APPLIED SERVICE LEARNING: PRE-APPROVED SITES
(feel free to suggest others)
Airlie Gardens www.airliegardens.org
Matthew Collogan. Environmental Education Program Manager
Airlie Gardens, 300 Airlie Road, Wilmington, NC 28403 910/798-7707
There are a number of different programs and projects that such a volunteer force could be useful for here at Airlie. Environmental educators, butterfly farmers, vegetable gardeners and scientists are always in need.
- Educators (year-round): these folks are trained to facilitate field trips for the mostly K-8 students who visit the garden. Our field trips are usually in the morning from 9am-12pm, so availability during these times is essential for anyone who wants to teach.
- Vegetable gardeners (spring through fall): these folks must enjoy getting dirty, digging in the soil, watering plants, and planting seeds. No experience necessary, but it sure won’t hurt if they do. They will help manage Airlie’s veggie garden.
- Butterfly Farmers (spring through fall): Airlie’s butterfly house and program is focused on species of Lepidoptera native to North Carolina. I need help cleaning, caring, and providing for these animals. This is husbandry.
- Field Sampling: More than anything else this year, I am looking for some field sampling folks who can identify, locate, and hand-collect seeds from native plants that are larval hosts for New Hanover County’s butterfly and moth species. In order to make our butterfly program more sustainable we need to start farming the larval food plants for the caterpillars for our local butterfly biodiversity. Unfortunately, very little native plant material from this eco-region is available. This means that field work outside of Airlie is likely for finding these plants in the wild.
Bald Head Island Conservancy & Smith Island Land Trust www.BHIC.org
P.O. Box 3109700 Federal Road, Bald Head Island, NC 28461910-457-0089
Dorsey@mBHIC.org Twitter: BHIConservancy
Cape Fear Green Building Alliance www.cfgba.org
CFGBA seeks volunteers to help set-up and staff exhibits at upcoming events, such as the Earth Day Festival as well as at our monthly meetings. We also seek volunteers for committees, such as education, finance, government affairs and development. All committees are in need of a secretary.Help with planning fundraising events would be especially valuable.
Halyburton Park www.halyburtonpark.com
Andy Fairbanks, Recreation Supervisor-Halyburton Park, City of Wilmington
4099 S. 17th St, Wilmington, NC 28412
(910) 341-0076 ph. (910) 794-6004 fax
Park Naturalist/Nature Instructor (Spring, Summer and Fall)
Plan and conduct interpretive and environmental education programs for the general public and groups. Plan and develop interpretive exhibits and brochures and provide animal husbandry for live animals used for education purposes. Must have a general knowledge and understanding of interpretive and environmental education principles and have basic knowledge of the natural history of North Carolina.
The Nature Conservancy http://www.nature.org/ourinitiatives/regions/northamerica/unitedstates/northcarolina/contact/
Angie Carl, Fire Specialist
The Nature Conservancy
2807 Market St
Wilmington, NC 28405
910-395-5000 (o) 910-395-2400 (f)
NC Aquarium at Ft. Fisher web:www.ncaquariums.com
SuzanneHoltzclaw, Volunteer Coordinator
North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher
900 Loggerhead Road, Kure Beach, NC 28449
ph: 910.458.7468 ext. 232 fax: 910.458.8464
NC Audubon Society www.ncaudubon.org
Audubon North Carolina
7741 Market Street, Unit D
Wilmington, NC 28411-9444
NC Coastal Federation Website: www.nccoast.org
Tracy E. Skrabal
Coastal Scientist, Southeast Regional Manager
North Carolina Coastal Federation
The Landing,530 Causeway Drive Suite F1
Wrightsville Beach, NC 28480
Ph: (910) 509-2838 Ext. 201 Fax: (910) 509-2840
UNCW ECO Club uncweco.com
Description of ECO: ECO is an active environmental group at UNCW, comprised of dozens of energetic and friendly allies of the environment. Working with the Greenpeace Student Network, Southern Energy Network, and National Wildlife Federation, ECO is connected with the nation on important campaigns addressing issues such as global warming, toxicity, and environmental justice. We also work with local community groups like Stop Titan and with the university to improve and protect the environment for generations to come.
ECO Volunteer Opportunities include helping organize environmental educational or advocacy events, gathering petition signatures, coordinating volunteers for events, writing press releases for events, and whatever ideas you have to contribute to the environmental movement.