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Now Hiring: EarthLab Data Scientist

We are seeking a full-time Data Scientist for research on outdoor recreation and nature-based tourism. The employee will join a team of researchers and practitioners who develop novel methods and information to inform public land management and improve opportunities for outdoor recreation.

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EarthLab Presents: The Intersectional Environmentalist Event Recording

On May 5, 2022, EarthLab had a virtual conversation with Leah Thomas, founder of the Intersectional Environmentalist organization. This event recording features Leah reading an excerpt from her new book, "The Intersectional Environmentalist: How to Dismantle Systems of Oppression to Protect People + Planet," and her answering questions from the audience. You can watch the full recorded event here.

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“The stars have moved”: how climate change is impacting the planet at multiple scales

Situated on an Arctic barrier island along the northwest coast of Alaska is the village of Kivalina, an Iñupiaq community of about 500 people. Colleen Swan, city administrator and coordinator of its volunteer Search and Rescue organization, is an advocate for her community and has always taken concerns about Indigenous health, environment and identity seriously, and works to seek out solutions. Recently, she was approached by a curious neighbor with a perplexing observation.

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Future Rivers Presents: The Revolution Generation

In collaboration with EarthLab, ROCO Films International and its grant funders, Future Rivers is pleased to present our Spring 2022 Series virtual screening of the documentary Revolution Generation. This film is an exploration of the world-changing activism and potential of the largest youth generation in history.

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2022 Innovation Grants Announced

UW EarthLab selects six community-led teams to solve complex challenges at the intersection of climate change & social justice that will make a positive impact on people’s lives and livelihoods
Today EarthLab announced that six transdisciplinary teams have been selected for the 2022-2023 Innovation Grants program. This signature initiative provides essential funding to newly formed applied research teams that are led by and with community partners. 

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Now Hiring: Communications & Engagement Specialist (Project/Temporary)

EarthLab is accepting applications for a Communications and Engagement Specialist. Using visuals and written word, this position is instrumental in educating/sharing stories about EarthLab's mission and programs and amplifying voices of our eight member organizations and community within and outside of the UW. The salary range for this position at .8FTE is $5600-$6000/month depending on experience, with the expectation of a Monday-Thursday work schedule. The project is expected to start on May 1, 2022 and last between 6-9 months, though it may be extended.

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