Wednesday, February 19, 2020

ENCAP Ecological Restoration Technician

Are you or someone you know interested in helping local habitats, learning new skills, and spending time in the great outdoors? Check out our restoration technician and seasonal internship opportunities!

Fermilab Internship

Send resume and cover letter to Liz Copeland at .

This internship is aimed at students or recent graduates majoring in environmental science or similar field.

We are now accepting applications for our 2020 summer intern position.The intern will be assisting in habitat management at Fermilab and can expect to gain a broad understanding of ecological restoration practices and applications as well as theory. Duties will include native seed collection and processing, invasive species control using mechanical and chemical practices, botanical surveys of restored prairie, forest and wetland communities, tree and shrub care, assisting with volunteer workdays and research projects, aspects of wildlife monitoring and use of ESRI ArcGIS. Off-site visits to nature preserves, attending professional ecology meetings, and summarizing your internship in a formal presentation are also possible.

For more details, and how to apply:

Applications close April 10, 2020

Pizzo Group is Hiring

If you or someone you know is looking for a career in the Environmental Restoration industry, this is the opportunity you've been waiting for! Pizzo & Associates, Ltd. is currently seeking full-time permanent and seasonal help at all of our Illinois locations (Leland, Lemont, & South Barrington).

CLICK HERE to read the full job description for all openings.

If you are interested in working for the Midwest's best ecological restoration contractor, contact Lucas Henkel today at!


Our goal of providing quality service for our clients starts with the people we employ. Our associates are central to the company’s success and continued growth within the ecological restoration industry. We are committed stewards of the environment whose passion extends into each and every project. The entrepreneurial spirit at the Pizzo Group of companies encourages employees to utilize their experience and capitalize on their strengths.
We seek to attract highly motivated individuals that want to work as a team and share in the commitment, responsibility, risk taking and discipline required to achieve our vision. Attracting these special individuals help us to build a culture that promotes both uniqueness and a bias for action. Come join our team and help us in our mission. Send us your resume!

Pizzo & Associates, Ltd.:

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

NIU STEM Cafe Feb.11, Swarming Robots, Two Brothers Roundhouse

Just a quick reminder. Please join us at our next STEM Café, Swarming Robots, on February 11, Tuesday, at the Two Brothers Roundhouse in Aurora from 6:30 to 8:30 PM.
What can we learn from bird flocks and fish schools to mitigate crowd disasters? How can we program robots to work together so one person controls an entire swarm of them? Researchers are studying the collective behaviors of fish, birds and swarming insects to answer questions like these. You may never think of a flock of birds in quite the same way again!

Learn more from NIU Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering Sachit Butail.

Our March STEM Café, Earthquakes and Fracking on March 18, Wednesday, will be held at the Fireside Grille in Sugar Grove.
At least 26 minor earthquakes have rattled northern Illinois in the past 100 years, and in recent years Oklahoma has experienced more “felt” earthquakes (magnitude 3 or higher) than California. Where are faults located in the northern Illinois region, and what unmapped faults might be active here? How are human activities, such as fracking and wastewater disposal, triggering earthquakes in the central and eastern U.S.?

Join us for an earth-shaking discussion of seismic activity with NIU Geology professors Philip Carpenter and Megan Brown.

See you there!