Chapter 7: Living Like We Love It

Service Learning and Outreach

This chapter explores the potential of making the bosque a focal point for service-learning opportunities. This chapter is intended to guide teachers toward helping their students participate in improving the bosque ecosystem. Research shows that when environmental education involves students in action efforts the students develop increased knowledge. Your students will also be empowered by the opportunity to help the bosque. This chapter is divided into two sections; the first provides information on traditional service-learning projects that include taking action in the woods, and the second section suggests ways students can share their knowledge of the bosque with other people.