The Southeast Gateway Group (SEGG) of Sierra Club includes Kenosha County, Racine County, and Walworth County.

Thank you to SEGG member Roy Bohn of brindlebrothersphotography for our header photo.

Carthage College Student Outreach to Nicaragua

Program Meeting: Carthage College Student Outreach to Nicaragua
March 19th, Thursday, 6:30 pm
Gateway Technical College Campus
Room 120, Bioscience Building,
3520 30th Ave., Kenosha

The March 19th program will feature Dr. Patrick Pfaffle, who along with Dr. Matt Zorn, leads the Carthage student outreach field trip to Nicaragua. Join us at 6:30 p.m. in Room 120 of the Bioscience Building, Gateway Technical College Campus, 3520 30th Ave. in Kenosha.

Carthage takes a group of students to Nicaragua twice a year. While in the country the students are active participants in providing ongoing medical services to the locals. Also, work continues on efforts to provide safe and sanitary water in an attempt to prevent the local residents from being re-infected by parasites and other water-borne diseases.

Ometepe, the largest fresh water island in the world, is found near the West coast of Nicaragua. Located on the island is a compound called Finca Esperanza, where students are immersed in cultural, medical, and environmental experiences. Upon arrival at the island, the students are divided into three rotational subgroups, a hands-on medical clinic group, a water project group, and an ecological excursion group investigating local flora and fauna.

 Long term goals of the program include improving the nutrition-deficient diets of the local population by introducing a greater variety of vegetables, installing solar panels on all buildings in order to go off-grid and become energy self-sufficient and completing major water projects to provide purified, fresh water to prevent re-infection by parasites.

Date Event More Information
Fri, 03/06/2015 Movie: Green Fire: Aldo Leopold and a Land Ethic for Our Time
7:00 PM

Siena Retreat Center, 5637 Erie Street, Racine, WI 53402, USA
Fri, 03/06/2015 Movie: Green Fire: Aldo Leopold and a Land Ethic for Our Time
1:00 PM

Siena Retreat Center, 5637 Erie Street, Racine, WI 53402, USA
Mon, 03/09/2015 ExCom Meeting
3:00 PM

979 Wood Road, Kenosha, WI 53144, USA
Thu, 03/19/2015 Program Meeting: Carthage student outreach field trip to Nicaragua
6:30 PM

Bioscience Building, Gateway Technical College Campus, 3520 30th Avenue, Kenosha, WI 53144, USA
Fri, 03/20/2015 Third Annual Fox River Summit
7:30 AM to 4:30 PM

589 Milwaukee Avenue, Burlington, WI 53105, USA
Thu, 04/23/2015 SEGG Book Club: Nature Wars
5:30 PM

4033 Wickford Place, Racine, WI 53405, USA

ExCom Meeting

Annual Dinner at Kenosha's Fireside Restaurant

Highway 38 Cleanup and Potluck Lunch

Weed Out! Racine

Work Day at Bristol Woods

Annual Picnic

Work day at Big Foot Beach State Park

ExCom Meeting

Work Day at Bristol Woods

Weed Out! Racine

Highway 38 Cleanup and Potluck Lunch

Work day at Big Foot Beach State Park

Work Day at Bristol Woods

Weed Out! Racine

ExCom Meeting

Weed Out! Racine

Work Day at Bristol Woods

Amphibians and Reptiles of SE WI with Randy Hentzel - Program Meeting

Highway 38 Cleanup and Potluck Lunch

People's Climate March

Weed Out! Racine

ExCom Meeting

A Wilderness Icon: Utah’s Red Rock Canyonlands - program meeting

The Passenger Pigeon's Extinction: Lessons from the Past for a Sustainable Future (Public Lecture)

Weed Out! Racine

Work Day at Bristol Woods

Woodlot Restoration Workshop

Film Screening: Chasing Ice

ExCom Meeting

Global Sustainability - Comparing Thailand and the U.S. - Program

Work Day at Bristol Woods

ExCom Meeting

Annual Holiday Potluck

ExCom Meeting

Program Meeting: Net-Zero Energy Homes

January Planning Retreat

SEGG Book Club: The Life of Increase Lapham

ExCom Meeting

Program Meeting: How 'Well' is Your Well?

Let's Go Snowshoeing

Movie: Green Fire: Aldo Leopold and a Land Ethic for Our Time

Movie: Green Fire: Aldo Leopold and a Land Ethic for Our Time

ExCom Meeting

Program Meeting: Carthage student outreach field trip to Nicaragua

Third Annual Fox River Summit

SEGG Book Club: Nature Wars