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Philip Stoddard Voted Best Politician

06/15/2017

In the grand scheme of Dade County, South Miami doesn't matter. The oversize village of 12,000 souls wedged between Kendall and Coral Gables is known as a quiet place to live if it's known at all. That's why Philip Stoddard's tale is all the more remarkable.

Alumna studies why women travel to support Islamic State

06/14/2017

Curious about reports of Western women traveling across the globe to support the Islamic State (IS) group, an FIU linguistics student seized on a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to discover why. The opportunity, a two-week summit on intercultural leadership in Azerbaijan offered by the Aladdin Project in 2016, afforded Muminat Kerimova the chance to partner with other students from Germany, Israel and the United Kingdom.

Pollinator Week

06/13/2017

Ten years ago the U.S. Senate’s unanimous approval and designation of a week in June as “National Pollinator Week” marked a necessary step toward addressing the urgent issue of declining pollinator populations. Pollinator Week has now grown into an international celebration of the valuable ecosystem services provided by bees, birds, butterflies, bats and beetles.

Upcoming Events

EcoAcademy Marine Ecology Summer Camp

07/10/2017 12:00 PM

Hosted by the School of Environment, Arts and Society, the EcoAcademy features marine science activities, swimming, kayaking, and arts and crafts. Now in it’s 9th year, the camp is held on FIU’s Biscayne Bay Campus in North Miami with each week of the camp being thematically driven to include a range of activities. Campers learn about our local and global ecosystems in an engaging and hands-on way. For more information on how to sign up, please contact Nick Ogle: nogle@fiu.edu

Butterfly Walks

07/22/2017 11:00 AM

Nature lovers of all ages and expertise levels can help local chapters of the North American Butterfly Association (NABA) take their annual census counts at nature centers and wildlife preserves during June & July.

Shark Week

07/23/2017 04:00 PM

FIU's College of Art's, Sciences & Education invites you to The Tank Brewing Co. for an exclusive Kick-off of Discovery's Shark Week. Enjoy beer, food and a sneak peek of Devil Sharks featuring Dean Mike Heithaus, Ph.D. as well as clips from Pandillas de lo profundo (Sharks vs. Dolphins: Face Off). RSVP to rsvp@republica.net by Friday, July 21

Opportunities

Naturalist - Brevard County Parks & Recreation Department

06/15/2017

Brevard County Parks & Recreation Department is seeking a naturalist to plan and present educational nature programs to schools, community groups, summer camps, park patrons and the public at County parks, nature sanctuaries, meeting rooms, classrooms, and school grounds.

Naturalist Educator- McAllen Nature Center

06/15/2017

Under general supervision, the Instructor II is responsible for implementing specific programs as assigned. Employee prepares standard routine reports and records. Job involves decision making which require sound interpretation and mature judgment. Employee provides continuous service to the public frequently involving sensitive matters that demand the utmost tact, courtesy and resourcefulness.

Field Research Assistant-Archbold Biological Station

06/15/2017

Archbold Biological Station is seeking a field research assistant to ssist with field work at the Avon Park Air Force Range in south central Florida. The position is part of Archbold Biological Station’s Avian Ecology Program under the direction of Dr. Reed Bowman.