfortable working in large rivers (~20-30 m wide). Coursework in fisheries, ecology and zoology is helpful as is basic experience in collecting field data. Experience with snorkeling and identification of Pacific Northwest fishes a plus. We are looking for volunteers that are positive and good communicators; detail oriented; and work well as part of a research team.

Project supervisor: Peter Kiffney

Number of Slots Available: 2-3

When: Fieldwork will occur Aug. 4-7 and Aug. 11-14. We leave the Science Center located south of the Montlake Bridge by 745 am and return between 5-7 pm each evening.

Please send your CV and a brief email of relevant background and career interests to peter.kiffney by 5 PM July 28, 2014.

Fall NW Animal Behavior course open to non-psychology majors

We have just added PSYCH 200 to our fall quarter offerings. Comparative Animal Behavior is a great Natural World course that is open to all students. There are no prerequisites. This course is appropriate for all students, freshmen through seniors.

“Research methods and findings of comparative animal behavior, their importance to an understanding of human behavior; rationale for study of behavioral differences/similarities between animal species, behavior viewed as part of adaptation of each species to its natural habitat.” (NW)

Instructor: Michael Beecher, beecher
PSYCH 200C (SLN 22989), 5 credits
Meeting MTW ThF 1:30-2:20

(Note that PSYCH 200 is joint listed with our majors-only class, PSYCH 300. Students will complete assignments/exams based on their level of enrollment. While joint listed with PSYCH 300, students registering under PSYCH 200 will not be able to use this course to fulfill any specific degree requirements within the psychology major.)

If you have questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

All the best,


Carrie Perrin – Director
Psychology Undergraduate Advising
University of Washington
Phone: (206)685-8971

Cedar River Watershed Volunteer & Workshop Opportunity: Cast & Dig

Cast & Dig: 5th Annual Fly Fishing & Habitat Restoration Event

Saturday, July 12 ~ 9:00am-2:30pm

Cavanaugh Pond, Renton

Grab your friends and family and come out for the 5th Annual Cast & Dig with Friends of the Cedar River Watershed and King County Parks at Cavanaugh Pond Natural Area! We will spend the morning restoring riparian habitat, followed by FREE fly fishing workshops for all skill levels, guest speakers, and delicious lunch in the afternoon! Volunteers will improve habitat by removing invasive plants and maintaining weed suppression fabric. Enjoy a lunch spread (vegetarian options available) and learn from local specialists who will be providing casting and tying demonstrations, one-on-one lessons for all skills, a native plant walk, and an aquatic insect identification lab. The art and sport of fly fishing requires passion and knowledge of river ecology as well as proactive conservation. This is an event not to miss!

Email amy to sign up today!

Visit www.cedarriver.org/events to learn more.

Amy Kaeser

Restoration Programs Manager

Friends of the Cedar River Watershed

Tel 206.297.8141 |Fax 206.297.8142


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Cast & Dig 2014.pdf