As students, we are used to sitting in a classroom and being "taught." Learning takes place not just by absorbing information, but also by teaching others.
Service Learning in Science gives students opportunities to not only teach others about science, but also to increase local awareness of environmental issues through community activities. BSNES strives to provide meaningful hands-on environmental activities, not only for our students, but also for the community that is impacted by them.
Learning takes place not just through absorption, but also through interaction with others. These opportunities allow students to learn through the feedback gained by working with others. Instead of entering communities to help them, as one would do as a volunteer, Service Learning makes the distinction that students not only help their project partners, but impact them through increased awareness.
Educational Outreach Activities
The Educational Outreach component of Service Learning in Science consists of these student activities: