Service Learning Educates and Connects

University of Central Florida students presented marine biology displays for kindergarten through eighth grade students at the 14th Annual Service-Learning Showcase.

The Office of Experiential Learning sponsored the showcase held on April 13, 2017 in the UCF student union. Students from Pegasus Professor Linda Walters’, Ph.D., Principles of Marine Biology course presented their work at the event.

The class of 65 students and 11 projects received 5 showcase awards, including:

  • Engaging the Arts Recognition Award: Aquaphonics (underwater noise)
  • STEM Recognition Award: Guardians of the Coral Reef
  • Undergraduate Innovative Project: Unwelcomed Guests (Marine Invasive Species)
  • Youth Development Scholarship: Aquaculture AFISHianados
  • College of Sciences Scholarship: Bye-Bye By-Catch

The showcase provided students an opportunity to display and present their community projects to academic and public audiences. Sharing their observations, creating connections and collaborating for future projects are some of the reasons students partake in the annual event.

To participate in the showcase students must be in the Service-Learning certification program. The program is designed for students in any discipline who seek to engage in a reflective analysis of community service as it relates to academic course work. Throughout the program students develop academic skills and gain potential career opportunities.

Click here to view photos from the event.

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