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A volunteer opportunity for the Fall

What are you doing this summer? Are you traveling with friends? Did you receive that internship you wanted? Or maybe you decided that you were just going to relax all summer?

Well, while you contemplate your summer, why don’t you sign up to tutor in the fall?

Seattle MESA is looking for students to provide STEM focused tutoring to high school and middle school students during the 2016-17 school year. If you are interested please contact Joffrey Hooks at mtutoruw to get more information or to request an add code.

www.seattlemesa.org

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Volunteers Needed – Become a Mountain Steward

Everett, WA. May 20, 2016 –The Mt. Baker Ranger District of the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest is looking for volunteers to help educate day hikers, backpackers and climbers on four of the busiest Mt. Baker area trail systems; Heliotrope Ridge, Skyline Divide, Park Butte/Railroad Grade, and Heather Meadows/Artist Point.

As a Mountain Steward volunteer you will receive training in low-impact recreational skills, natural history, and back country management issues.  You will then volunteer for three daytime shifts interacting with the public on trails with fellow Mountain Stewards

Qualifications:  Volunteers must be 18 years or older with hiking and outdoor recreation skills.

Timeline:  July 9– September 11, 2016

Volunteers are expected to attend trainings on Saturdays July 9th & 16st and commit to a total of three weekend days from July 9 – September 11, 2016.  A third optional training will be held on July 30th for those wishing to volunteer at Heather Meadows.

To Apply:  Submit the Mountain Steward volunteer application by June 30, 2016.  Applications are available at www.fs.usda.gov/goto/mbs/volunteering.

Mail, fax, or email applications to:

Mt. Baker Ranger District

Mountain Stewards

810 State Route 20, Sedro-Woolley, WA 98284

Fax: 360-856-1934, Email:, Phone 360-854-2615

For more information please contact Wilderness Manager, Barb Richey at brichey@fs.fed.us

Learn more about the Mt. Baker Snoqualmie National Forest.

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2016 Summer Career Fair- Volunteers Needed for June 16th

Hello Huskies!

We are looking for volunteers for the upcoming 2016 Summer Career Fair on Thursday, June 16th from 2-5pm in HUB North Ballrooms. We have shifts available from 8am-6:15pm, with a minimum time commitment of 2 hours.

Why volunteer?

  • This is the perfect networking opportunity with recruiters.  As a volunteer, you’ll have unparalleled access to the employers in attendance- YES, they’re all hiring! It’s the best way to connect with recruiters.
  • If you need to fulfill volunteer hour requirements, look no further! Complete your hours with flexible shifts at this high-energy event.
  • Interested in Event Planning? As a volunteer, you’ll have the chance to work closely with the UW Career Center’s Events Team. Learn the ins and outs about planning events, then put it on your resume!
  • It’s FUN and a great way to be involved on campus.
  • FREE FOOD!!

Interested? Please Shoot Donna Chen an email at ccsevent@uw.edu with the following information:

  • Your name
  • Your email address
  • Your hours of availability on the day of  6/16/16 (Thursday) – We will be in touch with your schedule and event responsibility about 4-5 days before the event

Thank you for considering to volunteer at the upcoming Summer Career Fair! If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Donna Chen at ccsevent@uw.edu or call 206-543-0535. We look forward to hearing from you!

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Last Call for Dawg Daze Volunteers!

THIS FRIDAY – deadline to apply to be a Dawg Daze Leader!

Apply at http://fyp.washington.edu/ddl. Applications due May 20th.

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Native Organization of Indigenous Scholars (NOIS) Research Symposium

The 15th Annual Native Organization of Indigenous Scholars (NOIS) Research Symposium is taking place on Friday, May 27, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., with the theme, “Scholarship as Resistance: Indigenous Research Unsettling the Academy.”

The keynote speaker is Dr. Jennifer Nez Denetdale, and the symposium will be held at the wǝɫǝbʔaltxʷ – Intellectual House.

