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Spring 2020 Service Learning Events

Due to the developing COVID-19 situation, the CEES Service Learning Program is temporarily on hold.  

We apologize for the inconvenience.  Projects will resume or be rescheduled once the situation has resolved.

 

 

Projects OPEN: waitlist     

Projects CANCELLED : 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 

Projects Completed: 1, 2 

 

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.

Note for participants in biodiversity surveys: you may want to download Seek to your smartphone.  Seek is a free app and was developed as part of the iNaturalist citizen's science project; it helps you to identify plants, animals, and fungi by using your phone's camera to scan the environment.  You do not need to create an account with iNaturalist to use Seek.

Note for participants in the Great Backyard Bird Count: 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 their 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 14 (back-up date: Sunday, Feb. 16)
CAPACITY: 10
TIME: 9:30 AM - 1:00 PM 
LOCATION: Holliday Park
ACTIVITY: Citizen Science (Great Backyard Bird Count)

PARTNER: various

 

Project 2   ** COMPLETED ** 

DAY: February 15 (back-up date: Sunday, Feb. 16)
CAPACITY: 10
TIME: 9:30 AM - 1:00 PM 
LOCATION: Holliday Park
ACTIVITY: Citizen Science (
Great Backyard Bird Count)
PARTNER: various

 

Project 3   ** CANCELLED - may be rescheduled ** 

DAY: March 7 (back-up date: March 8)
CAPACITY: 35
TIME: 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM 
LOCATION: Sodalis Park
ACTIVITY: 
Invasive Species Removal (water quality, habitat restoration)
PARTNER: ISU Bat Center

 

Project 4   ** CANCELLED - may be rescheduled ** 

DAY: March 7 (back-up date: March 8)
CAPACITY: 35
TIME: 12:30 PM - 4:00 PM 
LOCATION: Sodalis Park
ACTIVITY: 
Invasive Species Removal (water quality, habitat restoration)
PARTNER: ISU Bat Center

 

Project 5   ** CANCELLED - may be rescheduled ** 

DAY: March 13 (back-up date: Sunday, March 15)
CAPACITY: 35
TIME: 9:30 AM - 1:00 PM 
LOCATION: Holliday Park
ACTIVITY: 
Invasive Species Removal, Seeding (water quality, habitat restoration)
PARTNER: DPW/Indy Parks

 

Project 6   ** CANCELLED - may be rescheduled ** 

DAY: March 14 (back-up date: Sunday, March 15)
CAPACITY: 35
TIME: 9:30 AM - 1:00 PM 
LOCATION: Holliday Park
ACTIVITY: 
Invasive Species Removal, Seeding (water quality, habitat restoration)
PARTNER: DPW/Indy Parks

 

Project 7   ** CANCELLED - may be rescheduled ** 

DAY: April 3 (back-up date: Sunday, April 5)
CAPACITY: 35
TIME: 9:30 AM - 1:00 PM 
LOCATION: Eagle's Crest
ACTIVITY: 
Invasive Species Removal (water quality, habitat restoration)
PARTNER: DPW/Indy Parks

 

Project 8   ** CANCELLED - may be rescheduled ** 

DAY: April 4 (back-up date: Sunday, April 5)
CAPACITY: 35
TIME: 9:30 AM - 1:00 PM 
LOCATION: Eagle's Crest
ACTIVITY: 
 Invasive Species Removal (water quality, habitat restoration)
PARTNER: DPW/Indy Parks

 

Project 9   ** NOT YET OPEN - needs approval ** 

DAY: various
CAPACITY: open 
TIME: various 
LOCATION: ARBOR (tentative)
ACTIVITY: 
 Trash Inventory and Clean-up (possible)
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.

 

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).