Community Service/Service Learning
“Beautify the Campus Woodlot/Help Pick up Litter and Pull Invasive Species” are the EDP-sponsored community service/service learning projects. This is designed to either pick up litter in the campus woods, known as Forever Wild, and the surrounding areas or pull invasive species (honeysuckle). Volunteers include not just EDP students but also faculty, staff, community members, and student groups such as women’s rugby players and Brother-to-Brother members. All names are entered for a prize drawing for an FSA gifts card and are sent to Volunteer and Community Services to receive official credit. Volunteers meet at the four-way intersection of Ring Road and Symphony Circle. Plastic gloves and garbage bags are provided.
Thanks go to Fredonia's Facilities Service/Grounds Crew for pickup of the trash bags and honeysuckle plants. Dr. Michael Jabot/Sci Edu said "hopefully this experience will be a ripple effect on the participants because they will now be more aware of litter/littering and will not let friends litter."
“Not only are these service learning projects, but we incorporated and completed all of Fredonia’s four baccalaureate goals--skilled, connected, creative, and responsible,” said Mr. White, EDP Director.
Spring semester's service up is close to Earth Day* (mid-April) and fall semester's
service is on September 11, national day of service.
*In recognition of Fredonia's commitment to sustainability and the principles outlined in the Power of Fredonia, the campus celebrated "Earth Month" during the entire month of April. Sponsored by the Engagement and Economic Development office, Earth Month 2015 had "No Impact" events throughout the month.
The next community service will be:
Past service events: