PHONE: (313) 593-5644
DATE: Jan. 28, 2005
Friends of the Rouge seeks local college students as volunteers
DEARBORN---The Friends of the Rouge,
a community volunteer organization with offices on the University of Michigan-Dearborn
campus, is seeking College Student Assistant (CSA) volunteers to help
with this year's Rouge Education Project.
Education Project is a school-based water quality monitoring program
that engages nearly 100 elementary, middle and high schools each year.
As CSA volunteers, local college students will be trained in water quality
monitoring techniques and paired with an elementary, middle or high school
in the project. Volunteers will assist that school on a field trip to
the Rouge River, where the students will conduct an assessment of the
river's water quality.
The volunteers must attend a brief orientation on Tuesday, March 8 and
a day-long workshop on Saturday, March 19. Volunteers also will be expected
to help facilitate a day-long training workshop on Saturday, April 9,
as well as take part in the monitoring on Wednesday, May 18.
"This is a great opportunity for local college students to gain
volunteer experience for resumes, get involved in environmental education,
and learn about the Rouge River," said Bartoli.
For more information, contact Bartoli at (313) 792-9626 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Registration forms also can be obtained by visiting the group's office,
located on the
UM-Dearborn campus in Room 220 of the Academic Support Center (formerly
the Student Services Center), reached via the campus's Fair Lane Drive
west of Evergreen Road.
For more information about Friends of the Rouge, visit www.therouge.org.