News for EC/ENST students - 12/12/2022

1) Free donuts and coffee TUESDAY
2) RS 361 Environment & Religion elective
3) Conservation Lecture Series, Dec. 14
The Sequoia Park Zoo Conservation Lecture Series continues on Wednesday, December 14, 2022 at 7:00 PM as a hybrid event, offered both in-person and on Zoom. Christian Brown will discuss the mysterious lives of wandering salamanders that reside high in the crowns of local redwood trees in his talk entitled, “Adapting to Life in the Trees: How Lungless Salamanders Jump, Glide, and Generate Lift.” The event begins with a Zoo update slideshow at 6:45 PM. The lecture starts promptly at 7:00 PM. Attendees are encouraged to ask the speaker questions after the presentation. See here for more details, including the Zoom link. 
4) CCAT co-director position

This semester, the Campus Center for Appropriate Technology is hiring an External Co-Director. Alongside the Co-Director daily tasks, this staff member has a specific focus on:

  • Social Media Marketing
  • Creation of flyers and other informational material
  • Campus Collaboration and Event Planning
  • Coordination of the semesterly AT Transfer, zine-like snapshot and summary of CCAT's work and other highlights
  • Email Newsletter and Internal Communications
  • Community Outreach, especially for Event Collaborations and other Opportunities
  • Giving CCAT Tours to students, classes, and community members

If any of this sounds like your jam, you are encouraged to apply for the position on Handshake! Join the team working on sustainability and appropriate technology education at Cal Poly Humboldt! 

**CCAT will also be hiring for Spring 2023 positions during Winter Break - keep your eyes peeled for job postings for positions such as Project Manager, Publicist, and CCAT internships!**
5) Graduate student opportunity: Switzer Fellowships
The Switzer Foundation is pleased to announce that the application period for 2023 Switzer Fellowships is now open! Switzer Fellowships are given to top graduate students in New England and California who demonstrate outstanding leadership potential, and who are committed to a career in environmental improvement. 
The Switzer Fellowship includes:
  • A one-year $17,000 unrestricted cash award;
  • Two multiday leadership training and cohort-building retreats;
  • Access to other Switzer Foundation grant programs and career support; and
Engagement with the Switzer Network, an active community of 700 environmental leaders in the U.S. and around the world. The fellowship program guidelines contain links to the application form, FAQs and instructions. The Call for Applications describes the Switzer Fellowship program and its requirements.
6) EcoNews journalist internship, deadline Jan. 9
Website link here.
7) GEOL 308 Natural Disasters elective - this class is now in a hyflex format!
Application deadline is January 15. Based at the University of Colorado – Boulder, the GSS Program focuses on training the next generation of diverse sustainability scientists from the U.S. The 2023 cohort will focus on Sustainable Oceans. The program offers a 10-week paid professional training and research experience with international research projects for undergraduate students. GSS participants get paid a stipend and the program supports travel abroad and lodging. This program aims to bridge young professionals to career or graduate school. More information and the application can be found here.
**Information about a sister program for graduate students - the Global Sustainability Scholars Fellows Program - can be found here
Happening in Maine July 31-Aug. 6, 2023, the Colby Summer Institute in Environmental Humanities gathers scholars to explore how the environmental humanities contribute to the theorization, imagination and practice of socially just and ecologically hopeful futures for humans and nonhumans. The deadline to apply is Feb. 1, 2023.

The Youth Climate Lab Toolbox is an open access digital library of interactive resources to help youth leverage their lived experiences and take action on key climate issues. The tools and activities were created to demystify climate policy processes, increase knowledge of the intersections of climate justice, and build skills such as critical thinking, design, advocacy and effective communication.

11) SDSU Geography Graduate Programs: Environment, Society, Technology  
The Department of Geography at San Diego State University seeks highly motivated students for its Graduate Programs including:
  • MA in Human and Environmental Geography, 

  • MS in Geographic Information Science, 

  • MS in Watershed Science, and 

  • Ph.D. in Geography, offered jointly with the University of California, Santa Barbara. 

Applications due January 12, 2023. Students in our graduate programs perform original research and write theses and dissertations in a variety of subjects including:
  • Human geography: cities and urban environments, food, media, migration and borders, political ecology and livelihoods, children and youth geographies

  • Environmental geography: climate resilience, agent-based modeling, coastal planning and policy, agroforestry and agriculture

  • Geographic information science: cartography, visualization, big data analytics remote sensing of vegetation, water quality, fire, marine debris; spatial analysis and modeling, geocomputation, spatial decision support systems, participatory GIS

  • Watershed science: hydrologic and climate modeling, fire, water resources, climate change

Funding is available through graduate assistantships, teaching assistantships, and scholarships and grants. All Ph.D. students are fully funded for 4 years, including salary, tuition at SDSU and UCSB, and full health and other benefits. Research Assistantships are also available for the following grant-funded projects--students should contact the listed faculty member: Sustainable Agroecosystems - Remote Sensing / Land use change in the Arctic / satellite monitoring of water quality / mapping and mitigating arsenic exposure in Cambodia (4 projects, Dan Sousa,, Continental-scale hydrologic processes (Hilary McMillan,, Water quality and plastic on the US-Mexico border (Trent Biggs,, Geocomputation and health Geography (Atsushi Nara,, Brownfields (2 projects, Jessica Barlow,  

Prospective students should reach out to faculty who could serve as potential thesis advisors, as admission is contingent upon one or more faculty members agreeing to be an advisor for a given applicant. Visit the Department of Geography website, get to know our faculty and research and learn more about and apply for the Masters and Ph.D. program.