With support from Science Education Resource Center (SERC) @ Carlton College, with a grant through the National Science Foundation, the CLUS participated in the InTeGrate program from 2015-2016. InTeGrate is focused on interdisciplinary teaching about earth for a sustainable future, and their model programs bring an earth-focus to the undergraduate classroom. The project title was “Cultivating Sustainability through General Education Coursework, Professional Development, and High-Impact Co-Curricular Programming and Career Development at Shippensburg University.” Visit the SERC website for more information.
With this in mind, during academic year 2015-2016, faculty from Shippensburg University Departments of Biology and Geography & Earth Science received a grant for nearly $49,000 to help support integration of sustainability into a range of courses here at Shippensburg. The grant is supported by funds from the National Science Foundation and is coordinated by the Science Education Resource Center at Carleton College. Shippensburg received one of about 15 implementation grants awarded to a range of universities and colleges across the country. The program encourages colleges and universities to integrate “Teaching for a Sustainable Future” into undergraduate courses across a wide range of disciplines including the humanities, social sciences, and traditional sciences and math.
2016 Programs Included:
- Campus-Community Sustainability Forum (April 2016) open to the public, students, administrators, and faculty
- Sustainability Field Conference (May 2016) open to faculty, staff and student leaders who are interested in learning more about sustainability in our region
- Faculty Curriculum Development Workshops
- Service-Learning Opportunities at the SU Campus Community Farm, the Food Recovery Network, ShipShape Day, and with other local and regional partners
- Sustainability Outdoor Film Festival (September 2016)
- Career Day Events (November 2016)
- Click here for a list of other events!