The overall objective of this program is to enhance and strengthen the environmental science curriculum by providing a wider scope of environmental science courses and experiential learning opportunities for students.
Curriculum Review & Development
The curriculum committee of KSU’s College of Agriculture, Food Science and Sustainable Systems has held a series of discussions about strengthening the Agriculture, Food and Environment (AFE) program and curricula.
Summer Bridge Program
One goal of the project is to attract high school students to KSU’s AFE undergraduate program. A major part of this particular initiative is the new “Summer Bridge” program.
Facilities & Laboratories
Kentucky State University (KSU) has made a long-term, ongoing investment in facilities and land to support education and research efforts to meet the needs of students.
A goal of the environmental education program is to promote experiential learning, especially among a small group of “student scholars.”
Student Recruitment & Advising
A primary focus of this project is to attract more students to the field of environmental science through very intentional recruitment, retention and summer-bridge programs. The project will work closely with both the private sector and with agricultural and science teachers and counselors in high schools across Kentucky.
Resources & Progress Reports
The major result of this project will be a strengthened Agriculture, Food and Environment undergraduate program with an enhanced and science-based Environmental Science Option curricula and experiential learning activities.
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