September 2012 Newsletter        

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The final session of Class 12 will be October 29-31 in Manhattan in conjunction with the Governor's Conference on Water and Future of Kansas. The class will be recognized during lunch on the second day of the conference.

Spread the word! Applications for the class of 2013 are available. If you or someone you know is interested in learning about environmentalism and leadership in a variety of different ways, we encourage you to apply! Details are available on our "Get Involved" page. Feel free to email KELP Coordinator Brandi Nelson with any questions, Final deadline: November 9, 2012.

Career Opportunities
New career choices are being sent to us daily. Don't miss out on something that catches your eye!

Extension Agent, 4-H Youth Development and Community Development, Rolling Prairie District 
  • Bachelor's degree in education, youth development, sociology, or other related fields (master’s preferred)
  • Evidence of strong academic and/or professional performance
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with individuals, groups, and through mass media
Deadline: October 8, 2012
For more information see the job posting

Assistant Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering, Kansas State University
  • Ph.D. degree in Chemical Engineering or equivalent
  • Ability to develop and sustain an active, externally funded research program
  • Effectively manage research projects and student/staff researchers
  • Commitment to teach graduate and undergraduate courses
  • Versatility in teaching
  • Willingness to serve the department, institution, and profession through active participation in committees and professional societies
Priority deadline: October 15, 2012
Apply on the department website

Professional Development
Please visit our website for more opportunities for professional growth as they become available!

AASHE 2012 Conference
“Investing in the Future”
October 14-17
Los Angeles Convention Center
Student Summit for campus sustainability, including workshops, keynote speakers, student presenters, and other exciting events.
Register today for this opportunity and learn more about each event.

2012 Kansas Environmental Education Conference 
“EE in Kanas: Strength through Diversity”
Junction City Marriott
Registration is now OPEN
Submit a proposal to be a part of a session with a presentation or poster.
*Visit the KACEE website for an agenda, fees, and how to register.

Natural Gas and Renewables Hold the Key to Universal Energy Access in Africa
November 8-9, 2012
Colorado School of Mines 
*Register before September 30th and receive early bird rates!
Individuals: $200
Academicians: $150
Students: $50 
Businesses, organizations, and students are welcome to attend this conference to discuss natural gas and solutions for the future in regards to these energy sources.  
*See the entire conference agenda here.
Register at this link.

Conservation Innovation Grants (CIG)
See link for details:
Environmental Education Regional Grants-EPA
Click here for the requirements:


Tell us what you think!
Please send any comments, suggestions, or announcements to Brandi Nelson,

We are currently seeking sponsors for the KELP 2013 class. If you and your agency/organization would like to assist please contact Brandi Nelson,
KELP Spotlight: Susan Metzger
Susan Metzger began her environmental quest after she graduated from the University of Mary Washington. She continued on to obtain a master’s degree from Old Dominion University in 1999. Upon graduating, she began her environmental career by working with engineering firms responsible for military environmental compliance and land development. In 2003 she accepted a position at the Kansas Water Office (KWO) as an environmental scientist. Later she was promoted to the manager of the Watershed Coordination Unit. This summer she began her current position networking with organizations, the legislature, and congressional delegates to ensure water policy issues are addressed.
Susan began a career in environmentalism because she loved all outdoor activities.
“I am very fortunate to be able to align my hobbies so well with my work,” she says. ”The saying “do what you love and love what you do” fits for me.” She says..continue reading on the website.
KELP 2012 has been a growing experience for me. I am an environmental scientist and a wetland scientist at a large engineering firm in the Kansas City area.
KELP has enabled me to gain a better perspective regarding water issues statewide. After growing up on a farm in north central Kansas, I moved to the KC area in 1998... Continue reading online.
-- Devin Wilson, Class 12
Water and the Future of Kansas Conference
October 30-31,Manhattan
K-State and the Kansas Water Office are co-hosts 
Day 1: Water policy focus
Day 2: Science focus
Highlight: The KELP Class of 2012 will be recognized on Day 2
Come experience a one-of-a-kind conference and see members of Class 12 present their work.
*Registration is open until October 15, 2012.
*Visit the Governor’s Conference website for other details
November 9th is the FINAL deadline for KELP 2013 applications.  if you know of anyone who would be interested in enrolling in KELP please nominate them by emailing their contact information to us. Or encourage them to request information by by emailing Brandi Nelson, Applications are availabe on our website.
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