2020-2021 Service Opportunities
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Community Service with COVID
Community service hours may be completed IRL or online due to COVID.​ If you would like to complete hours online, you may participate in a citizen science opportunity. Make an account at https://www.zooniverse.org/projects. Your username must be First Initial.Last Name.Teacher Name.Period. For example, J.Smith.Rush.4. Select a project from the Biology, Climate or Nature categories. When you are ready to submit your hours, click on your profile in the upper right corner and select “PROFILE” then "YOUR STATS" - take a screenshot showing how many classifications you have made and your recent projects. You need 90 identifications per hour of service. With COVID, only four service hours (or 360 zooniverse identifications, or a combination of the two) are due each quarter instead of the typical six.

**Masks and Social Distancing Required for All Service Opportunities**

​Saturday, March 6, GH Wetland Workday w/Rush (10-12)
Friday, March 12, GH Wetland Workday w/Rush (10-12)
Saturday, March 13, Hemlock Bluffs Nature Preserve (10-12)
Friday, March 19, GH Wetland Workday w/Magee (2:30-4:30)
Saturday, March 20, Hemlock Bluffs Nature Preserve (1-3)

3rd Quarter Community Service Hours are Due by Tuesday, March 23rd

Saturday, Apr 10, GH Wetland Workday w/Magee (10-12)
Saturday, Apr 10, Hemlock Bluffs Nature Preserve (10-12)
Saturday, Apr 17, GH Adopt-A-Highway w/Rush (10-12)
Sunday, Apr 18, Hemlock Bluffs Nature Preserve (10-12)
Saturday, Apr 24, GH Wetland Workday w/Magee (10-12)
Sunday, Apr 25 - Hemlock Bluffs Nature Preserve (10-12)

Saturday, May 1, GH Wetland Workday​ w/Magee (10-12)
Saturday, May 8, GH Wetland Workday w/Rush (10-12)
Saturday, May 15, GH StreamWatch & Wetland Workday for 1st Semester Students (9-1)
Saturday, May 22, GH Wetland Workday w/Rush (9-11)

​4th Quarter Community Service Hours are Due by Friday, May 28th

Opportunities marked with ** are not GH sponsored.
form & picture must be submitted for credit.

With stewardship as an important component of APES, each student is required to complete 12 hours of environmental community service. Six hours are due each quarter. If students complete more than six hours in the first quarter, the additional hours will rollover to the second. If a student fails to show up for an event or removes their name from signup genius within 24 hours of the event, five points will be deducted from their grade. This deduction may be avoided by emailing Mr. Rush (or Ms. Magee) before the posted event start time. Many opportunities will be provided, with sign-up via signupgenius. Students completing events on their own must fill out a service form and attach a photo. Community service activities that do not benefit the environment or an environmental organization, while commendable, do not count (ie. Habitat for Humanity, Landscaping & Beautification Efforts, Food Bank).
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Bond Park
Bond Park Canoe
Good Hope Farm
Harris Lake
Lake Crabtree
Tiger Rescue
Town of Cary
Holly Springs


Service Form

Adopt-A-Hwy Safety Video

Service Photos

Wake County Parks & Rec Opportunities
(be sure it's environmental!)
community service