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The table below provides information regarding service opportunities. Contact the person listed ahead of time to obtain further information. If it is impossible to fit any listed service project with your schedule, some of these organizations will arrange for a special service opportunity if several students are willing to participate together. Choose your service project choices and email me by . Contact the organizations well in advance to make arrangements to serve. Some organizations are slow to respond to volunteer requests. If you procrastinate and are unable to volunteer with one of the listed organizations, you will not receive full credit for the assignment.

Reflection paper due within two weeks of the service project. Papers must be uploaded to the Moodle website. The paper must be submitted in Word (.docx) format, 750 word minimum (excluding references).

The purpose of the paper is to examine how one of the course themes relates to the experience. Include the theme by which you want your paper evaluated in the title of the paper. Each paper typically should include: 1)  a brief description of the organization and the experience (including names of the volunteer leader); 2) insightful discussion of how the course theme can be used to analyze and understand issues related to the experience, and/or how the experience deepens your understanding of the course theme (this should be the most involved section of your paper; the theme must be stated in the title so I know which theme to use for evaluation); 3) relate the experience to course readings and other experiences (text or supplementary reading); 4) your conclusion on the experience as a whole. (5) Include an image of yourself and the volunteer experience to document your participation.

Papers will be graded using criteria and rubric found in the syllabus.







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9am - 12pm


San Joaquin River Parkway

Sign up at and contact Jake Salambene at

 Activities may include planting native trees and shrubs to restore habitat along the San Joaquin River, trail maintenance, etc..

Usually 3rd Saturday of the month (tentative)

Sat 9am to 12noon

California Native Plant Society

Warren Shaw at


Controlling invasive plants, trail maintenance, planting native plants, etc. at China Camp - an undeveloped county park along the Kings River near Centerville.

Many  Saturdays or by arrangement

9:30AM to Noon

Clovis Botannical Garden

fill the online volunteer form at or call (559) 298-3091 (Monday - Friday) or submit an inquiry to

Drought-tolerant native garden maintenance in Clovis or assist with a special event at the garden.

Many Saturdays


Sequoia Riverlands Trust at the trust office at 427 South Garden Street, Visalia, CA 93277

Volunteer form online at Bud Darwin coordinates volunteer events.

Plantings, maintenance, etc. at Kaweah Oaks Preserve off 198 east of Visalia or other preserves in Tulare County. (Great for Tulare County students who want to volunteer close to home!).

As arranged


Sierra Foothill Conservancy

855-3473 or fill out volunteer form at

preserve maintenance, office work near Prather.

See web page for dates


Tree Fresno

Tree planting or other projects

TBA 1 - 4pm FPU & Shalom Club community garden & native plant development by the greenhouse. Michael Kunz or Hannah Weaver Construct raised bed garden planters and native plant landscaping

Saturday, April 10



 Michael Kunz


Thursday, April 22 ? FPU Earth Day Celebration? Michael Kunz TBD


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