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Clemson Collaborations in Service-Learning Archived Webcast

Hunnicutt Creek Restoration and Enhancement Perspectives and Preliminary Results From A Campus Project

 Archived Webcast, March 18, 2015

Assistant Professor for Environmental Engineering Scott Brame discusses how he involved students from his ENSP 2000 (Introduction to Environmental Science and Policy) class in the Hunnicutt Creek restoration project. Dr. Cal Sawyer, manager of the restoration project gives a brief overview of the project, and Dr. Brame explains the challenges of implementing a field project with the forty-eight students participating in the class. The student’s service-learning experience consisted of removing invasive plants from areas immediately adjacent to the creek, and the goal was to reinforce class lessons about ecology and community structure with this experiential activity.

Scott Brame Cal Sawyer
Scott Brame Cal Sawyer


Scott Brame, Assistant Professor, Environmental Engineering and Earth Science

Scott Brame is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Environmental Engineering and Earth Science.  Before coming to Clemson, he worked in the oil and gas industry as an Exploration Geologist and as an environmental consultant. His interests in ecosystem science began over 20 years ago when he started working with local grassroots environmental advocacy groups that were working to protect our national forests and public lands.  He organizes the Clemson Hydrogeology Symposium which attracts over 300 people to the Clemson campus each year for presentations and fields trips and teaches Clemson’s 6 week intensive Hydrogeology Field Camp in the summer. He leads several geologic field trips each year to locations in the upstate of South Carolina and out west including Utah and Oregon. 

Cal Sawyer,  Water Quality Specialist, Water Resources Program Team

Calvin B. Sawyer, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor in the School of Agricultural, Forest and Environmental Sciences at Clemson University and the Associate Director of Clemson’s Center for Watershed Excellence. He serves as Extension Program Team Lead for Water Resources and coordinates development and implementation of numerous Extension projects, including South Carolina's Certified Erosion Prevention and Sediment Control Inspector program. Sawyer routinely provides water quality and stormwater-related information to various clientele groups, including homeowners, community and government officials, public works and planning staffs, engineers, landscape architects, developers, contractors, and other professional decision-makers. He has taught or co-taught nine (9) courses at Clemson, including Soil and Water Conservation, Nonpoint Source Management in Engineered Ecosystems, Vegetative Succession in Restored Ecosystems, and Special Problems in Agricultural Mechanization and Business. His applied research interests include sediment-bacteria dynamics, turbidity reduction, low impact development and watershed management.

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 2014-2015, 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.
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