On Friday, August 25th, freshman students from St. Norbert College in De Pere were sent out into the community as part of the school’s “Into the Streets” program.
Into the Streets, a Week of Welcome event, is a one-day First Year Experience (FYE) community immersion event that takes St. Norbert first-year students (and additional volunteers) off campus and into the greater Green Bay community. This unique opportunity gives students a chance to get to know the incredible community that surrounds the college and acquaint themselves with more of their peers.
The day begins with a short kickoff program and then students are bussed to volunteer sites off-campus, or taken to an on-campus project, where they learn about involvement opportunities and take part in a service project. Following Into the Streets, students will participate in a reflection session on their experiences and will learn about other service opportunities at St. Norbert College and throughout Brown County.
This was Fox-Wolf Watershed Alliance’s second year participating in the program, and the second year we’ve led a group of students to teach them about the Fox-Wolf River Basin, the work that we do, and introduce them to two of our volunteer programs–aesthetics monitoring and watershed cleanup. The group started off the with monitoring the water and shoreline conditions of the Fox River on the west side of Voyageur Park. Next, the students took the Watershed Pledge-pledging to make changes that benefit water quality. Afterwards, they spread out and cleanup up the park. In total, the students collected eight bags of trash including fishing waste, food packaging, a shoe, and a helmet. The students did a great job, and we look forward to working with them again next year!