Thursday, August 15, 2013

Fall Semester at City College Begins and Students Return to the EcoCenter

For the fourth semester now, students enrolled in Sustainability 91: Applied Research in Sustainability offered by the Engineering and Technology Department at City College of San Francisco (CCSF) return to the EcoCenter. The course is work experience based with students having backgrounds in environmental, earth and biological sciences, alternative energy and engineering, environmental monitoring, native landscaping, and habitat restoration.  There are 13 students with half a dozen returning from previous semesters. For the first time and with the generous support of the Port of San Francisco's Carol Bach, four of the returning students were hired this summer through December as paid interns - Emily Fryer, Wendy Kwong, Charles Laws and Nikki Mixon. These student interns continue to work with CCSF Faculty and EcoCenter Project Manager Peggy Lopipero-Langmo and Operations Technician Pat Hall to assist with and supervise new students in the operations, maintenance, research, and educational programming at the EcoCenter.  Contact Peggy at to schedule a free tour and come help us on our volunteer days every Friday from 11 am to 1 pm. Or just stop by to visit and stay awhile to learn more about the facility's sustainable features and the continued work and programming taking place. We return to school session hours this week which are Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm.