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Internship, Eagle Eye Institute

Eagle Eye Institute is offering a summer internship opportunity assisting with the organization and implementation of Eagle Eye’s proven Learn About ForestsTM Program and stewardship projects for urban youth from the Somerville, Medford and Boston. The Learn About Forests day includes forest exploration, teambuilding, two instruction periods taught by natural resource professionals, a stewardship project and dinner around a campfire. After the trip, youth participate in an urban stewardship project in their own neighborhood, often of their own choosing.

See the following document for more information and to apply: Eagle Eye Inst. Internship.

Director, Mayor’s Office of Sustainability and the Environment (Somerville, MA)

The City of Somerville is seeking a director for the Mayor’s Office of Sustainability and Environment (OSE). Working closely with department heads, community members, and the Mayor, the new Director of OSE will oversee a series of innovative policies and programs with the aim of making Somerville a net zero emissions city. The ideal candidate will use his or her passion for sustainability to make Somerville a leader in this realm – a place other cities look to for ideas on how to combat climate change and curb the wasteful use of resources.  Learn more.

Research Associate, NMR Group Inc (Somerville, MA)

NMR is currently seeking candidates for a Research Associate position. We are a small but expanding consulting firm specializing in the evaluation of energy efficiency and renewable energy programs. Efficiency and renewables are burgeoning, providing excellent career opportunities for social scientists in a field that makes a difference.

NMR currently seeks to hire individuals possessing the knowledge, skills, and abilities typically gained through master’s level graduate education or prior work in policy, economics, sociology, or other social science programs. These include, but are not limited to:

  • Designing, implementing, and analyzing survey data
  • Conducting semi-structured interviews
  • Performing descriptive quantitative analyses using SPSS or similar data analysis packages
  • Writing clear and concise research summaries, memoranda, and reports

Learn more/apply.

Research Associate – NMR Group (Somerville, MA)

NMR is currently seeking candidates for a Research Associate position. We are a small but expanding consulting firm specializing in the evaluation of energy efficiency and renewable energy programs. Efficiency and renewables are burgeoning, providing excellent career opportunities for social scientists in a field that makes a difference.

NMR currently seeks to hire individuals possessing the knowledge, skills, and abilities typically gained through master’s level graduate education or prior work in policy, economics, sociology, or other social science programs. These include, but are not limited to:

  • Designing, implementing, and analyzing survey data
  • Conducting semi-structured interviews
  • Performing descriptive quantitative analyses using SPSS or similar data analysis packages
  • Writing clear and concise research summaries, memoranda, and reports

The ideal candidate has recently completed or will soon complete a master’s degree in policy, economics, sociology, or another social science field. We will also consider candidates with bachelor’s degrees who have relevant work experience. Successful employees should have strong expectations of rapid advancement in this growing company and field.

Please submit a resume and cover letter to openings@nmrgroupinc.com. For more information, please click here.

Environmental Educator (Boston, Cambridge, Somerville)

Environment Science Educator needed for the following school year.

“e” inc. — the environmental learning and action center, now in its ninth year, is currently seeking an environment science or biology teacher interested in working in urban settings within Greater Boston. “e” inc. is a nonprofit whose mission is to educate and support children and adults to be lifetime citizen environmentalists. We accomplish this by teaching the deep science that comprises natural resource systems and by helping individuals, groups, and classes create and support actions that foster sustainability locally and/or globally

All candidates must be mature and focused, able to negotiate a role within a larger urban institution, and be comfortable working independently. We supply lessons that: (1) are engrossing and age appropriate, (2) build science skills, and (3) motivate students to use their science confidently as they formulate and carry out sustainability projects.

Applicants need to be comfortable with a wide range of teaching techniques from inquiry- based challenges and experiments to creatively involving children in data collection. All candidates must be conversant in one or more of these topics: oceans, rainforest biodiversity, New England habitats, animal behavior, the basic science of energy and renewable resources, climate systems and global warming/climate change.

We seek to create a vibrant work atmosphere that is committed and creative. We invite like-minded educators and science minds to apply.

“e” Inc. has that following part-time opening (20 hr per week) that we are seeking to fill:

1) Kids Green the Schools Educator: Earth Action Inc. is spearheading its new residency program, Kids Green the Schools (KGTS), at 10 local public elementary schools. Each residency will take place 1 morning/week and follow a 7 week cycle based on the number of classrooms served. KGTS Educators are assigned to specific schools and will teach both science and the action projects to green the school. The Kids Green their Schools curriculum is provided. We have an initial three sites that we are looking to place an educator in.

There is a possibility of adding on more sites and programs in the coming months, as well as summer programs. Special consideration will be given to candidates who have had experience working with middle school aged students.

You must be able to commit from January until the end of school year. Access to a bike or car for travel to some of our sites will be helpful for efficient use of your time. However, most teaching sites are accessible via MBTA, but not all. Sites are in Boston, Cambridge, and Somerville.

Please send resume and cover letter addressed to Andrew Thai, “e” Inc’s Education Director at andrewthai.einc@gmail.com. In your cover letter please specify past skills in any or all of these three arenas and any urban classroom or after school experience.

Sept 8: Somerville Bike Fest

Ride, repair and relish in Somerville’s bicycle culture! SPOKES 2012 will feature free bike maintenance workshops, bicycle goods, info on bike activism/awareness, bike art and more. Come share your love of all things bicycle and all things Somerville!

