CFAES’s Secrest Arboretum in Wooster, home of 2,500-plus plant types spanning 110 acres, has extended the application deadline for its next Master Gardener Volunteers class to Friday, Jan. 26.
The College of Wooster’s Brooke Krause presents “Food Security and Gender in Maasai Households in Tanzania” from noon to 1 p.m. Friday, Jan. 19, in Room 130, Research Services Building, on CFAES’s Wooster campus. Free admission; free light lunch for the first 30 to register. You also can watch by streaming.
The talk is part of the Wooster campus diversity committee’s Cultural Connections series, “Where Culture Meets Agriculture.”
Ohio State’s Ohio Sea Grant program is accepting applications through Feb. 16 for the 2018-2019 Great Lakes Commission-Sea Grant Fellowship, based in Ann Arbor, Michigan. If selected, you’ll work with members of the Great Lakes science, policy and education communities to advance the region’s environmental and sustainability goals. Learn more.
Stone Lab, Ohio State’s island campus at Put-in-Bay on Lake Erie, has four research aide jobs open. Two will help the lab’s research coordinator, including by collecting water samples by boat, helping run experiments and reporting data. One will run the Aquatic Visitors Center. One will work as a general research assistant, including on efforts to conserve the Lake Erie water snake.
CFAES’s School of Environment and Natural Resources is hiring a program manager to help develop a new Ohio Water Quality Initiative.
CFAES scientist Rattan Lal (pictured) has been busy lately.
The Distinguished University Professor of Soil Science joined a Dec. 4 National Public Radio panel discussion called “The Ground Beneath Our Feet”; was quoted in a Dec. 3 New York Times opinion piece titled “Soil Power! The Dirty Way to a Green Planet”; and keynoted three recent international events related to soils, carbon and climate change.
Lal is also the director of our college’s Carbon Management and Sequestration Center. Visit the center’s website.
Here’s more on CFAES’s new MOOCs (free public online courses) on environmental science. (Photo: iStock.)