October 2011 Blog Posts (10)

American Hiking Society is Hiring a Trail Program Manager!

Trail Programs Manager



POSITION SUMMARY

The Trail Programs Manager will direct and implement multi-faceted trail outreach programs, including National Trails Day® (NTD) and the National Trails Fund. The Manager develops strong working relationships with trail and conservation organizations across the country. Key responsibilities include organization of NTD, the nation’s largest trail and outdoor celebration, event planning, coordination of corporate sponsorship and…

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Added by Ivan Levin on October 27, 2011 at 1:57pm — No Comments

Outdoor Nation Launches Program To Expand Collegiate Outdoor Clubs Into High Schools

Campus Club program connects universities to community high schools to develop young leaders through peer mentoring and outdoor experiences



Washington, D.C. (Oct. 25, 2011) -- Today Outdoor Nation, the youth-led movement championing the outdoors, announced the launch of its Campus Club program, a national initiative that will expand the collegiate outdoor club model into high schools -- empowering a new generation of outdoor champions and leaders. College students will be charged…

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Added by Ivan Levin on October 25, 2011 at 12:28pm — 1 Comment

Become one of the Secretary’s Fellows at the Department of the Interior!

Become one of the Secretary’s Fellows at the Department of the Interior! The Department of the Interior is the nation's principal conservation agency. In addition to protecting America's natural and cultural resources, the Department also manages about one-fifth of the land in the United States that supply 30 percent of the nation's energy production. The Department also manages national parks, national wildlife refuges, fulfills trust responsibilities to Native American Tribes, conducts…

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Added by Ivan Levin on October 24, 2011 at 8:53pm — No Comments

Fire in the Boundary Waters

Fires are an important natural process. They help forests regenerate. They return nutrients to the soil. They create openings in the trees for animals to graze. Moose and deer like these openings. Some plants, such as jack pine, won't grow until after their seed cones have been in a fire. However, when a wildfire burns close to a town, threatening people and buildings, the wildland firefighters work to contain the fire.…

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Added by Amy Freeman on October 23, 2011 at 5:20pm — 1 Comment

Job-- Director of Education at Connecticut Audubon Society

Hi there. Please visit idealist.org to check out a newly created position at the Connecticut Audubon Society: Director of Education. Help CT Audubon figure out how to partner with school systems across the state and become the premiere source of informal environmental and science education in Connecticut.
Thanks!
Carolyn

Added by Carolyn on October 10, 2011 at 2:55pm — No Comments

Atlanta Youth Summits "Project Priority" Begins on Facebook

Hey everyone,
We, the group of Project Priority, which was hatched at the Atlanta Summit would like to let you all know that we have our FB page up and running. Check us out, give us a "thumbs up"....that is if you want to, and be a part of something larger than yourself. We are looking forward to changing the world, one mind at a time. Hope to hear from you.

Daniel Grigas
Project Leader "Project Priority"

Added by Daniel Grigas on October 10, 2011 at 1:35am — No Comments

Music Blog: Freelance Whales - Weathervanes Review

Summer is over all too soon. Some of us are returning to school, some of us are returning from vacation to get back to 40 hour work week ways, but all the same we long for the care free days in the summer heat. Fret not, there is still plenty of time to get outside and enjoy those remaining UV rays. Personally, my plan is to procrastinate from school work as much as possible by listening to music, which brings me to my music recommendation of the month: Freelance Whales. Freelance Whales, FW… Continue

Added by Kris Barnes on October 4, 2011 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Grand Trunk Launches Study Abroad Scholarship Contest!

We’re excited to launch our first ever Scholarship Contest. Students: Please submit you videos and applications at studyabroad.grandtrunkgoods.com.

Background

At the edge of the world in Thailand’s most breathtaking archipelago, two adventurous travelers (Jon Neff and Kevin…

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Added by Ivan Levin on October 4, 2011 at 8:30am — 1 Comment

Conservation

Conservation means a lot of different things to a lot of different people. To some, it means clean water and fresh air, to others, more designated wilderness areas or state parks. Others still think of conservation in terms of green technology and consumer products, reusing and recycling.



The great thing about conservation is that it inspires passionate ideas in all of us, and if just some of us turn that passion into action, we can make a difference. All it takes is a little time… Continue

Added by Tj on October 3, 2011 at 1:27pm — No Comments

Beers Made By Walking at Mueller State Park!

Once again, I snagged another article from Focus on the Beer's blog.…







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Added by Kimberly Banzhaf on October 1, 2011 at 9:31pm — No Comments

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