Example of a Community Service Learning experience
Justin is a third year biology student. As part of a third year environmental science course, he and two classmates undertook a research project on behalf of their local conservation authority. The students tracked the spread of a fungal disease killing local amphibians, helping the conservation authority develop ways to stop hikers from spreading more of the disease to unaffected areas.
Benefits to Employers
- Students provide skills and knowledge base
- Additional human resources to increase service and potentially bigger goals/projects
- Fosters collaboration between schools and communities
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Benefits to Students
- Understand how their classroom knowledge can impact the “real” world
- Build stronger relationship with community
- Gradually develop confidence and increase independence under careful supervision.
Students in Psychology, Child and Youth Study, and Education hosted a homework support program for Syrian refugee children. Student volunteers, with the support of faculty, hosted weekly drop-in sessions for children at nearby Duc D’anville Elementary School, during which they provided help with school work and helped immigrant families make additional connections with the community.
The service-learning support program is a way for Mount Saint Vincent students to gain hands-on experience related to their studies while making a positive impact on the success of participating children...