Evaluation of Field-based Service Learning in Sustainability Courses
Tuesday 4:30pm-5:30pm Red Gym
William Forbes, Stephen F Austin State University
This poster presents evaluation of field-based learning in courses within the Sustainable Community Development program at Stephen F. Austin State University. Course fieldwork includes: citizen restoration of an urban forest preserve through removal of non-native plants; and surveys of resident perceptions of local environmental issues. The poster also addresses plans for before and after evaluation of study abroad courses that measure cultural interaction, cultural risk, effectiveness of ecological restoration projects such as riparian tree planting and erosion control, and economic benefits of tourism development.