Request for Proposals: Sense of Place Lectures Season 11 (2020-21)

Request for Proposals: Sense of Place Lectures Season 11 (2020-21) Are Open!

What we’re looking for:

  • Presenters with expertise on a topic related to the cultural, natural, or political history of the Columbia River Gorge.
  • Skilled public speakers who enjoy sharing their knowledge and have the ability to present in a way consistent with the Sense of Place format.
  • Availability to present via webinar or podcast*.

What we offer:

  • Event marketing to 4,000 e-newsletter subscribers and via social media, local newspapers and partners in Oregon and Washington.
  • Book sales facilitated by a local bookshop (optional).
  • A chance to be a part of a popular and meaningful lecture series with a loyal audience.
  • A digital recording of your presentation will be shared/archived online via the Sense of Place website.
  • Honorarium of $100

*PLEASE NOTE: We are updating our lecture format in response to ongoing restrictions around large in-person gatherings due to COVID-19. Our recent audience survey showed overwhelming support for continuing Sense of Place in some form during the pandemic. As a result, Season 11 will likely be conducted largely online or in podcast form. There are benefits and drawbacks to this temporary shift, but Sense of Place has been an invaluable way to gather, wonder, and learn about our common ground and the SOP Team is committed to working with our speakers and supporters to continue these lectures in 2020-21. We appreciate your flexibility and interest in being a part of this special season.

To apply please fill out the application here!

Deadline for applications is August 7, 2020.

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We Will Do Better!

Mt. Adams Institute (MAI) will do better. . .

For too long, it’s been easy to disassociate environmental and conservation focused work from the social justice and equity issues that plague our country.  And yet access to the outdoors and public lands (and all of their related benefits) is too often a privilege instead of a right that is accessible to all. Continue Reading…

Cascade Mountain School

Cascade Mountain School Summer Camp Update 2

It is with heavy hearts that we’ve decided to cancel our in-person camps for this summer. Our deliberation was greatly impacted by a continued sense of uncertainty about the current and future state of the COVID-19 pandemic. While both Washington state and other surrounding states are starting to offer guidance on how businesses and communities can begin to reopen, these are only guesses at best as how to proceed.

Cascade Mountain School Summer Camp Update

Below are some important updates for Cascade Mountain School summer camps. First, the million dollar question . . .will summer camp happen this year?

In these ever changing times, we unfortunately cannot provide a definitive answer just yet, BUT we can tell you how we plan to proceed: Continue Reading…

Meet New VetsWork Coordinator, Rebekah Rafferty!

“I knew I wanted to work in natural resources when I was 15 and my mother took my little sister and me on a trip to a guest ranch in Moose, Wyoming. The landscape, it’s wildlife, and it’s people hit me as hard as anything ever has. My life from then on was always going to be about natural resources and I’ve never looked back.

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Mt. Adams Institute is Hiring 3 Positions!

Mt. Adams Institute programs are expanding and so is our staff! We are currently hiring three positions:

  • Human Resources/Recruitment Director
  • Program Coordinator: VetsWork
  • Program Coordinator: Public Lands Stewards & VetsWork GreenCorps

Please check out our employment page for position descriptions and application information.

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