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Campus Community Farm Work Parties

Mondays: 12:30pm - 2:30pm


Tuesdays: 1:00pm - 3:00pm


Thursday:  2:00pm - 4:00pm

 
Located on the EdCC campus next to MDL and CIT Building

Have you checked out EdCC's very own, very new Campus Community Farm?  Come help with planting, weeding, construction, and more on any Monday's, Tuesday's, and Thursday's 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
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Trashy Tuesdays Campus Clean-Up

12:30 PM - 2:30 PM

February 24th
March 3rd

Meeting Location: Brier 244
Join us in taking care of Edmonds Community College as we walk the campus picking up trash (and recycling!) from the parking lots, bushes, and cigarette shelters. Learn about what you can do to help make Edmonds Community College more sustainable, and make a difference in your community! Find out what types of waste are on our campus, and why it matters that it’s picked up! Sign-up online now! Click the Sign Up button and select your date and time at the bottom of the form. We meet in Brier 244 at the project time. Please be on time.

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The Streamkeeper: Caring for local salmon and trout

February 26th 2015

6:00 pm - 9:30 pm


Come join the Center for Service Learning while we attend the Streamkeeper presentation. Find more information below:

Many of our local streams are beautiful to see and full of aquatic life. Many others are still pretty to look at, but no longer support abundant aquatic life. And, sadly, others have disappeared from sight.

To help everyone interested in learning about the ecological condition of local salmon and trout streams, the Adopt A Stream Foundation presents the Streamkeeper.

During the Streamkeeper presentation, Tom Murdoch will teach the audience how to adopt local streams (http://www.streamkeeper.org/aasf/Adopt_Steps.html). How to investigate the physical, biological, and chemical characteristics of streams as well as their historical, social and political characteristics. He will show you how to organize community support to protect and enhance your stream, create long and short term goals that can be achieved, how to create an action plan to reach those goals, and how to carry out planned actions – how to become a Streamkeeper.

During this event, Murdoch will use illustrations from the Streamkeepers Field Guide to both educate and entertain the audience. He will also show amazing underwater video as he teaches the complexity of the salmon life cycle, introduce the audience to the secret world of the “hyporheic zone,” and describe the amazing complexities of the “salmon forest.”

 

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Aquatic Macro-Invertebrate Sampling at Japanese Gulch

February 26th, 2015

10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

To help provide additional scientific data to the Salmon Monitoring project that occurred during Fall Quarter 2014, the Aquatic Macro-Invertebrate sampling project will collect data on the water quality of the Japanese Gulch and Big Gulch streams in Mukilteo, WA. We will use nets to collect Macro-Invertebrates (little bugs and critters) from the freshwater stream, and sort and count them in the field to provide an estimated report on the water quality of the stream. Aquatic Macro-Invertebrates are used to determine to water quality and health in streams because they are sensitive to certain types of pollution. We will also be conducting traditional water quality sampling via in-field chemical analysis. 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 re-introduction of Salmon in to the streams. If you have any questions please email Natalie.Reszka@email.edcc.edu

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UW Law School Mock Trials
5:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

King County Courthouse

Each year UW Law Students put on mock trials in order to gain courtroom experience and test out their skills. In order to provide them with a more realistic courtroom experience we’re recruiting volunteer jurors to attend the trials. These trials are held at the King County Courthouse, with real judges presiding at each trial.

As a volunteer juror you will be asked to listen carefully to both sides as the lawyers-in-training present their cases. You will then retire to the jury room for deliberation (just like in the movies!)

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Aquatic Macro-Invertebrate Sampling at Big Gulch

March 5th, 2015

10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

To help provide additional scientific data to the Salmon Monitoring project that occurred during Fall Quarter 2014, the Aquatic Macro-Invertebrate sampling project will collect data on the water quality of the Japanese Gulch and Big Gulch streams in Mukilteo, WA. We will use nets to collect Macro-Invertebrates (little bugs and critters) from the freshwater stream, and sort and count them in the field to provide an estimated report on the water quality of the stream. Aquatic Macro-Invertebrates are used to determine to water quality and health in streams because they are sensitive to certain types of pollution. We will also be conducting traditional water quality sampling via in-field chemical analysis. 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 re-introduction of Salmon in to the streams. If you have any questions please email Natalie.Reszka@email.edcc.edu

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PAWS



March 11th, 2015

8:30 AM - 1:30 PM


Volunteer with the Center for Service-Learning as we join PAWS. PAWS is a champion for animals—rehabilitating injured and orphaned wildlife, sheltering and adopting homeless cats and dogs, and educating people to make a better world for animals and people. Your group will be an important part in providing some much needed muscle for our projects. We enlist groups to help with grounds and maintenance tasks, and various other activities such as cleaning, painting, helping with small building projects, improving caging, and restoring habitat, spreading bark on dog walks or trails, stuffing packets, and sorting animal toys and food. If you have any additional questions, contact Ean Olsen: ean.olsen@email.edcc.edu

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Red Barn Community Farm Work Party

March 14th 2015

9:00 AM - 2:00 PM


Join the Center for Service-Learning as we assist the Red Barn Community Farm prepare planting beds for Spring! The farm directly supports the Everett Food Bank, and community volunteers (like you!) provide fresh vegetables for the food bank each season! The Red Barn Community Farm is in the Lowell Neighborhood, Everett, WA in the 100-year flood plain of the Snohomish River. The farm is part of a 400 acre area owned by the City of Everett. 2011 was their first year as a Community Farm. Contact anna.michel@email.edcc.edu for more details!

