Internship Opportunity – Clay Pit Ponds State Park Preserve in New York City

ES Majors and minors – check out the internship opportunity below!

I am an environmental educator at Clay Pit Ponds State Park Preserve in New York City. I am looking to recruit a Regional Environmental Education intern to serve at my site and at five other State Parks throughout the city. You can see the job description posted here: This position is really great in that it provides a lot of freedom for the intern to explore their interests and to create their own projects. Besides teaching and writing programs, the member could help maintain and design exhibits, care for animals, initiate stewardship projects throughout our 270-acre forest, design interpretive flyers and brochures, monitor the wildlife of the Park, and/or design horticultural installations. I am especially interested in any candidates with an art background.

This position is offered through Student Conservation Association as a 10 month Americorps internship. Housing (rent and utilities) is provided at my site in a historic farmhouse. A driver’s license is required for this position; a state vehicle will be provided for on-the-job travel. A personal vehicle is not required but is highly recommended. Interns are provided a $200/week stipend. Upon completion of the full 10 months, members receive a $5,815 education award that can be used to pay off existing student loans or toward future continuing education. This position is ideal for anyone who has just graduated, possibly in December. We have another 10 month intern who will be starting in a few days. The start date for this position will be February 13th but move-in will be within the week before.

Thank you for your time and your help.


Emily Becker

Environmental Educator I

P: 718-605-3970 ext. 201

E: emily.becker

Clay Pit Ponds State Park Preserve

New York State Office of Parks, Recreation, & Historic Preservation

Nature Interpretive Center

2351 Veterans Rd W

Staten Island, NY 10309

ES Prof Sarah Principato receives the Dutton Mentorship Award

ES Prof Sarah Principato was awarded the Robert E. Dutton Memorial Mentorship Award for the 2015-16 academic year.

The award is presented annually to a Gettysburg College faculty member nominated by the campus community for excellence in advising and mentoring of students.

The attached photo shows Sarah going to receive the award from the Provost at Spring Honors Day. Congratulations Sarah!

Prof. Randy Wilson Gives Invited Talk at Ohio University

ES Professor Randy Wilson was invited to present a research talk entitled “Yellowstone: Using Place Theory to Understand the Evolution of a National Icon” on December 2, 2016 as part of the Department of Geography Colloquia Series at Ohio University in Athens, Ohio. The talk explored various aspects of his current research project on Yellowstone National Park.

Congrats to Micaela Edelson for Phi Beta Kappa!

Congratulations to Micaela Edelson for being elected to Phi Beta Kappa based on 6 semesters of work! It is a particularly outstanding achievement to be inducted into Phi Beta Kappa in the fall of one’s senior year. Phi Beta Kappa is “The Nation’s Oldest and Most Widely Known Academic Honor Society”.For more details about PBK,


Congrats Micaela!! ES ROCKS!!



Sarah Principato, Professor

Department of Environmental Studies

Gettysburg College

Gettysburg, PA 17325




ES Students Win Fall Honors!

Congratulations to Violla, Kevin, Lizzy, Micaela, and Kaitlyn for winning awards at Fall Honors Day! ES is proud of you!!

Zhen Liu (Violla) — G. Ronald Couchman Endowed Diversity Award

Kevin Aughinbaugh — Dr. Carl Arnold Hanson, President Emeritus, Leadership Award

Lizzy Cooper – Mildred H. Hartzell Prize and Silent Leader Award

Kaitlyn Talt – Reverend George N. Lauffer and M. Naomi Lauffer Award

Micaela Edelson – Student Life Committee Award

ES Rocks!!



Sarah Principato, Professor

Department of Environmental Studies

Gettysburg College

Gettysburg, PA 17325



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Research conducted by Cody Kiefer ’17 featured on the Seychelles News Agency site.

Research conducted by Cody Kiefer ’17 featured on the Seychelles News Agency site. See details below…

photo_big_6127.jpg More male crabs, but few juveniles on the Seychelles island of Curieuse, study finds

Are the brown land crabs on Curieuse Island shunning their mating duties? A new study has found that the crabs are aging and predominantly male. Global Vision International (GVI) – an environment non-governmental organisation, – gathered data over the month of August to better understand the population structure of the species.