1. Group Facilitation Skills Workshop, Nov. 5-7. Participants in this three-day workshop will be trained to a high standard of technical competence in the design and management of collaborative, participatory meetings – especially when members hail from diverse backgrounds and constituencies. Cost is $200 for students. Participants must be available to attend all three days. Space is limited. The required workbook, Facilitator’s Guide to Participatory Decision-Making (Third Edition) by Sam Kaner et al, may be purchased for $25 from the course registrar, or purchased online. See the attached flyer for more details.
  2. Humboldt Mutual Aid Skillshare, Oct. 18-20. This Skillshare will be providing space and structure for peer-to-peer sharing of knowledge, resources, and skills related to disaster preparation. Community members will gain and further skills that foster autonomy and resilience. Topics include “Resource Mapping,” “Indigenous Cultural Fire Management,” and “Transformative Justice: Safety, Accountability, & Community Transformation,” among others. See the Facebook event here for details.
  3. Forests, Energy and the Environment Public Workshop, Oct. 18. 1-4 p.m., Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center. The Redwood Coast Energy Authority is updating its primary strategic plan and seeks input on how local biomass power production fits within the broader context of forests and climate change and what role biomass should play in RCEA’s long-term electricity supply planning. A diverse panel of experts will share information, discuss, and answer questions about the role of biomass power in meeting our local electricity needs, as well as its role in managing local forest lands and our local economy’s forest products sector. See here for more details.
  4. Coastal resource policy fellowship. The Knauss Fellowship provides a unique educational experience to graduate students who have an interest in ocean, coastal and Great Lakes resources and in the national policy decisions affecting those resources. The program, which is sponsored by the NOAA's National Sea Grant College Program, matches highly qualified graduate students with hosts in the legislative and executive branches of government located in the Washington, D.C. area for a one-year paid fellowship. Deadline to apply is Feb. 21, 2020. See here for more details.
  5. Delta Science Fellowship. Priority topic areas include research in both the natural and social sciences. Offered by the Delta Science Program, in collaboration with California Sea Grant, the goal of the fellows program is to bring together early-career scientists with senior research mentors and Delta agency scientists to work collaboratively to advance the state of knowledge of high priority science actions that impact the California Bay-Delta. Deadline to apply is Dec. 19. See here for more details.
  6. Geography PhD opportunity. The Department of Geography at San Diego State University seeks highly motivated students for its Ph.D. program, which is offered jointly with the University of California, Santa Barbara. Research subjects include Human Geography (cities and urban environments, food, media, migration and borders, political ecology and livelihoods, children and youth geographies) and Environment and Society (climate resilience, agent-based modeling, coastal planning and policy, agroforestry and agriculture). All Ph.D. students are fully funded for 4 years, including salary, tuition at SDSU and UCSB, and full health and other benefits. See here for details.

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