Are you looking for a rewarding way to share your skill sets and talents with a non-profit that empowers young conservationists and early-career biodiversity professionals? Emerging Leaders for Biodiversity (ELB) is currently accepting nominations to our Board of Directors.
Joining the board will allow you to meet interesting people who will add to your sphere of influence and develop skills important for any career, including: project management, strategic planning, networking and budgeting. The responsibilities of board membership include: participation in the administration and decision-making for the organization as well as managing working groups that accomplish the tasks below.
Specific tasks board member responsibilities include, but not limited to:
ELB Chair, Thomas McAuley-Biasi will be a youth ambassador for World Environment Day on June 5th! The Ministry of Environment and Climate Change wants to mobilize youth across the country, spread interest and action, and set up concurrent events across the country.
The vision for World Environment Day 2017 is to inspire people across the world to connect with nature, to appreciate its natural beauty and importance, and to take forward the call to protect the earth that we share. In the spirit of this year's theme, ‘Connecting People to Nature,' Canadians are encouraged to explore their country's natural areas, including national parks, national wildlife areas, and migratory bird sanctuaries.
To celebrate World Environment day, and sticking with the theme of "Connecting People to Nature", ELB is hosting two nature walks on the weekend leading up to June 5th. These excursions will give you a chance to connect with ELB members, board members and staff of these locations. We will not be leading an interpretive hike, rather we will go for a walk in the woods giving you the chance to relax, chat with your peers and connect with nature.
See details below, and please register if you plan to attend!
Come out and join Emerging Leaders for Biodiversity (ELB) celebrate #WorldEnvironmentDay on Saturday, June 3rd from 10 am - 12 pm at Twyn Rivers in the Rouge National Urban Park!
The Rouge National Park walk will be lead by Morgan Roblin, Olivia Park and Kirushanth.
Please Register Here!
Come out and join Emerging Leaders for Biodiversity (ELB) celebrate #WorldEnvironmentDay on Sunday, June 4th from 10 am - 12 pm at Nature Conservancy of Canada's Goldie Feldmen Nature Reserve in Happy Valley Forest!
This walk will be lead by ELB Board Member and NCC staff Jenna Siu!
Please Register Here!
Join ELB and Latornell for this wonderful day of networking!
Looking to get into the environmental field? Network with other professionals over a meal?
Learn more about restoration activities through professional development?
Come out to Terra Cotta on Sunday June 11th from 2pm – 6pm for an informal meet n greet, field education day and meal.
Where: Terra Cotta Conservation Area picnic pavilion
When: Sunday June 11, 2017. 2:00 pm – 6:00pm
Who: Anyone interested in environmental/conservation sector!
What: Food, fun, and a CVC Restoration Staff person will provide a tour of restoration projects.
Several pollinating butterfly and bee species have recently been categorized as at risk in Canada. Wildlife Preservation Canada’s (WPC) Native Pollinator Initiative aims to conserve these important insects and protect them from extinction.
In Ontario, there are 20 native species of bumble bees. Some are increasing in numbers but many more are in decline, including the Endangered Rusty-patched and Gypsy cuckoo bumble bees, and the Special Concern Yellow-banded bumble bee. Do you want to do your part and contribute to conservation? The Bumble Bee Recovery Program is looking for volunteers for a variety of projects in 2017:
Volunteer training is offered at both the Pinery Provincial Park and Awenda Provincial Park on June 24th & 25th. As this is the same weekend as the bioblitz, alternative dates may be arranged!
If you want to volunteer, or would like more information on how to conserve the buzz, please contact Sarah Johnson – Lead Biologist, Native Pollinator Initiative (sarahATwildlifepreservation.ca) or Hayley Tompkins – Field Biologist Crew Leader, Native Pollinator Initiative (hayley.tompkinsAToutlook.com).
Rattray Marsh Volunteer Stewards
ELB is hosting our first workshop this April! Gregg McLachlan, founder of Work Cabin, will facilitate this amazing workshop on how to break into the competitive environmental field. He will help you jazz up your resume and cover letter so it doesn't get lost in the pile of black and white monotonous pages. He'll also help you prepare for interviews by getting you to answer a few basic questions that will no doubt come up during an interview!
Following lunch, we will have a panel discussion with people in charge of hiring in the government, non-profit and private sectors to give you tips you need to prepare yourself. Questions will be chosen from those put forth by YOU so be sure to provide a question when you register for the event.
Finally, we will end the workshop with a breakout session. This will be your chance to get one-on one help from Gregg and your peers.
Space is limited, please register by March 29th and share the poster with your network!
The Eastern Loggerhead Shrike Recovery Program wants your help! Wildlife Preservation Canada (WPC) is looking for volunteers for the 2017 Adopt-A-Site program, to survey for Loggerhead Shrike and a suite of other grassland birds in a number of shrike ‘hot-spots’ across Ontario (Carden, Grey-Bruce, Napanee, Manitoulin, Pembroke/Renfrew and Smiths Falls)...
.The Peregrine Falcon population took a big hit in the mid 1900s due exposure to pesticides, primarily DDT. Bioaccumulation within the food chain is thought to be the primary factor causing this collapse. Pesticides affected the reproductive success of the species and as a result, Ontario’s Peregrine Falcon population completely disappeared in 1963. In the early 1970s, pesticides like DDT were banned in Canada and the United States.
The Peregrine Falcon generally nests on cliff ledges or crevices. Tall skyscrapers mimic these cliffs and when combined with large prey populations (i.e. pigeons), cities prove to be an ideal habitat for this species! In 1994, a Peregrine Falcon was spotted in downtown Hamilton near the Sheraton Hotel. The presence of a nesting pair was confirmed in 1995. This was significant because falcons show site fidelity and return to the same nesting site year after year. This inspired the Hamilton Naturalists’ Club to coordinate a monitoring effort and Falconwatch was born!...
LEAF is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the protection and enhancement of the urban forest. Our community-based programs seek to engage residents as active urban forest stewards through accessible, on-the-ground programs. We are currently seeking a Communications and Fundraising Coordinator. The ideal candidate will have an understanding of how new technologies can increase community engagement and improve program results. They will work with staff to assess current use of technologies (including client communication systems, website and social media platforms, database software, mapping applications and fundraising management software), suggesting improvements and improved integration where feasible.
Full time position (35-40 hrs/week). Compensation commensurate with experience. Reports to the Program Manager.
Please send resume and cover letter by 5:00pm Thursday, Nov 3, 2016 to: Janet McKay, Executive Director, janet[at]yourleaf.org. No phone calls or in-person visits please.
LEAF is an equal opportunity employer. We regret that only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.
See full posting here
Opportunity: STAO conference - assistant at BEAN's booth
Location: International Plaza Hotel, Toronto
Date: November 11, 2016
Time: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
The Biodiversity Education and Awareness Network (BEAN) will be attending the Science Teacher’s Association of Ontario (STAO) conference, and requires a volunteer on Friday, November 11th. Volunteers will assist BEAN's coordinator in the promotion of their programs, including Emerging Leaders for Biodiversity. Volunteers will be trained on-site.
Time commitment is approximately 9:00 am – 5:00 pm. This commitment is flexible, and half-day volunteers will be considered.
Volunteering gains you free entry to the conference for the day, and you may have opportunity to attend sessions.
Contact Jessica Ferguson for more info!