Friday, November 27, 2015

Upcoming Webinar by Esri

Upcoming NCGE Webinar: Join Geographer Joseph Kerski (Esri's Education Manager), for this partnered, FREE webinar! Esri's StoryMaps platform allows you to easily and powerfully embed and combine dynamic web maps with audio, video, photographs, sketches, and text in a compelling framework. Teach with existing StoryMaps in the online library, or have students create their own for their own projects, including local fieldwork. Use them as communication tools, assessment tools, and lesson activities.

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Bike Planner Position

Big Step for bikes! Bike Planner position advertised.

The City of Colorado Springs has put up a job listing for a Senior Bike Planner. We have been working with partners to get this very important position moved to the top of the priority list, to forward the goals of making Colorado Springs a more bike-friendly community.
Mayor Suthers promised to hire a bike planner before he was elected. We are grateful to him and to his staff, and to everyone who has been working hard behind the scenes to move this forward.Together we are going to make a tremendous difference for Colorado Springs!

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Fresh Air Friday

Free admission on Black Friday
Get some fresh air with us on Black Friday. Thanks to Great Outdoors Colorado, visitors will receive free admission to Colorado's state parks on November 27. Get out and share your experience with #FreshAirFriday.
Fine a park near you here.

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Amazon Rainforest Workshop Opportunities

Educator Academy in the Amazon Rainforest + Machu Picchu

 Get your explorer on and apply for a scholarship to explore the Amazon rainforest next summer! The July 1-11, 2016 Educator Academy in the Amazon Rainforest of Peru is a cross-curricular professional development workshop for K-12 formal and informal educators to learn and use:

  • 21st Century Instruction:  5E Lesson Design ~ Inquiry-Based Exploration ~ STEM
  • Inquiry Protocols & Resources:  Project Learning Tree ~ Cornell Lab of Ornithology ~ & More!
  • Global and Cultural Perspectives:  Service Learning ~ Sustainability ~ Global Education
$1,000 scholarship deadline February 1, 2016.  Space is limited. Register early to secure your spot! 

For more information contact or 1-800-431-2624.

Monday, November 23, 2015

Beaver Ponds Environmental Education Center Director of Development Position

Beaver Ponds Environmental Education Center is seeking a Director of Development to lead the development, marketing and fundraising activities for the organization. Beaver Ponds is located in the heart of the Rocky Mountains, 45 minutes south of Breckenridge. This new position will be responsible for building the development function and significantly contributing to the financial growth of the organization. It will require a dynamic, self-starter who is results oriented.  To apply and view a complete job description see, visit

Beaver Ponds is looking for a dynamic, results-oriented individual who is a self-starter.  The person will develop and spearhead all the development, marketing and fundraising activities for the organization.  The person will report to and work in partnership with the President. The Director of Development will also work closely with and coordinate activities with the Executive Director and the Board of Directors. A new position in the organization, the Director of Development will build the development function. The Director of Development will be expected to significantly contribute to the organization’s financial growth and ensure that all fundraising events and initiatives have well-articulated goals and measures of success and are in alignment with the organization’s mission. The Director of Development goals would be to raise from new sources, a minimum of 20% of the operating budget in their first year, 35% in their second year, and 50% in their third year.
·         Develop and execute Beaver Pond’s annual fundraising plan
·         Secure financial support from individuals, foundations and corporations
·         Develop and maintain ongoing relationships with major donors
·         Manage the Beaver Ponds contact database and its use
·         Develop marketing materials        
o   Oversee production of print and electronic public relations and marketing materials, including newsletters, updates, and annual reports.
o   Direct the maintenance and upgrades to the organization’s website and public information communications.
·         Develop and oversee special events
o   Establish goals and metrics for special events
·         Develop and track proposals and reports for all fundraising activities
·         Work with Executive Director to create volunteer activities and assist in recruiting and managing volunteers
·         Other activities which will further Beaver Pond’s mission and meet its financial needs
·         BA (required)
·         3-5 years minimum  experience in development, fundraising and marketing
·         Demonstrated excellence in organizational and managerial skills, and verbal and written communication
·         Capable of using all common relevant software tools
·         Familiar with using social media to obtain desired results
·         Proven excellent people skills

Please submit a letter of interest, along with examples of previous work, such as a grant or solicitation letter or marketing material. Submit letter of interest or other inquiries to:
Al Hershey
Beaver Ponds Environmental Education Center

Friday, November 20, 2015

Junior Achievement Job Opportunity

Junior Achievement is looking to hire a Finance Park Program Manager, we’re hoping you might know some great potential candidates you could forward this along to.  This is an opportunity to join a community of professionals committed to bringing programs of hope and opportunity to students. The position incredibly fun and rewarding, 50% of the time is spent facilitating our Finance Park budgeting simulation with middle & high school students, the other 50% is spent building relationships with schools and marketing/planning the program with schools from assigned districts.
Job posting is attached, more info about the program is at

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

CIRES/Outreach Professional Research Assistant Opportunity

CIRES/Outreach Professional Research Assistant: The Lens on Climate Change Program Manager
The Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES) has an opening for a part-time, 50% Professional Research Assistant for a newly awarded education project. 
The Lens on Climate Change is a newly funded 3 year NSF project under the ITEST solicitation. The project engages Colorado middle and high school students in film production documenting the effects of climatic and environmental changes on their lives and in their communities. Mentored by graduate and undergraduates participants complete all steps of video production. Mentors come from the Colorado Film School at the Community College in Aurora, and from CU science graduate programs.
This newly funded NSF project builds on a pilot project.

The Lens on Climate Change project includes two different programs: a 6 months long School Year program targeting urban and suburban low-income, underrepresented students, and a 1-week long, intensive Summer program targeting rural, low- income, Native American and Hispanic students.
The project includes an educational research plan with two broad goals: i) a comparison of the effectiveness of the two different programs and ii) the characterization of how social networks of peers, parents mentors, and student demographic factors mediate and influence the impacts of the program.

To learn more about the tasks, requirements, and responsibilities for the job, click here.