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Spring 2019 Service Learning Events

CEES Service Learning registration for Spring 2019 is OPEN.

Projects OPEN to waitlisting: 9    

Projects CLOSED (projects have been completed): 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

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.

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   ** COMPLETED ** 

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   ** COMPLETED ** 

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   ** COMPLETED ** 

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   ** COMPLETED ** 

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   ** COMPLETED ** 

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   ** COMPLETED ** 

DAY: Moved to 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   ** COMPLETED ** 

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   ** COMPLETED ** 

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

 

Project 9   ** WAITLISTING ** 

DAY: April 20 (back-up date: ?)
CAPACITY: 20
TIME: 9:30 AM - 1:00 PM 
LOCATION: Lilly ARBOR
ACTIVITY: 
 Earth Day Invasive Species Removal: focus on Winter Creeper and Bush Honeysuckle
PARTNER: CEES

 

 

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.

 

IUPUI Arbor Day Tree Planting: 50 Trees for 50 Years. Join in celebrating IUPUI's 50th anniversary by volunteering with IUPUI Sustainability and Campus Facility Services for an on-campus Arbor Day tree planting. We will be planting an assortment of 50 Swamp White Oak, Tulip Poplar, and Sycamore trees along University Blvd between the Tower and Lockefield Green.  Date & Time: April 26, 9:00AM-12:00PM.  Location: Meet at the corner of University Blvd and W North Street in Lockefield Green.  Registration required.

Beautify IUPUI - Turf Tuesdays: work alongside the Campus Grounds department and learn more about how they maintain the greenscape of the IUPUI campus.  This volunteer opportunity allows you to make a difference with an on-campus hands-on experience in maintaining the beautification of our campus.  All volunteers receive instructions from our trained staff.  You will assist with general landscape maintenance, such as mulching of the tree and landscape beds, pulling weeds, sod or turf maintenance, and other beautification projects as needed.  This is your chance to make a visible difference contributing to a safer, cleaner, more beautiful IUPUI. Registration required via the Campus Kitchens link.  Dress appropriately for the weather and activities.  Closed toed shoes required.  Location: Meet at the exterior of the main (east) entrance of the University Library (UL).  Time: 9:00-11:00 AM or 12:00-2:00 PM.  For more information, contact: Clay Collins, IUPUI Grounds Services Manager, claacoll@iupui.edu, (317) 278-2364.

Holliday Park: year-round volunteer opportunities. See the Friends of Holliday Park web page for more information about the park, its calendar of events, and volunteering, or call 317-327-7180. 

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.

Keep Indianapolis Beautifultree planting and other opportunities (multiple dates). 

Pennsy Trails: trash clean up and invasive species removal at the Sugarcreek Watershed Project (400 West Trail Head) and the Schramm Nature Preserve (Road 600W).  All work dates are Saturdays (9:00-11:00 AM).  Pennsy Trail dates include April 6, 13, 20; Schramm Nature Preserve date is April 27. Volunteers need to bring their own work shoes, water, gloves, and clippers. For more information, go to Pennsy Trails, or contact Mary Ann Wietbrock at 317-620-1006 or pennsytrails@gmail.com.