Current Projects & Events

Service learning projects and events

Fall 2022

All projects have been completed and the Fall 2022 Service Learning program has ended.

Spring 2023 projects will be listed at the start of Spring semester.

 

 


Project 1 - Campus Tree Survey

Day: September 16 (rain date: Sunday Sept. 18)
Time: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. (noon)
Capacity: 25
Location: IUPUI Campus
Activity: tree survey
Partner(s): IUPUI Office of Sustainability, CFS


Project 2 - Campus Tree Survey

Day: September 17 (rain date: Sunday Sept. 18)
Time: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. (noon)
Capacity: 25
Location: IUPUI Campus
Activity: tree survey
Partner(s): IUPUI Office of Sustainability, CFS


Project 3 - Photography for Citizen Science

Day: September 30 (rain date: Oct. 2)
Time: 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Capacity: 5
Location: Eagle Creek Ornithology Center
Activity: photography for Eagle Creek iNaturalist project & trash clean up
Partner(s): Indy Parks/Eagle Creek

 

For this project, it is necessary to have downloaded Seek to your smart phone and have an account on iNaturalist.


Project 4 - Photography for Citizen Science

Day: October 1 (rain date: Oct. 2)
Time: 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Capacity: 5
Location: Eagle Creek Ornithology Center
Activity: photography for Eagle Creek iNaturalist project & trash clean up
Partner(s): Indy Parks/Eagle Creek

 

For this project, it is necessary to have downloaded Seek to your smart phone and have an account on iNaturalist.


Project 5 - Invasive Species Removal

Day: October 7 (rain date: October 9)
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (noon)
Capacity: 25
Location: Eagle's Crest Park
Activity: Invasive species (honeysuckle) removal
Partner(s): Indianapolis Department of Public Works, Indy Parks


Project 6 - Invasive Species Removal

Day: October 7 (rain date: October 9)
Time: 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Capacity: 25
Location: Eagle's Crest Park
Activity: Invasive species (honeysuckle) removal
Partner(s): Indianapolis Department of Public Works, Indy Parks


Project 7 - Native Seed Collection & Sowing

Day: October 21 (rain date: Oct. 23)
Time: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. (noon)
Capacity: 25
Location: Holliday Park
Activity: collection and sowing of native seed, invasive species removal
Partner(s): Indianapolis Department of Public Works, Indy Parks


Project 8 - Native Seed Collection & Sowing

Day: October 22 (rain date: Oct. 23)
Time: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. (noon)
Capacity: 25
Location: Holliday Park
Activity: collection and sowing of native seed, invasive species removal
Partner(s): Indianapolis Department of Public Works, Indy Parks


Project 9 - Day of the Dead-heading

Day: November 6 (rain date)
Time: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. (noon)
Capacity: 25
Location: Urban Wilderness Trail Monarch Sanctuary
Activity: collection and sowing of native seed, invasive species removal (maybe)
Partner(s): White River State Park, ROW, Urban Wilderness Trail


Project 10 - Military Park Tree Survey

Day: November 4 (rain date: Nov. 6)
Time: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. (noon)
Capacity: 25
Location: Military Park
Activity: tree survey
Partner(s): White River State Park


Project 11 - ARBOR Trash Clean Up

Day: November 11 (rain date: Nov. 13)
Time: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. (noon)
Capacity: 25
Location: Lilly ARBOR
Activity: trash clean up
Partner(s): White River State Park, ROW


 

Project 12 - ARBOR Trash Clean Up

Day: November 12 (rain date: Nov. 13)
Time: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. (noon)
Capacity: 25
Location: Lilly ARBOR
Activity: trash clean up
Partner(s): White River State Park, ROW


 

Project 13 - October BIG Day

Day: October 8 (rescheduled to Oct. 15)
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Capacity: 10
Location: rescheduled to Starling Nature Sanctuary
Activity: bird count and trash clean up
Partner(s): Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Indy Parks/Eagle Creek

 

For this project, it will be useful to have downloaded the Merlin bird app to your smartphone. Field glasses (binoculars) and digital SLR camera are also useful (but not required).


 

DIY Project

There is no DIY project planned for fall 2022. The following information is from the fall 2021 project.

Surveys: September 15 through October 30
Data due: November 12
Time: At your convenience
Capacity: Unlimited
Location: Forested location of your choice
Activity: Biodiversity survey (community science)
Partner(s): iNaturalist, CEES 

iNaturalist project name: CEES Fall 2021 Forest Biodiversity Survey

Note: You need to download both the Seek and iNaturalist apps to your phone, create an iNaturalist account, and join the appropriate iNaturalist project associated with the service event. Visit the DIY Projects page for additional information about this project.

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