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.