2020 Summer Internship Opportunity in Hydrology with Mosaics Diversity Program

The Mosaics in Science Diversity Internship Program is a 12-week summer internship designed to engage racially diverse university students and recent graduates who are under-represented in natural resource fields with on-the-ground work experience in the National Park System.

Environment for the Americas coordinates over 40 paid internship opportunities for diverse youth interested in careers in natural resources, environmental education, communications, history, and more with federal agencies across the country.

A hydrology position is currently available at Monocacy National Battlefield in Frederick, MD.

Hydrology Assistant – Mosaics In Science


Summer Opportunity for Undergraduates (Virginia)

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Applications due Feb 15, 2020

Applicants must be US citizens or permanent residents, enrolled in a degree program leading to BS or BA degree, and be entering their sophomore, junior or senior year in Fall 2020. The program will run from June 1 – July 31, 2020 in Blacksburg, VA on the Virginia Tech campus. Chosen undergraduate fellows will receive a stipend of $500 per week for the 9-week program and we will provide housing and meals. We also have some funds to help with travel to and from the site, which will be determined once we have reviewed the applications and accepted students into the program.

We aim to provide intellectually challenging, interdisciplinary research and extension experiences for diverse undergraduates from across the US. During the summer program, our undergraduate fellows will:

1. Develop a detailed and nuanced understanding of the complexity of anthropogenic influences and stakeholder needs within mixed-use watersheds;

2. Gain appreciation for the disciplinary diversity required to address critical, complex water resources issues;

3. Improve their ability to communicate scientific findings to audiences of varying backgrounds in formal and informal situations;

4. Acquire a foundation in technical, social, and collaborative skills to help them succeed in future research and professional activities; and

5. Form a professional network that can support future careers in water management (e.g., graduate degrees, agricultural/industry careers, public service, etc.).

This REEU will catalyze interactions between students from widely varying disciplines by focusing on research questions that require innovative approaches to scientific collaboration and data visualization, as well as communication and engagement with an array of local stakeholders. Our diverse team of experienced mentors includes environmental scientists, social scientists, engineers, and computer scientist will both guide individual student efforts as well as collectively model successful interdisciplinary collaboration.

To promote a unifying context for research: a) fellows and mentors will be members of interdisciplinary teams; b) we will learn from and interact with a range of stakeholders across multiple land use issues; and c) activities will be place-based within the New River basin.

For more information go to the following website: https://vtconfluence-reeu.weebly.com

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NatureCity Forum, March 26, 2019

Register Now for NatureCity Forum 2019

“Building Community through Green Infrastructure”

March 26, 2019

Brookside Gardens, Wheaton Maryland


Come spend a day exploring the best practices and collaborations that are addressing urban flooding, health, and engagement with nature.   Hear local and national examples of green infrastructure projects, innovative tools, and community engagement.

Tour the natural beauty of Brookside Gardens and learn about their innovative green infrastructure parking garden.

Speakers include

  • Dr Sam Brody, Texas A & M, Urban Flooding: A growing national challenge to Sustainability

  • Dr Autumn Saxton Ross, Nature Bridge, Access to Nature: A Social and Human Right

  • Scott Walzak, Georgetown Heritage, C & O Canal Project

  • Nancy Striniste, Early Space, Parks, Nature Play & the Next Generation

Hear about project such as:

  • Druid Heights Greening in Baltimore City, Interfaith Community Project in Montgomery County, Ellicott City Flood, Recovery & Planning Efforts and more

Learn about community engagement efforts such as

  • Community art projects, bi-lingual programming, and community science

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After March 1

  • $ 25- Student Rate

  • $ 60 – Full Day

2017 Maryland Water Monitoring Council Conference

The Maryland Water Monitoring Council will hold its 23rd Annual Conference at the Maritime Institute, North Linthicum, Maryland, on Friday, December 8, 2017. Registration will begin at 7:30 AM and the conference will adjourn at 4:30 PM. The conference will include a plenary session, six concurrent breakout sessions, posters and exhibitor tables, and the famous Maritime Institute all-you-can-eat buffet lunch. You’ll also have plenty of time to network and catch up with old friends and colleagues during the long breaks and the post-meeting social (location TBA).

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The challenges of restoring and protecting our aquatic resources are daunting. Stressors related to climate change and population growth will require us to adapt as we move further into the 21st Century. But there are reasons to be optimistic.  Enhanced implementation of sound science, supported by robust water monitoring will undoubtedly be essential to ensure healthy aquatic ecosystems in the future. With such challenges in mind, he theme of the 2017 MWMC conference is Managing Water Quality in a Changing World. Concurrent sessions will focus on these challenges and our need to adapt to them. These sessions include Climate Change and Adaptation, Stream Restoration Biomonitoring, Leveraging Data Sources, New Monitoring Technologies, Agriculture and Water Quality, Citizen Science, and Communicating Progress and Successes. The morning plenary session will feature two presentations:

“The 2016 Ellicott City Flood: A 225-Year-Old Mill Town’s Survival Story” by Jim Caldwell – Director, Howard County Office of Community Sustainability

“A 10,000 Year Record of Climate, Forests, Land Use, and Chesapeake Water Quality” by Grace Brush – Professor, Johns Hopkins University

Talks and posters are invited. ABSTRACT SUBMISSION DEADLINE – October 20, 2017.

The 6th MWMC Student Poster Award will be offered.

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