increase Earth literacy among its underrepresented minority student body and to equip them with interdisciplinary knowledge and skills that enable them to respond to community issues related to climate change. As a result, the program hopes to increase the numbers of minority students interested in Earth Sciences careers and strengthen their preparation, which is facilitated through strengthening faculty capacity to incorporate learning about the Earth at CU.Learn more about the School of Natural
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About the Program
Lead by a group of nine motivated faculty and staff, the program managed to expand on CU's institutional efforts and to show our commitment to sustainability and leadership among other HBCUs from across the country. Through curriculum infusion, faculty development, and community actions we are proud to have managed to initiate and strengthen our sustainability actions. We started by bringing together faculty from several different departments who infused two weeks of InTeGrate content from the "Map Your Hazards" module. We continued by increasing our environmentally responsible green policies and our leadership role in the community. We are now proud to stand together as one strong force motivated to help our students, faculty, staff and community mitigate the effects of climate change through enhanced Earth Sciences knowledge and awareness!
- Increase Earth literacy among underrepresented minority undergraduates at CU;
- Equip minority students with basic interdisciplinary knowledge and skills to enable professional responses to community issues related to climate change;
- Increase the numbers of minority students interested in Earth Sciences careers and the quality of their preparation and;
- Strengthen faculty capacity to incorporate learning about the Earth at CU.