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Job: Columbia Springs Environmental Educators

Join our fun and friendly team of Columbia Springs educators and guide the next
generation of nature explorers! If you want to make a lasting impact on kids in our community, this is the job for you. Columbia Springs is a non-profit dedicated to connecting people with nature and inspiring stewardship.

Columbia Springs Environmental Educators lead groups of students during science-based educational field trips at Columbia Springs. These hands-on, experiential field trips are designed to teach Kindergarten through 6th grade students about local ecology, scientific practices and stewardship. Contract Educators may also assist with leading educational activities during Columbia Springs’ events like the Kids Fishing Festival and Family Nature Festival, as well as staff educational booths at Columbia Springs’ outreach events.

Read the full job description here.


Jobs: Portland Parks Environmental Education

Portland Parks Environmental Education offers school-year classes and field trips for children & youth. This year, we are hoping to build a strong team of knowledgeable and genuine individuals to lead our Field Trip program for school groups & organizations, and we are also looking for a Nature Mentor to connect children to nature through our new “True Nature” program for children, youth & their families.

Job Descriptions for each position, including information on skills and abilities required for each position and how to apply, can be found at the following websites:

Field Trip Naturalist Position (Filling 3 or 4 positions) – Part time, Sept-June (about 22-25 hrs/week)

Nature Mentor Position to work with our new “True Nature” program – Part-time, Sept-June (about 12-15 hrs/week

Any questions can be directed to or by calling our office at 503-823-3601.


Job: Natural Gardening Educator

Monday, August 21 (application due)

As a passionate educator and gardener you will collaborate with staff and volunteers representing Oregon Zoo, Metro Parks and Nature, Oregon State University Extension Service Master Gardeners and others to develop exciting, interactive educational and interpretive programming for thousands of youth and adults while having opportunities to research, design and evaluate educational resources.

This is a part-time, regular status position working an average of 20 hours per week throughout the year and are variable based upon the season.  The final schedule is negotiable based upon programmatic and employee needs.

Click here for more details.


Course: Sustainable Consumption and Production

October 2 – November 24

The Green Development and Climate Change Programme at United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) is pleased to announce the upcoming editions of the moderated e-learning course on Sustainable Consumption and Production. This e-course has been developed in partnership with UN Environment, Office for Latin America and the Caribbean region. It will be delivered in English and Spanish.

Sustainable Consumption and Production (SCP) aims to promote resource and energy efficiency, sustainable infrastructure, and the provision of basic services, green and decent jobs and a better quality of life for all. The course presents challenges and opportunities for SCP policies in the LAC region, as well as practical examples of approaches, tools and indicators for SCP.

Fellowships are available for participants from the region working in the public sector, academia or NGOs. To learn more and register for the course, please go to the UNITAR event catalogue. The fellowship application deadline is September 10. To find out how to apply for a fellowship, contact:


Online Nonprofit Conference

Wednesday, August 23

Participate in the Nonprofit Learning Lab’s upcoming Online Nonprofit Conference from the comfort of your office! The Nonprofit Learning Lab is a national organization that supports, trains, and promotes nonprofit professionals and leaders in the field.

Please review the schedule here for the different workshop blocks. Attendees can only attend one session during each workshop time slot. All 6 sessions will be recorded. Attendees will receive recordings and materials from all the sessions taking place during the online institute. 6.0 CFRE continuing education units provided.

Discounted Registration Rates: Click here for individual rate: $15. Click here for group rate (3-10 people): $30. To secure the above discounted rates, please use discount code: summersavings.

Intertwine Alliance Fall Summit

Wednesday, October 18
11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Oregon Zoo
4001 Southwest Canyon Road, Portland, OR 97221

Early-bird registration is now open for the 2017 Intertwine Alliance Fall Summit. It’s our biggest event of the year, and we hope to see you all there. We’ll celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Metropolitan Greenspaces Master Plan with a retrospective of milestones and accomplishments, then spend time brainstorming and developing our coalition-wide vision for the next 25 years.

Starting the day off will be the 4th Annual Force of Nature Awards luncheon and ceremony, a celebration of inspirational individuals, organizations and projects throughout the coalition. Don’t forget to nominate your candidates by Friday, Sept. 15. This year’s categories are the same as last year; you’ll find descriptions and criteria here, along with a list of the 2016 winners.

Register by Friday, Sept. 8, to score $10 off each partner or non-partner ticket. Questions? Please email Program Director David Cohen at


Green Apple Day of Service

Green Apple Day of Service is a unique moment to join schools across the world in celebrating the central role that schools play in preparing the next generation of leaders in sustainability. Projects create measurable change on one or more of the three pillars of a green school: environmental impact, health and wellness and environmental and sustainability literacy. Each project directly and positively affects the students at a particular school.

Registration is now open for this year’s Green Apple Day of Service. Register your project at the beginning of the school year and name your own date. The projects themselves can happen at any time from August 2017 through May 2018. To receive official support with funding, volunteers and other resources, sign up on the website during September and October.

Visit to register your school and access resources and information to help plan your project.


EEAO Summer Soiree

Friday, September, 22
6:00 to 9:00pm
Leach Botanical Garden
6704 SE 122nd Ave., Portland, OR 97236

Please join us  for our End of Summer Soirée Enjoy food by Our Daily Revolution, local beer and wine, music by Choro de Alegria, and a silent auction. There will be opportunities to socialize and hear about some EE happenings in Oregon.

Do you have an item you’d like to donate to the silent auction or contribute to our 2018 conference? Please Call Rick Reynolds 503-380-4140 or email  For ticket information and purchasing, please visit our website.


Down the River Clean Up

Sunday, September 10

The 15th Annual Down the River Clean Up marks 15 years of safeguarding clean drinking water and protecting fish and wildlife habitat and the quality of life for those who live, work and recreate in the watershed. This year’s trash sweep at the end of the summer recreation season will cover a 20+ mile stretch of the Clackamas River from Estacada to the confluence with the Willamette River in Oregon City.

Pre-registration is required.


Tour of Tryon Life Community Farm

Sunday, August 27
1:00 – 3:00 pm
11640 SW Boones Ferry Rd, Portland, OR 97219

Every last Sunday of the month, from March through August, TLC Farm hosts an introduction to our programs and a tour of the land. Each tour has a slightly different emphasis depending on the focus of your tour guides. Our upcoming tour will emphasize animal husbandry on the land! Meet in the Village Green for the tour.

For directions, click here. For more information about the farm, go to: If you have questions, call 503-245-3847.