Organizers are looking for volunteers to help with various tasks: check attendees in, provide name tags, collect questionnaires, assist speakers with technology, and assist with cleaning and setting up. If you’re interested in volunteering, contact Jessica Hernandez.

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Help needed for research on honeybees

I am Claire Rusch, a PhD student in the Riffell lab and I am looking for an undergraduate to help me with a research project.

Honeybees display amazing visual learning abilities. For instance, honeybees are able to count, categorize or even extract abstract rules as sameness-difference, etc. These abilities were characterized using a well established protocol with free flying honeybees in a Y-maze. Consequently, neural basis of those sophisticated behavior are so far unknown. We thus aim to setting up a virtual environment to characterize neural processing during high-order learning in honeybees.

Your work will primarily consist of helping preparing experiments (solution’s dilutions, animal tethering, etc.) and taking care of honeybee’s hive. Once those steps mastered, you will have the possibility to participate in data collection and analysis.

If interested, please send me (ruschc2@uw.edu) your resume, transcript, a 100-200 words paragraph about why you would like to join this research and the contact of a faculty member that can recommend you.

Minimum requirements: Require to not be allergic to honeybees sting. Knowledge on animal behavior, memory and programming in R appreciated but not required.

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Garden Loosestrife Collection and Potting Party

Looking for an opportunity to get involved with student research, or just looking to spend some time contributing to the SEFS community? Then come by next Saturday (May 21st) and/or Sunday (May 22nd) to help set up a greenhouse experiment comparing the competition between garden loosestrife, an invasive wetland plant, and small-fruited bulrush, a hardy native to wetlands.

Details:

Saturday, May 21st, 9am-1pm: Join me for a trip to Timberlake Park in Issaquah, WA to collect garden loosestrife. Bring a water bottle and be prepared to get a little muddy! Snacks provided.

Sunday, May 22nd, 9am-4pm: Have some fun hanging out in the greenhouse and measuring, weighing, and planting loosestrife and bulrush. Snacks provided, but bring a sack lunch. Even if you can’t come for the whole day, stop by for a few hours!

If you can’t make the main events, there is still an opportunity to help set up during the week (May 16th-20th). If you want to be a part of this project effort on any day of the week, email me at taylorkm and I’ll sign you up for one of these activities.

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It’s time to go to the SER Nursery!

Let’s go do some potting!
Time to go to the SER Nursery!

Nursery Work Party
Friday, May 20th, 12:00 pm- 3:00 pm
Douglas Research Conservatory, see map below!

This Friday, May 20 the nursery will be hosting a spring-cleaning themed work party! We will be weeding, cleaning pots, raking gravel in the hoophouse to level out the floor, and doing other general maintenance tasks. We’ll meet at the DRC at noon. Come dressed to get dirty and don’t forget to bring a water bottle! As always, we’ll bring snacks and sunscreen.

Don’t hesitate to reach out to us at seruw@uw.edu with any questions!

Meet here for the Nursery Work Party!

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Union Bay Natural Area Work Party this Friday

As the Union Bay Natural Area manager I am coordinating with the SER-UW native plant nursery to do some maintenance in the ESRM 473: Restoration of North American Ecosystems plots. These plots have been planted as prairie plots and have beautiful lupines and camas blooming right now! We will remove invasive plants to reduce competition for the good guys.

Please meet us at the tool cage on the west side of Merrill (see the orange star on the attached map) at on Friday May 13th at 12pm. If you come late then please find us out in Union Bay Natural Area just off the loop trail (near the green arrow). Volunteers should wear closed toed shoes, be prepared to get dirty, and bring a water bottle.

​Hope to see you there! And feel free to email me with any questions at carragee.


Anna Carragee
Master of Environmental Horticulture, Candidate
School of Environmental and Forest Sciences
University of Washington
carragee
610-613-4662

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Call for Volunteers on May 13-14, 2016: Living Breath of wǝɫǝbʔaltxʷ: Indigenous Food and Ecological Knowledge Symposium in Seattle, WA

Call for Symposium Volunteers!

