Students from the University of Colorado pose in front of their solar house
Students from the University of Colorado pose in front of their solar house

Teaching Service Learning in the Geosciences

A virtual workshop held February 3-5 and 8-9, 2010

This workshop has already taken place. See the Workshop Program for links to presentations, discussions, and other material from the workshop.

Join us for an online workshop to explore the role of service learning in geoscience curriculum, to hear from faculty with a wealth of experience teaching service learning projects and for an opportunity to develop or enhance a service learning project for your own use. The workshop will consist of a blend of synchronous presentations, online discussions, work time and collaborative efforts.

This workshop is for geoscience instructors who are interested in doing a service learning project in their own courses and would like to learn more about the opportunities, or for colleagues who are currently doing service learning projects in their courses who are willing to share their knowledge and experience.

Please join us to:

  • Learn more about the benefits of doing a service learning project in your own course.
  • Get practical advice on how to design a service learning course or activity.
  • Develop a new service learning course or instructional activity or refine an existing one.
  • Join a community of scholars who are dedicated to service learning in the geosciences.

Workshop Conveners

  • David Mogk, Montana State University
  • Edward Laine, Bowdoin College
  • Suzanne O'Connell, Wesleyan University
  • Cathryn Manduca, Science Education Resource Center, Carleton College

This workshop is part of the On the Cutting Edge professional development program for current and future geoscience faculty, and is sponsored by the National Association of Geoscience Teachers with funding provided by a grant from the National Science Foundation - Division of Undergraduate Education .

This workshop is one of the 2010 On the Cutting Edge Emerging Theme Workshops, which are designed to move critical ideas and concepts into the mainstream of geoscience education. This workshop was built upon prior workshops such as Teaching about Energy in Geoscience Courses, The Role of Metacognition in Teaching Geoscience, and Urban Students, Urban Issues.

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