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Spring 2019 Service Learning Events

CEES Service Learning registration for Spring 2019 is now OPEN.

Projects CLOSED to regular registration (a few spaces are still available - use the waitlist option if you are interested in these projects): 1, 2, 3 

Projects CLOSED completely (projects are at capacity): 

Project listings are posted below. 

Use these links to learn more about: the registration process and how to prepare for your project; the benefits of Citizen Science projects; why birds matter; and the local and regional impacts of trash clean-ups and invasive species removal.  Information about the locations where projects take place can be found under the All Project Sites link here or on the side bar.

If you plan to participate in the Great Backyard Bird Count, Cornell Lab of Ornithology's All About Birds provides help with bird identification: on the Topics menu select Bird Guide and use the Identify Birds by Shape feature.  Merlin is a free bird identification tool for your smart device.  The GBBC web site provides information about the event, including results from previous years.  There are many citizen science initiatives that relate to birds - these are listed on the Cornell Lab site - all typically require the use of e-Bird

 

 

Project 1   ** CLOSED ** 

DAY: February 15 (back-up date: Sunday, Feb. 17)
CAPACITY: 5
TIME: 9:30 AM - 1:00 PM 
LOCATION: Holliday Park
ACTIVITY: Great Backyard Bird Count (Citizen Science)

PARTNER: Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Audubon Society

You may want the Merlin Bird ID app

 

Project 2   ** CLOSED ** 

DAY: February 16 (back-up date: Sunday, Feb. 17)
CAPACITY: 5
TIME: 9:30 AM - 1:00 PM 
LOCATION: Holliday Park
ACTIVITY: Great Backyard Bird Count (Citizen Science)

PARTNER: Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Audubon Society

You may want the Merlin Bird ID app

 

Project 3   ** CLOSED ** 

DAY: March 1 (back-up date: Mar. 3 or 22)
CAPACITY: 35
TIME: 9:30 AM - 1:00 PM 
LOCATION: Lilly ARBOR
ACTIVITY: Trash Clean-up (water quality)

PARTNER: CEES

 

Project 4   ** OPEN ** 

DAY: March 2 (back-up date: Mar. 3 or 23)
CAPACITY: 35
TIME: 9:30 AM - 1:00 PM 
LOCATION: Lilly ARBOR
ACTIVITY: Trash Clean-up (water quality)

PARTNER: CEES

 

Project 5   ** OPEN ** 

DAY: March 29 (back-up date: Sunday, Mar. 31)
CAPACITY: 35
TIME: 9:30 AM - 1:00 PM 
LOCATION: Eagle's Crest
ACTIVITY: Invasive Species removal (water quality, habitat restoration)

PARTNER: Indy Parks

 

Project 6   ** OPEN ** 

DAY: March 30 (back-up date: Sunday, Mar. 31)
CAPACITY: 35
TIME: 9:30 AM - 1:00 PM 
LOCATION: Eagle's Crest
ACTIVITY: 
Invasive Species removal (water quality, habitat restoration)
PARTNER: Indy Parks

 

Project 7   ** OPEN ** 

DAY: April 12 (back-up date: Sunday, Apr. 14)
CAPACITY: 35
TIME: 9:30 AM - 1:00 PM 
LOCATION: Holliday Park
ACTIVITY: Seeding, Invasive Species Removal (water quality, habitat restoration)

PARTNER: Indy Parks

 

Project 8   ** OPEN ** 

DAY: April 13 (back-up date: Sunday, Apr. 14)
CAPACITY: 35
TIME: 9:30 AM - 1:00 PM 
LOCATION: Holliday Park
ACTIVITY: 
 Seeding, Invasive Species Removal (water quality, habitat restoration)
PARTNER: Indy Parks

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other Service Opportunities

Can't find a CEES project that fits your schedule? Does your professor require multiple service projects? Consider volunteering with other organizations. Volunteering opportunities will be added below as CEES learns about them.

Keep Indianapolis Beautiful: tree planting and other opportunities (multiple dates). 

Invasive Species Strike Team: meets the second Satuday of each month (March through December, 9:00AM - noon) at the Ornithology Center at Eagle Creek Park (71st Street entrance) to remove invasive plant species. For more information, contact Brenda Howard (Senior Ecologist, Department of Public Works - City of Indianapolis, 317-327-7470). 

Felege Hiywot Center: various opportunities throughout the year. Contact Felege at 317-545-2245 for more information, or go to the Felege web site.