2:30-5:00pm: “Tasting Tour of Somerville.” The Somerville Bicycle Committee will lead a fundraising ride through the streets of Somerville. Check out the event page to RSVP: http://www.facebook.com/events/448226095198600/.

5:00-7:00pm: Free bike repair works

hops, bike-art, info tables on alternative transportation and more…FREE WORKSHOP SCHEDULE:
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5:00-5:30: Ace Wheelworks mechanics will offer a general maintenance clinic to teach riders about how to upkeep their own bicycle.

5:30-6:00: Ace will then dive more in depth to cover brake and gear adjustments.

6:00-6:30: Bike Boom will teach you how to fix a pesky flat tire. Never go stranded again!

6:30-7:00: Broadway Bicycle School will demystify the hub and demonstrate hub adjustment tricks and tips, giving insight into how all of the different bearing systems work. They will also cover how to remove a freewheel/cassette.

Ongoing: Tyler from Paramount Bicycle Repair will be offering a wheel building demo. Look for the Paramount tent and come say hi!
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7:30-9:00pm: Free “bike-in movie” screening of “PeeWee’s Big Adventure.” Dinner/snacks sold by Lefty’s Silver Food Cart, Culinary Cruisers, TAZA Chococycle, & more. Picnic blankets encouraged. This will happen right in the Union Square Plaza (parking lot in front of The Independent).

9:00pm: S.C.U.L. invites civilian bike craft to come along for a post-event night ride through the city. There will be music.

SPOKES 2012 is brought to you by ArtsUnion and the Somerville Arts Council. To sign up as a vendor or for more info email: jacy.edelman1@gmail.com.

Affiliated Network Department Intern – Membership Assistant (Somerville, MA)

The volunteer(s) will assist the Department Director and the Department Resource Manager in maintaining the Affiliated Network. Primary tasks include:Distributing, explaining, and reviewing applications for membership in the YouthBuild USA Affiliated Network; Logging and tracking membership annual dues; Creating and distributing student certificates and achievement plaques; Outreach to directors and program staff across the country (via telephone and email) to promote various learning/professional development opportunities; and miscellaneous administrative tasks.  There is an opening for summer of 2012, as well as up to two openings for Fall-Winter 2012; applications considered on a rolling basis. To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to: affnet@youthbuild.org. Clarifying questions may be sent to this e-mail as well. Work study-eligible students are encouraged to apply.

Jun 26: Walking Tour of Blueback Herring River Route (Somerville, MA)

In collaboration with the Inner Core Committee, MetroFuture Walks & Talks will be hosting an afternoon walk from 3-4:30 pm on June 26 along the Blueback Herring River Route in Somerville. In the fall of 2009 the City of Somerville was awarded a grant by the Massachusetts Environmental Trust to create new opportunities for the community to access and enjoy the Mystic River. One component was to develop a safe pedestrian route from Foss Park to the Blessing of the Bay boathouse called the Blueback Herring River Route. We will gather at the Mystic Activity Center for a brief overview of the project and then we will walk along the 0.6 mile route and back (a total of 1.2 miles). Each participant will receive a copy of the Blueback Herring River Route map as well as a copy of the publication “How to Develop Walking Routes to the Lower Mystic River and its Tributaries: A Tool Kit”. Please note that portions of the sidewalks along the route are rough and uneven and may be difficult to navigate in a wheelchair or for people with other mobility difficulties. This event is made possible with funding provided by the Sustainable Communities grant and will take place rain or shine. RSVP here.

Mar 3: Maple Syrup Boil Down Festival

Join Groundwork Somerville on March 3rd at the Somerville Community Growing Center for the annual Somerville Maple Syrup Project Boil Down! Community members of all ages are invited to 22 Vinal Avenue between 10am and 2pm to watch and learn as sap from local sugar maple trees is boiled down into pure maple syrup over a warm fire. Attendees can expect to enjoy syrup-tasting, children’s music by the Animal Farm, kids’ activities, demonstrations, and much more! Waffles, syrup, hot drinks and Somerville Maple Syrup Project T-shirts will be on sale.

  • At 11am and 12noon, Animal Farm will be entertaining Boil Down Festival guests!
    Animal Farm is a Boston-based trio of musicians and educators whose lively performances
    entertain and engage children ages 3 to 103! Each thirty minute show will be a colorful blend of original music, storytelling, hilarious antics and games.
  • The Somerville Maple Syrup Project coordinated by Groundwork Somerville in
    partnership with the Friends of the Community Growing Center, Somerville Public Schools,
    Tufts University, and dedicated community volunteers. Every February, local maple trees are tapped, and the collected sap is stored for a 2-day public boil-down event.
  • Throughout the season, Groundwork Somerville staff trains and supports community
    volunteers as they teach a 4-week arts and science curriculum to 2nd graders in all of
    Somerville’s public schools and lead educational activities at the boil-down event. High
    school students working in the metal shop provide annual maintenance on the wood stove
    and evaporator pan they made in 2005. The syrup produced is given as thank you gifts to key partners and sold in maple leaf jars at the “Grown in Somerville” booth at the Union Square Farmer’s Market and at Sherman Market. Come join us at this unique outdoor festival as we celebrate the spring and our urban natural resources!

    For information about The Maple Syrup Boil Down, the education series, or syrup production contact: Tai Dinnan ~ tai@groundworksomerville.org ~ 617-628-9988 office

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