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    Naturally Latinos Conference

    Do you work in the environmental field or want to work and conserve nature? Join us for the Inaugural Naturally Latinos Conference, September 13, from 9am-6pm! We will have a Job Fair, Young Environmentalist Mentorship Program, and more! Keynote address will be performed by Lisa García, Vice President of Litigation for Healthy Communities, Earthjustice

     

    Free registration/Registración gratis
    anshome.org/conferences

     

    ¿Trabajas en el área ambiental o estás interesado en trabajar y conservar nuestro ambiente? Acompáñanos en la Conferencia Inaugural de Naturally Latinos, September 13, 9am-6pm! Tendremos una feria de empleo, programa de mentoría a profesionales jóvenes, ¡y más! Tendremos también a Lisa García, Vice President of Litigation for Healthy Communities, Earthjustice. ¡No te lo pierdas!

     

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    dvocacy 201: Talking with decision-makers, writing comment letters, giving testimony

    Make your voice heard!

    If you’ve attended one of our introductory advocacy workshops (or if you haven’t!), come learn how to go deeper on some key advocacy skills. We’ll teach via role-play and skill-building practice sessions.

    The focus is on clean water but the skills can apply to any environmental issue–learn how you can make a difference on the inside for conservation.

    Leaders: Eliza Cava (ANS Director of Conservation), Bruce Gilmore (Maryland stormwater policy expert), and Water Quality Monitoring Coordinator (and Friends of Ten Mile Creek board member) Cathy Wiss.
    Cost: Free to ANS members; nonmembers $15

    Click here to register!

     

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    Conservation Policy & Advocacy Summer Intern – paid internship

    Intern Position Description:       ANS’ Conservation Program seeks an intern to research important conservation issues in our region to support our environmental policy & advocacy program area.

    Hours per week:              Average 20.

    Duration of internship: May/June – August 2017 (12 weeks, start and end dates negotiable within that approximate time range)

    Intern Supervisor:           Eliza Cava, Director of Conservation Program

    Send resume and short cover letter to alison.pearce@anshome.org

    Responsibilities:              The Conservation Policy & Advocacy Intern will work with the Conservation Director and Northern Virginia Conservation Advocate to support ANS’ environmental protection work. Specific responsibilities include:

    Research and analyze local or state laws, regulations, policies, and land-use decisions
    Research local water quality science and issues
    Write summary memos or give presentations to Conservation Program staff and volunteers
    Write blog posts and action alerts
    Attend and help organize events such as rallies or meetings with decision-makers
    Make graphics, charts, and maps to publicize findings of research

    Qualifications: 

    Required qualifications include:

    fast learner and excited to learn skills quickly
    strong research and writing skills
    an interest in and commitment to environmental protection and/or science
    good people skills and ability to relate to and speak in front of a wide variety of audiences
    facility with technology such as smartphone apps, databases, blogs, social media

    Desired qualifications include, in any combination:

    Familiarity with ArcGIS or other mapping software
    database programming and data/chart visualization of a Salesforce database
    knowledge of any of the following: stream ecology and/or hydrology, watershed health, green infrastructure, stormwater management.
    social media marketing and/or blogging
    photo or video editing skills
    knowledge of local communities in DC, Montgomery, Prince George’s, and/or Fairfax counties

    Salary and Benefits:       This internship provides a stipend of $2,760.  Benefits include:

    Free ANS membership for one year
    20% discount for ANS adult programs.
    If space is available, free participation in ANS adult programs.
    20% discount at Sanctuary Shop.
    Opportunity to participate in staff and committee meetings
    Opportunity to interview the ANS Executive Director and other staff

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    Creek Critters Outreach Summer Intern – paid internship

    Read the full description in the attached announcement or on our website at http://anshome.org/careers/.

    Responsibilities: The Creek Critters Outreach Intern will work with the Creek Critters Program Manager to plan, run, and evaluate community-based stream monitoring events with partner organizations. Specific responsibilities include:

    Attend trainings and review activity plans to learn how to lead Creek Critters events
    Contact partner organizations and help them arrange the logistics of events, including setting dates and times, advertising/marketing, securing needed access permissions, ensuring availability of supplies, etc.
    Attend and run or co-run events around the DC metropolitan region (DC, MD, and VA) 2-4 times per week, mostly on weekends, and ensure that all logistical aspects of the event run smoothly.
    During events, use the Creek Critters app and activity plans to teach kids and adults the basics of how to collect and identify aquatic organisms and teaching them about watershed and stream health.
    Conduct post-event follow-up, including evaluation, data collection and management, and scheduling follow-up events
    Help with other elements of the Creek Critters Program as assigned, including:

    Writing blog posts and drafting marketing or educational materials
    Training volunteers to help lead Creek Critters events
    Analyzing user data to discern trends
    Making graphics, charts, and maps to publicize user-submitted data on stream health and the level of interest in clean streams throughout our region