The coordinators of the Living Breath of wǝɫǝbʔaltxʷ: Indigenous Food and Ecological Knowledge Symposium are recruiting volunteers for this year’s  Symposium scheduled for May 13-14, 2016 in the wǝɫǝbʔaltxʷ (Intellectual House) at the University of Washington (UW).

We have a number of volunteer shifts available, which will be filled on a first come, first serve basis.  Please sign-up for volunteer shifts on UW’s Catalyst by May 6, 2016. Volunteers are welcome to sign up for multiple shifts.

If you have additional questions, please contact Clarita Lefthand-Begay at Clarita@uw.edu by Friday, May 6.

Thank you for your support and we hope to see you on May 13-14, 2016!

Sign-up to volunteer at:

https://catalyst.uw.edu/webq/survey/clarita/300103

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Seattle MESA – Autumn Tutoring Opportunity

This is an invitation to the University of Washington student body from Seattle MESA.

Wouldn’t you like to start the autumn quarter participating in a worthwhile service to our community?  Seattle MESA would like to offer you that opportunity.  We are looking for UW students that would like to spend a few hours per week tutoring high school and middle school students in math and/or science.  You don’t have to be in a STEM field to volunteer, you just need to be as dynamic as you want to be!!!  Service is the key and Seattle MESA will prepare you to be effective.  This is a phenomenal opportunity to learn, to grow and to serve.

If you are interested, email mtutoruw@uw.edu for information or simply register for C ENV 420 and select a tutoring session (QZ section).

We look forward to working with you.

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Seattle MESA – Autumn Tutoring Opportunity

ATTENTION UW STUDENTS

This is an invitation to the University of Washington student body from Seattle MESA.

Wouldn’t you like to start the autumn quarter participating in a worthwhile service to our community? Seattle MESA would like to offer you that opportunity. We are looking for UW students that would like to spend a few hours per week tutoring high school and middle school students in math and/or science. You don’t have to be in a STEM field to volunteer, you just need to be as dynamic as you want to be!!! Service is the key and Seattle MESA will prepare you to be effective. This is a phenomenal opportunity to learn, to grow and to serve.

If you are interested, email mtutoruw@uw.edu for information or simply register for C ENV 420 and select a tutoring session (QZ section).

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UW Farm volunteer hours

Tuesday, May 3, 2016, 11:30 a.m. – 4 p.m

All are welcome to stop by and visit the Farm or volunteer during any of our Volunteer Hours!
Never been to the UW Farm? Please begin by signing up to be a volunteer here. This helps us track volunteers and insures you in case of injury.

Information on the Mercer Court location here.

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Husky Food Pantry Open!

The Office of the VP for Student Life, in partnership with the ASUW Student Food Cooperative, the Samuel E. Kelly Ethnic Cultural Center (ECC), the Carlson Leadership & Public Service Centerand the HUB, is launching a campus food pantry that aims to provide basic nutritional assistance for UW students, staff, and faculty. To participate in the pantry, the only requirement is a Husky card. The Pantry seeks to create a welcoming space where all members of the campus community have access to nourishing resources so they can thrive. No Husky should go hungry.

Campus food pantry offerings are shelf-stable, non-perishable items, including:

• Canned fruit

• Canned chicken, tuna and salmon

• Soups and stews

• Peanut or other nut butters (especially crunchy)

• Shelf-stable milk alternatives (rice, soy, hemp, etc.)

• Cereal

• Cooking oil

• Toiletries

Upcoming UW Campus Food Pantry dates and times

May 2, 11am – 7pm in HUB 214

May 2, 11am – 7pm in HUB 214

May 16, 7pm – 9pm in ECC

 

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Learn more at: UW Student Life

Questions or  comments? Interested in volunteering? Please contact uwpantry@uw.edu or 206.543.4972

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Volunteer opportunity this weekend with University District Food Bank

Hello University District Food Bank Friends,

In only one week’s time, 4,000 milk crates will be hoisted onto the roof top of our new food bank home where they will begin growing fresh fruits, vegetables, and herbs for our many food bank customers. However, before this can happen, we need to finish getting the milk crates prepped. To do this, we need your help.

Please join us for one of our upcoming work parties. A few hours of your time will make a tremendous difference.

When:
Saturday, April 30th from 9am – noon
Saturday, April 30th from noon – 3:00pm

Where: Center for Urban Horticulture (3501 NE 41st Street). On this map, http://depts.washington.edu/uwbg/docs/CUHGroundsmap2011.pdf , we will be near the area marked UW Farm. This is easy enough to walk to from the main Center for Urban Horticulture entrance/parking area (and we will have signs to keep you from getting lost).

What do you need to bring: Wear comfortable and weather appropriate clothes because we will be outside, rain or shine (although the forecast looks pretty good, so you might want to remember your sunscreen), and work gloves if you have them. You don’t need to bring any tools, we have what you need. And we’ll have some drinks and snacks, too.

This is a family friendly event, so kids are welcome.

Please RSVP to joe@udistrictfoodbank.org so we know to expect you. And share this with your friends, co-workers, and family members. Many hands make for light work.

Once it’s all done, this is going to be a pretty cool garden (even our friends at the UW Farm agree). So, be sure to come help us build it so you can brag about your work to all your friends when they read about it in the paper or see a story on the news.

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Forestry help needed for Friday FFA High School Competition

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Hopkins Forestry is in need of two Foresters to volunteer this Friday (April 29th) with the Washington State Highschool FFA competition at Lincoln Tree Farm. It is from 8am-2ish. Muffins (homemade) and coffee in the AM and lunch will be provided. Please reply to this email if you are able to help or call Dick @ 253-312-3133.

Thank you,
Dick & Paula Hopkins
Hopkins Forestry

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Be an Otter Spotter!

Report your sightings to help our Northwest conservation research 

If you have ever spotted a wild river otter or if you encounter one on your next outdoor adventure, tell us about it! Woodland Park Zoo is studying river otters as sentinels for health along the Duwamish River. Your observations from across Washington will expand our knowledge about otter range and behavior. No expertise is needed—anyone can be an otter spotter!

WPZ Facebook page:  https://www.facebook.com/WoodlandParkZooSeattle/photos/a.59340272707.67993.8297947707/10154109357692708/?type=3&theater

ACTION ALERT: BE AN OTTER SPOTTER

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Society For Ecological Restoration Events This Week

Kincaid Ravine this Thursday

Thursday, April 28th, 9:00 am- 1:00pm
Kincaid Ravine, please refer to map below

We will be installing mini-native plant ID signs, mowing and covering invasive Reed canary grass with burlap sacks, and doing planting maintenance. If you have the time and would like to volunteer this Thursday, please RSVP (or send questions) to djhintz@uw.edu

Traditional Ecological Knowledge Speaker Series

Thursday, April 28th, 4:00 pm- 6:00 pm
Anderson Hall, Room 207(Forest Club Room), UW Campus

Tom Elliot from the Yakima Nation will speak about wildlife, range and vegetation. Many aspects of the Tribe’s resource management will be discussed!

Thursday Table-Resizing Work Party 4/28:

Thursday, April 28th, either from 9:00 am-12:00 pm OR 12:30 pm- 3:30 pm
Yard south of the Douglas Research Conservatory (DRC), see map below

The nursery is hosting a work party! We are re-sizing tables to fit into our new hoop house. We will be working in two shifts, one from 9am – 12pm and the second from 12:30pm – 3:30pm. There’s a lot of work to be done and we need all the help we can get, so please RSVP through this google form and indicate when you are able to participate. We will be meeting in the yard south of the DRC by the hoop house. As always, we will we will have snacks. See you then!

