Thursday, September 27, 2018

Willamette Clean Up Opportunity...and you get to go on a boat too!

Get Dirty For GOOD at the 10th Annual Great Willamette Clean Up, a watershed-wide day-of-action!
Next Adventure will be donating the use of kayaks & paddleboards for volunteers to utilize at Sellwood Riverfront Park and Scappoose Bay! Feel free to bring your own boat or participate by foot to free our river of trash and debris, while improving habitat and community spirit along the way. Afterward, enjoy a tasty lunch at our post-cleanup celebrations (see site registrations for details). Jump in at a riverside near you - 30 sites this year from the headwaters community of Oakridge all the way to Scappoose Bay in the greater Portland area! REGISTER TODAY!

Thursday, September 6, 2018

Sunnyside Middle School Service - September Ideas and Opportunities

Welcome to the 2018-19 SES Middle School Service Blog!!!

What is Service Learning anyway???

"True service learning for social justice is a shared partnership!" - Amy Kleiner

What service learning is NOT
-volunteering without connecting

What service learning IS
-mutually beneficial
-tied to outcomes

How could this article from "Oregon Humanities" about our most recent SES 3rd grade musical connect to our approach to service in the middle school this school year??? -->  More to the Story...

Upcoming Service Opportunities:


Middle School Fall Musical Info (starting Wednesday, 9/19):


Mudbone Grown Unity Farm - Events
September 13th: 7-9pm Urban Roots Documentary at Clinton Street Theater Site Info Here
September 15: Market Days (My Melain is Poppin!) on the Farm from 1pm-5pm
September 22nd:  WIC Event from 10am-12pm
September 22nd:  Seed Saving Workshop 2pm-5pm Sign-up Here.
October 20th: Columbia Slough Watershed Work Party and Mudbone Garden Tool Drive from 9:30-12:30.
Get in touch with Art and Shantae with questions at 

Errol Heights 
-Anytime before September 22nd --- online Errol Heights survey (worth 30 minutes of community service) 
-Saturday, September 8th from 10am - 1pm --- Errol Heights Open House 
Go to the Open House this Saturday-       September 8th  See the currently proposed plans and tour the site with city biologist 
-Saturday, Sept 15th from 9am - noon - Solve Beach and River Cleanup @ Errol Heights 

Saturday, September 8th from 12:00pm - 4:00pm @ Glenhaven City Park 

Tryon Creek Eco-Crew

Mt. Tabor Volunteer Plant Restoration Event:
Help restore Mt. Tabor Park by removing invasive species, maintaining native plants and performing trail maintenance. After the work stick around for a celebratory event with local food and entertainment. Register at the link above or via email at
Time: 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Date: Saturday, September 29
Place: Mt. Tabor Park, Portland (SE 60th and Salmon Ave.)