College of Natural Resources, UC Berkeley

Events and Announcements

February 5, 2010

1. New! Strawberry Creek Restoration Project (SCRP): Student Group & DeCal
2. Global Poverty and Practice Minor: Spring 2010 Declaration Workshops
3. American Cultures Student Research Prize
4. Volunteer Opportunity for the 2010 Eggster "Green" Learning Festival

1. New! Strawberry Creek Restoration Project (SCRP): Student Group & DeCal
Strawberry Creek Restoration Project (SCRP) Student Group
We now have an official SCRP Student Group at UC Berkeley. We will be meeting every Monday from 6-7pm, location TBA starting February 8th. Please stop by the meetings as we will be discussing new happenings within the SCRP and this is a great opportunity to give your input into the future of the program. There will be snacks!

Strawberry Creek Restoration Project (SCRP) DeCal
This semester we will also be offering a DeCal course called the Strawberry Creek Restoration Project DeCal. We will be meeting every Tuesday from 4-5pm in 187 Dwinnelle. Our first class will be on Tuesday 2/9. Come to the first class to get the CCN and sign up for the course. In this DeCal we will be exploring the purpose behind restoration work and learning about the restoration efforts in place on the UCB campus. We will also be do hands on ivy removals on campus, and students will be required to participate in 2 ivy removals outside of class to pass the course (this would be great for some of you who come to our events already!). This course will be taught by Lindsey Sanders and Tyler Grinberg. We hope to see you there!
Website: http://www.decal.org/courses/1410

Open Ivy Pull Dates for Spring 2010
Our pull dates are as follows:

Friday, February 5th: 3-5pm (That is THIS FRIDAY!)
Friday, March 5th: 3-5pm
Friday, April 2nd: 3-5pm
Friday, April 30th: 3-5pm

For each of these events we will be meeting by the statue of the kneeling Rugby players along the walking path on the Southwest corner of VLSB. Here is the link to the Feb 5th event if you would like to RSVP via Volunteer Match: http://www.volunteermatch.org/search/opp639625.jsp.

Thanks everyone and we hope to see you all soon either in the classroom or out in the Grinnell!

Lindsey Sanders
Strawberry Creek Restoration Project Intern
lsanders@berkeley.edu
Visit us at: http://strawberrycreek.berkeley.edu


2. Global Poverty and Practice Minor: Spring 2010 Declaration Workshops
Wed, Feb 10 – 10:00am – 11:00am, 20 Stephens Hall
Thurs, Feb 25 – 12:30pm – 1:30pm, 20 Stephens Hall
Tues, Mar 9 – 11:00am – 12:00pm, 20 Stephens Hall
Mon, Mar 29 – 2:00pm – 3:00pm, 103 Stephens Hall

The Global Poverty and Practice Minor trains students in the study and analysis of global poverty. Launched in 2007, it provides the theoretical frameworks, methods and skills, and creative opportunities necessary for students to participate in forms of practice that engage global poverty in imaginative and practical ways. The Minor explores the ethics of global citizenship and the role that UC Berkeley undergraduates play in understanding and addressing some of the most pressing issues of the 21st century. Students from all disciplines are encouraged to undertake the Minor and investigate the ways in which the requirements supplement the major field of study.

Attend a declaration workshop to learn more about the minor requirements and how to declare. The declaration deadline for spring semester is Thursday, April 1st at 4pm. The GPP Minor declaration form can be downloaded from our website at http://blumcenter.berkeley.edu.

For more information or questions, please contact us at gppminor@berkeley.edu or visit our website.


3. American Cultures Student Research Prize
The American Cultures Center is pleased to announce the American Cultures Student Research Prize. The American Cultures Student Research Prize is intended to recognize a standard of excellence in scholarship, which fits with the core intention of the American Cultures requirement—to create scholarship, which promotes the understanding of race, ethnicity, and culture in a comparative and integrative fashion. Two prizes will be awarded. One for the successful submission from a lower-division course, and one for the successful submission from an upper-division course. In addition to a cash award of $1,000, and with permission, recipients will
have their work published on the American Cultures website.

For details please visit: http://americancultures.berkeley.edu/awards/studentprize.html

Please feel free to contact either myself or Hilary Power (hilpower@berkeley.edu) with questions. I look forward to receiving applications.

Victoria Robinson, Ph.D.
Program Coordinator
The American Cultures Center
120, Wheeler Hall
U.C. Berkeley
CA 94720-1050
510-642-2264


4. Volunteer Opportunity for the 2010 Eggster "Green" Learning Festival
Are you interested in ecology or environmental issues? Do you enjoy working with kids? Then volunteer with Eggster in our Egg Hunt and Learning Festival this year! Eggster is a student-led group at UC Berkeley that benefits nonprofit children's organizations around the Berkeley area and holds the largest Easter Egg Hunt in the Bay Area. For this academic year, we are holding our Egg Hunt and Learning Festival on Saturday, April 3, 2010. Our theme this year is Eco-Eggstravaganza –a look at organisms, their environments, and how we impact them. We will set up fun, interactive learning booths to teach kids about nature and environmental sustainability. If you (or your club) are interested in volunteering on the day of the event or in setting up a learning booth, please contact us at eggsterevent@gmail.com