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One of the students, who is typically uninterested was sparked-energized like I've never seen by the Student Conservation Program(SCA) and the representative that worked with us. My student said he wanted to work  for the SCA, even if only volunteering. This is what these classes are about...helping young people (or old) to find their niche in the field. These students are the ones that will take the proverbial wheel for conservation and preservation of our future wild lands.  Jennifer Smith Associate Biology Professor NMSU-A

One of the students, who is typically uninterested was sparked-energized like I’ve never seen by the Student Conservation Program(SCA) and the representative that worked with us. My student said he wanted to work for the SCA, even if only volunteering. This is what these classes are about…helping young people (or old) to find their niche in the field. These students are the ones that will take the proverbial wheel for conservation and preservation of our future wild lands.
Jennifer Smith, Associate Biology Professor – NMSU-A

 

Service Learning is a type of education that lets you put classroom skills into practice while serving your community.

Service Learning courses place students in area schools, organizations, agencies and businesses to meet a specific community need. This need will be closely aligned with the objectives of the course.

  • Teaching is enhanced through the Service Learning experience
  • Stronger relationships with students
  • Broadens topics for research and publication
  • Demonstrates commitment to the community

  • Optional or Required
  • Between 5 and 30 hours
  • Extra Credit offered or 1-3 Credits
  • On or Off-campus work

  • Clarify how Service Learning will support and enhance classroom instruction
  • Decide if this will be a mandatory or optional
  • Decide how many hours the students will be required to commit to the project (between 5 to 30 hours per semester)
  • Decide how the Service Learning project will be graded
  • Include Service Learning requirements in your syllabi

  • Journals,
  • Reflection Log
  • Pre/Post Essay
  • Research paper
  • Class presentations
  • Pre/Post Video

  1. Define learning objectives for students
  2. Approve student’s Service Learning project
  3. Contact Ester Gonzalez, the STEM outreach coordinator, to begin enrollment