Scroll down for a complete listing of all the Center for Service-Learning sponsored projects.
There will be limited Summer Service-Learning projects. Please check back often for Summer Service Learning opportunities including Canoe Journey events. These will be posted soon.

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Campus Community Farm Work Parties
Happy summer! Come volunteer at the campus farm and get some sun, exercise and some fresh, campus grown produce!

As of Summer Quarter our drop-in volunteer times are as follows:

Tuesdays 11-3
Fridays 9-noon

Have you checked out EdCC's very own, very new Campus Community Farm?  Come help with planting, weeding, construction, and more on any Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays this winter quarter and learn about food issues, gardening skills, sustainability, nutrition, and a variety of other issues.  Volunteers will be able to take home harvested food on a fairly regular basis according to the Farmer Frog Model distribution system.  All skill levels welcome; gloves and tools will be provided; dress to work in the dirt and bring your reusable water bottle. Follow updates from the farm on Facebook by liking the page HERE!  No advance sign-up necessary – just show up and sign in!

For students under the age of 18, (except international students) a parental permission form is required prior to participation. The can be turned into the farm coordinator. The form can be downloaded here: Informed Risk Form-Parental Permission for Campus Community Farm

If you have any questions, contact Marni Swart to find out more info at marni.swart@email.edcc.edu



Taste of Edmonds Festival
Where: Civic Playfield, 310 6th Ave. N, Edmonds, WA 98020 (Transportation will be provided to and from EdCC to the service location. An email will be sent to you on when and where to meet on campus.)        
When: August 12-14 (multiple volunteer shifts available, see links below for shift dates and times)

It literally takes hundreds of volunteers to run A Taste of Edmonds. We need several volunteers to come help at the 3-day Taste of Edmonds festival, taking place in downtown Edmonds on Friday through Sunday, August 12 to 14. We are collecting food scraps and compostables at designated waste stations and will be setting up next to and near dining tents. So we are in need of people to fill 3-hour shifts to monitor activity at the stations. Our goal is to divert as much of the recyclables and compostables from going to the landfill as possible. Volunteers will be able to enter the event for free, spend time at a fun festival, and help us with our goal. Click the links below to register.

              




Water Quality Monitoring Project - Mukilteo

10am-2pm

The water quality monitoring project will collect data on the water quality of the Japanese and Big Gulch streams in Mukilteo, WA. Volunteers will monitor for E. coli and test pH, alkalinity, hardness and turbidity. We will also do some plant and animal track identification. The data we collect may be included in the Salmon Monitoring report and presented to Snohomish County Airport, City of Mukilteo, and other organizations to help aid in the restoration of the stream. Please sign up and don't forget to bring a sack lunch. If you have any questions please email kacie.mccarty@email.edcc.edu.

                                                

                                                SIGN UP USING THE LINKS BELOW 

 Saturday, August 20th                                                                                                Sunday, August 21st         

Saturday, September 24th                                                                                                            Sunday, September 25th 

Want to learn more about the Mukilteo Gulches? Use the links below to explore the Japanese and Big Gulches.

Our librarian, Haley Benjamins, has created a library resource guide for our service-learning projects at Japanese and Big Gulch. You can access it at the following link.http://edcc.libguides.com/mukilteogulches. This will help you have access to the resources you need to prepare for the projects better and to write more effective reflections and other course assignments related to your service-learning projects. Students signing up for the projects in Japanese and Big Gulch are invited to read last year's report prior to coming to the field. Click the link below for the link to the report.

https://www.academia.edu/10366418/Fish_and_Wildlife_in_Mukilteos_Japanese_and_Big_Gulch








PADDLE TO NISQUALLY 2016

 "Don't Forget the Water" 

