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.      Dr. Jonathan Titus/Biology leads the invasive species pull 9/11/15    Campus Woodlot    Loading honeysuckle onto the truck   37 volunteers took part in the honeysuckle pull   Another load of honeysuckle coming out of the woods   Mr. White leads this group.

       Thanks go to Fredonia's Facilities Service/Grounds Crew for pickup of the trash Fredonia's Facilities Service/Grounds Crew helps haul away the litter.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:    
          Friday, September 11, 3:30 pm - National Day of Service - Invasive Species Pull
          During 2016 Earth Month - mid April
          Meet at the campus woodlot near the four-way intersection of Ring Road and Symphony Circle
Brittany rode her bike in the rain to pick up trash - 4/9/15  Ben helped pick up garbage - 4/9/15  4/9/15 EDP Litter Pick Up  A total of 13 participants helped to beautify the campus - 4/9/15
Fall 2013 - Litter Pick Up - 9/11 National Day of Service

Spring 2014 Litter Pick Up - Part of Earth Week     EDP Litter Pick Up - Brandon helped out

Past service events:
09/11/16 - National Day of Service - Invasive Species Pull in Campus Woodlot
04/09/15 - during 2015 Earth Month
09/11/14 - National Day of Service
04/23/14 - during 2014 Earth Week
09/11/13 - National Day of Service
04/17/13 - during 2013 Earth Week
09/11/12 - during President Horvath's "Inaugural Day of Service"   
04/17/12 - during 2012 Earth Week
09/26/11 - see related article in the 9/19/11 Campus Report

     September 2012 - The woods are now clean!!
  September 2011 - A total of 8 garbage bags of trash was collected.

September 2012 - Students get their gloves and bags and directions about where to go in the woods to pick up litter.

     April 2012 Litter Pick Up

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