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January

The Agroecology Program, in the Department of Earth and Environment, hosted 160 kindergarteners from Coral Park Elementary on Friday, Jan. 25.

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Environment for the Americas and the USDA Forest Service invite you to apply for our internship opportunity at the temporary headquarters of the Forest Service in Arlington (Rosslyn), Virginia. Internship work will focus on coordinating citizen science and public outreach related to migratory/nesting bird conservation,. You will also be provided with opportunities to learn about and interact with Forest Service staff and partners from other wildlife fields.

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After learning about economic disparities IDS 3189, International Nutrition, Public Health, and Economic Development, student Randy Juste applied for and recieved a USDA agroecology internship and has been able to work with FIU's organic garden and related research projects. Read Randy's first-person account of his internship and how FIU Global Learning equipped him with the global awareness and perspective he needed to become an engaged global citizen.

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Thousands of temporary seasonal jobs with the Forest Service and its partners are available this summer and officials say now is the time to begin the application process.

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The Wallowa-Whitman and Umatilla National Forests are currently seeking a Range Program Manager, GS-454-12 position. This vacancy is currently open and closes Feb. 1st, 2013.

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The following vacancy announcements can be found on the OPM website at USAJobs (click link below to access vacancy). If you are a current permanent Federal employee, please apply under the Merit Promotion (Status Employees) announcement.

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There are several job openings throughout the nation especially for entry-level science opportunities.

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March

National Best Thesis Award: Alumna addresses food security with honeybees Agroecology graduate alumna Stephany Alvarez-Ventura ’11 has earned a U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Fellows recognition after winning first place in the Outstanding Thesis in Food and Agricultural Sciences Competition 2013. As the first place winner, Alvarez-Ventura was invited to the 2013 AAHHE National Conference where she will present her thesis and participate in discussions regarding food security, as

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FIU MANRRS club will be sending 7 students to the conference courtesy of the Agroecology Prorgam and SGA

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April

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May

High school students are encouraged to compete for a paid summer internship to learn various aspects of Agroecology. Applications are due May 14th!

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Stephany Alvarez-Ventura ’09, MS ’11 is finding answers to food security by studying honeybees. See the video on her research!

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June

Agroecology Program: Ag Research is More than Farming

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October

WSVN-MIA Co-director of FIU’s Agroecology Department, Dr. Mahadev Bhat, talks about the benefits of the university’s organic garden.

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Story about the Aquaponics Lab at Miami Northwestern and The Education Effect.

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Video about the Aquaponics Lab at Miami Northwestern and The Education Effect.

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November

Biscayne Landing - Contaminants and possible Health Effects.

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