This semester’s Service Learning . enter’s Day of Service took place on Saturday, September 16, 2023, where 7 enthusiastic students joined Denver Audubon staff and volunteers, along with ACC faculty and some community members.
Volunteers pulled invasive weeds, clipped shrubs, and planted then watered native foliage, during Denver Audubon’s Fall Community Clean Up, which started off chilly at 9am but ended up hot and dry by the noon hour.
Volunteers learned about local flora and fauna at this one-day volunteer event in Chatfield State Park, just 5 miles from ACC’s Littleton Campus.
Interpersonal Communication students and teachers helped pull weeds away from hiking trails during a beautiful Colorado morning, relaxing in nature all while supporting one of ACC’s long-standing community partners.
The event was open to everyone ages 5 and up, so even families joined in the outdoor fun.
A Monarch butterfly perched on some blooming Rabbitbrush in search of Milkweed …. and to be sure the volunteers were doing a good job.
One-third of the 20 volunteers were ACC students!
After 3 hours of pulling, kneeling, digging, picking, shoveling, lifting, and watering (and learning!), volunteers filled 13 bags, and the trails at the Denver Audubon Kingery Nature Center were restored to be more welcoming for the greater community of people, animals, and plants!
Check out Denver Audubon’s website for more community events. And feel free to contact Diana Hornick anytime with questions about ACC’s Days of Service, volunteering opportunities in our community, or the Service Learning Center.