Bowdoin College
Plan to Train Tomorrow's Environmental Leaders Through Community Collaboration: Bowdoin's Environmental Leadership Training (BELT)

Grant year(s)

20012000

Principal investigator(s)

Edward P. Lane, Peter Lea, and Greg Teegarden

Project description

Community Collaboration has become a new pedagogy at Bowdoin, involving work with such organizations as the Friends of Casco Bay, The Lobster Conservancy, and the Maine Audubon Society. Through this program, Bowdoin undergraduates carry out research projects with grassroots groups in and around Casco Bay and its watershed. These students collect and analyze information on local marine environments as part of several service-learning courses. At the same time, they address real-world environmental issues and help raise community awareness.