On Nov. 21, University of Vermont students in Pat Erickson’s Advanced Zoos, Exotics, and Endangered Species class delivered on a semester-long promise: they designed and managed a one-day conservation exhibit at Burlington's ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center.
When Jason Garbarino asked his students at the beginning of his gerontology course if any of them planned to work with the elderly, only a few hands went up. That was before the students met the seniors living at the Residence at Shelburne Bay — and heard their stories.
About Service-Learning at UVM
The Office of Community-University Partnerships & Service-Learning (CUPS) works to create meaningful, sustainable, pedagogically rich opportunities for students to contribute to the community through the skills they gain in their academic discplines. We mentor, train and consult with faculty; we designate SL courses, and offer grants, TA's and other incentives to support service-learning across campus.
Learn more about our initiatives in our FY '15 Annual Report.