The Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission is accepting applications for the Bear Management Program for Spring term. These unpaid internships qualify for 3-6 hours of course credit. Interns in the GIS positions will work on various independent GIS projects which may include Bear Range, Private Land, and/or Outreach Mapping Projects. Interns in the bear management position will have strong written and verbal communication skills and an interest in gaining experience in government, public relations, or wildlife management.
A new class, Introduction to Environmental Science (ENV 1001), is being offered Spring 2015. Topics covered include climate change, invasive species, the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, and the Fukushima nuclear plant meltdown, to name a few.
Janice Huff, weekday chief meteorologist for NBC 4 New York, is one of New York’s most recognized forecasters. She is a meteorology alum and in 2002 was named a “Grad Made Good” by FSU. She stopped by the EOAS weathercasting studio to talk with students and share some advice for those looking to make weathercasting and meteorology their career.
The Deep-C Consortium has partnered with the Boys and Girls Club - Afterschool Program to provide four local schools with free ocean science presentations. So far, we have visited two elementary schools and it has been great to interact with the students. Volunteer assistants are essential to this program. Simply having more people allows us to expose the kids to more hands-on activities. If you are interested in volunteering, contact Brittany Pace at email@example.com.
It’s fall Semester and time once again for the Local Forecast Contest. This semester we will be forecasting for one city for the first five (5) weeks of the contest and forecasting for another city for the last five (5) weeks of the contest. This is different from years past where we forecasted for a different city each week.