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Sustainable Connections

Building Sustainable Connections within the Community

Service Learning in Science offers a learning program designed to build sustainable connections between Duquesne University and the Greater Pittsburgh community.

The Bases are Loaded!

The program can be viewed as a baseball diamond with three "bases" — Meaningful Service, Academic Content, and Reflection. Successful completion results in a home run!

Meaningful Service

“Service learning has changed my life forever. That’s all that really needs to be said.” — Courtney Beeker, B.S. Biology May 2011, M.S. Education

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Academic Content

“Things change every day and whatever amount of knowledge someone may have is never enough. It is absolutely essential to continue learning and adapting. The fact of the matter is that you do learn something every day, and if you don’t, you should." — Alexander Bearer, B.S. Physics 2012, M.S. Education

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Reflection

“I will admit, I was very skeptical about this class at first. Service learning seemed like one more stupid requirement, something that stood in the way of me taking more interesting and ‘useful’ courses. I wanted to do my project and get out of there. I didn’t think that service learning had anything to teach me. I was wrong. I have learned a lot through this class and my community project. It has forced me to get to know Pittsburgh in a way I never have before." — Denise Herr, Forensics

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Home Run

The success of the program results from the skillful integration of Meaningful Service, Academic Content, and Reflection into each student activity. The dedication and commitment of our students to this program can be evidenced by their achievements. View the many "Home Runs" our students have proudly accomplished.