Scroll down for a complete listing of all the Center for Service-Learning sponsored projects.

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Campus Community Farm Work Parties
Monday 12-2
Tuesday 10 - 12
Wednesday 1-3
Thursday 10 - 12


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: May 31st - MDL 228
                May 24th - MLT 220

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.


May Dates

May 24th, 2pm - 4pm
May 31st, 10am - 12pm


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 links below to choose the date you would like to participate.



Water Quality Testing
Where: Big Gulch and Japanese Gulch, Mukilteo
When: See below for days
10am - 2pm
Please click on the links below to choose the date you would like to participate.

Japanese Gulch                                      Big Gulch
                                 
Friday, June 10th                                                 Saturday, June 11th

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.

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.

Fish and wildlife report for Japanese and Big Gulch

If you have any questions please email kacie.mccarty@email.edcc.edu.









Perrinville Watershed Rain Garden Survey
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When: May 19, 4:30 - 8:30 pm
Where: Willow Creek Hatchery, Address 95 Pine Street , 98020 , Edmonds , Washington  - Transportation will be provided. (Vans are located at the north end of Meadowdale Hall. We will meet there at 4:30pm on May 19th.)

Help Snohomish Conservation District and the City of Edmonds gain a better understanding of what motivates homeowners to install rain gardens. Rain gardens help to reduce the runoff that enters and pollutes our waterways by slowing down the flow and infiltrating on site. Students will learn some basic social science survey techniques and then conduct a door to door survey of homeowners in the Perrinville Creek watershed in neighborhoods around our campus. We will begin the project with an hour of training at the campus’s Cultural Kitchen before going out into neighborhoods for a door to door survey.

If you have questions, contact grace.coale@email.edcc.edu.




PAWS Work Party
Thursday, May 19th
8:30 am-1:30 pm 


We will be visiting the PAWS Wildlife Center in Lynnwood to help with various landscaping tasks such as weeding, grubbing invasive blackberries, and spreading mulch on dog walking or wildlife interpretive trails. Students will get the opportunity to work with a well known nonprofit organization in their local community that focuses on wildlife rehabilitation, animal adoption, and pet health care. We will be working outside rain or shine, so please be sure to bring a raincoat and proper shoes!  Transportation will be provided to and from Campus.
 
If you have any questions or comments please email Sam.lebrun@email.edcc.edu.




Macro-invertebrate Monitoring
Thursday, May 19th
12:30 pm - 4:30 pm

For this event we will be looking at the tiny bugs in Mukilteo's Big Gulch stream! Some of these bugs (called macroinvertebrates) are more sensitive to pollution than others.Therefore this survey will allow us to determine the pollution level of the stream. 
Please sign up and don't forget to bring a sack lunch

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.

Fish and wildlife report for Japanese and Big Gulch

If you have any questions please email kacie.mccarty@email.edcc.edu.



Northacres Park Restoration with Earthcorps- Seattle                                 
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Friday, May 20th
9:30am-2:30pm

We will be working with Earthcorps to help restore the ecosystem of Northacres park in Seattle. 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

Macro-invertebrate Monitoring
Tuesday, May 24th
12:30 pm - 4:30 pm

For this event we will be looking at the tiny bugs in Mukilteo's Japanese Gulch stream! Some of these bugs (called macroinvertebrates) are more sensitive to pollution than others.Therefore this survey will allow us to determine the pollution level of the stream. 
Please sign up and don't forget to bring a sack lunch

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.

Fish and wildlife report for Japanese and Big Gulch

If you have any questions please email kacie.mccarty@email.edcc.edu.



EdCC
Memorial Day Ceremony and Wreath Laying
When: Wednesday, May 25, 2016
Where: EdCC Black Box Theater and Boots to Books and Beyond Memorial

Edmonds Community College in partnership with the VFW, the Triton Student Veterans’ Association, and other organizations on campus and in our community is hosting a Memorial Day Ceremony and Wreath Laying to honor America’s fallen service members, and to strengthen relations between Veterans, the college and the local community. The ceremony will include a ceremonial lowering of the campus flags to half-mast, a presentation in the Mukilteo Hall Black Box Theater, musical performances and a procession to the Boots to Books and Beyond Memorial for a Wreath-Laying Ceremony. We are looking for volunteers to help make this a meaningful event that Veterans and the community will remember.

