Examples of Service-Learning Projects
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Rainwater Harvesting Service Learning Project part of Cutting Edge:Service Learning:Activities
Students will gain an understanding of the history, benefits, and components of a rainwater harvesting system and partner with community members to design and build a rainwater harvesting system for their school.
The Human side of geologic hazards part of Cutting Edge:Enhance Your Teaching:Service Learning:Activities
Students respond in a charitable way to geological or weather related disasters.
Campus Nitrogen Budget part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Campus-Based Learning:Examples
Link the college or university operations with local ecology. In this study, students use a tool from urban ecology, the nitrogen budget, to research the inputs, outputs and subsytem transfers of nitrogen on the college or university campus.
Recycling Service Learning Activity part of Cutting Edge:Service Learning:Activities
Increase recycling on campus and in the community
The 1997 floods of Bozeman Creek, Montana part of Cutting Edge:Service Learning:Activities
This project involved student provocation of community response along a local creek in response to accumulation of twice-normal winter snowpack in the winter of 1996-7.
Arsenic on Main St., Unity ME part of Cutting Edge:Service Learning:Activities
The ultimate plan is organizing a "Water Quality Fair" for residents of the Unity, ME area (rural farming region). Conceptually, students would analyze water samples brought into the community center ...
Pre-service teachers using Project Learning Tree (PLT) in the K-6 classroom part of Cutting Edge:Service Learning:Activities
The activity utilizes the curriculum from Project Learning Tree® (PLT), an environmental education program developed by the American Forest Foundation. Pre-service elementary education students receive PLT ...
Service-Learning: Reconciling Research and Teaching, Tackling Capacious Issues part of SENCER:Backgrounders
Robert W. Franco - Kapiolani Community College (About the author) Summary In this paper, I will suggest that a robust program in academically-based service learning is a vital linking strategy to connect ...
New Backgrounder Addresses Service-Learning and Engagement at Community Colleges part of SENCER:Newsletter Articles
An anthropologist and leader in the community college and service-learning fields, Franco was commissioned by SENCER to write a backgrounder on how service-learning and the SENCER approach integrate goals of research, teaching and service, especially for faculty at community colleges.
Science Mini-Lessons for Pre-Service Elementary Teachers part of Pedagogy in Action:Activities
This activity employs a service-learning activity to help improve the attitudes toward science of pre-service elementary teachers.