Biology Students Participate in Community Service Event

Posted on 11/11/2015 1:48:35 PM

Twenty IUP students in professor Holly Travis’s Dendrology and Fundamentals of Environmental Biology classes assisted with Work Day at Crooked Creek Environmental Learning Center (ELC) in Ford City on Friday, November 6, 2015.

The ELC is a non-profit facility promoting environmental education and resource conservation for schools, families, and organizations in Armstrong and surrounding counties. Fall work day projects included raking leaves, picking up sticks and debris around the building and grounds, cleaning and organizing kitchen and education storage areas, dusting the extensive animal mount collection, and general upkeep to prepare the facility for winter. In spite of the damp weather, students and other volunteers accomplished most of the projects scheduled for the Friday event.

The ELC is operated by the Armstrong Educational Trust. It relies on donations, grants, and user fees to help pay for activities and education programs, and to maintain its multi-purpose room and lodge on the 31-acre property. 

Students from Biology among those who helped on clean-up day

Early Childhood/Special Education students Jayme Rupert, Rachel McClure, Hailey Varner, Jessica Duca, and Carly Vantine helping out at Crooked Creek Environmental Learning Center’s 2015 Fall Work Day.

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ECSP student Casey Pasternak and special assistant Owen working hard at Crooked Creek Environmental Learning Center’s 2015 Fall Work Day.

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Dendrology and ECSP students Cody Stewart, Kayla Weinfurther, Jen Graham, and Alex Bieger raking leaves at Crooked Creek Environmental Learning Center’s 2015 Fall Work Day.

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Dendrology and ECSP students Cassandra Krul, Emily Taylor, Olivia Latuch, Megan Carolus, Ian Forte, Connor Seidel, and Dylan Hiles cleaning up around the Environmental Learning Center building at the 2015 Fall Work Day.

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Biology graduate student Erin Janetski and special assistant Will helping out at Crooked Creek Environmental Learning Center’s 2015 Fall Work Day.