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MLK Jr. Day of Service!

January 19th, 2015

10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Come join Edmonds Community College to help to make MLK Jr. Day a day ON, not a day OFF! Edmonds Community College and the surrounding community will be doing our part at Gold Park in the Stolja Ali Ethnobotanical Garden. The LEAF school, Center for Service Learning, Snohomish Tribe, and the City of Lynnwood have partnered to restore Gold Park by removing over 5 tons of invasive species and planting over 160 natives species over the past few years. At the same time, they created the Stolja Ali Ethnobotanical Garden to showcase our native plants and their traditional uses. Participate in the restoration effort by removing invasive plants and planting new ones, while enjoying a day full of volunteering, good food, and good company! Hot lunch and snack foods ill be provided for all volunteers! If you have any additional questions, contact Anna Michel: anna.michel@edcc.edu.

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Point in Time Count


January 22nd, 2015

12:15 PM - 4:45 PM

WHAT IS THE COUNT?
Each January, in every county across the nation, a Point-In-Time (PIT) count is conducted where volunteers work together to identify how many homeless are in our community. The PIT Count allows Federal and State funding to come into our community to help end homelessness.
We need volunteers who are willing to go out on the streets to gather surveys. We give out coats, blankets, gloves, hats, socks and hygiene kits to anyone in need (as long as supplies last). 

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January 28th, 2015

8:30 AM - 1:30 PM 

Join the Puget Sound Keeper Alliance to help clean up trash in Lake Union in Seattle. We will be in two person kayaks in the lake gathering trash with tools that will be provided for us. Volunteer patrols form a central part of the effort to monitor pollution and prevent debris from reaching the Sound. While on patrol, you will also keep an eye out for abnormal discharges, oil slicks. If you are under 18 years old, email Natalie Reszka to fill out a liability waiver before we leave for the trip. If you have any additional questions please email Natalie.Reszka@email.edcc.edu.

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Storming the Sound
January 29th, 2015

6:00 AM - 6:00 PM 

Storming the Sound North is a conference for environmental educators in the north Puget Sound region, including the counties of Whatcom, Skagit, Snohomish, Island, Jefferson and San Juan. This is a great opportunity students with an interest in a career in environmental education. You will get the chance the attend workshop sessions and presentations from environmental organizations from around the area. You will be doing some light volunteer work: set-up, tear-down, etc. Be prepared to spend some time exploring the conference! To view the schedule for the conference click here: http://padillabay.gov/storming/speakers.html. Contact for this event is Natalie Reszka: Natalie.Reszka@email.edcc.edu. 

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Books to Prisoners


February 5th, 2015

5:30 PM - 10:30 PM

Join the Center for Service-Learning serve prisoners across the country! Come out and lend a hand while learning about one of the largest Books to Prisoners programs in the nation. Books to Prisoners is a volunteer run, non-profit organization that works to promote prisoner literacy and social justice. You will get to learn about the history and scope of the project while assisting in answering books requests. If you have any additional questions, contact Anna Michel: anna.michel@edcc.edu.

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Legislative Rally


9:30 AM - 3:00 PMFebruary 5th, 2015

Legislators are in session! Come down to the state capital to meet your state legislators, the people who write and pass the laws of Washington State. Learn more about our state’s government and get to share your own opinions. More importantly, Rally with your fellow community colleges on issues such as TUITION INCREASES, Textbook affordability, new source of revenue for higher education and K-14. Free food, transportation and T-shirts will be provided. Fight for your rights to affordable education!

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Westgate Elementary School- Science Night

February 6th, 2015

5:30 PM - 9:00 PM

If you like working with elementary students and science, then this is the event for you! Help present your favorite STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) demonstration to Westgate Elementary students. You can use demonstrations the college already has or build and bring your own. Sign-Up deadline is January 30th. Feel free to email any questions or demonstration ideas you would like to create to: Natalie.Reszka@email.edcc.edu. 

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Chocolate with a Twist, Coffee with a Conscience

February 10th, 2015

9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Chocolate with a Twist, Coffee with a Conscience


Join the Center for Service-Learning for the 7th Annual Chocolate Day, where we give you FREE chocolate and you learn about the importance of fair trade, organic, shade-grown, sustainable chocolate, coffee, and other delicious treats! We need assistance with all aspects of the event from making decorations (before the event), to event set-up, and during-event support. 

