Solarize and Bottle Cap Mosaic (At Capacity)

We need artists and activists to help Solarize Northern Dutchess. How does a community accelerate the adoption of solar energy? Personal/neighbor to neighbor, trusted communications and recognizable symbols are key. Help the Northern Dutchess Alliance make Solar Sunbursts and other marketing materials that we can use in our 2016 campaign. …

Exploring the Shadows of Leadership: Lessons Learned from Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (At Capacity)

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (MLK) is the beloved icon of the Civil Rights Movement and for many Americans he is the chief champion of social justice. Too often, the stories and images of MLK are limited to the march on Washington or in Selma, but what about MLK’s more …

Bird Friendly Campus (At Capacity)

The Birds of Campus! Birds are often sustained by backyard bird feeders and moderate micro environments in an urban winter setting. We will look for birds and fill their feeders. Wear warm clothes, but no need for bird expertise or special equipment, as these will be provided.  12:00 PM – 3:00 …

Kingston Rail Trail (At Capacity)

Help an Urban Rail Trail find its way. Formerly a hub for many railroads, the old Kingston Point line is being turned into a rail trail, connecting uptown to downtown better connecting the community to nature and safe walking/riding trails.  Manual labor with trail clearing, sign making all in a …

On Campus Science Community Engagement (At Capacity)

Students from local schools and organizations will be arriving on campus for a day of scientific education and experimentation. Volunteers will be in charge of working through experiments with the students as well as assisting in setup and takedown. 11:30 AM – 3:00 PM

Spiritual Foundations for Social Justice (At Capacity)

Community Life Chaplain Kevin Dean will discuss foundations for social justice from the Christian tradition as well as non-religious principles and foundations for social justice ethics, incorporating the arts and their role in social movements and change. Students will workshop their own philosophical and/or spiritual principles for social justice and …

Hudson River Maritime Museum (At Capacity)

The Riverport Wooden Boat School at the Hudson River Maritime Museum needs volunteers to assist with the completion of the interior renovations of the boat school. We need people who have experience with power tools, who can paint, who have experience tiling, carpentry experience, and general home renovation experience. Work …

Clean Up of the Tivoli Bays Wildlife Management Area (At Capacity)

Trail Maintenance around the Tivoli Bays. Bard has miles of trails on-campus and nearby, come learn the trails while you help keep them safe and clear to walk on. Bring warm clothes including gloves and get ready to see (and add to) the beauty of nearby nature! Lead by Tom O’Dowd …

Clearwater (At Capacity)

Spend the day working alongside the Clearwater Crew, and learn about historic woodworking and shipbuilding techniques. Each year, the Clearwater welcomes over 10,000 visitors to the Hudson River, through education programs, deck tours, festivals, and community events. Docked in the Rondout Creek, Kingston NY, Clearwater needs volunteers to help with …

Bard Talks

Bard Talks is a great opportunity to share what you are passionate about with your fellow students as our second ever student lecture series for Citizen Science. It is independent from the academic curriculum and gives you the chance to inspire, motivate, and inform your peers. Preliminary meetings will take …