Campus Hosts Regional Service Learning Forum - Humboldt State Now

Campus Hosts Regional Service Learning Forum

Humboldt State University and Eureka City Schools will host this year’s Northern California Regional Service Learning Conference on Friday, Mar. 4 on the HSU campus. Registration will open at 8:20 a.m. in Goodwin Forum, Nelson Hall. There is no registration fee.

The conference theme is “Planting Seeds of Learning,” partnered by HSU’s Service Learning Center and the Project Serve-Service Learning Program of Eureka City Schools.

The scheduled keynote speaker is HSU English Professor Corey Lewis, who supervises the Arcata Educational Farm. Lewis, who takes part in local agriculture and environmental activism, is the author of the book “Reading the Trail.” He will discuss service learning methods and experiential education in the teaching of environmental literature. He will deliver the keynote in Goodwin Forum.

Two visiting CSU faculty members will address service learning techniques in higher education’s Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (S.T.E.M.) disciplines. Gerald Eisman serves with San Francisco State University’s Department of Computer Science and Lynne Slivovsky is with CSU Cal Poly-San Luis Obispo’s Department of Engineering.

The regional conference will comprise more than 30 individual workshops led by K-12 and higher education faculty and community partners. Subjects will include online learning tools, connecting service learning projects with curriculum content standards, professional and personal development and social justice and environmental issues.

Conference funding comes from the CSU Chancellor’s Office STEM 2 Initiative, California Campus Compact, the Corporation for National and Community Service, Learn and Serve America Higher Education, Top of the State Service Learning Regional Network and the CalServe Initiative of Learn and Serve, CA.

Schedule and workshop details are available from Stacy Becker at Humboldt State’s Service Learning Center, 826-4963 and spb1@humboldt.edu and Sue Murray, Eureka City Schools’ Project Serve-Service Learning Program, 441-0271 and murrays@eurekacityschools.org.