The Parish School seeks Nature Studies and Extended Day Director

The Parish School is looking for a nature studies and extended day educator for children with communication delays and learning differences ages 2-12. Responsibilities include planning and implementing lessons, overseeing campus-wide environmental projects, and collaborating with teachers to assist in the implementation of TEKS for K-5. Must have a Bachelors in Education or a related field and a teacher’s certification is required. For further information, visit parishschool.org.

Houston Parks and Recreation seeks White Oak Parkway Interns

The Houston Parks and Recreation Department is seeking two part-time interns to work with the HPARD’s Natural Resources Management Program (NRMP) and partners at White Oak Parkway on an ongoing riparian restoration project aimed at enhancing urban bird and wildlife habitat along Houston’s bayou corridors.  A 10-acre portion of White Oak Parkway will be managed for birds and interpreted for the public as a pilot location for Houston Audubon’s Bird-Friendly Community Initiative. The interns will work with crews, contractors and partners to implement project goals in restoration, interpretation, and outreach. Habitat restoration activities will focus on the removal of invasive species and planting of native plants suited for the riparian corridor. The intern will work in the HPARD greenhouse to propagate native plants for installation at the site and visit areas around the city to collect seed and take cuttings of native plants. The interns will help coordinate educational events and activities with nearby community centers, local businesses, and schools.

For more information contact: [email protected]

CEC Welcomes Robert Kidd as Policy & Communications Intern

Robert Kidd is a second year student at McGill University in Montreal where he is studying microbiology and immunology with a minor in mathematics. Returning to the Houston heat he had once taken for granted, Robert is excited to begin working with the CEC as a summer intern.

In his freetime, Robert is a voracious reader and listener of podcasts, especially those about science, technology, and history. He also enjoys running, hiking, camping, and cooking.

Robert is extremely interested in the biological sciences and their applications to the environment and environmental policy and would like to use his experience at the CEC to pursue a career in research and environmental policy.