News for EC/ENST students - 1/11/2023

1) Friends of the Dunes events


2) Reusable Office Supply Exchange

The Reusable Office Supply Exchange, also known as the ROSE House, is a fantastic resource for Cal Poly Humboldt students, staff and faculty. We provide a place where students, staff and faculty are able to obtain free gently used school and office supplies. Additionally departments and students can donate their unneeded office supplies at our Nelson Hall West 216 location. We aim to provide the CPH community with the school supplies that it needs while diverting waste from the landfill. (Last semester we diverted almost $10,000 worth of supplies!) The ROSE House is currently located in Nelson Hall West 216 and is open 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.
3) California Condor Reintroduction Update, Jan. 18
The Sequoia Park Zoo Conservation Lecture Series continues on Wednesday, January 18, 2023 at 7:00 PM as a hybrid event, offered both in-person and on Zoom. Chris West, Manager of the Northern California Condor Restoration Program, will discuss the conservation history of the endangered California condor and provide an update on the Yurok Tribe’s reintroduction of the condor to our region in his talk entitled, “California Condor Reintroduction Update.” The event begins with a Zoo update slideshow at 6:45 PM. The lecture starts promptly at 7:00 PM. Zoom link here. Zoo website here.

4) Green Teams Internship Program, applications due Jan. 19
The PSEG Institute for Sustainability Studies at Montclair State University is pleased to announce that undergraduate student applications are now open to join our summer 2023 GREEN TEAMS Internship Program running from May 30 - August 3, 2023. This 10-week program pays a $5,000 stipend plus housing. Travel grants are also available. This is the eighth year that this program brings together students from diverse backgrounds and majors to address sustainability challenges for a wide array of organizations including but not limited to corporations, local businesses, municipalities, community groups, government agencies, and nonprofits. See for more information. Apply here. The application deadline is THURSDAY, JANUARY 19, 2023. If you have any questions about the program or how to apply, please contact us at


5) AESS Student Research Symposium, proposals due January 20

The Association for Environmental Studies and Sciences (AESS) invites proposals for a special symposium focused on students (undergraduate and graduate) and their accomplishment. The primary purpose of this student focused event is to provide a forum for students across the globe to present their original research in brief, 3-4 minute “poster” presentations, to the broader environmental community – that is, beyond their own university – and facilitate networking for future opportunities in research and practice. Symposia will be held in a virtual format on Friday, February 24th, 2023. See here for more information and details on how to submit a proposal.


6) Organizational Change and Reconciliation within Environmental Organizations, Jan. 17

Please join us on Tuesday, January 17th at 10 am PST / 11 am MST / 12 pm CST / 1 pm EST / 2 pm AST for a webinar dialogue on organizational change and reconciliation within environmental organizations. In recent years, many environmental organizations have identified Indigenous-led conservation and reconciliation as priorities. True reconciliation, however, will require organizations to critically reflect on their past and current approaches and assumptions, understand and learn from the historical and ongoing harms of colonial conservation, and take genuine and concrete actions for change. See here for more information and to register for the Zoom webinar. 

This session will outline key principles for organizational change initiatives within environmental non-governmental organizations (ENGOs) to support and create space for Indigenous voices, knowledge systems, laws, rights, and responsibilities. This session is part of the Conservation through Reconciliation Partnership's Virtual Campfire series, hosted by and in partnership with the Sustainability Network.


7) Humboldt Bay Mycological Society talk, January 18

Dr. Ryoko Oono, an evolutionary ecologist who focuses on plant-microbe interactions, will discuss "Fungal endophytes - Who? Where? And When?" on Wednesday, January 18, at 7:30 p.m. Attend in person at the Humboldt Unitarian Universalist Fellowship (show and tell and social time starts at 7 p.m.) via Zoom using this link. Many fungi live inside the leaves of healthy plants, but only show themselves after the leaves have reached senescence. These fungi, known as endophytes, have been found to significantly impact the fitness of their host plants. However, the vast diversity of endophyte species makes it difficult to fully understand the ecological and evolutionary significance of this group. See here for more details.

8) NAS 104 Intro to Native American Studies