At CAES we're committed to teaching you how to spread your knowledge and serve your community. To do this, we've joined the rest of the UGA campus to offer our students service-learning courses.
By integrating course contents with activities the class is doing, you learn more than the course's goals and objectives: You learn how to help others. Through this integration, you put the theories you’ve learned in the classroom into practice.
Science isn’t a major focus in many elementary school classrooms. Because of this, UGA started Project FOCUS. Through this program, students majoring in any science-related discipline partner with elementary school teachers. During a semester, students spend three hours a week teaching science to students in their assigned school.
The following courses all have service-learning components ranging from mapping a city’s trees to helping economically disadvantaged homeowners by designing landscapes and installing plants in their yards.
- Introduction to Horticulture
- HORT 3450: Residential Landscape Design I (syllabus)
- HORT 3460-3460L: Residential Landscape Design II (syllabus)
- Landscape Professional Practices
- HORT 4095/6095: GPS Applications for Landscape Managers (syllabus)
Entomology Outreach and Service-Learning
This course connects UGA students with middle Georgia communities through educational outreach programs. At the request of teachers and other community members, students in this class hold insect zoos at schools, festivals and other events. Whether you’re studying entomology or agricultural communication, you have the opportunity to teach children and adults the wonders of insects.
Interdisciplinary Certificate in Leadership and Service
The Interdisciplinary Certificate in Leadership and Service will sharpen your leadership and service skills in personal, team, organizational and community settings. This certificate will help you both understand and improve your leadership and service potential.