Projects for the 2018-2019 academic year
Canadian Wildlife Federation (CWF) – Education and Bat House Installation for Our Endangered Bat Species (Fall 2018)
Help to educate homeowners about endangered bats and provide new roosting spaces for them with the Canadian Wildlife Federation. Many bat species use anthropogenic (human-made) structures as roosting sites, which eventually results in their exclusion or extermination. Slow population growth makes any disturbance a serious threat so access to safe roosting sites is key to any bat’s survival. This project will allow students to work collaboratively with experts from the Canadian Wildlife Federation to install bat houses in the Ottawa Valley, educate homeowners about bats, the bat houses being installed on their property and how to monitor the roosts.
Application deadline: September 16, 2018
Project dates: September 21, 2018 – December 5, 2018
Volunteer placement: #566
Team leader placement: #586
Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society Ottawa Valley (CPAWS-OV) – The Removal of Invasive Species in the National Capital Greenbelt (Fall 2018)
Help to remove invasive species from the National Capital Region and educate people about its impact to keep them out of our city! There are over 60 invasive plant species have been recorded on the National Capital Commission land, which can cause serious economic, social and environmental damage. Students will work with CPAWS-OV and the National Capital Commission to remove and patch areas with invasive species, conduct research about invasive species and create educational tools to teach the public about their impacts.
Application deadline: Reserved for CSL students (BIO3124)
Project dates: September 21 to December 5, 2018
Volunteer Placement: #583
Team Leader Placement: #588
Winthrop Court Community House - community effort to create a vibrant community gardens through education and art (Fall and Winter 2018 – Phase 1, 2 and 3)
Join residents from Winthrop Court in creating a rain garden that diverts water from nearby homes and also, provides a calming green oasis that will be a source of pride and beauty for the community. Phase 1 will begin in October 2018. Students will work alongside residents to clear the community garden space, prepare the soil and plant shrubs. This is part of an ongoing effort from the Winthrop Court Community House to turn the garden into a fully flourishing rain garden to be enjoyed by the residents. A master gardener will be present to guide the process. The project will continue in January with Phase 2 and 3, which will include a consultation and educational awareness project alongside an art project for rain barrels and benches. Students will have the opportunity to work on one or many phases of the project, alongside residents of the community.
Phase 1 project date: Saturday, October 13, 2018
Phase 1 – Team Leader application deadline: September 24, 2018
Phase 1 – Volunteer application deadline: October 10, 2018
Team leader placement: #551
Volunteer placement: #483
Phase 2 and 3: Early January 2019