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Fall 2019 Service Learning Events

CEES Service Learning registration for Fall 2019 will open September 12. 

Projects OPEN:     

Projects CLOSED:

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 Spring Semester Service Learning participants: 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   ** Not yet OPEN ** 

DAY: September 27 (back-up date: Sunday, Sept. 29)
CAPACITY: 35
TIME: 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM 
LOCATION: Lilly ARBOR
ACTIVITY: Biodiversity Survey

PARTNER: IUPUI Office of Sustainability

 

Project 2   ** Not Yet OPEN ** 

DAY: September 28 (back-up date: Sunday, Sept. 29)
CAPACITY: 35
TIME: 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM 
LOCATION: Lilly ARBOR
ACTIVITY: 
Biodiversity Survey
PARTNER: IUPUI Office of Sustainability

 

Project 3   ** Not Yet OPEN ** 

DAY: October 4 (back-up date: Oct. 6)
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 4   ** Not Yet OPEN ** 

DAY: October 5 (back-up date: Oct. 6)
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 5   ** Not Yet OPEN ** 

DAY: October 11 (back-up date: TBD)
CAPACITY: 35
TIME: 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM 
LOCATION: Ritchey Woods
ACTIVITY: Creek Clean-up 
(water quality, habitat restoration)
PARTNER: Fisher Parks & Recreation

 

Project 6   ** Not Yet OPEN ** 

DAY: October 25 (back-up date: Sunday, Oct. 29)
CAPACITY: 35
TIME: 9:30 AM - 1:00 PM 
LOCATION: IUPUI Campus
ACTIVITY: 
Campus Tree Survey (biodiversity inventory)
PARTNER: IUPUI Office of Sustainability & IUPUI Campus Facility Services

 

Project 7   ** Not Yet OPEN ** 

DAY: October 26 (back-up date: Sunday, Oct. 29)
CAPACITY: 35
TIME: 9:30 AM - 1:00 PM 
LOCATION: IUPUI Campus
ACTIVITY: 
Campus Tree Survey (biodiversity inventory)
PARTNER: IUPUI Office of Sustainability & IUPUI Campus Facility Services

 

Project 8   ** Not YET OPEN ** 

DAY: November 10 (back-up date: Saturday, Nov. 16)
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 9   ** Not Yet OPEN ** 

DAY: November 10 (back-up date: Saturday, Nov. 16)
CAPACITY: 35
TIME: 12:30 PM - 4:00 PM 
LOCATION: Sodalis Park
ACTIVITY: 
 Invasive Species Removal (water quality, habitat restoration)
PARTNER: ISU Bat Center

 

 

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.

 

 

West Park: Monarch tagging on September 21 (10:00 AM-12:00 PM). Native seed collection on October 12 (10:00 AM-12:00 PM).  For more information, contact: Brittany McAdams, Carmel Clay Parks & Recreation, Natural Resources Coordinator, bmcadams@carmelclayparks.com, (317) 573-4042.

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).