Posted by: Phil DeLong | May 8, 2015

Community Service Day

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One of Conserve School’s school-wide learning goals states that, after completing a semester at Conserve School, a student “demonstrates a commitment and responsibility to community, and is inspired to value and take part in service to others.” While students can take advantage of community service opportunities almost any weekend, we set aside one day each semester for all students and staff to give back to our local communities. This past Wednesday, students and staff fanned out across the northwoods, to give an entire day of their time to eight different organizations. Activities included prepping garden beds for Northland Pines Farm-to-School Garden and Land O’ Lakes community garden, eradicating invasive species on local Nature Conservancy lands, cleaning campsites in the Sylvania Wilderness, cleaning the right-of-way along Conserve School’s “Adopt a Highway” section of U.S. Hwy 45, helping with various tasks at a local fish hatchery, helping at the Land O’ Lakes library and ice rink, and assisting the staff at an Ottawa National Forest nursery. We are grateful to our community partners for the important role that they play in our local communities, and happy to offer our time to help them meet their goals.

Phil DeLong
Director of Enrollment and Student Support

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