We are the Harvard College Conservation Society, and we would like to invite you to attend our Job Networking Fair on Saturday March 5th, 2016. The purpose of this fair will be to connect Harvard University and other Boston-based students interested in careers in conservation with each other, and with scientists and conservationists from NGO’s such as the Nature Conservancy, Conservation International, the Oceanic Society, and Women for Wildlife.
The fair will have three major components:
- Talks and panel discussion centered around presentations by women from the ‘Women for Wildlife’ network, accomplished biologists and conservationists, and representatives from major international NGO’s.
- Discussions in small classroom-type settings, for students Boston-wide interested in pursuing jobs or summer internships in the conservation field.
- A networking lunch with information distribution for groups interested in giving out contact information and or work application opportunities.
Let us know if members of your group are interested in the event so we can be sure to expect the right number of people, and also whether you would be interested in reserving a table for your group at the reception.
Dr. John Hagan established Manomet’s Forest Conservation Program, based in Brunswick, Maine, in 1997. He has led a variety of field studies on forestry and biodiversity in the region and has helped transform how the forestry sector thinks about protecting biodiversity. His early work on birds and forestry showed that clearcuts can be important habitat for many species of conservation concern. He has also shown that modern forest management threatens the persistence of many less charismatic species, such as lichens and mosses that depend on late-successional or old-growth forest. He has worked closely both with timber companies and environmental groups. With a series of grants from the National Commission on Science for Sustainable Forestry, he has helped develop a simple, science-based approach to selecting sustainability indicators that include society’s economic, social, and environmental values. Dr. Hagan received a B.S. in Environmental Science from Texas Christian University, an M.S. in Wildlife Management from North Carolina State University, and a Ph.D. in Zoology, also from North Carolina State.
Every week during the academic year, the ENVS Lunch & Learn lecture series features speakers from government, industry, academia and non-profit organizations to give presentations on environmental topics. This is a great opportunity to broaden your knowledge beyond the curriculum, meet other faculty and students and network with the speakers.
Students, faculty, staff, and visitors are welcome to attend.
Food is generously sponsored by the Tufts Institute of the Environment.
You can’t make it to the talk? No problem!
Spring Break Short Course
Wednesday, March 18 – Sunday, March 22, 2015
Bermuda is a world leader in marine conservation and the perfect place to experience the wonder of coral reefs.
Let Columbia University’s Earth Institute Center for Environmental Sustainability (EICES) and the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences (BIOS) be your guides to the world of corals through lectures, labs, and fieldwork.
Join fellow students in Bermuda this March where you’ll participate in snorkel tours and trips to Whalebone Bay and Nonsuch Island.
– biology of corals
– ecology of coral communities
– anthropogenic factors that impact coral reefs
– coral reef restoration and sustainability
Course Syllabus (PDF) and Course Schedule (PDF)
Accommodations are provided by BIOS, an internationally renowned nonprofit marine research and educational institution in St. George’s, Bermuda.
Cost: $1,550* ($800 tuition + $750 room and board)
* flights are not included.
Anyone may apply. Limited space is available.
Interested in learning more? Contact:
Desmond Beirne, Program Manager
Coral Reef Ecology: Bermuda is part of the Earth Institute Certificate Program in Conservation and Environmental Sustainability.