This summer, students, staff, and faculty have an incredible opportunity to participate in the 2016 Annual Canoe Journey Paddle to Nisqually. There are day-long and overnight opportunities. These unique and adventurous opportunities will allow you to volunteer with Coast Salish canoe families and support groups in a variety of ways including Green Team, crafting cultural gifts, event logistics, caring for canoes and more!  Learn about Canoe Journey, Coast Salish traditions, Potlatch and the natural history of the Pacific Northwest. Your volunteer work is essential to making the Canoe Journey a reality - in return you will have an immersive learning experience sure to give you new eyes on the Pacific Northwest! A library resource guide is available at http://edcc.libguides.com/canoe.  Choose one or more of the volunteer opportunities below:


July 20 - July 22
                                                               Departure July 20th: 1pm 
                                                    Return July 22nd 4pm

Join us on a two-night adventure up in Samish Indian Nation. We will be camping along the shores of Fidalgo Bay near Anacortes, Wa. This is near the beginning of the canoe journey and canoes will be arriving on the 20th and the 21st then being hosted by Samish for a meal and protocol. Volunteers will help the Samish Nation host the canoe families from the north before they continue their journey towards Nisqually on July 22nd. Students will arrive the evening of the 20th, camp, participate in hosting activities through the day of the 21st, camp the night of the 21st and on the 22nd help in clean up. All meals will be provided, bring your own snacks.  Arrive back on EdCC campus during the evening of the 21st. No experience necessary!


 
July 21st 
                                                8am - 6pm

Join us for an all-day volunteer experience up with the Samish Indian Nation at Fidalgo Bay resort as they prepare to host the Canoe Families. You may be involved in a number of set-up and hosting activities that may include: food preparation, table and chair set-up, watching canoes land, helping pull canoes out of water, recycling and garbage duty, among others.The Paddle to Nisqually 2016 Canoe Journey will be a “green” event held in the spirit of sustainability carried forth by gwedzadad – the Teachings of our Ancestors.  Dinner will be provided, bring your own lunch and snacks. No experience necessary!




July 24th
                                            1pm - 9pm

Join us for for an afternoon and evening at Tulalip Tribes near Marysville as they host the canoe families heading south. You may be involved in a number of set-up and hosting activities that may include: food preparation, table and chair set-up, watching canoes land, helping pull canoes out of water, recycling and garbage duty, among others.The Paddle to Nisqually 2016 Canoe Journey will be a “green” event held in the spirit of sustainability carried forth by gwedzadad – the Teachings of our Ancestors. Dinner will be provided. No experience necessary!




 July 29 - 31

This is an overnight camping opportunity. Arrive in the late afternoon of the 29th. On July 30, the canoe families will make their final landing near Nisqually at the Port of Olympia. Up to 130 canoes are expected to be landing at the Port of Olympia. Landing ceremonies will be taking place throughout the day. This is the beginning of a week-long protocol and potlatch. Students may participate in a number of volunteer activities including Green Team, information/greeting, parking and traffic control, assisting elders, and other volunteer support. In the evening, students will observe and participate in protocol. All meals will be provided, please bring snacks as needed. Landing and protocol are incredible experiences not to miss! Return to campus on the evening of July 31st. No experience necessary!






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   Trashy Tuesdays Campus Clean-Up                              
   
   
The Fall Quarter Schedule will be updated in September. Stay tuned!

Did you know that 80% of trash in the world’s oceans comes from litter on land? Most commonly it is washed from sidewalks and paved areas into storm drains and then directly into our streams, rivers, lakes and then oceans. We are trying to make a dent in that figure by doing our part here on campus. Every Tuesday we get together and discuss how we can make a difference and WHY it’s so important that we do. We then spend at least one full hour picking up trash (with grabbers!) in varying zones of campus and finish each Trashy Tuesday by coming back together to share in snacks while we reflect on what we saw, experienced, learned, and the crazy strange things we picked up that day (there’s always at least one odd thing found!). Last quarter, in just 9 Trashy Tuesdays, we were able to gather nearly 90 pounds of trash! Come join us, bring a friend, bring a classmate, have some fun and make a difference on your campus and in your community!
Please click on the linkes below to choose the date you would like to participate.



If you have any additional questions, Contact ___________ for more details or if you have questions.