By Harold Ward
9th within the Service-Learning within the Disciplines sequence, this ebook discusses the pervasive use of service-learning in environmental experiences courses and explains why it frequently is a required a part of the environmental reports curriculum. members from a variety of collage and college environmental reviews courses speak about the advantages and demanding situations those courses supply and the resultant normal healthy among environmental stories and service-learning.
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1996). "Journal of Higher Education 67(2): 221-239. F I R M A G E AND COLE 37 Evolution of the Consultant Model of Service-Learning, Bates College, Lewiston, Maine by Lois K. Ongley, Curtis Bohlen, and Alison S. Lathrop The tradition of hands-on course activities in geology and environmental studies at Bates College began more than 60 years ago. Beginning from a simple desire to get students out into the real world to "pound on rocks" as an innovative learning technique, experiential learning activities have evolved to include community collaboration with project design and implementation.
Report writing, graphics, GIs, and database management). We have also needed a staging area for organizing equipment to be used by student teams in the field. Thanks to the construction of a new science center, we now have dedicated space providing a large laboratory with substantial bench space and computer stations, a chemical analysis room, and a data analysis center designed specifically with this course in mind. This space has made an enormous difference in student morale and productivity The new spaces also serve as gathering and studying locations, helping our majors build group solidarity.
After the orientation, the class is divided into small groups for an examination of the lake and watershed. ,problems in erosion control, areas with a high density of development, industrial operations). They also label all fire roads to summer cottages and lakefront homes on maps provided and F I R M A G E AND C O L E 29 examine the lake shoreline from boats to identify potential problem areas, as well as locate significant tributaries for future sampling. These experiences help to make the project "real" rather than an abstract concept.
Acting Locally: Concepts and Models for Service Learning in Environmental Studies (Service Learning in the Disciplines Series) by Harold Ward