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Clemson Collaborations in Service-Learning Archived Webcast

Service-Learning in Your “Place”: Creating Sustainable Community Connections for the Environmental Sciences”

Clemson Collaborations in Service-Learning Webcast
, March 7, 2012

In this workshop, Dr. Quigley (Science Educator), Ms. Pope (Middle School preservice teacher), and Ranger Taylor (Park Ranger at Paris Mountain State Park) will discuss the benefits and challenges of service-learning in environmental sciences. This workshop will provide attendees with specific ways to connect with partners in your community including ways to ensure meaningful collaboration, example projects, and materials on how to engage your students. Additionally, this workshop will provide a variety of perspectives by including the professor who implemented the projects, a student who participated in two different projects, and a community member who has benefited from the relationship.  Although the topic area will be specific to environmental science, the presenters will provide helpful tips and suggestions to anyone interested in infusing service- learning into their classrooms.

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Dr. Cassie Quigley Robin Pope Ranger, Cathy Tayor
Dr. Cassie Quigley Robin Pope Ranger, Cathy Taylor


Cassie Quigley is an Assistant Professor in Teacher Education at Clemson University. She earned her doctorate in Curriculum and Instruction at Indiana University. Her research interests include understanding how students acquire scientific discourse through the utilization by blending home and school discourses to provide equitable instruction particularly for urban students. Additionally, she works in the areas of environmental education to empower students and communities to be a part of science. She teaches in the Middle Years Masters of Arts Program at Clemson University in which she infuses multiple service learning projects surrounding the topics of Environmental Studies.

Robin Pope graduated from Clemson University in 2001 with a Bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering, and she worked for Cryovac in Simpsonville, SC as a Process Engineer. Robin decided to make a career change to Education after staying at home with her children for several years. She is currently a graduate student at Clemson pursuing her Master of Arts of Teaching in Middle Grades degree.  She is also a NOYCE Scholar and a member of Phi Kappa Phi Honors Society.

Cathy Taylor, Interpretive Ranger at Paris Mountain State Park since 2002.
Schooling:  Undergraduate degree from University of Florida.  Masters degree from Clemson University (yay) in the school of Forest and Recreation Resources, with an emphasis in Environmental Interpretation and Resource Management. 

Prior experience: Seasonal work with National Park Service and state parks.  Six years as Education Curator at the Greenville Zoo.  Nine years part-time instructor at Roper Mountain Science Center, before coming to Paris Mountain.

Clemson Collaborations in Service-Learning Webcast

Clemson University Collaborations in Service-Learning is sponsored by the Clemson Service Alliance. The Service Alliance promotes the use of community service and service-learning by Clemson faculty in classes with both undergraduate and graduate students in all major disciplinary areas. The Collaborations radio webcasts are an opportunity to hear from some of our Clemson Service Alliance Faculty Fellows, their students, and their community partners about  service-learning projects around the state of S.C., and to learn about the impact of these service-learning projects on the community and on student learning outcomes.  In 2011- 2012, we will be focusing on service –learning classes in five different disciplinary areas: Planning and Landscape Architecture, English, Languages, Teacher Education, and Nursing. Thank you for participating, and we hope that service-learning practitioners in both K-12 and higher education will find these workshops very helpful in the course development, implementation, and evaluation process.
This program comes to you as a public service of Clemson University. There is no fee, and no registration is required. You may listen to the program and view the supplementary materials using only your computer. You will need to call in if you wish to speak on the live program.