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Fredericton As a provincial capital, its economy is inextricably tied to the fortunes of the public sector; however, the city also contains a growing IT and commercial sector. The city has the highest percentage of residents with a post-secondary education in the province and one of the highest per capita incomes.[citation needed] Fredericton has been evaluated favourably in recent years for its competitive quality of life and potential for business development. In 2013, Foreign Direct Investment magazine reviewed Fredericton's economic potential and quality of life, and named it first amongst North America's Top 10 Micro Cities,[2] improving from its second-place rank in 2011.[3] Amongst 200 Canadian communities, Fredericton placed seventh in MoneySense magazine's Best Places to Live in 2012,[4] but dropped to 78th in 2013.[5] History[edit] The area of the present-day City of Fredericton was first used for seasonal farming by the Mi'kmaq and Maliseet peoples. French colony[edit] Raid on Ste.

eBird Great Backyard Bird Count—take someone birding! February 12-15 (Friday through Monday) is the 19th annual Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC). To participate, just go birding during this timeframe and make sure to enter your checklists in eBird. The GBBC was one of the first demonstrations that the Internet could be used to collect bird checklists and was instrumental in the creation of eBird back in 2002. Kathy Lopez, January eBirder of the Month Please join us in congratulating Kathy Lopez of Nampa, Idaho, winner of the January 2016 eBird Challenge, sponsored by Carl Zeiss Sports Optic. Dream job? There are also currently four positions open to become a part of the eBird technical team: a Principal Web Service Developer and a Web Service Developer, a Data Service Developer-Administrator, and a DevOps Engineer. Merlin Project Coordinator position available Merlin is one of the most popular bird identification apps in the world. February eBirder of the Month Challenge

OurEarth.org - Protect Our Earth Best Places to Retire in Canada: Fredericton, New Brunswick - Retire WOW Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada Once home to Maliseet and Mic Mac Indians and European settlers and later revived by loyalists fleeing the American Revolution, Fredericton became an important British military base. Fredericton, New Brunswick has since evolved into a moderately affluent, sophisticated small city and the administrative, educational and cultural capital of New Brunswick, making it one of the best places to retire in Canada. Landscape: Fredericton is located at a lovely site astride the St. John River about 60 miles (100 kilometers) inland from the Bay of Fundy. Climate: Fredericton has four distinct seasons with ample precipitation. Quality of Life: Excellent. Housing: Fredericton has a good supply of housing and prices are incredibly low by Canadian and American standards. Goods and Services: Goods and services are priced a little above Canadian norms but are 10% to 20% below U.S. averages. Retail Services: Downtown Fredericton is a vital retailing center.

Global Invasive Species Database The Global Invasive Species Database (GISD) aims to increase awareness about invasive alien species and to facilitate effective prevention and management activities. It is managed by the Invasive Species Specialist Group (ISSG) of the SSC- Species Survival Commission of the IUCN -International Union for Conservation of Nature. The GISD was developed as part of the global initiative on invasive species led by the Global Invasive Species Programme GISP and was/is supported through partnerships with the National Biological Information Infrastructure (NBII), Manaaki Whenua-Landcare Research and the University of Auckland. The GISD focuses on invasive alien species that threaten native biodiversity and natural ecosystems and covers all taxonomic groups from micro-organisms to animals and plants in all ecosystems. Species information is either supplied by or reviewed by expert contributors from around the world.

Join | SCCorps Please click here for the most recent SCC opportunities.Exciting, challenging, rewarding – there is no one word to describe participating in SCC. You’ll learn, but it will take sweat. You’ll complete great service projects, but it won’t always be easy. Current Positions AmeriCorps Conservation Crew Individual Placement Youth Leadership © 2014 Southwest Conservation Corps / Site Map / Staff Only / Staff Employment Tucson green web design by Creative Slice / admin

Expedition: Of Mountains and Marmots: Climate Change in the French Alps You’ll rise bright and early to head into the field, where you’ll be guided by staff at every step on the Alpine as you work: • Baiting traps: Hike to find spots to set-up and check marmot traps, helping record biometric measurements of marmots, while collecting and and labeling biological samples. • Observing marmots: Record the number, age, and sex of marmots. You’ll search for marmot pups and record their emergence date and litter size; and you’ll film their behavior. • Monitoring vegetation: Record the abundance and distribution of native plant species, examining leaf emergence, and whether plants are flowering or fruiting in relation to climatic conditions. • Lab work & data entry: Process, organize, store, and index biological samples and enter data into the database back at the Chalet. • Community outreach: Communicate research activities to tourists, and support the project’s partnerships with the schools in the Tarentaise Valley. Lunch will be at the chalet or in the mountains.

Examining new trends in citizen science | The Student Blog At the start of every year, most people will have made a list of New Year’s resolutions. Some of the most common this year will be to get fit, adopt healthy eating habits and spend more time with the family. But have you ever thought about using your spare time to help classify galaxies, monitor coral reefs to detect signs of disease and invasive species outbreaks or to monitor the exposure effects of air pollution? More people are contributing to scientific projects through citizen science and factor goals such as these in their 2016 plans. But an important question remains: how much of the contributed data is published as peer-reviewed scientific articles? What exactly is citizen science? A simplified definition of “citizen science” taken from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology is “a project in which volunteers partner with scientists to answer real-world questions”. Citizen science in publication Follet and Strezov reported that the first citizen science article was published in 1997.

The Great Basin Institute - Employment Compensation: $3,500 living allowance; $1,468 AmeriCorps Education Award; Student Loan Forbearance; Daily field per diem Possible Location(s): Dependent upon crew selection, members could be based out of 1 of 3 field stations located in Reno, Las Vegas, or Great Basin National Park for the duration of the summer season. Project locations may include the Lake Tahoe Basin, Mt. Immediate Supervisor: Crew Lead Contract Length: May 19, 2014 through August 14, 2014 Deadline to Apply: Applications accepted until positions are filled. Description: Spend your summer working and camping outside in some of Nevada’s premier natural areas. Contact: Genevieve Parker, HR Associate at gparker@thegreatbasininstitute.org Click here for more details Compensation: $7,000 living allowance; $2,775 AmeriCorps Education Award; Student Loan Forbearance; Daily field per diem Possible Location(s): Members will be based out the Reno field office. Contract Length: May 19, 2014 through November 13, 2014

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