Chapter Activity Report Blog

High School Student Seminar for future Jobs and College Education

Originally posted by Paola Luna

The chapter was invited to Escuela Prof. Juana Rosario in Aguada were a table was reserved to the chapter so we could inform the high school students what kind of job opportunities they would have with the Agricultural, Animal Science, Soils and other related bachelors degrees that the University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez Campus offer. The students were informed with one-on-one conversations with students and were also informed with the various brochures that the chapter created...
Monday, February 6, 2012/Author: Alpha Zeta/Number of views (385)/Comments (0)/

Event: “Alzamora somos todos”

Originally posted by Paola Luna

A rough translation of the event’s title is "We are all Alzamora”, Alzamora being the name of the estate that the University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez Campus is in charge off. The estate is used for the college researches that are related to agriculture, may it be soils, animals, plants, etc. The event was held Saturday, November 5, and it basically consisted of giving maintenances services to the estate. The university is benefited from this event because the budget giving to the estate is not very high and by giving the services that were done on the event the estate is better preserved and is still being kept used for student and professor researches. The chapter is also benefited from this event because the estate is used for various activities, including special laboratories that are part of the student’s main curriculum...
Monday, February 6, 2012/Author: Alpha Zeta/Number of views (1570)/Comments (0)/

Fund Raising Activity: Doughnut Sale

Originally posted by Paola Luna

In order to make future activities, we must raise money. A perfect and effective way of doing this is by selling things people love and might sweeten their day, doughnuts. On October 27, 2012, we bought 150 boxes which contain a variety of four doughnuts and sold them for two dollars in the lobby of the agriculture building of the University of Puerto Rico Mayaguez. The event was a success and the money is kept for future activities.
Monday, February 6, 2012/Author: Alpha Zeta/Number of views (410)/Comments (0)/

Scuba Dogs: International Coast Cleaning 2011

Originally posted by Paola Luna

The Scuba Dog Society as well as the community and the Alpha Zeta Puerto Rico chapter volunteered on September 17, 2011 for the cleaning of the coasts of Puerto Rico, specifically "El Alambique”. This international event has created consciousness and encouraged a numerous amount of countries all over the world to conserve all of our natural resources. Last year, a total of 616,000 volunteers picked 8.7 million pounds of garbage. In the "El Alambique” coast alone, we picked about 25 pounds of garbage.
Monday, February 6, 2012/Author: Alpha Zeta/Number of views (388)/Comments (0)/
Garden Remodeling

Garden Remodeling

Originally posted by Jacqueline Armstrong

On March 26th, Alpha Zeta with another organization known as AEHORT, Horticulture Student Association of the Faculty of Agricultural Sciences, and teachers participated in an activity which consisted of remodeling the interior garden of the library of the university. We did it with the purpose to carry the message to the community of the university on the importance of preserving green areas, because besides providing a beautiful landscape, it also provides good health for humans. Several species of plants were planted, among them were the orchids.
Wednesday, March 30, 2011/Author: Alpha Zeta/Number of views (493)/Comments (0)/
Puerto Rico Trip

Puerto Rico Trip

Originally posted by Lauren K. Mabry

For the last three years, the Puerto Rico Chapter of Alpha Zeta has hosted about a dozen students from across the country to participate in agricultural tours, service projects and leadership training. In those three years however, there has not been a Brother from the North Carolina Chapter participate. Lindsay M. Pitts (Fall ’09, Censor) was the first Brother of our to attend the event and from her experience, it will not be our last. The four-day event was held  Thursday,  January 20 – Sunday, January 23, 2011.
Wednesday, March 30, 2011/Author: Alpha Zeta/Number of views (503)/Comments (0)/
AZ Hydroponic System 2 (Puerto Rico chapter)

AZ Hydroponic System 2 (Puerto Rico chapter)

Originally posted by Frank P. Acevedo Irizarry

The Puerto Rico chapter decided to install a second hydroponic system in the Alzamora’s University Farm. The purpose of the project is to provide to the professors of the Crop and Agro-Enviromental Sciences a resource for the education. The Puerto Rico chapter also donates the coriander seedlings for the project. This system will be used in the plant nutrition, food production, and plant physiology courses Gustavo Rodriguez (Alpha Zeta member) with the help of other active members will be in charge of the management and care of the system.
Tuesday, March 29, 2011/Author: Alpha Zeta/Number of views (508)/Comments (0)/
River Clean Up ( Puerto Rico chapter)

River Clean Up ( Puerto Rico chapter)

Originally posted by Frank P. Acevedo Irizarry

The Puerto Rico Chapter is concern about the environment. Member of the Puerto Rico chapter and friends from the community decided to clean the Culebrinas River using Kayaks !!! We pick up waste from the river and at the same we share as brothers. This activity was made to educate the community about the importance of preserving our natural resources.
Saturday, March 26, 2011/Author: Alpha Zeta/Number of views (541)/Comments (0)/
AZ Hydroponic System 1 (Puerto Rico chapter)

AZ Hydroponic System 1 (Puerto Rico chapter)

Originally posted by Frank P. Acevedo Irizarry

Three alpha zeta members install a hydroponic system. The initiative started with Gustavo Rodriguez who realizes that the agricultural science department did not have any efficient hydroponic system. So he decided to increase the resources used for education. The crops will be sold to raise funds for the chapter.
Friday, March 25, 2011/Author: Alpha Zeta/Number of views (555)/Comments (0)/
T- Shirt Sale!

T- Shirt Sale!

Originally posted by Jacqueline Armstrong

During March 15th to 19th, the faculty of Agricultural Science hosted one of the most important educational agricultural fair in Puerto Rico, "Five Days with Our Land" (Cinco Dias con Nuestra Tierra). At the fair, Alpha Zeta participated by setting up a table selling t-shirts which had as a reason to promote agriculture with the support of the new candidates and 15 members. The purpose of this sale is to raise funds to buy hydroponic plants and other projects.

Thursday, March 24, 2011/Author: Alpha Zeta/Number of views (532)/Comments (0)/
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