College of Natural Resources, UC Berkeley

Other Opportunities

March 19, 2012

Various Mar. and Apr. Dates | Learn to design and facilitate a DeCal class
Mar. 25 | Shape children’s lives as a FoodCorps Service Member
Apr. 1 | Check out the Wilderness and Civilization Program \
Summer 2012 | Get trained as an Emergency Medical Technician

Various Mar. and Apr. Dates | Learn to design and facilitate a DeCal class
Thinking about designing & facilitating a class of your own? Wondering how to start a DeCal? Attend a UCFTR DeCal Start-Up Workshop! Don’t miss Spring Deadlines for Fall 2012 DeCals! - Academic Senate deadline is July 10, 2012, but many departmental deadlines are in March and April.

We'll address procedural and pedagogical matters such as:
* Requirements of starting a student-initiated course
* Finding a faculty sponsor
* Completing the course proposal form
* Writing a strong syllabus
* Resources and funding available to you as a facilitator
* Campus policies and guidelines
* Reserving a room and obtaining CCNs for your course
* Advertising your course and managing enrollment
* Making your class fun and engaging

Tuesdays 1 – 2 pm
Apr 3 • Apr 17
Wednesdays 4 – 5 pm
Mar 21 • Apr 4 • Apr 18

For more information or to RSVP, go to:

Mar. 25 | Shape children’s lives as a FoodCorps Service Member
Are you a leader passionate about healthy food, farms and kids? Then we want you to be a FoodCorps Service Member! FoodCorps recruits talented leaders for a year of paid public service building healthy school food environments in high-obesity, limited-resource communities. WHAT YOU’LL DO
TEACH children about food and nutrition
GROW healthy food with kids and communities in school gardens
CHANGE what's for lunch by connecting farms and schools

WHERE YOU’LL SERVE: As a service member, you will be placed with one service site for your year-long term. Service sites operate under ten host sites, each of which is located in a different state: Arizona, Arkansas, Iowa, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, New Mexico, North Carolina and Oregon. Pending funding, FoodCorps will expand into Connecticut and Montana for the 2012-2013 service term.

WHAT YOU’LL GET: For your year of full-time service, you are eligible to receive the following benefits:
A $15,000 living allowance / $5,550 AmeriCorps Segal Education Award
Student loan forbearance / Health insurance
Partial childcare reimbursements / Training and mentorship
APPLY NOW: The application will close at 11:59 pm Eastern Time on Sunday, March 25, 2012. We recommend that you submit your application prior to the deadline to avoid any technical difficulties. Once the application closes we will NOT accept late applications. Before beginning your application, please make sure you have read through all of the sections linked to from this page. If you have additional questions please contact Simone Herbin at Visit for more information and application instructions.

Apr. 1 | Check out the Wilderness and Civilization Program
The Wilderness and Civilization program is located in some of the wildest country in the lower forty-eight states. Based at the University of Montana in Missoula, we are surrounded by vast forests, grasslands and millions of acres of unfragmented lands that support biodiversity and provide important wildlife habitat. This living classroom is integrated with on-campus studies at the University throughout the program. In Wilderness and Civilization, a small community of 25 students gets the best of both worlds: campus and field learning. Students spend 30 days in the field throughout the program, learning firsthand how the ecology, politics, history, and culture of a place shape conservation efforts. Field trips include a ten-day backpack into the Bob Marshall Wilderness Area and shorter weekly trips to Yellowstone National Park, the Blackfoot, Bitterroot and Mission Valleys, and the Flathead Reservation. Field trips complement classroom teaching by exploring real world environmental issues and the specific ways that managers, community activists, tribal members, and landowners meet today’s conservation challenges. Students often say how much they benefit from understanding the connections between changing culture, politics, and approaches to landscape conservation. 
The program offers students a Wilderness Studies Minor and is designed to complement any major. Students also learn practical skills and build their resumes through internships specifically focused on an area of their interest. Wilderness and Civilization students are placed with one of hundreds of educational, agency, and non-profit organizations in the Missoula area. In addition, many of the courses fulfill general education requirements and may count towards honors and/or major requirements*. The program is open to sophomores, juniors, and seniors of any major with a GPA of 3.0 or greater.

Because the Wilderness and Civilization Program is limited to 25 students, interested students need to apply soon. Applications can be obtained at online at There is a rolling admission policy until the early application deadline of February 15th, and the general application deadline is April 1st. For more information visit or email

Summer 2012 | Get trained as an Emergency Medical Technician
BearEMS, with support from the UCPD Office of Emergency Preparedness, has arranged for Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) training to be conducted on campus this summer. This program will teach Berkeley students, staff, and faculty valuable skills relevant to emergency medicine, healthcare, and public safety.

Upon successful completion of the program, participants will be eligible to apply for national and California EMT certification. CA certified EMTs may volunteer for the campus as Disaster Service Workers. There are also additional volunteer opportunities for EMTs on campus and in the community. EMTs can also seek employment throughout the Bay Area and California in a variety of settings including Police, Fire, Ambulances, Emergency Rooms, Search and Rescue, and Ski Patrol.

To learn more about the program, visit Applications are accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis. You can also learn more about the program on the Facebook page: