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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 (787)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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 (708)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating

Alpha Zeta Coffee Break

Originally posted by Paulina M. Pinheiro

On January 26th Cal-Epsilon hosted Coffee Beak with Alpha Zeta. We provided coffee and donuts in the Agriculture quad to all passing students. All of our chapter officers were present and handed out flyers about Alpha Zeta. It was a welcome back event that helped promote Alpha Zeta in our Agriculture College. The flyers had fun facts about Alpha Zeta and information about how to join. The event was a success and we hope that it will bring even more members into our thriving chapter!
Sunday, January 30, 2011/Author: Alpha Zeta/Number of views (707)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
1-29 Road Clean-Up Service

1-29 Road Clean-Up Service

Originally posted by Ashleigh Woodruff

The Florida chapter of Alpha Zeta adopted a road several years ago and in order to keep this road we have to do a certain number of road clean-ups within a year's time. Of course, we don't mind and enjoy making sure trash gets put where it belongs! We usually do our road clean-ups on Saturday mornings, so our service chair, Kaitlyn Summerfield, plans for those attending to meet in a parking lot on campus and carpool over. Planning involves pickin up the supplies ahead of time and bringing it to our AZ road. This is always a great way to get outside and socialize while cleaning our environment!
Saturday, January 29, 2011/Author: Alpha Zeta/Number of views (689)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
1-21 Gators Dockside Back to School Social

1-21 Gators Dockside Back to School Social

Originally posted by Ashleigh Woodruff

For our fall back to school social, our social chair, Dalal Hares, planned a dinner at Gators Dockside. It went so well we had another one to welcome the start of spring semester! Planning involed getting a rough estimate of the number of members that would attend in order to give the restaurant a notice about a large party coming for dinner. At the restaurant, everyone pays for their own food and drink but has a lot of fun catching up with friends discussing what we did over holiday break!
Saturday, January 29, 2011/Author: Alpha Zeta/Number of views (746)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
E-board Retreat

E-board Retreat

Originally posted by Amanda E. Sorensen

On January 16th, 2011 the cook college chapter had it's old and new e-board retreat to plan out the new semester. We talked about the accomplishments of the past semester and what we could do better. There were 12 brothers there and lots of food and fun. Goals for the new semester were made as well as a plan to accomplish them.
Sunday, January 16, 2011/Author: Alpha Zeta/Number of views (579)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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 (587)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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 (716)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
Dairy Farm Cleaning

Dairy Farm Cleaning

Originally posted by Jacqueline Armstrong

On December 19, two members of Alpha Zeta and students from the College of Agricultural Sciences participated in the cleaning of a dairy farm, which belongs to the University of Puerto Rico Mayaguez Campus. As a goal we had a mission to improve our dairy farm and make it a better looking place for the employees, the visitors and the future students who come to use the facilities to  learn...
Tuesday, January 4, 2011/Author: Alpha Zeta/Number of views (698)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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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 (667)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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