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News and Updates 7 September 2010


1. Project Leader, NestWatch, Cornell Lab of Ornithology (Ithaca, NY)

2. Volunteer Coordinator; Data Verifier, COASST (Seattle, WA)

3. Research Assistant, Urban Ecology Center (Milwaukee, WI)


Project Leader, NestWatch/Nestcams/CamClickr

The Citizen Science program at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology (Ithaca, NY) seeks a dynamic individual trained in ecology to lead its NestWatch project ( Wanted: a scientist with a strong interest in and commitment to education and outreach, and the potential to become a dynamic leader and voice for NestWatch and the NestCams and CamClickr projects. For the full position description and application details, visit: (job number 13148)


Volunteer Coordinator and Data Verifier positions, COASST

Two positions (volunteer coordinator; data verifier) open immediately at the Coastal Observation and Seabird Survey Team (COASST), in Seattle, Washington. COASST ( ) is a citizen science project dedicated to involvement and action, using marine birds as environmental indicators. With beaches throughout the coastal areas of the North Pacific, COASST volunteers provide long-term baseline data on seabird beaching, used to assess the patterns and causes of seabird mortality. For specifics about these positions, please visit UWHires:   Search for Req# 67416: Volunteer Coordinator - Temporary (Volunteer Coordinator) or Req# 67414: Research Consultant - Temporary (Data Verifier). For more information, please contact Jane Dolliver, or 206-221-6893. 


Research Assistant, Urban Ecology Center

The Urban Ecology Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, seeks a Research Assistant to manage a wildlife monitoring program in the Milwaukee Rotary Centennial Arboretum, on Milwaukee's East Side. The Research Assistant ensures that organisms are being monitored using rigorous scientific protocol, while ensuring a meaningful connection to the public, through the involvement of community volunteers, or Citizen Scientists. Accepting applications through September 15th. For a full position announcement and application details visit:  With questions, contact Tim Vargo ( or Beth Fetterley (


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