    Qualifications: 

    Required qualifications include:

    fast learner and excited to learn skills quickly
    an interest in and commitment to environmental protection and/or science
    good people skills and ability to relate to and speak in front of a wide variety of audiences
    facility with technology such as smartphone apps, databases, blogs, social media

    Desired qualifications include, in any combination:

    database programming and data/chart visualization of a Salesforce database
    aquatic macroinvertebrate identification
    knowledge of any of the following: stream ecology and/or hydrology, watershed health, green infrastructure, stormwater management.
    social media marketing and/or blogging
    photo or video editing skills
    knowledge of local communities in DC, Montgomery, Prince George’s, and/or Fairfax counties

    Access to a car required. Mileage will be reimbursed to and from work-related activities.
    Must have own iOS or Android smartphone.

    Salary and Benefits:       This internship provides a stipend of $2,760.  Benefits include:

    Free ANS membership for one year
    20% discount for ANS adult programs.
    If space is available, free participation in ANS adult programs.
    20% discount at Sanctuary Shop.
    Opportunity to participate in staff and committee meetings
    Opportunity to interview the ANS Executive Director and other staff

    To apply, send resume and short cover letter to alison.pearce@anshome.org

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    Watershed Advocacy & Stewardship 101 Workshop

    Is your community stream being threatened by development? Pollution a problem? Could your local official do something to help? Want to know what you can do at home to help the health of our streams and creeks? Join Audubon Naturalist Society’s experts for a fun and empowering evening for an introduction to environmental advocacy watershed stewardship! All are welcome.

    The focus is on clean water but the skills can apply to any environmental issue–learn how you can raise your voice for local conservation.

    Leaders: Eliza Cava (ANS Director of Conservation) and Bruce Gilmore (Maryland stormwater policy expert)

    Cost: Free to ANS members; nonmembers $15

    Click here for details and to purchase tickets.

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    Creek Critters Outreach Spring Intern – paid internship – starts ASAP

    The Audubon Naturalist Society is the oldest independent environmental organization in the Washington, DC region. A pioneer in linking conservation activities with environmental education, ANS seeks to create a larger and more diverse community of people who treasure the natural world and work to preserve it. We inspire residents of the greater Washington, DC, region to appreciate, understand, and protect their natural environment through outdoor experiences, education, and advocacy.

    ANS is seeking a Creek Critters Outreach Intern for 8 weeks this spring for an average of 20 hours per week (including weekends), with an immediate start date. The Creek Critters Outreach Intern will work with the Creek Critters Program Manager to plan, run, and evaluate community-based stream monitoring events with partner organizations. The intern will spend some time during the week in the office in Chevy Chase, MD, but needs to have a car to attend weekend and weekday events around the region. Specific responsibilities include:

    Attend trainings and review activity plans to learn how to lead Creek Critters events
    Contact partner organizations and help them arrange the logistics of events, including setting dates and times, advertising/marketing, securing needed access permissions, ensuring availability of supplies, etc.
    Attend and run or co-run events around the DC metropolitan region (DC, MD, and VA) 2-4 times per week, mostly on weekends, and ensure that all logistical aspects of the event run smoothly.
    During events, use the Creek Critters app and activity plans to teach kids and adults the basics of how to collect and identify aquatic organisms and teaching them about watershed and stream health.
    Conduct post-event follow-up, including evaluation, data collection and management, and scheduling follow-up events
    Help with other elements of the Creek Critters Program as assigned, including:

    Writing blog posts and drafting marketing or educational materials
    Training volunteers to help lead Creek Critters events
    Analyzing user data to discern trends
    Making graphics, charts, and maps to publicize user-submitted data on stream health and the level of interest in clean streams throughout our region

    Qualifications: 

    Required qualifications include:

    fast learner and excited to learn skills quickly
    an interest in and commitment to environmental protection and/or science
    good people skills and ability to relate to and speak in front of a wide variety of audiences
    facility with technology such as smartphone apps, databases, blogs, social media

    Desired qualifications include, in any combination:

    database programming and data/chart visualization of a Salesforce database
    aquatic macroinvertebrate identification
    knowledge of any of the following: stream ecology and/or hydrology, watershed health, green infrastructure, stormwater management.
    social media marketing and/or blogging
    photo or video editing skills
    knowledge of local communities in DC, Montgomery, Prince George’s, and/or Fairfax counties

    Access to a car required. Mileage will be reimbursed to and from work-related activities.
    Must have own iOS or Android smartphone.

    Salary and Benefits:       This internship provides a stipend of $1,721.  Benefits include:

    Free ANS membership for one year
    20% discount for ANS adult programs.
    If space is available, free participation in ANS adult programs.
    20% discount at Sanctuary Shop.
    Opportunity to participate in staff and committee meetings
    Opportunity to interview the ANS Executive Director and other staff

    Send resume and short cover letter to Alison.pearce@anshome.org

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