"Environmental Science Club" » Greensboro, North Carolina
North Carolina A&T State University's Environmental Science Club (ESC) serves to promote environmental science and ecological awareness throughout the campus and Greensboro community. ESC educates members and others about environmental issues that affect the Greensboro area and the state of North Carolina; develops programs and outreach projects that directly address local, state, national, and global environmental concerns; and collaborates with other university campus organizations and external agencies.
Visit the club's website: www.geocities.com/ncatesc
Plans for 2009-2010
- SEEDS leadership conference
- Recycling Program
- Campus movie nights to promote environmental awareness
- Participation in environmental lecture series
- Earth Day: April ~ Checked the air pressure
Activities of 2008-2009
- Chapter Invigoration/Recruitment
- Community Outreach
- Environmental Stewardship
- K12 Classroom Education
- Career Development
- Field Trips.
- Professional Conferences and/or Meetings
- Other (Movie Night)
- Godfrey Uzochukwu
"Ecological Literacy" Special Project
Funded in the spring of 2003, this project aimed to educate the community on pertinent ecological issues and the associated costs and risks; develop a database of perceived community ecological concerns; provide student analysis and assessment of community ecological concerns based on previous studies; and, develop a collaborative working relationship for students and community groups. Activities of the project included:
The project provided outreach and leadership opportunities for A&T students from different department majors while conveying an interdisciplinary approach to environmental education to one specific community in Greensboro, NC. More specifically, this project was successful in forming a partnership between the Division of Student Affairs Student Leaders at NCA&TSU (Council of Presidents), the School of Business and Economics, and the Greensboro Community (White Oak Landfill Area Residents). Finally, the project was the vehicle for (1) developing and strengthening student leadership, (2) sharing information pertaining to environmental education, (3) expressing community environmental concerns, (4) the development of a statistical database of environmental information for classroom, presented at workshops, seminars, forums on campus and in the community, (5) the collection and analysis of data from the landfill to be used for future research, and (6) supporting faculty travel to professional meetings.