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GCEC 2020 – Student Sessions with Keynote Speaker Dr. Meghan Kirkwood

Hero City: Documentary Photography by Meghan Kirkwood features a collection of silver gelatin and inkjet photographs made as part of a documentary project about modern Mongolia and its capital city, Ulaanbaatar. Kirkwood’s images of modern Mongolia capture the unique and storied history of its capital city, and its transition through economic and cultural change – and the rich and thriving culture that animates this young Asian nation.


The 2021 Huron Pine AmeriCorps conservation positions are now open

KLT is leveraging resources by working with Huron Pine AmeriCorps to get more projects done for our local human and natural communities!

KLT is looking for a Water Trail Coordinator to help us update the Keweenaw and Portage Water Trail maps and web info as well as help with infrastructure and programming at KLT water trail sites. We hope to provide water trail users with up to date information on water safely, partner sites and infrastructure and consistent signage to allow for enjoyable and safer paddling opportunities in our area. Applications are through Huron Pines please follow the instructions on their site to apply, Look for KLT on the list of available positions.

The Huron Pines AmeriCorps program has been developing leaders in conservation in communities across Michigan since 2007.
Huron Pines AmeriCorps members strive to enhance Michigan’s natural resources and foster environmental stewardship by engaging local volunteers, community groups and schools in service projects, hands-on learning opportunities and educational workshops.
This is an opportunity to join others with dedication, passion and enthusiasm for the environment and for national service, develop real-world skills, increase your experiences and have the opportunity to network with other resource professionals. Benefits include a living stipend of $14,279, an education award of $6,195, health care, child care and student loan deferment.
Apply now at www.huronpines.org.
Accepting applications through October 12, 2020.
For more details or questions contact Amanda Vanaman at amanda@huronpines.org
 


Meet the Students – Lydia Savatsky

Lydia is a fourth-year majoring in math. For three summers, she has worked with the Appalachia Service Project (ASP), a non-profit organization that provides home repairs for low-income residents in five states. This summer for her honors project, she designed surveys to gauge general homeowner satisfaction and basic needs, and to track how utility bills change after ASP completes repairs. She is compiling the data from these surveys to improve the organization’s impact and help secure grant funding. Lydia is also on the leadership team of Tech Tutors, a student and alumni-led Covid-19 response to virtually tutor K-12 students.