News for EC/ENST students - 3/6/2023

1) "5 Years of Legal Cannabis in Canada: Lessons and Laments," March 6


2) "Whale Songs and Other Marine Acoustics," March 6

Explore North Coast and Center Activities presents, "Whale Songs and other marine acoustics" with Jeff Jacobsen. Marine mammologist Jeff Jacobsen will describe recent underwater acoustic research of species detected in recordings made off of Table Bluff for eight months. New acoustic technologies will be reviewed, and how they can be used to monitor cetaceans in offshore wind farm areas.
Where: Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center, Room 203 
When: Monday, March 6, 2023 at 6:00 p.m. 

3) Indigenous Food Sovereignty discussion, March 8

Register here.

4) "The Environmental & Social Impacts of the California Gold Rush," March 8

Register here.

5) North Coast Regional Land Trust volunteer interest meeting, March 8

Do you enjoy teaching kids about the outdoors? Or ridding our natural landscapes of invasive plants? Are you passionate about preserving and restoring wild and working lands in Northwestern California? Join us for a brief overview of volunteer opportunities with the North Coast Regional Land Trust on Wednesday, March 8, at 7pm! We will share the vision and mission of our organization, and specific ways you can get involved in our education or stewardship programs. See you there! *Meeting will be recorded and shared on our website. See here for more details and a registration link.

6) Nurturing Reciprocity Virtual Speaker Series: 2023

Aldo Leopold’s land ethic charges us to imagine: how can we live in community with air, water, soil, and all species? This Leopold Week, modern voices of the conservation movement help us to nurture reciprocity with nature–giving back to an Earth that gives so much to us. Join us from March 3-12th for an inspirational speaker series sure to enhance your connection with nature and the conservation community. Programs will be recorded and available after live broadcast. Register here to access the live virtual events and/or recordings.

  • Tuesday, March 7, 2023, 12 p.m. CST: Creating an Inclusive Outdoors Together with James Edward Mills
  • Tuesday, March 7, 2023, 7 p.m. CST: Aldo Leopold and Earth Ethics with Scott Russell Sanders
  • Wednesday, March 8, 2023, 7 p.m. CST: Writing Wild: Where the Crawdads Sing and A Sand County Almanac, the Aldo Leopold Foundation in conversation with Delia Owens
  • Thursday, March 9, 2023, 7 p.m. CST: I Must Return the Gift: Reciprocal Restoration with Robin Wall Kimmerer
  • Friday, March 10, 2023, 12 p.m. CST: Learning to Live a Land Ethic with the 2022-2023 Leopold Fellows

7) "Social Aspects in Decision-Making and Sustainability," March 8

March 8, 8am PST. TOSSA Sustainability Services is pleased to announce a series of free sustainability and life cycle assessment webinars. About this webinar: The still limited application of sound-science social assessment methods hinders better-informed decision-making at business and policy levels. Social aspects play a major role in the successful implementation of decisions whether it is an existing or new product/technology system, project, operations, policy etc. Social life cycle assessment (S-LCA) can be considered the best method to account for social impacts from a life cycle perspective. In this webinar, we are introducing the importance of considering social aspects in decision-making, S-LCA, its evolution and challenges for supporting sustainable decisions. See here for more information and a registration link.

8) Spring 2023 Ecoseries, March 9

As part of the spring 2023 EcoSeries speaker series, Bob Bailey of the Elakha Alliance will speak on "Sea Otters in Oregon: The Road to Return." March 9, 4pm. All in-person and virtual presentations will take place or be screened in WDFS 258. Sponsored by the Wildlife Graduate Student Society. See the semester's full schedule here. Questions? Email

9) Associated Students elections

See our website for more information.  


10) Eureka Community Services part-time youth programs jobs

The City of Eureka's Community Services Division is seeking part-time employees interested in working with youth through two programs that focus on environmental education: the Outside the Box Afterschool Program, located at the Sequoia Park Zoo, and Camp Cooper, an environmental education focused summer day camp that serves Eureka's low-income and underserved youth and families. See below for a list of those positions and others available, along with a brief overview of each position.

11) Kalb-Haston Awards, March 21


12) J.M.K. Innovation Prize

The J.M.K. Innovation Prize seeks to identify, support, and elevate innovators who are spearheading transformative early-stage projects in the fields of: 
  • The Environment: Slowing the pace of climate change and mitigating climate impacts.
  • Heritage Conservation: Conserving the places that communities care about most.
  • Social Justice: Strengthening democracy and reforming the criminal justice and immigration systems.

Interested in applying? 

13) M.A. in Applied English at Cal Poly Humboldt

You’ll study the politics of culture—including how language acts upon the world—and hone your research and communication skills in both print and digital media. You’ll read, write, research, and teach. You’ll engage in conversations about social justice, pedagogy, literature, writing, and representation. You’ll participate in small graduate seminars led by faculty with expertise in a range of interdisciplinary fields: Digital Humanities, Critical Pedagogy, ESL/EFL Teaching, Linguistics, Rhetoric and Composition, Writing Studies, Creative Writing, Environmental Studies, Literature and Literary Theory, Cultural Studies, Postcolonial Studies, and Critical Race, Gender & Sexuality Studies. See the attached brochure for more information.


Environment Studies Club, March 6 meeting

Care about the environment? Looking for community? Or just new friends? The Environmental Studies Club is comprised of individuals who care about the environment and the beings living in it. The club also focuses on having a positive outlook on environmental issues and often holds meetings specifically to mitigate anxiety and fear surrounding climate change. All students are welcome and you don't have to be an Environmental Studies student to join. 
Club meetings are on Monday at 6:15 pm in Founders Hall 181 followed by an excursion somewhere in Humboldt County on the following Saturday. Meetings are biweekly. Below is a full semester calendar (last updated 3-2-2023). 

HEIF Idea Papers

Have an idea about how to make campus more sustainable? Submit your idea AND receive funding for it. Approximately $150,000 is available for on-campus ideas! The Humboldt Energy Independence Fund is a concept championed by students where student fee money is collected into a fund that is then available to students for sustainability projects on the Cal Poly Humboldt campus. If you want to learn more about HEIF, click here. Check out previous projects here. Submit your idea to this google form by March 10.  

College Corps

Consider applying to the second cohort of the College Corps program. Each College Corps Fellow is placed with a local community non-profit organization that is focused on building a stronger and more resilient society.  Accepted fellows will need to commit to serve a total of 450 hours between August 1, 2023 to May 31, 2024 (~ 15 hours per week).  In exchange, they will receive a $7,000 living stipend, excellent work experience, plus a $3,000 Education Award upon successful completion. Applications will be accepted until all spots are filled. Fellow Applications for Cohort 2 are due by March 15, 2023. Here is also a short clip about our program. Questions? Email email