Entries by Marilyn Kupetz

Friends of the National Zoo seeks Education Program Specialist

Want to work with the National Zoo? The Education Program Specialist will design and supervise education programs that meet the missions of Friends of the National Zoo (FONZ) and Smithsonian’s National Zoo. Together with the Assistant Directors and Team Managers, the Education Program Specialist will lead a flexible and collaborative department that thrives on teamwork, […]

From Cyanobacteria Blooms to Clear Water: The Remarkable Story of the Tidal Potomac River Recovery

Talk by Dr. Christian Jones, Professor and Director, Potomac Environmental Research and Education Center, George Mason University. Part of George Mason University’s “Galileo’s Science Cafe” series of free science lectures open to the public. 25 October 2018 7:00-8:00 pm Hylton Performing Arts Center, 10960 George Mason Circle, Manassas, Virginia Learn more

Wildlife Ecology class

This class runs 2-9 October 2018, 6-8 pm, at Graduate School USA. Cost $365 Course description Gain an understanding of wildlife techniques and theory, including the basics of life history, identification, population and community ecology, habitat management, and animal behavior. Learn how institutional missions and federal laws influence wildlife and habitat conservation, and how humans […]

Designing for Environmental Sustainability and Social Impact

This is an online, self-paced class from +Acumen, taught by MAVA Foundation. It begins 9 October and ends 20 November. The class is free. Course Description How do you solve a problem like deforestation? How might you restore a marine ecosystem, while recognizing that the community depends on fishing to survive? When your renewable energy […]

The Innovation Toolkit, ’cause you want to make stuff better, right?

A multi-disciplinary team of engineers from the MITRE corporation curated the MITRE Innovation Toolkit to help the community of innovative thinkers jumpstart the innovation process. These tools help people understand how, when, and why to innovate, provide best practices and guidance, and jump-start the problem-solving process. They have organized the catalog of tools according to a […]

Students in Community Science blog posts

These blog posts are part of Students in Community Science, a series of Thriving Earth Exchange articles featuring students who have had internship, educational or volunteer experiences in community science. 14 September 2018 Haley Gannon – Translating a Pivotal Internship Experience into a Satisfying Career When I first came to the Thriving Earth Exchange, I […]

Earth Science Week: Oct 14-20, 2018

What is Earth Science Week? It is an internationally recognized celebration that helps the public gain a better understanding of, and appreciation for, the earth sciences. Organized by the American Geosciences Institute (AGI), this annual celebration has attracted young people since 1998. This year’s theme: Earth as Inspiration According to AGI, this theme will engage […]

Review of Virginia Herpetological Society Website

Reviewed by Sarah Mayhew I’ve had a life-long interest in amphibians and reptiles. My go-to tool for learning about local frogs, toads, salamanders, lizards, snakes, and turtles is the well-organized website maintained by the Virginia Herpetological Society. With a few clicks, you can quickly access the type of herp that interests you, then drill down […]

Attend workshop: The future of our forests, 29 September

Join the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute in Front Royal for a series of talks by leading experts on the eastern deciduous forest biome and a tour of SCBI’s research forests. Walter Carson, Ph.D. (University of Pittsburgh), Jenny McGarvey, M.S. (Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay), and Bill McShea, Ph.D (SCBI) will cover topics including deer browse, fire, invasive species, water quality, climate […]

Volunteer for children’s program at Hidden Oaks, 8 Sept

Hidden Oaks Nature Center needs a naturalist to assist with a program for children and their parents on Saturday, September 8, 6:30-8:15 pm.  Program includes hearing animal bedtime stories, meeting live animals, and wishing goodnight to the center’s live animals.   To volunteer or for more information, contact:  Suzanne Holland, suzanne.holland@fairfaxcounty.gov or 703-941-1065. (If you’re recording […]