Events Calendar

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  • Saturday 4/23/22

    • Apr 23
      9:00AM – 2:00PM
      Add to Calendar 2022-04-23T09:00:00 2022-04-23T14:00:00 America/New_York Yale Day of Service: CA, Los Angeles Area - Earth Day #storiesandstewardship at Llano del Rio

      Join the Yale Club of Riverside and San Bernardino for an Earth Day cleanup and restoration along the road to the silo and dairy barn ruins while learning about the Llano del Rio utopian experiment in the Mojave Desert.

      • Meet at 9 AM at 165th St East at the pop up on the East side, north of Ave W-4. Parallel park on 165th. 
      • Please wear closed toes, a hat and sunscreen. 
      • If you are interested in helping to paint out graffiti contact Karyl Newman
      • Download the Hoverlay app to your smartphone to access exhibits during and after the cleanup. 

      Stay for a history tour and casual lunch for all volunteers. 

      Contact: Karyl Newman '96 MFA

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  • Sunday 5/1/22

    • May 1
      9:30AM – 12:00PM
      San Francisco Surfrider Foundation
      Add to Calendar 2022-05-01T09:30:00 2022-05-01T12:00:00 America/New_York Yale Day of Service: CA, San Francisco - Surfrider Beach Clean Up

      Join the San Francisco Surfrider Foundation for a clean up of Ocean Beach. 

      Not only is it more pleasant to spend time at a clean beach, but a clean beach means less trash makes it into the ocean. Plastics are the worst offenders because they break up into smaller and smaller pieces, becoming microplastics. Those microplastics are ingested by fish, zooplankton, and invertebrates, then make their way back up the food chain.

      Who's Coming?

      Contact: Leah Khaghani, PhD '11

      San Francisco Surfrider Foundation — Ocean Beach, Stairwell 17 false
  • Friday 5/6/22

    • May 6
      6:00PM – 8:00PM
      Feeding San Diego Warehouse
      Add to Calendar 2022-05-06T18:00:00 2022-05-06T20:00:00 America/New_York Yale Day of Service: CA, San Diego - Feeding San Diego

      We’re so happy to return to Feeding San Diego for YDOS22! Your support of Feeding San Diego on this year's Day of Service will help end hunger in San Diego County, and enables Feeding San Diego to serve over 40.3 million meals in the community annually. You are making an impact.

      We are scheduled to volunteer on 5/6 for our Friday Evening Food Sorting Volunteers Shift from 6PM-8PM. We have reserved this time for up to 15 volunteers.

      All volunteers that are part of our group should sign up to participate by using the easy steps provided below. Each individual volunteer should complete this step themselves (or on behalf of a minor child) versus having one person do it for everyone.

      Easy Steps to Sign Up Online:

      1. Visit the Feeding San Diego registration site
      2. Click “Sign in” in the upper right-hand corner and follow the steps as instructed.
      3. During this step, you will be asked to enter our group join code: 2549
      4. After you sign in or create an account, look for our group volunteer shift on the calendar.
      5. Click the “Sign Up” button to the right of our group’s volunteer shift.

      Each volunteer will receive a confirmation email when signed up successfully.

      Before You Arrive, Don’t Forget!
      - All volunteers must wear closed-toe shoes.
      - All volunteers must wear a mask that covers the nose and mouth at all times.
      - Do not volunteer if experiencing COVID-19 symptoms.
      - Volunteers must be six and older to volunteer.
      - Any volunteers not signed up online must bring a paper waiver, to include a parent or guardian signature if under 18 years.


      Contact: Megan Schirmacher '93

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  • Saturday 5/7/22

    • May 7
      8:30AM – 3:00PM
      Angel Island State Park, Historic Immigration Station
      Add to Calendar 2022-05-07T08:30:00 2022-05-07T15:00:00 America/New_York Yale Day of Service: CA, Tiburon - Angel Island Clean Up (FULL)

      *Please note: registrations for this event have reached capacity*

      Join fellow Yale alumni for the ninth year at Angel Island State Park. Located in the middle of San Francisco Bay, Angel Island Immigration Station was the first stop for hundreds of thousands of immigrants crossing the Pacific Ocean between 1910 and 1940. It is an important part of American and Asian American history, with incomparable vistas of the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz, and the Bay. Visit the website for more information about the history of this site through which thousands of Asian and other immigrants came to this country.

      Volunteers will be working landscape to preserve this important historical site for future generations. Volunteers will also get a free guided tour of the site by Grant Din ‘79, volunteer with AISP and Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation. Physical work will include beautification activities at the site (weeding, raking, cleaning, collecting trash). Volunteers should be prepared to walk approximately 20 minutes (up incline) to work site.

      Project is limited to a maximum of 10 volunteers to ensure compliance with COVID protocols that might still be in force. This popular project fills up fast! Ferry passage and park entrance is free, but space is limited so early registration is highly encouraged. Please only sign up if you fully intend to participate!

      We expect that there will be a waiting list, so please notify us by phone or email as early as possible if (after registration) you are unable to attend. This would be greatly appreciated.

      Who's Coming?