We will have two volunteer shifts:

First shift will be from 9am - 12:30pm and will be helping with event set-up and event support. 
Second shift will be from 12:30 - 3pm and will be to help with event support and clean up after the event. 

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Breath of Freedom Film and Discussion

February 18th, 2015

6:00 PM- 9:30 PM

On February 18th, the Veterans Resource Center and Equity and Inclusion at Edmonds Community College will be hosting a film showing and panel presentation in honor of Black History Month. This educational documentary focuses African American GIs in World War II, who fought to liberate Germany from Nazi rule while racism prevailed in their own army and home country. Returning home, the GIs continued fighting for their own rights in the civil rights movement. Volunteers for this event are needed to assist in the smooth running of the event and will be handing out programs and assisting in any way necessary! This event will be very educational. Only three to four volunteers are needed, but if the event fills, you are welcome to attend regardless, and can find more information HERE! If you have additional questions please email anna.michel@email.edcc.edu.

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Aquatic Macro-Invertebrate Sampling with Adopt-A-Stream Foundation 

February 19th, 2015

12:00 PM- 4:00 PM

Join the Adopt-A-Stream Foundation in sampling Aquatic Macro-Invertebrates in Thornton Creek. Aquatic Macro-Invertebrates are small bugs and critters that live in freshwater streams. They hold a huge importance in providing scientists with information about the health of a stream because they are extremely sensitive to pollution. We will be gathering the bugs with nets and identifying the bugs in the field with experts from the Adopt-A-Stream Foundation. If you have any questions please email Natalie.Reszka@email.edcc.edu.

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EarthCorps Work Party at Union Slough!


February 21st, 2015

9:00 AM - 2:30 PM

Join EarthCorps and the Port of Everett as they continue to restore the Union Slough natural area on the Snohomish River. Union Slough was created through a dike breach in the Snohomish River estuary in 2001, restoring tidal flooding to an agricultural field and creating approximately eight acres of marsh and mudflat natural area. An additional 4.6 acres were added to the site by another dike breach in 2005. Extensive and diverse saltmarsh vegetation has appeared and spread naturally at the site since 2001. However, invasive scotch broom, Himalayan blackberry and reed canary grass took over the upland areas around the marsh on either side of the remaining dike and pedestrian path. Possible restoration activities include invasive weed control, planting additional native riparian vegetation, and mulching. Contact anna.michel@email.edcc.edu if you have additional questions.

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Yesler Swamp Work Party!

February 22nd, 2015

9:00 AM - 2:30 PM

Join efforts with the University of Washington;s Community, Environment, and Planning program and the Friends of Yesler Swamp non-profit organization to restore the Yesler Swamp! The Yesler Swamp Natural Site is located on the north shore of Union Bay. This service event will involve salvaging native plants and transplanting them in designated restoration sites, removing invasive plants from the Yesler Swamp Lagoon and repairing the trail for a new wooden boardwalk! This is a fantastic opportunity to network and learn about student-driven projects in the area. Visit  yeslerswamp.weebly.com to read a work party blog, check out pictures, and find out more about the swamp! Snacks and transportation provided. Contact anna.micel@email.edcc.edu if you have additional questions.

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Boat Patrol in Elliot Bay with the Puget Sound Keeper Alliance

February 23rd, 2015

8:30 AM - 3:00 PM


Ride on a boat in the Puget Sound while monitoring for debris and pollution! Volunteer patrols form a central part of the effort to monitor pollution and prevent debris from reaching the Sound. The Soundkeeper boat is out on the water each week at various locations around Elliott Bay. While on patrol, you will keep an eye out for abnormal discharges from storm water pipes and combined sewer overflows. We will also check for the application of best management practices by shoreline businesses (i.e. shipyards must use protective tarps when painting or sanding). Along the way, volunteers will learn about the history of Seattle’s industrial development and view our waterways from a unique perspective. If you are under 18 years old, email Natalie Reszka to fill out a liability waiver before we leave for the trip. If you have any additional questions please email Natalie.Reszka@email.edcc.edu.

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Tuesdays at 21 Acres – “What’s all the BUZZ about?”

February 24th 2015

1:30 PM - 9:00 PM


21 Acres, in Woodinville is hosting “Tuesdays at 21” this winter. Each program discusses specific topics. 
February 24th the topic is, "What's all the BUZZ about?" They will have a speaker discuss the wonders of the mason bee. The speaker has her own rental company for hives. There will also be a short presentation about a new research project taking place in Western WA agriculture to find more information on how pollinators impact farm landscapes. For the service-learning project we will arrive at the 21 acres to do some work on their sustainable farm for a few hours and then we will attend the “Tuesdays at 21” event from 6:30pm-8:30pm. To learn more about 21 Acres visit their website: http://www.21acres.org/21Acres/21Acres. If you have any questions please email Nataile.Reszka@email.edcc.edu. 

 

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