Examples of Service-Learning in the Geosciences


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Student-Generated Earth Science Podcasts for a Community Partner part of Service Learning:Activities
A semester-long audio recording project, defined by the needs of a community organization, engages students in not only learning new content but sharing their new knowledge beyond classroom walls (and beyond the ...

Subject: Geoscience: Geoscience:Geology:Environmental Geology, Environmental Science:Sustainability, Water Quality and Quantity, Environmental Science

Integration of Service Learning in Online Geoscience Courses part of Service Learning:Activities
Students in our online, introductory geoscience courses are given the opportunity to participate in an environmental service learning project, led by the Center for Earth and Environmental Science (cees.iupui.edu), ...

Subject: Geoscience: Environmental Science:Sustainability, Environmental Science, Geoscience:Geology:Environmental Geology

Monitoring Lead in an Urban Community Garden part of Service Learning:Activities
Each spring, students in a 300-level field course collect samples from urban community gardens to monitor soil lead concentrations.

Subject: Geoscience: Environmental Science, Geoscience:Geology:Environmental Geology, Geochemistry, Environmental Science:Soils and Agriculture, Geoscience:Soils

Natural Hazards & Climate Change Risks part of Service Learning:Activities
× Students characterize how climate change impacts natural hazards and pose research-based solutions to the county Emergency Management Agency. Presentations require the use of local data, created figures, ...

Subject: Geoscience: Environmental Science:Natural Hazards, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climate Change, Geoscience:Geology:Environmental Geology, Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate:Climate Change, Environmental Science:Sustainability, Environmental Science

Rainwater Harvesting Service Learning Project part of Service Learning:Activities
× Students will gain an understanding of the history, benefits, and components of a rainwater harvesting system and partner with community members to design and build a rainwater harvesting system for their ...

Subject: Geoscience: Geoscience:Hydrology:Surface Water:Water Management and Policy, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Meteorology, Environmental Science:Water Quality and Quantity:Water Conservation

A Sustainable Southwest Japanese Garden part of Service Learning:Activities
A Sustainable Southwest Japanese Garden Project combines Earth Systems geoscience curriculum with designing and developing a sustainable Japanese garden. The garden uses water harvested from the roof of the ...

Subject: Geoscience: Biology:Ecology:Habitats, Geoscience:Soils, Environmental Science:Water Quality and Quantity:Water Conservation, Environmental Science:Soils and Agriculture, Sustainability, Geoscience:Hydrology:Surface Water:Water Management and Policy, Environmental Science:Ecosystems:Ecology

Urban Farming, Soil Science and Me - Reflection 1 part of Service Learning:Activities
This reflection assignment is used within a service learning project to bridge three fundamental categories: community service, personal growth and course content. Reflections are designed to gauge students' ...

Subject: Geoscience: Geoscience:Soils, Environmental Science:Sustainability, Soils and Agriculture

Investigating contaminant transport and environmental justice issues in a local watershed through service learning projects with Sierra Club part of Service Learning:Activities
Students will be applying hydrogeology concepts and methods in the lab and the field and conducting interviews as part of a coherent characterization of water quality issues and potential risks in local low-income, ...

Subject: Geoscience: Geoscience:Hydrology:Ground Water:Water quality/chemistry , Environmental Science:Land Use and Planning, Geoscience:Hydrology:Ground Water: Field methods in hydrogeology, Water and society, policy, and management, Environmental Science:Water Quality and Quantity, Geoscience:Hydrology:Surface Water:Water Quality/Chemistry , Environmental Science:Policy:Environmental Ethics/Values, Local Policy

Green Landscape and Environmental Policy part of Service Learning:Activities
Develop lectures that discuss environmental policy and horticulture practices in communities. Create classroom activities that incorporate green landscape design practices in residential areas. These classroom ...

Subject: Geoscience: Biology, Environmental Science:Water Quality and Quantity, Land Use and Planning, Geoscience:Hydrology:Surface Water, Environmental Science:Sustainability

Reducing pressure on a wastewater treatment plant to accelerate remediation of a polluted harbour part of Service Learning:Activities
Students present posters to community partners with strategies to reduce the quantity of water entering a local wastewater treatment plant or to improve the quality of water that needs to be treated. The strategies ...

Subject: Geoscience: Geoscience:Hydrology:Surface Water, Environmental Science:Water Quality and Quantity


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