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SBC Ecology Club at Sitting Bull College

 

Chapter Information

  • Academic Year: 2012-2013
  • Chapter Website (if applicable):
  • Chapter email(if applicable): HarrietBH@sbci.edu

 

Advisor Information

  • Harriet Blackhoop, Ecology Club Advisor
  • Email: HarrietBH@sbci.edu

 

Chapter Activities

 

A descriptive summary of each of the major Chapter activities (seminars/workshops, field trips, fundraisers, outreach/community service, etc.) during the past academic year. The activity, the timeframe, and the persons involved (Chapter members, campus, school students, community, etc.). People who were included and served, and how many.

Sitting Bull College Ecology Club Activities

An Ecology meeting was held in early September for nominations of candidates for the President, Vice-President, Secretary/Treasurer, Representative, nominations ceased on September 19th, 2012 with all the positions being filled.
Our first official meeting took place in October, 2012. On our list of fulfillments for the year were to:
Build a bird sanctuary.
Do an ice rink for the college/community.
Fund raisers were selling meals.
Have movie nights.
Field trips for ecological purposes.
Recycling.
Revising By-laws for Ecology Club.

So in November, 2012, a meeting was held with the Board of Trustees to propose our bird sanctuary. The matter was that we have swallows that accumulate between our buildings and the pathway that everyone walks through. The Board of Trustees gave us a designated site on campus that we could put the sanctuary but it was out by the entrance of the highway which defeated the whole purpose of building one. At the same time we had met with the Board about the ice rink, and it was not supported very well because of insurance purposes, so all in all the two ideas were dissolved because of these issues.

December 5th, 2012, we set up a booth and sold nachos and raised money to try and plan a field trip, we raised $150.00. Some of our proceeds went to having a Christmas party with the other clubs for food and drinks.

In December, SBC Ecology got involved with the Parade of Lights, which is a community celebration for Christmas with a decorated float. We entered the float competition with our Student Government and took 3rd place for our float. After this was Christmas break and classes resumed in January, 2013.

After Christmas break, we met in January, 2013, for an unofficial meeting, to go over the by-laws revisions to enter and to approve when officers were done with their sections. Each officer was given a section of the by-laws to complete, although they were not done until May, which will now have to be approved in the fall by the newly elected officers.

In February’s meeting, discussion was held on spring ideas. The ideas were to do recycling and inviting the junior high school’s to come and participate and make bird house out of recycled plastic, this was supposed to take place on April 22nd, 2013 an event scheduled for Earth Day, but a major winter storm made it impossible. The event finally took place in May 2013, along with a poster contest for Earth Day. This was for college students only, winner getting their name on a plaque and receiving a small monetary award. It was during our Spring Fling event that took place here at the college. It was great time.
As for the campout’s that were scheduled for this spring, were at a stand because of the late spring winter storm we got. We will be cleaning a recreation area that we all do research at, it is known as Froelich’s Dam, and we will reschedule the cleanup for the fall instead. And with this the Ecology Club has came to a standstill, because most of students are gone on research projects and internships for the summer.
We had in our club anywhere from 7-10 participants with regular meetings.

What best describes the activities of your chapter this past academic year?

Chapter Invigoration/Recruitment, Community Outreach

A summary of the Chapter’s ideas or plans for the next academic year.

This coming fall we will continue on with the plans for cleaning the recreational area, having some campouts for ecological purposes. Sharing research and hanging out in an environmental friendly atmosphere. We will know in the fall what we have in store for the coming year.