Community Involvement in Archaeology (Every year since 2014)

San Diego City College Food Pantry Donation (2016)

NWB Environmental and San Diego City College

In April 2016, NWB donated two large carts of food to the Campus Emergency Food Pantry at San Diego City College. The food pantry provides food and other basic necessities such as toiletries and hygiene products that benefit over 200 disadvantaged and homeless students weekly. Enrolled students who are in need may visit the food pantry for an on-campus style lunch or meal. In some cases, the food pantry provides a grocery bag of food to a student to bring home for the weekend. The food pantry depends on donations like the one provided by NWB to offer this service to the community of students. The pantry is run by student interns and supported by donations from community members, local businesses, and staff and faculty of San Diego City College. Students who visit the food pantry can also learn about other services and resources that may be available to them.

San Diego City College was the first community college in San Diego and has served the city for more than 100 years. The college offers a respected AA program in archaeology.

For more information about the City College Emergency Food Pantry, please visit their website or contact Dr. Leroy Brady at lbrady@sdccd.edu.

In May 2016 NWB's Chris Hipwood and Trevor Neuenswander gave a classroom presentation at Garfield High School of the potential uses and jobs in unmanned aircraft systems. Some of NWB's remotely piloted aircraft were brought in and a small infrared camera demonstration was also given. The presentation focused on what skills are needed as a UAS Remote Pilot, real world applications and scenarios, and the many diverse industries that will be using UAS in the near future in some capacity. How to get involved with learning and flying UAS safely was also covered to enable those students who are interested in pursuing more, an avenue for further research and direction.

​The continuation education program at Garfield High has deep roots in San Diego, dating back nearly a century, as an alternative, continuation school for teens at high risk of dropping out of high school. For more information about Garfield High visit their website.

Community Involvement in Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS/Drones)(2016)

​NWB Environmental and Garfield High School

In November 2016 NWB's Part 107 Remote Pilot Chritopher Hipwood gave a classroom presentation at the San Diego Archaeological Center to an Archaeology class from CSUSM. The presentation was focused on the potential uses and jobs in unmanned aircraft systems with an emphasis on legal civil operations and uses in Archaeology. Some of NWB's remotely piloted aircraft were brought in and a small live flight demonstration given after the presentation. The presentation focused on what skills are needed as a UAS Remote Pilot, real world applications and scenarios, and the many diverse industries that will be using UAS in the near future in some capacity. How to get involved with learning and flying UAS safely was also covered to enable those students who are interested in pursuing more, an avenue for further research and direction.

In October 2016 NWB's Part 107 Remote Pilot Christopher Hipwood provided aerial video services for use in a presentation film for Access, Inc created by RTN Productions. The short film was presented at a fundraiser event to support efforts in providing legal services for victims of domestic violence. 

Community Involvement in Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS/Drones)(2016)

​NWB Environmental and California State University San Marcos (CSUSM)


NWB Academic Sponsorship (2015)

NWB Environmental and San Diego State University

In April of 2015, NWB sponsored the Anthropology Graduate Student Association's annual interdisciplinary symposium "Applications of the Social Sciences" at San Diego State University. This symposium provided a venue for both undergraduate and graduate students to present their research, and facilitated opportunities for collaboration between social sciences including archaeology, cultural anthropology, biological anthropology, and sociology.

Community Involvement in Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS/Drones)(2016)

​NWB Environmental and RTN Productions and Access, Inc

Elementary Institute of Science (EIS)(2015)

NWB Environmental and Elementary Institute of Science

NWB Environmental and Elementary Institute of Science

In 2015, NWB made a $5,000 donation to the Elementary Institute of Science (EIS). The funds will provide 20 scholarships for underserved students to attend EIS's STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) Summer Camp. The donation also provides a field trip to the San Diego Archaeological Center in Escondido for 80 students. NWB values EIS's dedication to developing and implementing STEM programs. This collaboration will increase the knowledge and awareness of archaeology among San Diego county's youth, especially among underserved students.

San Diego County has an active archaeological community in which NWB is proud to participate. Each year in October, the San Diego County Archaeological Society hosts Arch in the Park, an event open to the community in honor of International Archaeology Day. NWB helps provide fun and educational activities each year during this event that allows visitors to learn about archaeology, meet local archaeologists, and discover more about San Diego County's rich history.