Final Pre-Plant Sale Work Party

Friday, April 29th, 12:00 pm- 3:00 pm
Douglas Research Conservatory (DRC), see map below

The nursery will be hosting our last work party before the big Plant Sale! We’ll be weeding our plants to make sure they look neat and tidy, and staging them so they’re ready to be sold! Come on down for some fun in the sun and plant beautification! We will be meeting in front of the DRC around noon. Make sure to bring a water bottle — we’ll provide the snacks.

Native Plant Sale: May 1st

Sunday, May 1st, 10:00 am-1:00 pm
Douglas Research Conservatory (DRC), see map below

The big day is fast approaching! This Sunday, May 1st the nursery is hosting our native plant sale! We will be selling a wide variety of native plants, including trees, shrubs, ferns, succulents, and other flowering plants. Come on down and find the perfect plant for your garden, yard, windowsill, and anything in between! The plant sale will be taking place from 10am – 1pm at the DRC in the Center for Urban Horticulture.

UW Botanic Gardens BioBlitz: May 6-7

Join the UW Botanic Gardens on May 6 & 7 for our 2016 BioBlitz at the Washington Park Arboretum. A BioBlitz is an intense period of biological surveying in an attempt to record all the living species within a designated area. Groups of scientists, naturalists and community volunteers conduct an intensive field study over a continuous time period. Sign up to look for bats, birds, insects, lichens, weeds, spiders, and mussels at the Washington Park Arboretum’s Foster Island. On Friday night we will have “Introduction to BioBlitz” activities, and walks with our naturalists for families with kids 4-11. Stop in any time between 4-7pm! We will also stay out late to look for bats from 8-10pm. On Saturday we will search for birds at daybreak, insects, lichens, and noxious weeds in the morning, then spiders, plants, and freshwater mussels/macroinvertebrates in the afternoon. The BioBlitz is open to everyone—even Professor Patrick Tobin’s ESRM 436 class will be participating in the event as one of their labs!—and children are welcome in all groups.

Don’t hesitate to reach out to us at seruw@uw.edu with any questions!

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Earth Day Challenge: You can help clean Washington’s beaches

Thinking of volunteering this weekend for the Earth Day Challenge? Here is a great opportunity:

Registration is now open for the annual Washington Coast Cleanup!
Governor Jay Inslee has proclaimed Saturday, April 23, Washington Coast Cleanup Day

Every year, Washington’s coastline is threatened by tons of household plastics, lost fishing gear, and other man-made debris polluting the world’s oceans and washing up on our beaches. Volunteers from around the state will clean beaches from Cape Disappointment to Cape Flattery and up the Strait of Juan de Fuca. This is your chance to be part of the solution to the problem that is marine debris.

Help keep Washington’s beaches clean. Volunteers are invited to register now!

Visit the UW Earth Day Challenge for more ways to get involved and help make our planet cleaner and greener!

 

 

Earth Day Challenge 2016 Flyer.pdf

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Call for Volunteers on May 13-14, 2016: Living Breath of wǝɫǝbʔaltxʷ: Indigenous Food and Ecological Knowledge Symposium in Seattle, WA

Call for Symposium Volunteers!

The coordinators of the Living Breath of wǝɫǝbʔaltxʷ: Indigenous Food and Ecological Knowledge Symposium are recruiting volunteers for this year’s Symposium scheduled for May 13-14, 2016 in the wǝɫǝbʔaltxʷ (Intellectual House) at the University of Washington (UW).

We have a number of volunteer shifts available, which will be filled on a first come, first serve basis. Please sign-up for volunteer shifts on UW’s Catalyst by May 6, 2016. Volunteers are welcome to sign up for multiple shifts.

If you have additional questions, please contact Clarita Lefthand-Begay at Clarita@uw.edu by Friday, May 6.

Thank you for your support and we hope to see you on May 13-14, 2016!

Sign-up to volunteer at:

https://catalyst.uw.edu/webq/survey/clarita/300103
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