Please click on the position links to sign up.

Event Setup (Wednesday, 8:00am – 11:00)
Assist with set-up of chairs and cordons in the courtyard adjacent to the Boots to Books Monument for the wreath-laying ceremony. Set up of the Memorial Wall in the Black Box Theater and decoration of the procession route. Remain in the area while the BlackBox ceremony is going on, until the procession arrives at the monument. Manual labor required.

Greeters / Registration Booth (Wednesday, 9:30am – 11:00am) Full
Ensure guests are welcomed to the event, provide assistance to mobility impaired guests as needed, and ensure students who are attending the ceremony as a part of a course are properly signed in.

Memorial Wall Staffing (Wednesday 9:30am- 11:00 am)
Assist visitors wishing to place memorial messages on 3 x 5 index cards on the memorial wall. Assist with set-up and tear-down of the wall. Help collect materials and messages left at the wall. Provide a visible presence to ensure visitors treat the wall with respect and that messages posted on the wall are in keeping with campus guidelines. Prolonged standing may be required. Appropriate attire required.

Traffic assistants (Wednesday 9:30am- 11:00 am)
Assist visitors in locating the event parking and venue. Volunteers will be posted at key points in our parking lot to direct visitors to either Lot “K”, Lot “P” or Disabled Parking.

Ushers (Wednesday 9:30am- 11:00 am)
Assist students and visitors in finding seating for the event.

Event Tear Down (Wednesday, 1 PM- 2 PM)
Help tear down all equipment, materials, and trash in the area after the ceremony.


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


Wildlife Monitoring 
WhereJapanese Gulch, Mukilteo

When: Friday, May 27th
12pm - 4pm

The wildlife monitoring project will collect data on the wildlife activity in the Big 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.

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.

Fish and wildlife report for Japanese and Big Gulch

If you have any questions please email grace.coale@email.edcc.edu.




Crop Mob @ The SAgE Farm!
sign up!
Saturday, May 28th
9am - 5pm

Do you want to get outside and work on a farm to help us grow food for campus and the community?  The SAgE Sammamish Valley Student Farm in Woodinville lies along the scenic river trail in the heart of beautiful farm country in metro-King County. The farm needs your help starting seeds, transplanting vegetable starts, and weeding rows of crops. When we all work together for a day on the farm that's call a "Crop Mob." Come join us!
  • No garden or farm experience is required - we'll teach you and show you what to do!  
  • Wear sneakers or boots and comfortable clothing that can get dirty and be prepared to do some physical work.
  • Transportation is provided along with snacks and beverages
Visit our website to learn more about the farm:  sagestudentfarm.weebly.com

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



Crop Mob @ The SAgE Farm!
sign up!
Saturday, June 4th
9am - 5pm

Do you want to get outside and work on a farm to help us grow food for campus and the community?  The SAgE Sammamish Valley Student Farm in Woodinville lies along the scenic river trail in the heart of beautiful farm country in metro-King County. The farm needs your help starting seeds, transplanting vegetable starts, and weeding rows of crops. When we all work together for a day on the farm that's call a "Crop Mob." Come join us!
  • No garden or farm experience is required - we'll teach you and show you what to do!  
  • Wear sneakers or boots and comfortable clothing that can get dirty and be prepared to do some physical work.
  • Transportation is provided along with snacks and beverages
Visit our website to learn more about the farm:  sagestudentfarm.weebly.com

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




Richmond Beach Saltwater Park Work Party
Saturday, May 21th
9:30 am-2:30 pm

Join us as we work with the City of Shoreline to restore Richmond Beach Saltwater Park. We will be working on 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.