In May 2016 NWB's Chris Hipwood and Trevor Neuenswander gave a classroom presentation at Garfield High School of the potential uses and jobs in unmanned aircraft systems. Some of NWB's remotely piloted aircraft were brought in and a small infrared camera demonstration was also given. The presentation focused on what skills are needed as a UAS Remote Pilot, real world applications and scenarios, and the many diverse industries that will be using UAS in the near future in some capacity. How to get involved with learning and flying UAS safely was also covered to enable those students who are interested in pursuing more, an avenue for further research and direction.

​The continuation education program at Garfield High has deep roots in San Diego, dating back nearly a century, as an alternative, continuation school for teens at high risk of dropping out of high school. For more information about Garfield High visit their website.

Dr. Susan M. Hector Archaeology Scholarship (2016)

NWB Environmental and San Diego City College


The first two Dr. Susan M. Hector Scholarships have been awarded to Eva Marshal and Shannon Pierre, archaeology students at San Diego City College. Michael Taylor, President of NWB Environmental Services, LLC,  presented the scholarships to the awardees at a ceremony at the San Diego Hall of Champions on April 23, 2016. The scholarship is awarded to selected students who are enrolled in specified courses, have completed required courses, and have also achieved a high grade point average.

In support of the successful development of future San Diego County archaeologists, NWB fosters archaeological awareness and interest at all levels of education. The scholarship program is the result of a strong and lasting partnership between Dr. Susan M. Hector and the archaeology department at San Diego City College. NWB is pleased to support committed archaeology students at the college.


For more information regarding the Dr. Susan M. Hector Archaeology Scholarship and its requirements visit this link: https://sdcity.academicworks.com/opportunities/130

Archaeology for Kids Program (2016)
NWB Environmental, San Diego Archaeological Center (SDAC), and Carver Elementary School


NWB Environmental Services, LLC is sponsoring the San Diego Archaeological Center’s program, Archaeology for Kids, at Carver Elementary School. This program is for 3rd through 5th grade students, and is being conducted every Wednesday beginning on June 15, 2016 and concluding on July 13, 2016. Carver Elementary School is a small school nestled on a scenic hillside in the heart of the Oak Park community. The student population is culturally and linguistically diverse, with family backgrounds representing African, African-American, Asian, Caucasian, and Hispanic cultures. More than 50 percent of the students speak a language other than English. At Carver Elementary, students engage in a variety of programs to help them become fluent and meet English language standards.

Archaeology for Kids is a five-lesson long program in which each lesson builds on the previous concepts taught. The program is aligned with the Next Generation Science Standards (California state education standards), with special emphasis on asking questions, planning and carrying out an investigation, and analyzing and interpreting data.  Below are the five lessons taught in this exciting program.


Lesson 1: Asking Questions, Making Inferences
Lesson 2: Trash Detectives
Lesson 3: Archaeology Maps
Lesson 4: Archaeological Site Excavation and Analysis

Lesson 5: Archaeology Experiments


Archaeology for Kids Program (2015)

NWB Environmental, San Diego Archaeological Center (SDAC), and

Euclid Elementary School


At NWB, we foster an interest in archaeology among local youth by sponsoring educational programs in Title 1 schools in collaboration with the San Diego Archaeological Center (SDAC). A Title 1 school is identified by having either high numbers or high percentages of children from low-income families. Teachers want to expand students' innate curiosity about archaeology and our human past but are often prevented from doing so because of budgetary constraints. Students may be unable to attend many field trips or outreach programs. By sponsoring these programs, we enable children to take part in hands-on programs that ignite enthusiasm about artifacts, historic preservation, and archaeology careers. Recently, in partnership with NWB and Euclid Elementary School, the SDAC launched Archaeology for Kids, a STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) program. This program emphasizes critical thinking and scientific data analysis through the field of archaeology.  Beginning in October 2015, Archaeology for Kids will serve over 450 students at Euclid Elementary School in City Heights. For more information on educational programs and how you can become involved, visit the following link:

http://sandiegoarchaeology.org/education/

Community and Educational Outreach