Primary goal is to infuse undergraduate education with climate change science and its implications and enhance the climate change learning contents by providing hands-on learning opportunities to the students via workshops, experiential learning, research internships, and graduate research fellowships.
- Workshops: Four workshops were provided at VSU, DSU and MSU for students training on climate change concepts including application of GIS and remote sensing on climate change and adaptation, food security and sustainable agricultural practices, natural resources, conservation and biodiversity and water quality and wetlands.
- Experiential Learning: Students were provided training on various topics to enhance their understanding of climate data and how the climate graphs are produced. Student received training in the following areas: GIS, GPS, remote Sensing, water quality monitoring, urban forestry, nutrient analysis, heavy metal Testing, Plant Testing, Species Diversity and Richness Indexes, Air Quality Measurement, and Genetics.
- Research Internships and Graduate Research Fellowships: Five undergraduate students and one graduate student involved in the program have worked on various research, outreach, and teaching efforts focusing on local issues: sea level rise, biodiversity, contaminants, and carbon sequestration.