These skills will help you sample fish and also get a job doing it

Eugene Braig, aquatic ecosystems program director in CFAES’s School of Environment and Natural Resources, talks about Stone Lab’s Sept. 23-24 workshop on fish sampling techniques in the video above.

Braig, one of the workshop’s instructors, says the training being offered has been “very deliberately developed to provide students with marketable skills.”

Stone Lab, located at Put-in-Bay on Lake Erie and part of Ohio State’s Ohio Sea Grant program, has provided similar professional training to 40,000 people in the past five years, all of it designed to help them get jobs, keep their jobs and advance their careers.

Learn more about the workshop and how to register.

REI’s sustainability chief to speak at Ohio State

Combine your work and passions and you can climb mountains. Including real ones.

That’s the message of a presentation being given by Vik Sahney, vice president for sustainability for Seattle-based REI, on April 12 at Ohio State.

Sahney, who at age 38 has climbed the highest peaks on all seven continents, including Mt. Everest, will present “From Summits to Sustainability: Reaching for High Places, Personally and Professionally” at 7 p.m. in the Archie M. Griffin Grand Ballroom in the Ohio Union in Columbus. Continue reading

Connect with people who share your passion: ‘Thousands of professionals in Ohio and beyond’

A reminder that, while you don’t have to be a member of the Environmental Professionals Network to attend its monthly programs, there are lots of good reasons to join anyway. (It’s free, too, so there’s that.) If you work in an environmental field, if you’re studying in an environmental field and hope to work in it eventually, maybe even soon, the network will link you to “thousands of professionals in Ohio and beyond,” its website says. “Professionals are thus connected in a ‘community’ of people who share their passion for our world and its environment, natural resources, people, and communities — local to global.” Visit the website here. Join here.

‘Nature as a necessity’

Laura Arenschield reports on M. Sanjayan’s talk at Ohio State last night in today’s Columbus Dispatch. She quotes, among others, CFAES student Emma Grace Matcham: “Dr. Sanjayan calls on each of us to see nature not as a luxury, but as a necessity.” Matcham is a forestry, fisheries and wildlife major in CFAES’s School of Environment and Natural Resources. Details about that major are here.

Environmental, Sustainability Career Expo is Friday

If you’re an Ohio State student or recent alumnus, are interested in a green-related field, and are looking for a job or internship, check out CFAES’s Winter 2016 Environmental and Sustainability Career Expo. It’s tomorrow in Columbus. Get details and a list of the participating employers.

Students: Prepare for career expo at workshop

If you’re a CFAES student planning to attend the college’s Jan. 22 Environment and Sustainability Career Expo (scroll down), you might want to check this out: It’s a workshop on Dec. 2 to help you prepare for the expo. You can get your resume reviewed there, for example. Get details or download the flier.

Nov. 25: 700-plus Ohio State students to share their environmental science work

picture of student symposium 3 for GBMore than 700 Ohio State environmental science students will present posters on their final course projects — featuring such timely topics as climate change, water quality, renewable energy and more — at the third annual Environmental Science Student Symposium. The event goes from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 25, in Ohio State’s Ohio Union in Columbus. All the students are enrolled in Introduction to Environmental Science, taught through CFAES’s School of Environment and Natural Resources. Read more. (Photo: A scene from last year’s symposium; Molly Bean, SENR.)

If it’s Tuesday, this must be time to sign up

Registration deadlines are today (by check) and tomorrow (by credit card) for Tuesday’s (9/11) first-ever 2nd Tuesdays Breakfast Club, a networking, community-building, and breakfast-eating opportunity presented by the new Environmental Professionals Network. National Wildlife Federation President Larry Schweiger will present “Needed More than Ever: Environmental Professionals Confronting Profound Changes.” Opening remarks by Ohio State President E. Gordon Gee. Register here. More about the network here.