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Spring 2020 Service Learning Events

Service Learning registration for the Spring 2020 semester will open February 3.

 

 

Projects OPEN: none yet      

Projects CLOSED 

Projects Completed: 

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   ** Not Yet OPEN ** 

DAY: February 14 (back-up date: Sunday, Feb. 16)
CAPACITY: 5
TIME: 9:30 AM - 1:00 PM 
LOCATION: Holliday Park
ACTIVITY: Citizen Science (Great Backyard Bird Count)

PARTNER: various

 

Project 2   ** Not Yet OPEN ** 

DAY: February 15 (back-up date: Sunday, Feb. 16)
CAPACITY: 5
TIME: 9:30 AM - 1:00 PM 
LOCATION: Holliday Park
ACTIVITY: Citizen Science (
Great Backyard Bird Count)
PARTNER: various

 

Project 3   ** Not Yet OPEN ** 

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   ** Not Yet OPEN ** 

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   ** Not Yet OPEN ** 

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   ** Not Yet OPEN ** 

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   ** Not Yet OPEN ** 

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   ** Not Yet OPEN ** 

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 ** 

DAY: April 17 (back-up date: Sunday, April. 19)
CAPACITY: 35
TIME: 9:30 AM - 1:00 PM 
LOCATION: Broad Ripple Park
ACTIVITY: 
 Invasive Species Removal (water quality, habitat restoration)
PARTNER: DPW/Indy Parks

 

Project 10   ** Not Yet OPEN ** 

DAY: April 18 (back-up date: Sunday, April 19)
CAPACITY: 35
TIME: 9:30 AM - 1:00 PM 
LOCATION: Broad Ripple Park
ACTIVITY: 
 Invasive Species Removal (water quality, habitat restoration)
PARTNER: DPW/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.

 

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).