Service Learning Projects

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Student-Generated Earth Science Podcasts for a Community Partner part of Activities
Laura Guertin, Penn State Brandywine
A semester-long audio recording project, defined by the needs of a community organization, engages students in not only learning new content but sharing their new knowledge beyond classroom walls (and beyond the ...

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Personal temperature monitoring to build context for climate justice and community decisions. part of Activities
Sarah Fortner, Carleton College
Climate change is often presented in disconnection from human experiences central to equitable and just decision making. In this activity students use PocketLab temperature probes to collect and analyze data on ...

Integration of Service Learning in Online Geoscience Courses part of Activities
Jennifer Nelson, Purdue University-Main Campus
Students in our online, introductory geoscience courses are given the opportunity to participate in an environmental service learning project, led by the Center for Earth and Environmental Science (cees.iupui.edu), ...

Monitoring Lead in an Urban Community Garden part of Activities
Jennifer Latimer, Indiana State University
Each spring, students in a 300-level field course collect samples from urban community gardens to monitor soil lead concentrations.

Natural Hazards & Climate Change Risks part of Activities
Sarah Fortner, Carleton College
× Students characterize how climate change impacts natural hazards and pose research-based solutions to the county Emergency Management Agency. Presentations require the use of local data, created figures, ...

Rainwater Harvesting Service Learning Project part of Activities
Linda McCall, Texas Water Development Board
× 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 ...

Put Some Blue In Your Green School part of Activities
Bridget Cameron, Texas Water Development Board; Linda McCall, Texas Water Development Board
Put Some Blue In Your Green School is a service learning project to help schools become efficient water users and to raise awareness about the need for good stewardship practices for water resources within the ...

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Campus Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory part of Starting Point-Teaching Entry Level Geoscience:Campus Living Laboratory:Examples
Suzanne Savanick, Macalester College. Email: shansen2@macalester.edu Suzanne Savanick and Chris Wells co-taught a class like this for the Macalester College environmental studies senior seminar during spring 2008.
Students conduct a greenhouse gas emission inventory for their college or university. Students analyze findings and present information to the college or university community. -

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Urban Farming, Soil Science and Me - Reflection 1 part of Activities
Federica Raia, The City College of New York
This reflection assignment is used within a service learning project to bridge three fundamental categories: community service, personal growth and course content. Reflections are designed to gauge students' ...

Campus Nitrogen Budget part of Starting Point-Teaching Entry Level Geoscience:Campus Living Laboratory:Examples
Suzanne Savanick, Science Education Resource Center, Carleton College, ssavanic@carleton.edu
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 ...