Service Learning Projects

Students will participate in a team-based service learning activity that applies research-based principles to a food, agricultural or natural resource issue, situation, and/or problem.

Scholars will be assigned to one of the team research-based service projects with about ten students on a team.  Scholars will engage in the education, research, and planning of their project one day a week. Teams will present their project on August 3rd with a poster or presentation.

In the past, we worked with a variety of individuals in the agricultural sciences to give our scholars a truly unique service learning experience. The three service learning projects (SLPs) in which our scholars participated are as follows:

  • Landscape Contracting Program: Introduction to residential landscape design
  • Agricultural Education Program: Surveying municipal trees to minimize public risk
  • The Arboretum at Penn State: Children's garden project to maximize pollinator and native plant education