Chapter Activity Report Blog

Service Leadership Experience

Service Leadership Experience

Originally posted by Jacqueline Armstrong

On the 20thof January ten Americans arrived in Puerto Rico from different states, including New Jersey, North Carolina, California and Missouri.The first day we picked them up at the capital of the island, San Juan and then traveled to where they were going to stay.We took a walk around the town to show them about the culture.The second day we visited "Casa Pueblo” in Adjuntas...
Sunday, February 6, 2011/Author: Alpha Zeta/Number of views (501)/Comments (0)/
High School Conference

High School Conference

Originally posted by Jacqueline Armstrong

Three members of Alpha Zeta, including professor Leyda Ponce de Leon offered a conference at a high school in Aguada, Puerto Rico. During the discussion the professor talked about dairy products, their importance and increased consumption. After the conference the students had the opportunity to make cheese and taste it.
Saturday, February 5, 2011/Author: Alpha Zeta/Number of views (489)/Comments (0)/
Conservation trust of Puerto Rico

Conservation trust of Puerto Rico

Originally posted by Jacqueline Armstrong

Some members of Alpha Zeta participated in a workshop offered to the scientific community by The Conservation Trust of Puerto Rico, which is a non-profit organization that protects the Island’s natural resources. They develop programs aimed at educating the public about environmental issues. During the workshop we study the bats excrement to thereby determine which bats were responsible for the dispersion of native trees and plants.
Saturday, February 5, 2011/Author: Alpha Zeta/Number of views (503)/Comments (0)/
Coffee Farm Cleaning

Coffee Farm Cleaning

Originally posted by Jacqueline Armstrong

On February 5th, Alpha Zeta visited the "Farm of Octavio" in Lares, Puerto Rico. This farm consists mostly of coffee, plantains and some oranges. It is 25 acres but not all of it is in production at the moment. Currently, the owner is trying to stabilize the conditions that are not producing to begin planting. The purpose of the activity was to help those areas that were full of weeds, grass and trees to provide a better planting condition for the owner. We started helping by cleaning out most of the area where the coffee is going to be planted. This was done with machetes due to the high costs associated with machinery and equipment, which also carries away the soil layers containing organic matter. After hard work, the owner served us food made in wood, something very typical of rural area.
Saturday, February 5, 2011/Author: Alpha Zeta/Number of views (508)/Comments (0)/
Recycling for You, your Community and Puerto Rico

Recycling for You, your Community and Puerto Rico

Originally posted by Jacqueline Armstrong

This activity was conducted by the Committee on Environment and Recycling of Alpha Zeta and a group of students enrolled in the course INTD (University Institute for Community Development), which is a course in community work. This course is based on work in a community during the semester helping community leaders to community development. Performing tasks such  as community gardens, home maintenance, tutoring, etc. This group is working to develop a curbside recycling system in the Terrace community...
Tuesday, January 4, 2011/Author: Alpha Zeta/Number of views (447)/Comments (0)/
Volunteer Work at the Salvation Army

Volunteer Work at the Salvation Army

Originally posted by Jacqueline Armstrong

On Saturday, November 6th, Alpha Zeta volunteers at the Salvation Army, community center located at Mayagüez, Puerto Rico, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. The community center needed to clean up their warehouse that was at that moment full of objects and materials that will be distributed to those in need of them. Our job was to organize those items in boxes according to their use. At the end of the morning we had prepared about thirty-five boxes, which mostly contained, toys, rulers, sharpeners, and brushes.
Tuesday, January 4, 2011/Author: Alpha Zeta/Number of views (533)/Comments (0)/
Alpha Zeta Conference

Alpha Zeta Conference

Originally posted by Jacqueline Armstrong

Throughout the week of November 29th and December 3rd, several members of Alpha Zeta took the task of participating in the course of UNIV, which is aimed at freshman students as introduction to college.  During the semester the course offers the students help on how to adjust to college life, how the administration works, the sites around campus, the diverse of students organizations, and so on. The representatives of our chapter welcomed the newcomers and oriented them in what is Alpha Zeta. During the conference, they were taught about our history, our objectives of promoting the agriculture and the different activities we do involving all fields of agricultural sciences.
Tuesday, January 4, 2011/Author: Alpha Zeta/Number of views (494)/Comments (0)/
The 6th Scientific Meeting 2010 - Undergraduate College of Agricultural Sciences

The 6th Scientific Meeting 2010 - Undergraduate College of Agricultural Sciences

Originally posted by Jacqueline Armstrong

On December 7th, eight members of Alpha Zeta participated in the annual Scientific Meeting for Undergraduates College of Agricultural Sciences. Several students attended as participants of 

the activity where they gave the audience a presentation of their hard working investigation. Meanwhile, we worked as ushers of the event also helped with the decoration, organization, at the registration table and making sure the event was in order and visitors felt welcomed. We members of the Alpha Zeta were specially proud to recognized that three of our members participated in the event as presenters of their investigation at the Scientific Meeting, Virgilio Olivera, Veronica Negron and Miriel Otero. All of them being acknowledged for their diligent work in the field of investigation of agricultural sciences.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011/Author: Alpha Zeta/Number of views (388)/Comments (0)/
Middle School Conference about Agriculture

Middle School Conference about Agriculture

Originally posted by Jacqueline Armstrong

On November 4th, a group of six Alpha Zeta members, whose labor is to promote agriculture through education to the community, offered a conference at a middle school in Aguada, Puerto Rico. It was attended by thirty-three children of the seventh, eighth, and ninth grade. During the discussion we talked about what agriculture means to them, explained its importance to all of us, and its current situation. They also had the opportunity to learn about the different departments that the College of Agricultural Sciences at Mayaguez Campus has and to see and ask questions about different pictures taken in the laboratories, of the common practices carried out in each one. They also learned about several associations dedicated to agriculture and the work we do as members of Alpha Zeta.
Tuesday, January 4, 2011/Author: Alpha Zeta/Number of views (482)/Comments (0)/
International Coastal Cleanup

International Coastal Cleanup

Originally posted by Lorna A. Andujar

On Saturday, September 25, a group of about 10 members said yes to their commitment to the environment and moved to the town of Aguada to join another volunteer group in the International Costal Cleanup at El Espinal beach...
Wednesday, October 27, 2010/Author: Alpha Zeta/Number of views (498)/Comments (0)/
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