Context for Use
Teaching Notes and Tips
Our service-learning projects for Fall 1999 include:
- routine water quality monitoring and the Lake Winnecook Inventory (LWI)
- the contracts for Megaleuctra Fisheries Consultants (MFC)
- the opportunity to participate in the Watershed Stewards workshop
- renewed contributions to Maine Amphibian and Reptile Atlas Project
- and new initiatives with the Maine Vernal Pool Advisory Group and with Maine Damselfly and Dragonfly Survey
The instructor anticipated a laboratory trip to Kanokolus Bog, owned by Hofstra University, to continue a recent cooperative agreement between the college and Hofstra.
Service-learning partnerships will be supported by formal and informal discussions about service performed, in journal entries, and possibly by site visits by partner representatives. Community partners are listed on Lake Winnecook Water Quality Project Community Partners poster. Some partners will teach specific techniques or request explicit ecological data. Other partners will describe their efforts toward resource management. Representatives may offer advice and insight to operations of the partner organization. The instructor was cautious when describing actual visits by partner representatives, for in past years the actual scheduling of formal visits has been inadequate or absent due to busy schedules.
- Quizzes: unannounced, any time, 10 points, best 12 15%
- Lecture Exams: rigorous, 100 points, 7 OCT, 18 NOV 20%
- Final Exercise: rigorous, professional, comprehensive 10%
- MFC Contract: role playing as consultants for local client 10%
- Service-Learning: context: class, laboratory, agencies 15%