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Campus Community Farm Work Parties
Mondays 12pm - 2pm
Wednesdays 10am - 12pm
Thursdays 12pm - 2pm

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 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 Megan McDermott to find out more info at megan.mcdermott@email.edcc.edu



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   Trashy Tuesdays Campus Clean-Up                              
   
    Where: Brier 244 or Brier 233 (an email will be sent with the location prior to the event)


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.

January

26th 9:30-11:30 am

 

February

2nd 1:30-3:30 pm

9th 9:30-11:30 am

16th 1:30-3:30 pm

23rd 9:30-11:30 am

 

March

1st 1:30-3:30 pm

8th 9:30-11:30 am

 

If you have any additional questions, Contact Juliene.wall@email.edcc.edu for more details or if you have questions.




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Help the Green Team Trash Talk! Sorting Waste & Educating Students

Monday-Thursday (various times)
Brier Cafeteria

Have you ever been confused with all of the different waste bins in the Brier cafeteria and want to learn how to better dispose of your food waste? Come help Green Team members sort through waste and teach others where their waste goes! Let's help make our waste more organized and be a part of a cleaner campus community! All are welcome to participate, and there's no worry about getting your hands dirty! Tools will be provided. Space is limited to 2 students per slot, for now! To sign up, click on the link to sign up and a Green Team member will contact you regarding training and available times.
If you have any questions, contact Megan McDermott to find out more info at megan.mcdermott@email.edcc.edu



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Native Gift Making with Tribal Elders

When: See below for times
Where: MLT 220


Join elders from the Snohomish Tribe and members of Natives United in Journey in making multiple different types of small gifts. We will be sanding small hand-carved paddles for necklaces as well as beading and finishing necklaces, wood-burning feathers and possibly more! Learn about the Canoe Journey they accomplish each year and the purpose and deep-meaning behind the gift giving process within the tribe. If we’re lucky Mike Evans (didalhalqid) will also provide songs and stories of the Snohomish Tribe. Snacks will be provided!

If you have any additional questions, Contact Juliene.wall@email.edcc.edu for more details or if you have questions.

Please click on the linkes below to choose the date you would like to participate.





GenCare Connections
When: Saturday, February 6th & Saturday, March 5th. Times will be determined.(click links below to sign up)
Where: 6024 200th St. SW, Lynnwood, WA 98036, (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.)

We are looking for students who are willing and able to join us in meeting with and doing activities with the elderly community at GenCare just a few blocks from the college. These activities will begin with a group coloring project and adapt to the group of people involved, potential future projects include: Scrapbooking, Neighborhood Walk-Abouts, Card Game tournaments and whatever else we can come up with! Each project will include a short pre-training on conversation starters and topic ideas.
Our hope is to have productive one-on-one conversations between the Assisted Living Community and EdCC students to provide a learning experience for everyone involved. All participants in these projects must be able to pass a background check and will be required to do so before participation. The organization has also requested that all participants be able to communicate in English effectively as there will already be a potential language barrier with residents that have hearing issues.
If we get positive attendance from students there is also potential for additional dates/times.

If you have any additional questions, Contact Juliene.wall@email.edcc.edu for more details or if you have questions.

Please click on the linkes below to choose the date you would like to participate and Juliene will contact you regarding the details.

Saturday, February 6th
Saturday, March 5th





Chocolate with a Twist, Coffee with a Conscience

Wednesday, February 10th,
10am- 3pm (Event from11am- 2pm)


Join the Center for Service-Learning for the 8th 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. Priority given to those that can attend the entire time!



Ravenna Park Restoration with Earthcorps- Seattle                                 
 http://eventactions.com/ea.aspx?ea=Rsvp&invite=gv5g0sk3cn7d0n2m5s2vzvtrvg034ckbsasfw3xrv6p55gtvk18r
Saturday, February 13th 
9:30am-2:30pm

We will be working with Earthcorps to help restore the ecosystem Ravenna Park- U District. Students will get the opportunity to work with a nonprofit in their local community that focuses on ecological restoration. We will be working outside rain or shine, so please be sure to bring a raincoat and proper shoes! The school is able to provide a small amount of rain gear if needed, so please contact us ahead of time if you need a raincoat or rubber boots. Supplies are limited! Transportation will be provided from campus. If you have any questions or comments please email acacia.johnson@email.edcc.edu




Clothes for Kids
        
sign up!
Wednesday, February 17th 
Time: 11am-3pm

Come work with a local nonprofit organization that helps children receive clothing through donations. Students will learn about nonprofit organizations, how processing donations works, and will be able to provide a helpful service for the local community. Learn about what you can do to help make a difference in your community! Sign-up online now! Transportation will be provided to and from Campus


If you have any questions or comments please email Sam.lebrun@email.edcc.edu.





Duwamish River Boat Patrol- Seattle
http://eventactions.com/ea.aspx?ea=Rsvp&invite=gr7z3bx779zmpx7x358xb7x2043t3a4wt3vyjpuzr0dus0k7y9ep

Friday, February 19th
9:00am-2:00 pm

The Soundkeeper boat is out on the water each week at various locations around Elliott Bay. While on patrol, we will keep an eye out for abnormal discharges from stormwater 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. Transportation will  be provided from campus. Email acacia.johnson@email.edcc.edu with any questions.


Richmond Beach Saltwater Park Work Party
 http://eventactions.com/ea.aspx?ea=Rsvp&invite=g2e06bw9neaybum5crfx2pdw2jca79jaxc146c456d1bzcrg3g8a
Saturday, February 20th
9:30 am-2:30 pm

Join us as we work with the City of Shoreline and students from the University of Washington to restore Richmond Beach Saltwater Park. The UW students  are working to improve this space as part of their Restoration Ecology Network classwork.  They will be implementing a quarter-acre native habitat restoration plan that involves removal of scotch broom and blackberry, and planting native species. Transportation will  be provided from campus. Email acacia.johnson@email.edcc.edu with any questions.



Water Quality Testing - Japanese Gulch, Mukilteo
sign up!

Saturday, February 20th

10am-2pm


The water quality monitoring project will collect data on the water quality of the Japanese Gulch stream 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 luke.jones@email.edcc.edu

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





Water Quality Testing - Big Gulch, Mukilteo
sign up!

Sunday, February 21st

10am-2pm


The water quality monitoring project will collect data on the water quality of the Japanese Gulch stream 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 luke.jones@email.edcc.edu

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





Wildlife Monitoring - Big Gulch, Mukilteo
http://eventactions.com/ea.aspx?ea=Rsvp&invite=0dktjgvg2m2ybsn88m1br7d3srhyx990sn01c0ej4h0vjtuy4e60

Sunday, February 28th

10am - 1pm


The wildlife monitoring project will collect data on the wildlife activity in the Japanese Gulch stream in Mukilteo, WA. Volunteers will learn about wildlife tracking, how to properly use motion sensitive cameras, as well as information on plant identification. The data we collect may be included in the Wildlife 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 luke.jones@email.edcc.edu


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