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New this summer: Two short, service-learning opportunities

05/19/2010

Spend two weeks with the Learn and Serve Environmental Anthropology Field (LEAF) School 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., weekdays for Island Cultures and Ecology, July 12-23 or Wildlife and Watersheds of Western Washington, Aug. 2-13. Enroll in just one two-week class for five credits or in both two week sessions for 10 credits for Human Ecology, Anthropology 201, 202, or 203. AmeriCorps scholarships available! Find our more about the LEAF School and AmeriCorps at an information session 3:30-5 p.m., Wed., May 20 in Mountlake Terrace Hall 220 or call enrollment services at 425.640.1458 and ask to schedule an advising appointment with instructor Thomas Murphy.

Island Cultures and Ecology, July 12-23

Study the people, plants and animals of Whidbey, Camano and San Juan Islands. Work with tribes, governments, non-profits and businesses while exploring the environmental history of the islands. Service-learning projects will include salmon habitat restoration, community gardening, ethnobotany, prairie restoration, archival processing, wildlife tracking, marine sciences and navigation and trail building. Overnight camping in the San Juan Islands is required, optional on Whidbey Island. Beginning students should enroll in Anthropology 201 AA & AL. Returning students should enroll in Anthropology 202 or 203 AA & AL. Credit in a special topics courses is available for students who have already completed Anthropology 203.

Wildlife and Watersheds of Western Washington, Aug. 2-13

Study people, plants and animals of Western Washington with a focus on wildlife tracking and watershed stewardship. Service-learning projects will include wildlife tracking, trail camera monitoring, ethnobotany, Chinook broodstocking, water quality testing, habitat restoration and sustainable farming with a focus on Snohomish and Stillaguamish watersheds. May involve some overnight camping. Beginning students should enroll in Anthropology 201 BA & BL. Returning students should enroll in Anthropology 202 or 203 BA & BL. Credit in a special topics courses is available for students who have already completed Anthropology 203.

Scholarships Available AmeriCorps education awards of $1,000-$2,362 are available to eligible students through Washington Campus Compact’s Students in Service program. Students who complete the three quarter sequence of Anthropology 201-203 will earn enough service hours for a $1,000 scholarship. Students who enroll for only the two summer quarter classes can still complete an AmeriCorps term of service over the summer by volunteering for 100 hours with one of our partner organizations. Visit the Center for Service-Learning to find out more and to apply for Students in Service. Apply early to ensure your enrollment before the term starts.

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