Position open for Research Assistant/Software Developer

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The UW Center for Creative Conservation seeks a student Research Assistant to develop web-based applications for visualizing data on the popularity of parks and open-spaces in the Pacific Northwest.  The goal is to create an interactive online dashboard for visualizing big data streams from several social media platforms.  Public land managers will use the application to understand how local park use varies in time and across multiple locations. Applicants must have experience developing web pages with HTML, JavaScript, and D3.  Preferably, candidates will also have experience working with open source software projects, version control, scientific computing languages (R, Python), and …

Announcing a new EarthGames Studio Class: “Flourish, A Climate Grand Strategy Game”

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Traditional ways of talking about climate have failed. — There should be a grand strategy game for climate change. A SimEarth for 2018, with politics. Save the world, or we’re toast. To do this, EarthGames is joining forces with Eric Holthaus from Grist and other climate outreach change-makers to prototype Flourish: A Climate Grand Strategy Game. Students with interest/background in climate, economic or political modeling can sign up and collaborate on this creative commons project through ATMS 495. We will develop science-based climate, economic, and political engines to be used in early prototypes of the game, with citations to the relevant …

Seeking two creative communication interns: Social Media and Video Production

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We are currently seeking creative, initiative-taking UW students for two internship openings, one in Social Media, and one in Video Production. Internships at C3 are unpaid, but can offer course credit, projects for capstones, and professional development experience. The Social Media Intern will be responsible for sourcing and writing content for our Twitter and Facebook feeds and managing both accounts to promote the Center’s news and activities, reach a wider and more diverse audience, and amplify other news that reflects our mission. For more info and to apply, download the social media internship description. The Video Production Interns (more than one internship is available in …

We’re hiring! UW students, apply now to become our next Program Assistant

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We are seeking a creative, initiative-taking undergraduate or graduate student to assist with daily operations of the Center. Primary duties will include assisting the program manager with scheduling meetings; event planning and staffing; managing our website, social media, and mailing list; and other administrative needs. Other duties may include assisting with project management, programming, fundraising, facilitation, writing, and graphic design. We are seeking candidates with experience in administrative or logistical assistance and skills in event planning and communications. Competitive applicants will demonstrate creative thinking, attention to detail, a collaborative spirit, and interest in interdisciplinary environmental studies. Applications are due Monday, March …

Join us for a craft-making, kid-friendly fundraiser THIS SUNDAY, March 4th, 4:30pm

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We’re overjoyed to announce that the Roaring Mouse Creative Arts Studio selected the Center for Creative Conservation as “the cause” for their “Craft for a Cause: Green Edition” this month! Join us for art and laughter in this kid-friendly craft-making party and fundraiser THIS SUNDAY, March 4th at 4:30pm in the Wedgwood neighborhood of Seattle. REGISTER HERE. Hope to see you there!

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SAVE THE DATES! EarthGames is now a jam, a mixer, lectures, AND “on tap”

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EarthGames on Tap has grown! This year we are teaming up with the Pacific Science Center, Seattle Indies (a group of local game developers), and the Seattle Serious and Social impact Games group, to put on a whole series of events designed to inspire new “earthgames.” We invite environmental researchers, educators, game developers, and other change-makers to join these events and explore how games can make environmental learning fun and catalyze action. This year we are focusing on the theme, “Surviving Climate Change”: how might games–and players–respond to the new reality of rising temperatures–and all of its social, biological, and geophysical consequences? Events …

Meet Tyler Ung: Can art provoke moral inquiry and environmental consciousness?

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We are excited to welcome our third UW Environmental Studies intern, Tyler Ung. Tyler is an artist and scholar who uses line drawings superimposed on photographs to provoke moral inquiry and collective action about issues of sustainability in our everyday lives, such as climate change, plastic pollution, and landscape alterations. His internship project is titled, “A Mind’s Meadow: Beauty beyond Suppression.” During a study abroad quarter in China and India, and back in the United States, Tyler is combining field research and art to explore how these three countries are intricately connected in their responsibility for global sustainability. Specifically, he …

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The Northwest Nature & Health Symposium “launches a global movement”

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By all measures, our first Northwest Nature & Health Symposium was a great success! One hundred and sixty participants, over 30 speakers and panelists, and an unusually energized and passionate crowd – not to mention gorgeous weather – made for a truly inspiring day. Tierney Thys with National Geographic wrote, “You are the launchpad for a global movement!” Videos of presentations, speaker bios, and photos are on the website. The symposium, held October 26th, 2017, at the Center for Urban Horticulture, brought together professionals and community leaders to explore common goals and collective strategies related to the human health benefits of being …

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REGISTER TODAY: The Northwest Nature & Health Symposium

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We are excited to announce that registration for the Northwest Nature & Health Symposium is now open! Leaders in healthcare, education, planning & conservation will explore the health benefits of being in nature, from gardens to wild lands. Join us to learn about the latest innovations in research, policy, and practice; discuss common challenges; and identify shared opportunities to collectively, and equitably, expand the potential of nature to improve our health. Featuring a lunchtime panel with Sally Jewell (former US Secretary of the Interior), Jesús Aguirre (Superintendent, Seattle Parks), Terry Williams (Tulalip Tribes), and Philip Wu (Kaiser Permanente). THE NORTHWEST NATURE & HEALTH …

Ava Holmes asks, how can elephants and people co-exist?

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We are excited to welcome our new UW Environmental Studies intern, Ava Holmes, who asks, “How can we design conservation solutions that enable humans and African elephants to co-exist peacefully?” While ivory poaching is detrimental to elephants, humans, and other animals alike, popular media rarely addresses the complexity of why it continues. Through video-recorded interviews, Ava is exploring various perspectives on the conservation of African Elephants and creating media that dives deeper into the social dynamics around poaching. Interviewees are selected for their expertise and unique perspectives, ranging from an anthropologist working with indigenous tribes living in close corridors with elephants, …