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.