Stay in Touch This Summer!

With the end of spring quarter and graduation coming up this Friday, June 13, SEFS students will soon be heading off for the summer. Some have jobs or internships lined up; others are taking classes or wrapping up theses and dissertations; and only a handful will be around campus for more than a few days here and there. But no matter what your plans are—whether you’re starting a job in another state, or you’re going to spend the summer backpacking—we’d love to hear from you!

Seriously, we know you’ll be up to something fun and interesting. So as you head off to your various adventures this summer, we hope you’ll stay in touch and help us keep things lively on Facebook, Flickr and the Offshoots blog while you’re away!

Doing research far out in the field? Settling into your first apartment? On a camping trip? Sunset take your breath away? Down at Pack Forest as part of the Summer Crew? Visiting or volunteering at a national park? Having a beer with some of your fellow students? Send us a photo, or just a quick sentence to let us know where you are and what you’re doing. Go casual, go reflective; give us one line or fill out an essay. Whatever you share, we’ll be thrilled to hear from you!

Photo of Alaska sunset © Aaron Wirsing.


Join the Pack Forest Summer Crew!

Every summer, a hardy crew of SEFS students heads down to Pack Forest for two months of hands-on field training in forest management. It’s one of our oldest field traditions, and also one of the most memorable, so take a look at the opportunities coming up this summer!

There are five internship positions available for undergrads during the 2014 Summer Quarter, which runs from June 23 to August 22. Each position is eligible for 5 ESRM credit hours, as well a $200 weekly stipend and free housing.

* Four spots are open for Forest Resource Interns, who will assist with the management and stewardship of Pack Forest’s timber resources, research installations, roads and trails. These students will develop forest mensuration skills, practice species identification, participate in research programs, and learn about sustainable forest management.

* One additional position is available for an Outreach & Education Intern, who will actively participate in public outreach, environmental education and natural resource management. This student will develop skills in communications, public outreach and curriculum development, as well as gain exposure to natural resource management.

The deadline to apply is this coming Wednesday, April 9. If you’re interested, send your resume and a cover letter describing how the internship will fit into your program of study to Professor Greg Ettl.

Also, for a glimpse of the Pack Forest experience, check out the video below—produced by Katherine Turner of UW Marketing & Communications—from the Pack Forest Spring Planting a couple weeks ago!