STEM Alternative Spring Break Applications Open

Are you passionate about science and engineering? Do you want to share this interest with Latinx and Indigenous secondary students? Are you interested in supporting high school students from rural and tribal communities of WA? Then you might be a good fit for STEM ASB!

STEM Alternative Spring Break (ASB) is a service-learning opportunity for UW students to develop a STEM curriculum during a winter quarter seminar, and subsequently teach that curriculum to students in rural or tribal communities in Washington state.

Riverways is currently recruiting for STEM ASB Mentors. It’s important that our Mentors share values, identities, and lived experiences with the communities with which we partner Black, Indigenous, and Students of Color, as well as LGBTQIA+ students and those who hold other marginalized identities, are strongly encouraged to apply.

APPLY HERE

Application Deadline: November 5th, 2021 at 11:59 PM

Oct 19 ENVIR Careers Newsletter

This Week’s Featured Internship

  • WWOOF Internships
    Worldwide Opportunities on Organic Farms
    Varies
    How WOOF Works:
    Students, or ‘WWOOFers’, spend about half of each day helping their host farmer while learning about organic agriculture and sustainability. They receive free room and board during their visit – with no money exchanged between hosts and WWOOFers. No previous experience is required as WWOOF is a learning opportunity.

    The length of stay is flexible from a day or weekend on a local farm, up to a week, full semester or even longer. Host farms are located in all 50 states.

    To get a better sense of WWOOF, we encourage you to sign up and explore the online directory of more than 1,600 organic farms, ranches and homesteads across the country that are ready to host you.

    Internship & College Credit:
    WWOOFing internships can be beneficial for students in programs such as sustainable agriculture, environmental science, veterinary studies, culinary arts, health and nutrition, forestry and more. Hosts are often willing to structure their WWOOF program around your internship requirements if discussed ahead of the visit. There are also hosts who are non-profit organizations that offer service credit.

    Use the ‘Internship Opportunities‘ filter while searching in the farm directory or click here to learn more. Once you find an internship, contact our office to register your internship or request sample internship agreements or documentation for your school’s program.

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Forbes: Larry Fink Wants $100 Billion For Decarbonization Aid: We Are Not Persuaded

Nives Dolsak, Stan and Alta Barer Professor in Sustainability Science and Director of the School of Marine & Environmental Affairs, and Aseem Prakash, Walker Family Professor and Director of the Center for Environmental Politics write in Forbes. Check out the article here:

https://www.forbes.com/sites/prakashdolsak/2021/10/14/larry-fink-wants-100-billion-for-decarbonization-aid-we-are-not-persuaded/?sh=1ecbf96c383c