Ride the Train to Portland, OR!!

Help to reduce the environmental footprint of the ESA’s 2012 Annual Meeting in Portland, OR
By Andrew Reinmann

Sustainability and stewardship are common themes at ESA Annual Meetings. As a community of scientists working to understand and conserve the natural world, we should be more proactive in mirroring the vision of the meeting. One of the largest environmental footprints of national conferences is the mode of transportation its attendees take, which is often air travel. While it may be the quickest form of transportation, flying is also the most environmentally detrimental.

2012 ESA-SS Awards

-- Please read below before applying. --

All awards presented by the Student Section will be granted only to Student Section members (except the EcoVision Photo Competition). To become a student section member, check the appropriate box (it is only $5!) on your ESA membership when registering and/or renewing (http://eservices.esa.org) or email membership@esa.org. You can also contact ESA Student Section Membership Representative Sandra Dooley dooleys(at)uci.edu to help you find out your status.

Silent Spring Essay Contest - Deadline March 15, 2012

Rachel Carson's seminal book Silent Spring launched the modern American environmental movements and also influenced similar movements all over the globe. In commemoration of the book's fiftieth anniversary, the Rachel Carson Center is soliciting essays from junior and senior scholars that analyze the impact and reception of the book, as well as Carson's legacy.

Call for applications: AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellowships

This is a reminder that the 2012-2013 AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellowships online application is open. The deadline to apply is December 5, 2011, 5:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time.

Placement opportunities are available in congressional offices and 15 executive branch agencies for all scientific fields, including the social sciences. The five fellowship areas being offered for September 2012 through August 2013 are:

  • Congressional
  • Diplomacy, Security & Development
  • Energy, Environment & Agriculture
  • Health, Education & Human Services
  • Roger Revelle Fellowship in Global Stewardship

NEON science-policy interface webinar on October 4

This is an announcement about a NEON, Inc. Membership sponsored event. In 2 weeks, we will be staging a one-hour webinar on the NEON science-policy interface.

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