Winter 2018 Study Abroad- New Zealand

NEW ZEALAND

Study Abroad January 2018

Interest  Meeting March 1,   4:30 room 049 TNS Hall

Study beef cattle, sheep, and dairy cattle, horses and sustainable farm management, and current issues facing agriculture and the environment.  New Zealand is a spectacular country full of beautiful scenery, friendly people and innovative farmers. New Zealand is also one of the most agriculturally diverse and efficient countries in the world. Students will also enjoy the natural beauty and animals (domestic and wild) of the Canterbury Plains, Southern Alps, glaciers, mountain lakes, and temperate rain forest.

Based at Lincoln University on the South Island of New Zealand, just outside of the city of Christchurch on the Canterbury Plains, you’ll meet farmers, entrepreneurs and agricultural professionals as you study current issues facing the agricultural industry and pastoral livestock production. In addition you will learn about the history and settlement of New Zealand, one of the younger countries of the world and Maori culture (the native Pacific Islanders of New Zealand) through excursions to historic stations, modern farms, the Canterbury Museum, and The International Antarctic Centre.

If you can’t attend and want to be included in our interest group on Sakai – email Dr. Griffiths: lesa@udel.edu

Undergraduate Apprenticeship Program- Mississippi State University

Mississippi State University is offering a 12 week apprenticeship program for rising juniors and seniors. The program integrates research and outreach activities and allows student to explore careers in ag and natural resources. Additional information is available at:
http://extension.msstate.edu/apprentice

Please send questions to Dr. Marina D’Abreau Denny at mdd269@msstate.edu.

Wagsworth Manor Pet Resort – Employment Opportunities

Wagsworth Manor Pet Resort, located in Malvern, PA, is seeking high energy, animal-loving professionals to join our team for both part time, full time, and seasonal positions. We are the area’s premier pet care facility and provide “A luxury retreat for the furry elite” through our high quality Pet Boarding, Dog Daycare, Pet Grooming, and Dog Training services. Our culture is one of high standards, professionalism, and an unrelenting commitment to providing the best experience for our guests.

We are seeking team players to join our exceptional staff in positions such as:

  • Front Desk Customer Service
  • Caretaker for dogs and cats
  • Day Camp Monitor

Experience Required: Experience not required as on-the-job training will be provided, but MUST love animals, have a positive attitude, and be able to work weekends and holidays.

Additional applicant requirements:

  • Hardworking & dependable
  • Responsible
  • Team oriented
  • Warm & friendly
  • Professional
  • Eagerness to learn
  • Able to maintain a clean and safe environment for our guests
  • Able to lift up to 50 lbs (for some positions)

Compensation: Varies depending on position and experience

How to apply:
Interested applicants must email your resume to chelsea.h@wagsworthmanor.com. Emails without a resume will not be considered.

Location:  Wagsworth Manor Pet Resort – 27 Spring Mill Dr., Malvern, PA 19355

Winter 2018 Study Abroad Tanzania

How would you like to spend Winter 2018 with the elephants and lions?

Are you interested in how these species are being conserved?  Have you ever wondered how the aboriginal people interact with these large mammals?  If you are interested in conservation and African culture, this program is for you!  On a four-week guided safari, you’ll experience the splendor of African animals in their natural environment, and learn firsthand about the real, practical challenges involved in wildlife conservation. You will travel to Tanzania with Dr. Jacob Bowman, a wildlife ecologist specializing in large mammal conservation, ecology, and restoration, who has directed this program eight times.

Once in Tanzania, your safari will take you to the national parks and reserves of Serengeti, Ngorongoro, and Tarangire for wildlife viewing amid the savanna. The parks contain spectacular concentrations of wildlife that are habituated to vehicles, allowing close observation of various aspects of animal behavior including foraging, social interactions within species, and multiple-species interactions. You will also spend time on aboriginal lands adjacent to these national parks where you will learn about community-based conservation for the people practicing it. Our time on aboriginal lands is unique because you will have the opportunity to take foot safaris accompanied by local guides, which will provide you the opportunity to really feel Africa.

On safari, you’ll experience a cross-section of ecosystems in northern Tanzania.  Daily field excursions will be supplemented with nightly campfire discussion about African wildlife conservation.

We have four interest meetings planned in the next month:

02/22/2017         5:00 PM – 6:30 PM           219 Gore Hall
03/06/2017         2:15 PM – 3:00 PM           218 Gore Hall
03/08/2017         1:00 PM – 2:30 PM           256 Townsend Hall
03/09/2017         5:00 PM – 6:30 PM           219 Gore Hall

We will present at brief slide show about the upcoming program and answer questions.  I encourage freshman and sophomores to apply!

I hope to see you at one of the meetings,
Dr. Bowman

Student Summer Internship with University of Delaware (UD) Cooperative Extension

2017 Extension Scholars Internship Application

Delaware Cooperative Extension connects the public with university knowledge, research and resources to address youth, family, community and agricultural needs.
The goal of Cooperative Extension is to help individuals, families and communities make informed decisions that can enhance their lives. In so doing, the organization generates and disseminates research-based information, provides focused educational opportunities and builds relationships that create effective solutions.

Eligibility: Current undergraduate (summer following sophomore year and beyond) or graduate students at the University of Delaware.

Purpose: The Extension Scholars program is designed to follow the service learning model whereby interns will have an opportunity to become fully engaged in organizational service experiences that:
a. Are integrated into the academic curriculum
b. Meet the needs of a community
c. Provide structured time for reflection
d. Help foster civic responsibility

Opportunities: To expand knowledge of and to participate in the delivery of Extension programming; to develop leadership and interpersonal skills; to learn about careers in Extension; and to apply knowledge gained through university coursework. Internship experiences include but are not limited to: participating in the conduct of needs assessment; designing and delivering educational programs; evaluating program impact; working with volunteers; fostering partnerships; pursuing funding.

Location: Cooperative Extension Offices: UD Campus, New Castle, Kent, and Sussex Counties

Expectations: Interns will work summer semester from June 5 – August 10, 2017, 40 hrs. per week. Some flexibility in dates/hours may be required. Interns will be expected to provide their own transportation and mileage to and from work is at intern expense. All interns will be expected to participate in the Orientation on June 5 and the Service Learning Symposium in August 2017.

Application Process and Deadline: Applications must be submitted online and are due on or before Friday, February 17, 2017

Finalists may be interviewed by the selection committee.

Selections will be announced by April 1, 2017. Interns selected will receive a stipend of $3,770 paid bi-weekly through the UD Time payroll system.

Learn more here: http://extension.udel.edu/blog/student-internship-with-university-of-delaware-ud-cooperative-extension/