      Contact: Grant Din '79

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    • May 7
      9:00AM – 12:00PM
      Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook
      Add to Calendar 2022-05-07T09:00:00 2022-05-07T12:00:00 America/New_York Yale Day of Service: CA, Culver City - Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook (FULL)

      *Please note: this site has reached max volunteer capacity. Please consider volunteering for another Yale Day of Service Project*

      Join us and the LA Audubon Society at your local state park at the Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook in Culver City! This has been one of our most popular service sites for the Yale Day of Service, so sign up early!
      We will be helping to restore and maintain one of the last coastal sage scrub communities in the area. We will be weeding and planting native plants; tools will be provided.

      Who's Coming?

      Contact: Lauren Spertus Blankenship '95 MBA

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    • May 7
      9:00AM – 12:00PM
      Watt Avenue River Access
      Add to Calendar 2022-05-07T09:00:00 2022-05-07T12:00:00 America/New_York Yale Day of Service: CA, Sacramento - American River Parkway Foundation, River Cleanup

      The American River Parkway is 4,800 acres of public land along 23 miles of river! With over 40 species of fish, hundreds of plant species, and 220 species of mammals, the American River Parkway is an important natural oasis in our growing metropolitan area. We will be doing a river cleanup and removing litter and debris at a site on the parkway.

      Event Details: 

      • Clothing: Volunteers should wear long sleeves, jeans, close toed sturdy shoes, sunscreen, and sunhats.
      • Food: Volunteers should bring water. The ARPF will provide some water and a light snack.
      • Supplies: Optional - Volunteers can bring gardening/work gloves and a trash grabber. The ARPF will provide nitrile gloves and trash bags but not trash grabbers.
      • Rainy day plans: We will cancel the event with 24 hour notice if there is a high probability of rain.
      • This is a family-friendly project, so youth are welcome. 

      Who's Coming?

      Contact: Julia Lauper '06

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    • May 7
      9:30AM – 12:30PM
      Nike Missile Site, Mill Valley, CA
      Add to Calendar 2022-05-07T09:30:00 2022-05-07T12:30:00 America/New_York Yale Day of Service: CA, Mill Valley - Nike Missile Site Restoration

      Help preserve the historic Nike Missile Site and keep it looking its best. Activities may include removing overgrown vegetation and invasive plants and painting. Open for children ages 12 and up with adult supervision. 

      All necessary tools, gloves, and training will be provided.

      What to Wear:
      Long pants and sturdy closed-toe shoes are required (no shorts or sandals).
      Wear clothes that can get dirty, layers for changing weather, and rain gear if necessary.
      Bring sun protection, such as a hat, sunglasses, and sunscreen.
      Bring a reusable water bottle and personal snacks.

      Free tours of the Missile Site will be available starting at 12:45 pm.

      Bring a bag lunch so we can have lunch together after we volunteer.

      Parking is limited, so please carpool if comfortable. We will send directions, volunteer agreement forms, and carpool suggestions once you register. 

      Who's Coming?

      Contact: Margie Baer '85

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    • May 7
      9:45AM – 12:00PM
      The Gardens at Lake Merritt
      Add to Calendar 2022-05-07T09:45:00 2022-05-07T12:00:00 America/New_York Yale Day of Service: CA, Oakland - The Gardens at Lake Merritt (FULL)

      *Please note: this site has reached max volunteer capacity. Please consider volunteering for another Yale Day of Service Project*

      The Gardens at Lake Merritt, a seven-acre collection of themed gardens, is conveniently located in the heart of Oakland at Lakeside Park, our nation’s first wildlife refuge.  Established more than a half-century ago, the Gardens serve as a source of great regional pride, a cultural and educational center and a place to enjoy tranquility in the heart of the city. The Gardens are poised to serve as an example of the highest standards of horticulture and historic preservation while providing enriching public programs.

      Our group will  have some planting to do as well as mulching and composting in many areas of the gardens. No experience necessary. We will email you a waiver to fill out and bring with you.

      Open to ALL AGES, with parental supervision. 

      What to Bring:
      Masks are recommended and we ask you bring your own work gloves. If you have hand tools, you can bring them, or use ours. 

      Also bring drinking water and if it’s sunny a hat is helpful. It can get hot in some of the sunnier areas.

      Enter at the open gate a bit past the Garden Center at 666 Bellevue. If you are driving in, tell them you are volunteering in the gardens so you don't need to pay to park.

      The closest BART stop is 19th St Oakland. There is also AC Transit (Bus Service) on Grand Avenue.

      Who's Coming?

      Contact: Paul Chapman '70 

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    • May 7
      10:00AM – 12:00PM
      Virtual - Zooniverse
      Add to Calendar 2022-05-07T10:00:00 2022-05-07T12:00:00 America/New_York Yale Day of Service: CA, Virtual - Wildwatch Kenya - Save the Towers of the Savanna

      Join the Yale Club of Silicon Valley for a virtual safari in Northern Kenya to help study and conserve reticulated giraffe.  

      Across Africa, all giraffe populations have declined by about 40% and the reticulated giraffe by 70%. The main drivers behind the decline appear to be habitat loss and fragmentation, land degradation, and poaching. This project is coordinated by the San Diego Zoo wildlife alliance .

      Using the Zooniverse platform, we will classify images from motion activated trail cameras. After you register, we will send you a Zooniverse link. You can then identify animals on the website.

      Who's Coming?

      Contact: Elizabeth Leary '14 MSN, '17 DNP

      Giraffe in Kenya