Service Learning in the Geosciences
Resources for Teaching with Service Learning
- Recommended Resources
- Example Service Learning Projects
- The 8-Block Model for Designing Your Service Learning Project
- Tips on Finding Service Learning Partners
- Motivating Students, Departments, and the Community
National Academy of Sciences Workshop: Service-Learning in Undergraduate Geosciences: A Workshop
This 2016 workshop featured invited presentations and discussions on designing and assessing service-learning courses, research on service-learning, and how to provide training and support to faculty teaching service-learning courses. Read more about the workshop in this April 22, 2016 AGU Blogosphere post by Laura Guertin: Day 2 AM – Service Learning in Undergraduate Geosciences: A Workshop.
Virtual Workshop: Teaching Service Learning in the Geosciences
The service learning workshop showcased example projects involving water quality monitoring, teaching science in local elementary schools and building a sustainable garden. Participants learned about organizing a project using the 8 Block Model and strategies for finding and working with community partners. Through a peer review process, each workshop participant received feedback on their own service learning project. For more information or to view the presentations, visit the workshop program page.Teaching Service Learning in the Geoscience Email List or view the list archives.