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About the Program
At Mercer University, faculty in Penfield College (liberal arts and professional studies) and Tift College (education) used InTeGrate materials across the general education curriculum and education courses to engage students with the human stories that illustrate adaptation to and mitigation of climate change and other issues in sustainability. Serving mainly non-traditional, working adult students who are invested in their communities, with a population of greater than 50% race/ethnic minorities and greater than 70% women, we incorporated examples of regional environmental sites into InTeGrate assignments in order to link their lives more directly to sustainability issues. This project supports Mercer University's continuing efforts to aid K-12 teachers who want to develop STEM-related literacy in their students.
- Increase number of faculty who include Integrate materials and pedagogies in courses
- Increase the number and diversity of learners who study/participate in Integrate materials
- Include virtual field trips from local and regional sites (Georgia and southeastern USA) in Integrate materials to increase student interest in issues of sustainability
- Increase the number of K-8 teachers in Georgia who incorporate Earth literacy in their classrooms