Community Projects in the Spotlight at Service Learning Symposium

Story posted December 11, 2006

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Nat Herz '09 and Rachel Wilder '07 canoed sections of the Androscoggin River to better understand river usage and access.

Students who have been putting their knowledge to good use out in the community gathered at Moulton Union Friday afternoon, December 8, 2006, to share their experiences.

Students in the fields of Environmental Studies, Geology, Sociology, Spanish and Visual Arts partnered with community organizations and schools. Among the many projects, students mentored adolescent girls, measured water quality and studied the effects of changes to the state's low-income heating assistance program.

First-year Cathryn English studied the effects of weather and currents. "It makes you have a vested interest because you know you're actually helping someone and accomplishing something," says English, whose experiments benefit her group's community partner, the Friends of Casco Bay.

Service Learning Symposia are held every semester.


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