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Eagle Day

Friday, Jan 20, 7:30 am
2668 East 873rd Road, Oglesby, IL 61348

SRES will be going to Starved Rock State Park on Saturday, January 28th for eagle watching as the bald eagles gather along the open stretches of the river. We will also be visiting Matthiessen State Park next door to Starved Rock to continue bird watching and hiking while enjoying the outdoors. There will be no cost for the trip and we will carpool on our own.

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Joey X Holmes

Students will be carpooling and paying for gas on their own for this event rather than using club funds. We will include participant list, a list of drivers and any necessary paperwork for drivers as soon as we have announced the official date to the club and have a list of attendees.


Friday, Jun 17, All Day
10970 98th St, Maquoketa, IA 52060

Fun filled day exploring a cave system in Iowa

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Green Living Expo

Saturday, Nov 5, 8 am
8900 US Highway 14, Crystal Lake, Illinois 60012

We will be sharing ideas with the community and students of McHenry County Community College regarding sustainable living.

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Great American CleanUp

Saturday, Apr 30, 10 am
Rock Cut State Park

The Great American CleanUp is part of a nationwide effort to create a cleaner and safer environment and community. We will be working 10:00am - 2:00pm at Rock Cut State Park (meeting at the parking lot at the boat ramp beside the concession area). We work this location each year and pride ourselves on being able to clean over 40 miles of trail in addition to picnic areas and parking areas. Come and help make this a cleaner, safer, and more enjoyable natural area for all of us while...

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Earth Day Celebration

Wednesday, Apr 20, 11 am
Atrium of the Student Center

SRES will host a presentation on birds of prey by Northern Illinois Raptor Rehab and Education to help kick off the Earth Day celebrations that will be hosted all around the region the following weekend. Student organizations will have displays and demonstrations related to the environment and Earth Day so come and join our celebration of  Nature!

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Illinois River Watch

Saturday, May 7, All Day
3301 N Mulford Road, JCSM 1126

General training for volunteers interested in water quality monitoring techniques.

This event does not require an RSVP.

National Wildlife Federation EcoLeader Workshop

Thursday, Feb 25, 2 pm
JCSM 1059

The goal of this Greenprint workshop is to promote the role of the community college as the nation's gateway to jobs that protect the health of families, communities and the planet as these are among the best, fastest growing, and most well paid jobs in the U.S.

This workshop will feature contributors Linda Petee (Sustainability and Risk Management Coordinator for Delta College) and Stephen Bell (Executive Director for Illinois Green Economy Network at College of Lake...

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Eagle Day

Saturday, Jan 30, 5 am
2668 East 873rd Road, Oglesby, IL 61348

The SRES will be going to Starved Rock State Park on January 30th for Eagle Watching. There will be no cost for the trip and we will travel on our own.

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National Campus Sustainability

Tuesday, Oct 20, 2 pm
JCSM 1059

Webinar: National Community College Sustainability, Oct 20 at 2 PM Central Time

Posted by Kristina Jones on Oct 7, 2015 1:51 pm

Sustainability and the Arts at Community Colleges This webinar will cover the ways that sustainability and the arts have been combined at Johnson County Community College with ample opportunity for other colleges to share their best practices   Student Sculpture Contests Mark Cowardin, Associate Professor of Fine Arts   Sustainability and the...

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SRES Club Meetings

Wednesday, Dec 16, 4:30 pm
Rock Valley College, JCSM, rm 1104

Meetings will be held on the first and third Wednesdays of each month, the dates below, with an exception for the first meeting, which will be held on the last Wednesday of August.

8/26, 9/2, 9/16, 10/7, 10/21, 11/4, 11/18, 12/2, 12/16

Meetings will be of varied content, focusing primary on discussion-style covering of relevant topics to the fields of biology, ecology, and the environmental sciences. Discussion topics will allow for current events, provided they achieve the...

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Frog Survey

Saturday, Aug 22, 12 am
Local Forest Preserves

We will be working with a few local forest preserves to collect data on the variety and populations of the frogs living in the parks.

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Saturday, Feb 28, 11:30 am
Rock Cut State Park (Back up location is Ruben Aldeen Park)

We are heading out Snowshoeing on 28 February- an afternoon of fun spent in nature! We will meet at 11:30 AM at RVC (parking in lot #3) and carpool to Rock Cut State Park. Snowshoes are available to rent at Rock Cut for $10 per hour. We will plan to return to RVC by 2:30PM.

 Snacks and drinks are always a good idea, and dress for the weather!

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Great American Clean Up

Saturday, Apr 25, 9 am
Rock Cut State Park

We will be participating in a nation wide community clean up effort with Keep Northern Illinois Beautiful.

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Tuesday Meetings

Tuesday, Apr 14, 3 pm
JSCM 1102
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Wednesday Meetings

Wednesday, May 27, 3 pm
JCSM 1102
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Valentines Sale

Wednesday, Feb 11, 9:30 am

We will be selling Upcycled Jewelry for Valentines Day.

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Eagle Days

Sunday, Jan 25, 8 am
Starved Rock State Park

Every year, thousands of eagles migrate to the area. Generally, eagles follow seasonal food supplies; as lakes and streams freeze over, bald eagles must go south to find open, fresh water.  Adult bald eagles do not migrate with juveniles.  Newly fledged eagles migrate before their parents; no one knows how young birds know when and where to travel.  Some fledgling eagles wander in a wide range their first few years.  Some return to their origin, while others do not. Here in Illinois, the...

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Christmas Party

Saturday, Dec 20, 5:15 pm
1769 Spring Creek Rd Belvidere IL

We will be holding a Christmas Party to celebrate the ending of a good semester.

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First Thursday Meeting

Thursday, Jan 1, 3 pm
JCSM room 1012

We are switching our first Tuesday meeting to the 1st Thursday at 3:00pm. These meetings are for members to get together and collaborate ideas for events, as well as for new members to join.

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Rock Cut Clean Up

Friday, Nov 21, 9 am
Rock Cut State Park

We are holding a Rock Cut Clean Up event at Rock Cut State Park. We will be picking up trash along the trails from 2:00pm until dark. Bring sturdy shoes, wear warm clothes, water, etc.  Trash bags and vests will be provided.  Grabbers will be given at a first come, first serve basis. 

Contact Abby, Will, or Dr. Holmes to let them know if you are going to attend. 

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Seed Collecting

Monday, Oct 20, 4:30 pm
4833 Owen Center Road, IL 61101-6007

This time only we are changing our meeting location from Campus to the Soil and Water Conservation Districts Headquarters to collect native prairie seeds.

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Water Quality Training

Saturday, Sep 27, 7 am
Stenstrom Center

We will be training club members on how to collect data to test the quality of our local rivers and streams.

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Sunday, Oct 12, 8 am
N4697 County Hwy E, Brodhead, WI 53520

We will be meeting on campus in the Athletic Fields Parking lot and carpooling to Sweet Minihaha Campground where we will rent canoes.

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